Sunday, December 30, 2007
Update on Sandell Asset Management
Friday, December 28, 2007
Sandell Asset Management
Sunday, December 23, 2007
* Added extracting PBL SCC data
* Added ability to use entry time as file modification time during export(option "t")
Sunday, December 09, 2007
Tuesday, December 04, 2007
PBL Peeper 4.0.2
* Command line parms
* takes a bare *.DBG file, loading the "current" application
* takes /INDEX by itself or /INDEX:*, both indexing everything
* File / New
* Ctrl-N shortcut added
* Tools are available from File / New
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
PowerBuilder 11 Conference in Peru
Date: December 4th. 2007
Place: San Pedro University - Chimbote Peru.
Contact: Ruben Pillaca
Thursday, November 15, 2007
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
PowerBuilder 11 Webcasts…
11/20/2007 -- PowerBuilder 11 Overview
12/04/2007 -- Windows Forms and Interop
12/11/2007 -- Web Forms
01/15/2008 -- Smart Client
01/29/2008 -- Web Services Deployment
02/05/2008 -- Web Services DataWindow
You can register for the webcasts at the following page.
Saturday, November 03, 2007
Friday, November 02, 2007
ColorCop is a free third-party utility that can be used to sample a color off the screen and then provide the numeric equivalent for a number of different development tools, including PowerBuilder.
There's even a Spanish language version for people whose first language is not English:
Thursday, November 01, 2007
Monday, October 29, 2007
PowerBuilder 11.1 / DataWindow.Net 2.5
New features include:
- Support for Windows Vista
- Incremental Compile for the .NET Framework
- Database Driver Enhancements, including Informix 10 support
DataWindow .NET 2.5
- Web Service as a DataSource
- TreeView presentation style for WebFormsI
- Integration of the DataWindow painter into the VS IDE
Thursday, October 18, 2007
Mobile Star Awards
Sybase was recognized with the following awards:
Enterprise Software: Mobile Communications
Gold Star: Information Anywhere Mobile Email, Mobile IM
Enterprise Software: Mobile Database
Gold Star: SQL Anywhere
Enterprise Software: Mobile Developer Tool
Gold Star: M-Business Anywhere
Silver Star: PocketBuilder 2.1
Enterprise Software: Mobile Devices Management
Gold Star: Information Anywhere Mobile Management & Security
Enterprise Software: Mobile Marketing
Silver Star: AvantGo from Sybase 365
Consumer Software: Mobile Communications (Email)
Gold Star: XTNDConnect PC
Enterprise Software: Mobile Middleware
Gold Star: Information Anywhere suite
Enterprise Software: Mobile Security (AntiVirus & Firewall)
Gold Star: Information Anywhere Mobile Management & Security
Consumer Software: Mobile Web Content Aggregator / Portal
Silver Star: AvantGo from Sybase 365
Friday, October 12, 2007
Sandell Asset Management Corp
- Aggressive use of the balance sheet to repurchase shares – an immediate $500mm Dutch tender at a premium to the current market price, followed by aggressive buybacks over time
- IPO and spin-off 100% of the mobility segment -- an IPO of Sybase's mobility segment followed by a spin-off of the remaining interest to existing shareholders
- Sale of the company in whole or in part -- an evaluation of the company's strategic alternatives may indicate a sale is the most viable option
Sunday, October 07, 2007
Coolmenu 2.5 Build 175
• Crash solved when using ChangeMenu;
• Bug solved when hiding and showing menuitems on the menubar;
• Colors more Office 2003 like.
Monday, October 01, 2007
ISUG Hits the Road with PowerBuilder 11
Monday, September 24, 2007
Debugging web services
Thursday, September 20, 2007
Vote early and often (and quickly!)
Saturday, September 15, 2007
PBDelta and PBDoc
Friday, August 24, 2007
TechWave 2007 - A few last recommendations
Monday, August 13, 2007
Sunday, August 12, 2007
Saturday, August 11, 2007
TechWave 2007 - Wrap up
We'll, I'm no big fan of Las Vegas. That being said, the Mandalay Bay was still a great place to hold the event. My only issue with them was the wireless internet. Perhaps they don't normally hold technical conferences with that many users who will be taxing the system. It appears the same main line was shared by the hotel and the conference center as well. When we were in the Gaylord Palms in Orlando, the conference center had a separate line which worked better than the hotel line. At Mandalay Bay neither appeared to work particularly well. In any event, I'm still for moving it somewhere else. If we follow past practice, it should be moving back to the East Coast. I wouldn't mind it staying on the West Coast either, I'm just real tired of Las Vegas.
