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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)

Getting from PowerBuilder to the Web (Revisited)

There seems to be a lot of "sound and fury" concerning the move from PowerBuilder to the Web. I'm convinced, however, that the majority of PowerBuilder developers don't know how to get there. Many of those who have taken that course have found it more difficult than they first anticipated. If you're in the latter boat, perhaps this article won't be of much interest to you - you've already earned your battle scars. For those of you who have yet to venture into the minefield, perhaps I can guide you along the way. I believe one of the problems PowerBuilder developers face when tryin... (more)

Sybase TechWave 2005 Conference Review

This year TechWave 2005 took place at Caesars Palace 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, August 21 Test Your Sybase Knowledge Gameshow Four TeamSybase members (Millard Brown, Terry Voth, Mike Nicewarner, and myself) do battle against a team of Sybase employees. Each team took turns answering multiple-choice questions off a Jeopardy-style game board. Fifty percent of the questions were related to Sybase engineering and the rest were from other walks of life. There wer... (more)

Deploying PowerBuilder Components to JBoss

The PowerBuilder Application Server Plugin (PASP) is a new product offering from Sybase. It's currently in beta as part of the EAServer 6.0 beta; however, when released it will be distributed as a separate product. The PASP allows PowerBuilder developers to deploy PowerBuilder components to third-party application servers (JBoss, WebSphere, WebLogic, etc.), much the same as they can with EAServer today. This is of particular importance in companies that have already standardized on a non-EAServer application server. Another important feature of the new product is the proxy serve... (more)

Top 10.5 Reasons to Use PowerBuilder 10.5

This month we take an in-depth look at the new features introduced or existing features enhanced in PowerBuilder 10.5. Even though it is not a full point release, it (like 6.5) is a full major release. In order to get many of these enhancements to the user (you and me) sooner, Sybase split off a subset of the original enhancements planned for the 11.0 release. The stuff that is centered around .NET deployment remains in the 11.0 feature set. In the meantime, the features that were not .NET deployment-related are available now. Sue Dunnell, the Sybase product manager for (among o... (more)