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Bruce Armstrong

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Struggling to get familiar with the new PowerBuilder.NET IDE and the technology it allows you to use (e.g., WPF, REST, WCF and the rest of the alphabet soup)? Then you should run, not walk, over to the free eTutorial series that Sybase just made available for PowerBuilder 12.5. The training was put together by Yakov Werde. Yakov, for those who may not have heard of him, is the managing partner of eLearnIT LLC. Prior to that he spent more than 10 years as a trainer for Sybase, teaching classes on PowerBuilder, Java and .NET. And before that he was a software developer like you and me using PowerBuilder. So he knows of what he speaks. (Yakov is also a regular author for PowerBuilder Developer's Journal and the ISUG Technical Journal, a member of TeamSybase and a PowerBuilder MVP.) As the term "eTutorial" implies, this is an online series. All you need to use to take ... (more)

Supporting Events from .NET Visual Components in PowerBuilder

This article seems like it should be the fourth in a series of articles. The first two were on non-visual components in August 2006 and July of 2007. The last one was in August of 2007. In that one, we looked at using the Interop Forms Toolkit to provide a COM wrapper for Visual .NET components - essentially making them ActiveX controls - so that PowerBuilder could use them. That article focused primarily on getting the visual component to display within PowerBuilder and being able to invoke functions on it. What we didn't look at then was allowing PowerBuilder to respond to even... (more)

PowerBuilder 8 For The Rest Of Us?

PowerBuilder 8 is out now. And you're a developer using PB 7 (perhaps still using PB 6.5 or an even earlier version) and spending the majority of your time on "traditional" client/server applications. You're asking yourself, "Does PB 8 have anything for me?" The big new features in PB 7 (Jaguar integration, HTMLDW) were not something you could use, and you have about the same enthusiasm about PowerSite integration. Well, the good news is that there is a slew of new features in PB 8 for "the rest of us." Stuff that will make our day-to-day development experiences a bit easier. ID... (more)

DataWindow.NET How To: DataWindow Formatting

Last month we saw how DataWindow.NET technology can be a benefit when used for data presentation and data access in a Windows Forms (WinForms) application. This month we're going to look at how DataWindow.NET technology is a simpler but more powerful way of formatting data in the presentation layer. Once again, we'll be taking a sample application provided by Microsoft for .NET and implementing it using DataWindow.NET technology. In this case, we're using the Visual Basic .NET Code Sample: DataGrid Formatting sample application available at (more)

TechWave 2007

This year TechWave 2007 took place at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. For those of you who didn't make it, the following is a recap of the events, with a couple of thoughts and suggestions thrown in. Sunday Officially the only thing going on Sunday was conference registration. However, there is a private TeamSybase/Sybase reception on Sunday evening where, among other things, new TeamSybase members are inducted. This year we added one new member: Roland Smith. Photos of the reception - along with all the other photos I've taken at TechWave - are available at (more)