GDPictures Software announced the release of version 2.8.3 of GdViewer.Â GdViewer OCX is a low cost and royalty free Image and PDF Viewer ActiveX control that supports a lot of image format like bmp, tif, tiff, fax, jpg, wmf, gif, animated gif, ico, png, pdf. It can be used from any 32-bit and 64-bit Windows development environment that can call ActiveX components (Access, Visual C++, Visual Basic, Realbasic, Visual Foxpro, Delphi, .Net, MS Access, Windev, PowerBuilder etc.). With Gdviewer you can view, zoom, print, rotate, Define Display Area, zoom on area, play animated gif, display multi pages tiff files, display pdf file (optional), use Defined Zoom in or Zoom out value, use keyboard to scrool image, set antialiasing display mode, etc.
Friday, August 10, 2007
TechWave 2007 - Friday
After the Continental Breakfast and the morning education sessions comes the ISUG Enhancements Session. The enhancements suggested during the session include the following. If there was a response from Sybase during the session, it is indicated as a parenthetical after the suggestion.
TechWave 2007 - Miscellaneous
Shortly after you registered for TechWave, you were sent an email inviting you to TechWave Forum, a social networking site set up for TechWave. It allows you to create profiles and matches you up with people with similar interests. You can also create groups, and it's supposed to allow file sharing, chatting, meetings, and polls. I created a PowerBuilder group, and although it got 23 members it was the group with the highest membership in the forums. I sent and received a few "introductions", which was basically the equivalent of carrying on an email conversation through the site. I only just now discovered how to do file sharing (within the group), can't see how chatting could be accomplished and it appears that polling was disabled. Jeff Pryslak asked a question in the PowerBuilder group, and only two people responded.
Thursday, August 09, 2007
TechWave 2007 - Thursday
Once again, the first thing after the Continental Breakfast and the morning education session was the Tools Keynote. The butterfly chart made an appearance and there was some discussion of the evolution of application development. Then came an introduction to the new PowerBuilder 11 features entitled "PowerBuilder 11: Accelerate Your .Net Development". Like the previous keynotes, there is a recorded webcast for this one as well.
Wednesday, August 08, 2007
TechWave 2007 - Wednesday
First thing Wednesday (after the Continental Breakfast and morning Education Sessions anyway) was the Data Management Keynote. As with the Mobility Keynote Tuesday, there was a Customer Panel afterwards moderated by Irfan Khan and consisting of Chris Crosby (eSpeed), John Belz (Symantec) and Mark Carrington (LoanPerformance). Also similar to the Mobility Keynote on Tuesday, the bulk of the audience slipped out during the Customer Panel. Merv Adrian (Forrester Research) spoke next. By this time we were running up close to lunch, and most of the rest of the audience slipped out. For those that left early, there is a recorded webcast.
It was unfortunate that so many people left, because -- once again -- awards came next. First was the Special Agent 15 awards, won by Paul C. Jackson (Western and Southern Financial Group), Eduardo Serikava (Caixa) and Grigory Kagan (eSpeed). That was followed by the ISUG Journal awards, won by Paul Vero, Buck Woolley, Terry Voth and Breck Carter.
Tuesday, August 07, 2007
TechWave 2007 - Tuesday Afternoon / Evening
After lunch came the 'plenary' sessions, one each for databases and development tools, each help concurrently. As you might expect, I went to the development tools presentation. It was rather well attended, although it was obvious over the next few days that a number of the people who would have been interested didn't know that 'plenary' meant it was open to everyone. Quite a few people didn't realize what it was and didn't attend as a result.
That's too bad, because the session, particularly the PowerBuilder "in the lab" features demo, brought back that "wow" factor we've been missing for the last few years. Fortunately, there is a recorded webcast, and the company that did the webcast did a much better job than whoever did it last year.Â There was also a recorded webcast of the database plenary session.
TechWave 2007 - Tuesday Morning
Once again a Continental Breakfast was provided Tuesday through Friday mornings. This year they apparently included a breakfast burrito. Good move, although I went out and got my own breakfast supplies and ate before coming down to the conference center. What was more important, at least to me, is that there were plenty of places serving Starbucks coffee on the way to the conference center, including one just outside the opening. There was another just outside the hotel elevators, so I usually just stopped there first.
