Friday, September 30, 2011

Upcoming PowerBuilder.TV Episodes

Taking PowerBuilder to the Cloud (with Microsoft Azure) - Accenture Case Study - Anthony Orsini
October 4th at 12:00pm EST (New York) / 18:00 CET (Paris)

Powerbuilder.NET, Expression Blend, Mobility and the Cloud - Dimitri Joosten and Peter Loozen
October 13th at 12:00pm EST (New York) / 18:00 CET (Paris)

PowerBuilder 12.5 IDE Enhancements: Tips and TricksDave Fish
October 20th at 12:00pm EST (New York) / 18:00 CET (Paris)

Let Users Customize Screens & Reports by ThemselvesChristophe Dufourmantelle
October 25th at 11am EST (New York) / 17h CET (Paris)


Saturday, September 17, 2011

TechWave 2011 - Some final notes

All in all, I was quite pleased with TechWave this year. Still, there's always room for improvement, so here's my suggestions:

Friday, September 16, 2011

Friday Morning Sessions at #PBTechWave

The first session was supposed to be The Future of the DataWindow on the Web by Reed Cao. He apparently didn't get travel authorization though, so John Strano presented the session instead. The first thing he did was demo the HTML5 DataWindow.

Friday Morning PowerBuilder Enhancement Session at #PBTechWave

Had a direction that involved deploying to Silverlight. That's changed, and we're moving to HTML5. We don't know when, if and how that Microsoft will implement an HTML5 editor, so moving forward on their own.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Thursday Evening OneRepublic Concert at #PBTechWave

OneRepublic did a concert for us in the Pallazo Ballroom within the Venetian. Drinks were available for free. Perhaps half of the 6000+ people who attended the conference attended the concert. A good number of the half that did attend were quite enthusiastic though.

Thursday Evening PowerBuilder 20th Birthday Party at #PBTechWave

Thursday evening we had a 20th birthday party celebration for PowerBuilder, including a birthday cake.

Thursday Lunch at #PBTechWave

Finally made the provided lunch for both SAP TechEd and Sybase TechWave attendees.

Thursday Morning Sessions at #PBTechWave

First session was Terry Dykstra's on Infomaker. He also suffered from the Yakov effect (Yakov was leaturing in the next room and you could here him at about the same level as Terry was speaking).

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Wednesday ISUG Cocktail Party at #PBTechWave

embarcadero sponsored the ISUG VIP cocktail event at the Postrio Restaurant from 6 to 8 PM. A pass was required, but ISUG officials were busy passing those out just before the event to just about anybody they recognized.

Wednesday Afternoon Sessions at #PBTechWave

Started with Jeff Gibson's session on enhancements in PowerBuilder Classic in 12.5. A packed house. Also he covered new features planned for PB 15

Wednesday Lunch at #PBTechWave

Rather than the regular TechWave lunch (which for the rest of the week is being held seperate from the TechEd lunch), the PowerBuilder MVPs (including myself) met at Postrio Bar and Grill with some Sybase folks.

Wednesday Morning Sessions at #PBTechWave

Started with Jim O'Neil's session on PowerBuilder in the Cloud. He started out with an explanation of what the cloud is and why you would want to use it. Demonstrated creating a database in the cloud and then moving data into it. Then he did a real simple demo of pulling data from the database using an HTTP call and then doing an importstring of the resulting XML data. He then demoed creating a .net web service in PowerBuilder and then deploying that to the cloud and calling it from PowerBuilder. One difficulty was getting the assembly to the cloud because PowerBuilder doesn't have the tooling to do it automatically. You have to create MSI files, upload them to the cloud, and then run them manually (not in silent mode).

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Tuesday - DemoJam at #PBTechWave

A PowerBuilder app (ChartBase) is one of the 7 finalists for DemoJam. The competition looks rather fierce, including InnoBoard.

Ronnie Po (the ChartBase app) did well (and was quite humorous). Took second, and it was a close call between 1st and 2nd. InnoBoard ended up taking first.

Tuesday - Sessions at #PBTechWave

My first session was my own on creating and consuming web services. Well attended and I thought it went real well. Stayed on schedule (finished about 5 minutes early) though I forgot to do my last demo. Realized that they didn't provide any downtime between sessions, so the next guys (Peter Conn and his dockable window session) were setting up immediately after I told the audience the session was over but I would stick around for questions.

Tuesday - Lunch at #PBTechWave

Lunch? What lunch? Couldn't find it in the little time I spent looking for it. I was speaking right after lunch so I didn't really want to eat a whole lot anyway. Hit the exhibit hall instead. Rather impressive, seeing folks like MicroSoft, Oracle, Dell, Citrix, HP, Intel, Amazon, Cisco, EMC, IBM, Red Hat, SUSE, Teradata, etc. here.

Tuesday - Development Tools Plenary at #PBTechWave

Sue Dunnell gave an overview of progress in the latest version.

Tuesday - General Session at #PBTechWave

First thing this morning is the SAP General Session. You really feel how swamped Sybase is here. (There are 6500+ attendees of which only about 600 are TechWave attendees.) Sybase TechWave is isolated to a few smaller meeting rooms on the lowest level of the conference center. The next 3 or 4 levels are larger conference rooms for the SAP sessions.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Monday at #PBTechWave

The main thing going on today was pre-conference training sessions. For me and most of the other TeamSybase members, it involved an all-day meeting where we discussed the status of many of the products as well as how we might be able to better share technical information with Sybase customers.

Sunday, September 11, 2011