What forums you may ask; the Sybase NNTP forums? No, those are going away.
Not on the schedule that was originally proposed (December 1 of 2012), but
they will go away soon. Replacing them are the online discussion forums in
the PowerBuilder Development Center (PDC), part of the SAP Community Network
(SCN). Never fear though, the information on the Sybase NNTP forums aren't
going away; a searchable archive of the messages will be available.
If you've been using PowerBuilder for a long period of time, then you'll know
we've gone through a similar transition before. We started in one section of
a Windows Developers section in CompuServe. In 1993, PowerSoft was moved to
their own separate section in CompuServe for support of all their products.
By 1997 though, the Internet had come of age and the decision was made to
officially move the forums from CompuServe onto a Syb... (more)
Read an interesting article about the .NET Developer Association user group
in Redmond, Washington. You would think that the user group in Microsoft's
backyard (the meetings are held at Microsoft's offices) wouldn't have any
problems lining up guest speakers and drawing a crowd. Well, it looks like
they do because they've had to cancel several recent meetings and have
proposed taking a six-month break to try to determine how to revitalize the
It had me wondering why such a group would have difficulty holding meetings.
Of course, the issue may be specific to that partic... (more)
A few months ago I promised to look at four new or updated technologies
coming from Sybase and discuss my concerns with each of them. So far we've
looked at the deployment to ASP.NET feature coming in PowerBuilder 11 and the
Application Server Plug-in for PowerBuilder that is being introduced
simultaneously with (but as a separate product from) EAServer 6.0. This month
I'll be looking at the JSF DataWindow and next month I'll be covering
The JSF DataWindow will be introduced with the next version of Sybase
Workspace. Sybase Workspace is a set of integrated plug-i... (more)
It will come as a surprise to no one that PowerBuilder's native graphing
capabilities are somewhat lacking. Even the Define Graph Style dialog for the
DataWindow graph style seems to have been left out of the GUI update in
PowerBuilder 10.5 (see Figure 1). Forget Windows 95, this looks like
something out of the version of Excel that came with Windows 3.1.
So what would we want from updated graphing capabilities? I can think of a
few important features:
Something that would work equally well in a Web application as a
client/server one. Transitions, to allow some animation in the g... (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)