Monday, August 06, 2007
TechWave 2007 - Monday
Monday is the day I actually registered. Looks like they saved a little money by reusing some of the materials from last year's TechWave, I seem to remember this one from last year. The bean bag chairs in the registration area (where I assume the wi-fi is available) were a nice touch. The Tech Support Lab is just off the registration area. That's one of the areas where TeamSybase is hanging out. This year they have a separate Alliance lounge for customers who have Alliance support plans. The Tech Support Lab is for the rest of us. Email kiosks are available as well, as in previous TechWaves. This year the publications distribution is done from the first station in the registration area, which is much more convenient than previous years. The entrance to the exhibit hall, which is between the registration area and the wi-fi area, which is next to the Tech Support Lounge. The email kiosks are directly across from the registration area.
Sunday, August 05, 2007
TechWave 2007 - Sunday
Thursday, August 02, 2007
Wednesday, August 01, 2007
ISUG Planning North American PowerBuilder Tour
Thursday, July 26, 2007
TechWave 2007 Conference Guide available
TechWave Special Event
TechWave GO! Mobile Device Trial
TechWave Mobile - Powered by Sybase 365
Wednesday, July 25, 2007
PowerBuilder on YouTube
Saturday, July 14, 2007
Calling Dot Net Components from PowerBuilder via COM wrappers - Redux
Tuesday, July 10, 2007
Problems using ActiveX controls…
PowerBuilder 9.x:Â You will get a system fault as follows:Â Faulting application pb90.exe, version 18.104.22.16807, faulting module msvcrt.dll, version 7.0.2600.2180, fault address 0x0000beab.
PowrBuilder 10.x:Â PowerBuilder won't crash, and in fact the list of ActiveX controls will display.Â When you drop one on the window, however, it won't behave properly.
Monday, July 09, 2007
PowerDesigner 12.5 Released
Executive Series Version 5.9 Accounting Software
Saturday, July 07, 2007
PB Code Analyzer 4.3
Friday, July 06, 2007
Sybase is looking for your opinions on PowerBuilder
Thursday, July 05, 2007
Plastic SCM 1.5
For more information, see www.plasticscm.com/xsfront.aspx
Thursday, June 28, 2007
PocketBuilder 2.1 Now Available
* Windows Mobile 5 and 6 support
* Microsoft Vista support
* Native interop with the new ARM based emulators
* Full SQL Anywhere 10 and UltraLite 10 support (but NOT UltraLite-MobiLink-10 - but soon)
* updated documentation
* ALL the PB-11 IDE enhancements
o system tree updates (sorting, icons, double-clicking (my favorite))
o source control updates (some that are even scheduled for PB 11.1)
o remembering DataWindow retrieval arguments
o enhancements to the library painter
* our handly little PBLDump utility
* numerous little bug fixes here and there
Tuesday, June 26, 2007
An alternative to Ghostscript…
Monday, June 25, 2007
TechWave 2007 Session Schedule now available…
The TechWave 2007 Conference schedule is now online
Check it out at http://1bosweb3.experient-inc.com/events/SYBASE/TECHWAVE2007/Agenda/default.html
Thursday, June 21, 2007
Visual Guard for PB11
Sunday, June 17, 2007
ODBC API Sample
Tuesday, June 12, 2007
PowerBuilder 11 Released
Sunday, June 10, 2007
Additional PowerBuilder 11 Launch Events
Washington DC - July 12
Irvine, CA - July 17
Salt Lake City, UT - July 19
Houston, TX (Special User Group presentation) - July 24
Saturday, June 09, 2007
*Â Added a check to the workspace/target processing to only include targets that exist.
* Fixed a bug in the source parser, if an object name ended in structure the event control definition was not parsed correctly.
* Changed the Unicode version back to standard menus. An odd flicker on the toolbars occurred with the new contemporary menus.
* Fixed a bug in the merge routines. If the command line switch was used for mangled file names then this was not carried through to the merge. Merged objects using mangled file names should now work fine.
* Enhanced the DW Key Feature of Retrieve to show stored procedures when no select statement.
* Enhanced the DW Key Features to format the retrieve statement based on the type of retrieve. A manually typed retrieve should be restored to how it was typed, a PBSELECT will be formatted using rules to make it easier to read.
* Changed the DW Key Features default preference to be switched on.
* Added a one time check to the startup to ask if the DW Key Features should be enabled.
Thursday, June 07, 2007
Seventh annual Innovator Awards
Saturday, May 26, 2007
TopWizProgramming announced that PBSearch was updated to support PB11 and to add several new features.
Friday, May 25, 2007
I’m not dead!
