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THIRD PARTY

PBDelta 4.0.6
PBDR released version 4.0.6 of PBDelta, which fixes a bug in the merged script report, a bug in the batch processing, and a bug in the recursive file expansion that missed out on pipeline objects.
www.pbdr.com

Database Genius 2.00
4/13 - SV Software announced the pending release of version 2.0 of Database Genius. The new version adds support for nested reports, Library lists (store multiple reports in one file), save reports as PDF, import/export XML and CSV, multiple languages (custom labels and messages), and a data dictionary.
www.svsoftware.net

SmartJump
4/25 - ROMU Software announced the release of SmartJump, a new free utility. With SmartJump a developer can jump directly into a PowerBuilder object by entering its name and pressing the hotkey. SmartJump can be used with PowerBuilder 8 and 9.
www.romu.com/download.html

TopWizProgramming
4/10 - TopWizProgramming.com announced a new Ping example that includes implementing gethostname without using an external DLL.
www.topwizprogramming.com

POCKET POWERBUILDER

Jolt Award
4/26 - Sybase announced that Software Development Magazine recognized Sybase Pocket PowerBuilder as a Productivity Winner at its 14th Annual Jolt Product Excellence and Productivity Award gala held during the SD West Conference in March 2004. Overall more than 300 vendors nominated products in Software Development Magazine's 14 categories, and Sybase Pocket PowerBuilder received the Productivity Award under the "Mobile Development Tools" category.
www.sdmagazine.com/jolts

iANYWHERE

M-Business Anywhere
4/12 - iAnywhere Solutions, a subsidiary of Sybase, announced a new version of the M-Business Anywhere mobile application platform, which adds tablet, laptop, and PC support as well as new usage tracking capabilities.

VERITAS
4/19 - iAnywhere Solutions, a subsidiary of Sybase, announced that VERITAS Software selected its SQL Anywhere Studio database technology for use within a select number of storage management products. VERITAS leverages the iAnywhere embedded database functionality in its software to help deliver storage as a utility to its customers.
www.veritas.com/index.html

CORPORATE

Red Hat Linux
4/28 - Sybase announced an expansion of Sybase's existing relationship with Red Hat. Sybase Education now offers an extended suite of courses for Sybase and Red Hat customers, spanning a variety of topics to meet customers' requirements for Sybase Adaptive Server Enterprise, the enterprise-class data management system, on the Red Hat Enterprise Linux platform.

LPGA
4/26 - Sybase and the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) teamed up to deliver golf tournament news updates, schedules, course information, and player statistics to PDAs and smartphones. This new channel provides mobile access to LPGA.com and is available to the more than 10 million registered subscribers of the free AvantGo mobile Internet service. In addition, attendees and players at LPGA events can access the channel wirelessly free-of-charge using Sybase and Intel-sponsored "hot spots" located at the tournaments.
www.lpga.com

Dejima
4/21 - Sybase announced it has signed an agreement to acquire the assets of privately held Dejima, a provider of mobile access solutions using natural language interface technology. Sybase intends to integrate the assets of Dejima into its iAnywhere Solutions subsidiary, and expects to complete the cash transaction in the second quarter of 2004.
www.dejima.com

Earnings
4/21 - Sybase reported total revenues of $183.2 million for the first quarter of 2004, versus $181.5 million for the same period last year, and reaffirmed its full-year revenue, cash flow, and earnings expectations set at the beginning of 2004.

Real Time Data Services
4/19 - Sybase announced the availability of Sybase Real Time Data Services, a complete solution for leading databases - including Sybase Adaptive Server Enterprise, IBM DB2, Microsoft SQL Server, and Oracle - to proactively deliver information to the enterprise the moment business-critical data changes.

Best Place to Work
4/12 - Sybase announced it was recognized as one of the top three places to work in the San Francisco Bay Area among companies with 501 or more employees. The rankings were based in part on employee surveys, and were sponsored by The San Francisco Business Times/Silicon Valley Business Journal, which reported the results in its inaugural "Best Places to Work" issue.
www.bizjournals.com/sanfrancisco

EVENTS

TechWave 2004
August 15-19, 2004 Orlando, Florida
Sybase's largest annual technical training event is a convenient, cost-effective solution that helps you fit important, high-quality technical training into your busy schedule, and saves you thousands of dollars on your annual training budget.
www.sybase.com/techwave2004

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Bruce Armstrong is a development lead with Integrated Data Services (www.get-integrated.com). A charter member of TeamSybase, he has been using PowerBuilder since version 1.0.B. He was a contributing author to SYS-CON's PowerBuilder 4.0 Secrets of the Masters and the editor of SAMs' PowerBuilder 9: Advanced Client/Server Development.

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