Thursday, June 28, 2007

PocketBuilder 2.1 Now Available

Sybase released PowerBuilder 2.1, which contains:

* 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…

For folks who don't want to deal with deploying GhostScript (or getting their customers to), there is a reasonable alternative.  PrimoPDF has made thier PDF print driver available for free.  It also supports merging PDF files and Vista.

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Visual Guard for PB11

Novalys has just released Visual Guard for PB11. This tool secures PowerBuilder 11 applications and supports .NET Winform and ASP .NET webforms deployment.  For more information, visit: 

Sunday, June 17, 2007


TopWizProgramming added a sample of using the Scintilla editor within PowerBuilder to their web site.


TopWizProgramming added an ODBC API sample to their web site.  This program allows you to use the ODBC API to get information about the structure of any database with an ODBC driver.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

PowerBuilder 11 Released

Sybase announced the availability of Sybase PowerBuilder 11, the premier 4GL rapid application development (RAD) tool. Building on its strength in quickly developing data-driven applications necessary to critical business functions, PowerBuilder 11 provides PowerBuilder developers with the simplest, easiest and most cost-effective way to deploy applications on the .NET platform.  PowerBuilder 11 dramatically simplifies .NET development and is part of Sybase's plan to deliver robust support for the .NET framework. With this release, PowerBuilder 11 provides developers the flexibility to deploy applications as .NET Windows Forms, Web Forms, and .NET Smart Clients, as well as develop traditional client server business applications and Web Services.  PowerBuilder 11 continues to support integration with J2EE environments and Win32 applications. Integration with the leading development platforms provides a more open, flexible environment for developers with heterogeneous platform requirements. PowerBuilder also offers increased productivity as it enables less complex coding and shorter development cycles than applications built with 3GL level tools.

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Additional PowerBuilder 11 Launch Events

Phoenix, AZ - July 10 - Cancelled
Washington DC - July 12
Irvine, CA - July 17
Salt Lake City, UT - July 19
Houston, TX (Special User Group presentation) - July 24

Register here.

Saturday, June 09, 2007

PBDelta 5.2.4

PowerBuilder Developer's Resource (PBDR) released version 5.2.4 of PBDelta.  The new version includes a number of fixes:

*  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

Sybase issued a call for entries to both customers and members of its Alliance Program for the seventh annual Innovator Awards. The winner will be announced at Sybase TechWave 2007, which will be held at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Nevada, from August 6-10th, 2007. The 2007 Innovator Awards are presented to select Sybase and Sybase iAnywhere partners and customers who have demonstrated innovative use of Sybase technology as the foundation for cutting-edge applications that enable themselves, or their customers, to succeed on the frontlines of business. This year’s awards program has been expanded to include categories covering data management, business intelligence and enterprise development and modeling. Sybase and Sybase iAnywhere customers and partners who would like to nominate a company for the 2007 Innovator Awards, please visit: The ballots will close on July 11th, 2007. Winners will be announced at Sybase TechWave 2007 and will be featured on