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Last year I wrote an article in PBDJ describing an ASP.NET project that was done with DataWindow.NET in the browser ("Prognos" Volume 14, Issue 4) and PowerBuilder Web Services in the back end. The front end consisted of an intro page, two data entry pages, and one page with the result. The front end was rewritten in a couple of other technologies to test different ways to create browser-based applications. This article covers solutions that run in different browsers and on different operation systems. I will also look at PowerBuilder 11.2 Webform although it is IE-only. At the end I will cover PowerBuilder WinForm and PocketBuilder as they could be solutions for applications that are not always connected. This article doesn't cover all the possible techniques (Appeon comes to mind if you're fine with an IE-only solution or WPF XBAP used for no-touch deployment of W... (more)

The New Generation of Decompilers

The latest development technologies rely on intermediate languages and can be decompiled. PowerBuilder is no exception. In this article, we will address the risks posed by decompilers. We will also discuss what can be done to protect against the possible negative results of decompilation - whether you create in-house applications, commercial applications, or are using these applications for your business. A PowerBuilder Decompiler? A decompiler is a program that reads executable code and decompiles it, providing access to source code. It has nothing to do with viruses or other f... (more)

Neue Version CATsoft Remember The Milk Google Desktop Gadget

Wir haben heute die neuste Version 2.8 des Google Desktop Gadgets für Remember The Milk bereit gestellt. Neu kann die Zeit, zu der ein Eintrag fällig ist, ausgeblendet werden. Im weiteren wurden noch kleine Fehler behoben.  Aktuell hat das Gadget knapp 35'000 Downloads. Today we released the latest version 2.8 of the Google Desktop Gadget for the Remember The Milk service. Showing the due time is now optional. Some minor bugs where fixed as well.  The Gadget was downloaded about 35'000 times. Project Home Page on Google Code ... (more)

Register for the Sybase and PowerBuilder User Group Meeting 19th November

The registration for the annual meeting is now open at the SPBUG Website. The agenda is very promising having John Strano, Technical Evangelist from Sybase, teaching a PowerBuilder 12 .NET workshop. Gian Luca De Bonis from Enable will talk about making applications multilingual with Enable. ... (more)

"Plug-in Power for PowerBuilder Applications" im ISUG Journal Erschienen

PBDJ Blog Post Der Artikel von Arthur Hefti "Plug-in Power for PowerBuilder Applications" ist in der Publikation der ISUG (International Sybase User Group) erschienen. Der Artikel zeigt wie EnableRex über Plug-ins erweitert werden kann. Als Beispiel der Integration dient die CATsoftPDF (DataWindow nach PDF Converter) Library. Die Ausgabe September - Dezember 2009 ist eine Doppelausgabe und kann als ISUG Mitglied gelesen werden. ... (more)