Visual Guard for PB11
06/21/2007 - Novalys released Visual Guard for PB11. This tool secures
PowerBuilder 11 applications and supports .NET Winform and ASP .NET Web forms
deployment. For more information, visit:
06/17/2007 - TopWizProgramming added a sample of using the Scintilla editor
in PowerBuilder to its Web site.
ODBC API Sample
06/17/2007 - TopWizProgramming added an ODBC API sample to its Web site. This
program lets you use the ODBC API to get information about the structure of
any database with an ODBC driver.
06/09/2007 - PowerBuilder Developer's Resource (PBDR) released version 5.2.4
of PBDelta. The new version includes a number of fixes.
06/12/2007 - Sybase announced the availability of Syba... (more)
PowerBuilder 12.5 introduced a number of significant enhancements to web
services support, both for creation and consumption. In particular, the
following were introduced as new features in PowerBuilder.NET:
WCF client proxy WCF service target REST client proxy
We're going to look at what those new features provide and how to use them.
We're also going to look at how we can package some of that functionality so
that it can be used from PowerBuilder Classic applications as well.
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
First though, some background. When support for a web service client... (more)
First there were the thin clients. Not the Internet thin clients, I'm talking
about the mainframe applications with dumb terminals. Everything ran on the
server; the client was basically there only to display and for input from the
Then PCs came along and a paradigm shift occurred toward thick clients.
Really thick clients in fact. Not only was the user interface running locally
on the PC, but often so was the data access layer, with the application
accessing local database files or perhaps a shared database file on the
network. Key reasons for the shift were a better user... (more)
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
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 www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.as... (more)
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
Sue Dunnell, the Sybase product manager for (among o... (more)