Every few years somebody winds up the "PowerBuilder is dead" argument, and every few years we beat it down again. This time it's Mary Brandel of ComputerWorld and her list of the "top 10 dead (or dying) computer skills". PowerBuilder made #7 on the list, which also included:
1. Cobol (that's the way she spelled it)
2. Non-relational databases
3. Non-IP networks
5. Cold Fusion
6. C Programming
8. Certified Netware Engineers
9. PC Network Administrators
Friday, May 18, 2007
More PowerBuilder 11 Launch Events
Wednesday, May 16, 2007
TechWave 2007 Official Conference Poster Available
Tuesday, May 15, 2007
Thursday, May 10, 2007
TopWizProgramming announced that the RAPI example was updated to allow interaction with PocketPC registry.
TechWave registration now open…
For more information, see: www.sybase.com/techwave/registrationinfo
Friday, May 04, 2007
TechWave 2007 Preconference Classes
Tuesday, May 01, 2007
Solved Cases available again…
Saturday, April 28, 2007
PowerBuilder 11 Seminar
Future events include their Autumn seminar on October and their TechSelect event in November.
Friday, April 27, 2007
Visual Expert 5.7 build 7420
Novalys released build 7420 of Visual Expert 5.7, a tool that automates impact analysis, generates source code documentation and checks code quality.Â Visual Expert 5.7 analyzes both PB and Stored Procedures code (Sybase ASE, Oracle and Microsoft SQLServer supportedâ€¦). It also supports PowerBuilder 11.Â This new version comes with several new features such as exporting a result in an Excel file, an extremely fast string search (covering both PB and DB code), and much moreâ€¦
You can read more on Visual Expert web site.Â On this occasion, Novalys offers a free 3-month evaluation license.
Thursday, April 26, 2007
Tuesday, April 24, 2007
Collabnet Acquires SourceForge…
Wednesday, April 11, 2007
CoolMenu 2.5 Build 164
Tuesday, April 10, 2007
PowerBuilder Worldwide Survey 2007
- How long do companies intend to use PowerBuilder?
- What other development tools are used at the same time as PB?
- To what extend will PowerBuilder be used for web development?
Anyone responding before the end of April 2007 will get a 3 months free copy of Visual Expert.Â If you want to give your opinion click here
Sunday, April 01, 2007
STUN User Group Events
PB11 Seminar - May 2007, Emirates Stadium, London
Autumn Seminar - October 2007, Sybase office, Maidenhead
TechSelect - November 2007, location tbc
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to register
Saturday, March 31, 2007
PB Doc 3.2.1
Sunday, March 25, 2007
- Autowidth columns
- Arrows over header for sorted columns
- Shaded background for sorted columns
- XP Style column headers (color change when mouse moves over header)
- Popup menu with filter & sort options
Friday, March 23, 2007
TechWave 2007 Call for Papers Deadline Extended
Monday, March 19, 2007
Sunday, March 18, 2007
Learn a lesson from the Wii
Wednesday, March 07, 2007
Certification practice exams available for free…
- They'll cover 80% or more of the features of the current products
- Some people are still using older versions of the products.
The practice exams are available at:
Saturday, March 03, 2007
Friday, February 09, 2007
TechWave 2007 Call for Papers Now Open!
- Submit an abstract - Sybase invites you to submit an abstract of a proposed session to be considered for presentation at TechWave 2007.
- Be Selected â€“ Not all submissions are accepted. This is a terrific opportunity to have your solution showcased in front of a select group of peers.
- Network with Peers â€“ Present at TechWave and network with hundreds of industry professionals like yourself.
- Attend for free! - If you are selected as a conference speaker, youâ€™ll receive a complimentary conference pass valued at $1,795.
Applications must be submitted no later than Friday, March 16, 2007. You will be notified in April if you have been selected for a technical session.
For more information on the conference and how to complete an application to present please visit http://www.sybase.com/techwave/2006cfp/cfp_proposal
Specific questions can be directed to email@example.com.
Thursday, February 08, 2007
Sabadille Systems announced the release of the SmartLock USB Hardware Lock Dongle for USA & EMEA.Â The product was alreadu available in the Far East, and has now been released for USA & EMEA.Â SmartLock provides software publishers with strong copy protection and therefore secure licensing. Its driverless operation provides ease-of-use and dramatically reduces support costs.Â The product is supported for a wide variety of development tools, including PowerBuilder.
Tuesday, January 23, 2007
Thursday, January 11, 2007
Visit http://www.sybase.com/techwave for the most recent information on TechWave 2007!