Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Another game developer indicates HTML5 is not ready for prime time

From the TabTimes site.  Not that I'm into game development.  It's just that I think line of business (LOB) application development approaches the complexity of game development.  Therefore a platform that presents game developers with issues would present similar issues to LOB application developers.

 

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

In defense of HTML5...

Sencha, the makers of an HTML5 framework, were apparently upset about Mark Zuckerberg (CEO of Facebook) indicating that HTML5 was not ready for prime time.  In response, they developed Fastbook, a Facebook clone using Facebook's API for the iPhone and Android operation systems.  The also have opened up an "HTML5 is Ready" website where they are offering over $20K in prizes for people generating HTML5 web sites.

Friday, December 07, 2012

SAP Database & Technology Academy - How to use Non-Visual .NET Assemblies in PowerBuilder Classic Win32 apps

One of my videos for the SAP Database and Technology Academy.  Other PowerBuilder related videos can be found there as well at http://www.youtube.com/user/saptechnology/videos?query=PowerBuilder.


SAP Database & Technology Academy - How to use visual .NET Assemblies in PowerBuilder Classic Win32 apps

One of my videos for the SAP Database and Technology Academy.  Other PowerBuilder related videos can be found there as well at http://www.youtube.com/user/saptechnology/videos?query=PowerBuilder.


SAP Database & Technology Academy - How to Create a WCF Web Service in PowerBuilder

One of my videos for the SAP Database and Technology Academy.  Other PowerBuilder related videos can be found there as well at http://www.youtube.com/user/saptechnology/videos?query=PowerBuilder.


RIP Silverlight, we hardly knew you...

Apparently the Silverlight.net site has been taken down and replaced with a redirect to a page on MSDN.  Just one more sign of the slow demise of the product.  So sad.  They could have at least waited until HTML5 was ready to replace it...

Monday, December 03, 2012

Using Code Snippets in PowerBuilder.Net

clipwindow.PNGIf you are a big fan of the clip window in Classic PowerBuilder, you may have wondered what happened to it in PowerBuilder.Net.  You might have even been told that code snippets replaced it, but have no idea how to use them.  This article will hopefully address that issue.   We're going to walk through creating a code snippet, adding it to the PowerBuilder.Net IDE, and then using it in a scripting window.

Code Snippets actually have a lot more capabilities than the Clip Window, but they also require a little more work to setup.  The first thing you need to do when you want to create a new Code Snippet is create a new text file (doesn't matter where) with a ".snippet" extension.  Code Snippets are actually stored in XML, and most of the XML tags in the snippet contain metadata about the snippet.  Go ahead and paste the following into the top of that new text document you just created.