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In July I wrote an article for PBDJ explaining what the PowerBuilder Web Deployment Kit, by Bruce Armstrong, version 1.0, was and how to use it (Vol. 7, issue 7). Well, things change rapidly in this brave new world, and by the time you read this a new major version of the PBWDK will be available. Version 2.0 offers some significant new features (see Table 1), but also requires some significant changes in the way the product is used. This article then is an update of the original, explaining how to take advantage of those new features. I'm also providing some improved HTML/JavaScript code for my original examples. For a discussion of what the PBWDK does and how it works, the reader is referred to the original article at www.sys-con.com/pbdj/archives/7-7/armstrong/index.html. Table  1: New Architecture The architecture for PBWDK changes slightly with version 2.0 (see F... (more)

Implementing PowerBuilder-Based Web Services from PowerDynamo

PowerBuilder 9 will make the creation and consumption of Web services easier; however, we don't have to wait for its release to take advantage of these features. Berndt Hamboeck wrote an article, "Web Services with PowerJ 4.0 and PowerBuilder 8.0" (PBDJ, Vol. 9, issue 2) - a further development of a Sybase white paper ( www.sybase.com/detail/1,6904,1015795,00.html) - in which he demonstrated how to implement a Web service using the current version of PowerBuilder. (Incidentally, PowerJ is not required. Any Java editor will do; I used my favorite: WordPad.) However, the Web serv... (more)

PowerBuilder News

PRODUCT NEWS PowerBuilder 9.0 Beta 8/5 - Sybase announced the availability of the beta version of Sybase PowerBuilder 9.0. The new version includes support for XML, JavaServer Pages, Web services, and third-party application servers. .NET Support Plans 8/8 - Sybase announced its preliminary PowerBuilder strategy for supporting Microsoft's .NET Framework. EAServer EAServer 4.1 for AIX and HP-UX 8/6 - Sybase announced the availability of Sybase EAServer 4.1 for the AIX and HP-UX platforms. JBuilder - Sybase Edition JBuilder 7 8/7 - Sybase announced the availability of Borland JBuilde... (more)

PowerBuilder News

EASERVER EAServer 4.2 2/11 - Sybase announced the availability of EAServer 4.2, an open application server that has been selected by a growing number of state and regional governments for its uncompromising performance and support for secure Web services within an "open-choice" development and deployment environment. As evidenced by forward-thinking customers including Hennepin County, Minnesota; the Texas Workforce Commission; and Wellington City Council, New Zealand, government agencies and enterprises alike are increasingly turning to Sybase EAServer for the technology infrast... (more)

PowerBuilder News

CORPORATE Second Quarter Earnings 7/23 - Sybase announced second quarter 2003 total revenues of $192.0 million, including license fees of $63.9 million, exceeding First Call consensus revenue estimates of $186.5 million. iANYWHERE Mobile Middleware Market Share 7/22 - In a recent report, IDC recognized iAnywhere Solutions, a subsidiary of Sybase, as the leader in mobile middleware technology with higher revenues and market share than nearly 20 competitors. The results in this year's report reflect the acquisition of AvantGo by Sybase in February 2003 and firmly position iAnywhere ... (more)