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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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Do you miss ObjectCycle?

Ah, the good old days of PowerBuilder 6.5… It was a rock solid release, every consultant that could drop two commandbuttons on a window was making crazy money, and PowerBuilder shipped with it’s own Source Control package named ObjectCycle. It … Continue reading

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More fun with PB’s new datawindow gradients – animated progress bars!

We all know that PB has the HProgressBar and VProgressBar controls, and they work exactly as advertised. You set the min/max position properties, the starting position, and the step increment, and then just call the StepIt() method to kick the … Continue reading

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Datawindows: They’re not just for DATA anymore!!!

OK, we all know that the “selling point” for PowerBuilder’s datawindow object is the ease with which it can retrieve data from a relational database, abstract out the complexities of binding that data to visual controls in the UI layer, … Continue reading

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3rd-party PB Tools (episode 2)

This is the second post in the “Tools that all PB developers should be familiar with” thread. We’re going to stick with PBLPeeper for now, but we’ll be looking at a the PBDEBUG file viewer. This is quite possibly, the … Continue reading

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Tools that all PowerBuilder developers should be familiar with…

I’m going to make this a regular series, along with the other Tips and Tricks, so if you have any suggestions – please pass them along to me at paul.horan@teamsybase.com. The first tool out of the box is easily my … Continue reading

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