Author Archives: Paul Horan

About Paul Horan

Software Technology - lots of experience with Sybase and IBM mobility/cloud offerings.

Swift 2.0 and the Public Sector

Introduction Apple introduced their new Swift programming language at their World Wide Developer Conference back in 2014.  Swift is a native language for Apple’s Cocoa and Cocoa Touch frameworks, on which the OS/X and iOS operating systems are built.  During its … Continue reading

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Swift for PowerBuilder Developers – Part III

Introduction In this third installment of the series, we’ll compare and contrast the different types of Loop constructs available in both PowerScript and Swift. If you want to start at the beginning, here are Part 1 and Part 2. Overview … Continue reading

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Swift for PowerBuilder Developers – Part II

Introduction This is the second of a series of posts that introduce the Swift programming language and the Xcode IDE to PowerBuilder developers.  Part 1 can be found here: Swift for PowerBuilder Developers: Part 1 In this installment, we’ll talk … Continue reading

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Swift for PowerBuilder Developers – Part I

Introduction I’ve been a developer most of my career, and I’ve worked with a number of different programming languages.  I spent most of the 90’s and early 00’s working in PowerBuilder.  I still think it’s one of the cleanest, easiest … Continue reading

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2009 Napa Valley Marathon!

The Napa Valley Marathon was run on Sunday, March 1st, 2009.  26.2 miles of the most gorgeous countryside in the world.  It’s my favorite race because A) it runs the length of the Silverado Trail from Calistoga to Napa, and B) … Continue reading

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There’s a new Sheriff in town…

…and its name is SySAM. Sybase Software Asset Management 2.0, to be more precise.  This is the new software licensing mechanism, based on FlexNET, that now governs a good portion of the Sybase product catalog.  It has been in use … Continue reading

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Calling .NET Web Services from PB11.5

On the eve of this historic event – the Inauguration of Barack Obama as our 44th President – I thought it only fitting to provide a post that combined PowerBuilder with Politics… The web service in question serves up a … Continue reading

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