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The newest addition to the PowerBuilder family of products from Sybase is Pocket PowerBuilder, which allows developers to quickly and easily create applications for the Pocket PC. This article provides some background for Pocket PowerBuilder and explains why Sybase believes that Pocket PowerBuilder will be successful. Why Pocket PowerBuilder? Pocket PCs are becoming more popular and many manufacturers such as HP, Dell, and Toshiba have come out with new Pocket PC models in the past year. Many companies are starting to realize the competitive advantage that occasionally connected Pocket PCs can provide in today's business climate. While Pocket PCs are not as powerful or as feature-rich as notebook computers or Tablet PCs, their small size is proving popular with road warriors looking to reduce the equipment they carry while traveling. Pocket PCs are also allowing org... (more)

The Future of PowerBuilder?

The plane has leveled off at 39,000 feet and I'm on my way home after spending two weeks in Europe. It's been an interesting trip - traveling to the Netherlands, Austria, Switzerland, Germany, and Russia. I've been doing presentations on PowerBuilder 9.0 to user groups, customers, and Sybase partners and the reaction has been positive. I particularly enjoyed presenting in Moscow where we had over 120 developers in attendance. I had been a bit nervous about working with a translator but it turned out fine. I've been the PowerBuilder evangelist for Sybase for seven months now and i... (more)

The Case for Pocket PowerBuilder

The newest addition to the PowerBuilder family of products from Sybase is Pocket PowerBuilder, which allows developers to quickly and easily create applications for the Pocket PC. This article provides some background for Pocket PowerBuilder and explains why Sybase believes that Pocket PowerBuilder will be successful. Why Pocket PowerBuilder? Pocket PCs are becoming more popular and many manufacturers such as HP, Dell, and Toshiba have come out with new Pocket PC models in the past year. Many companies are starting to realize the competitive advantage that occasionally connected ... (more)

The PB Future: More on Graphs in PowerBuilder 11.5

Dave Fish's Blog Last week I posted a screen shot of the new 3D Rendering capabilities being added to some of the 3D graphs in PowerBuilder 11.5. It was met with mixed reviews on the PowerBuilder Futures newsgroup (forums.sybase.com) so I went back to the drawing board to see what I could come up with. Apparently there are quite a few configuration settings one can set programmatically to render better looking graphs. For example, the primary color scheme default can be changed by making a couple of function calls for each data point or series. Here is a screen shot of an example... (more)

The Future of PowerBuilder?

The plane has leveled off at 39,000 feet and I'm on my way home after spending two weeks in Europe. It's been an interesting trip - traveling to the Netherlands, Austria, Switzerland, Germany, and Russia. I've been doing presentations on PowerBuilder 9.0 to user groups, customers, and Sybase partners and the reaction has been positive. I particularly enjoyed presenting in Moscow where we had over 120 developers in attendance. I had been a bit nervous about working with a translator but it turned out fine. I've been the PowerBuilder evangelist for Sybase for seven months now and i... (more)