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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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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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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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