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CORPORATE AvantGo 12/20/02 - Sybase and AvantGo, a leading provider of mobile enterprise software, announced that they have signed a definitive agreement for Sybase to acquire AvantGo in a cash merger valued at approximately $38 million. Sybase intends to operate AvantGo under its iAnywhere Solutions subsidiary. The acquisition is expected to be completed during the first quarter of 2003. www.avantgo.com Intraware 12/19/02 - Intraware announced that Sybase selected the Intraware SubscribeNet solution to provide electronic delivery of product releases to the Sybase global customer base. Sybase will utilize the Intraware SubscribeNet service to provide anytime, anywhere access and delivery of product releases on a global basis. www.intraware.com S & P Upgrade 12/06/02 - Standard & Poor's Application and Systems Software equity analyst Jonathan Rudy upgraded the stock of... (more)

SAP/Sybase joint strategy and product innovations webcast

On August 19, 2010, SAP and Sybase business leaders will unveil their joint strategy and product innovations for customers in enterprise mobility, business analytics, and enterprise information management at a press briefing in Boston, MA, and Frankfurt, Germany from 10:00 – 11:15 a.m. EDT. http://www.sap.com/about/newsroom/index.epx ... (more)

Creation and Consumption of Web Services with PowerBuilder

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)

OLE - Extending the Capabilities of PowerBuilder

This two-part article provides a primer on OLE, some practical examples of its use, and demonstrates some methods for addressing the limitations of PowerBuilder's implementation of OLE. In Part 1 I provided some background information for OLE and discussed the use of custom controls, in Part 2 I talk about OLE Automation and OLE objects. OLE Automation OLE Automation is the interface through which one application (e.g., Microsoft Outlook) makes the methods, properties, and events of its objects (e.g., Folders, Messages, Address Book) available for use within another application... (more)

DataWindow.NET How To: Data Entry Form

Last month we looked at Microsoft's .NET Pet Shop sample application and saw how DataWindow.NET technology could be used in the data access layer of an ASP.NET-based application to reduce the its complexity and increase developer productivity. This month we'll look at another Microsoft sample application to see what benefits DataWindow.NET technology can provide when used for data presentation and data access in a Windows Forms (WinForms) application. To fully appreciate how much DataWindow.NET simplifies the development of database applications in Windows Forms, you'll need the ... (more)