Friday, April 30, 2010

Sybase's 4 page ad in Visual Studio Magazine

My jaw dropped when I saw it.  Great move, Sybase!  It's been a long time since I've seen you spend any significant effort getting *new* customers for PowerBuilder.

Sybase ad

I scanned it at the highest possible resolution, so the file is rather large.

Schema Compare for Oracle

I worked with this product throughout the beta, and am quite happy with how well the last beta build worked.  It’s $295 a seat.  I’m actually stunned at how inexpensive it is given the price I’ve paid for similar tools in the past.  Well worth looking at if you're responsible for promoting database objects/code in an Oracle environment.

Schema Compare for Oracle

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

PowerBuilder 12.0 released

Main new features, in case you haven't been following this, are:

  • Two IDEs, the Classic (32bit) IDE and the new .Net IDE based on the Visual Studio Isolated Shell

  • The WPF DataWindow

  • Fully managed code at runtime

  • WPF Application target type (.NET IDE)

  • WPF Window and WCF Client Proxy project types (.NET IDE)

  • Compliance with .NET Common Language Specification (CLS) for comprehensive .NET language support and interoperability

  • Runtime packager enhancements to support generation of Microsoft Merge (MSM file)

  • Intellisense autoscripting support for PowerBuilder objects,  .NET classes and DataWindow object columns and controls

  • Support for Tracepoints in debugging, running specified functions on the call stack, popup windows to enable easy display of variables and property values of PowerBuilder and .NET objects

  • WPF Visual Inheritance