This article describes the synergies between PowerBuilder and Sybase
WorkSpace for services-oriented development and shows how to use a
PowerBuilder component in Sybase WorkSpace 1.5.
POWERBUILDER IS NOT LEGACY
Rather, PowerBuilder has a legacy. It has evolved from its client/server
roots and now enables developers to build n-tier, Web, and Tablet PC
applications and components for use in other environments. It continues to do
what it does best - incorporate emerging technologies and abstract them for
ease of use.
Sybase WorkSpace is a PowerBuilder-enabler into the world of Service Oriented
Architecture (SOA) - allowing your investment in Sybase's popular Rapid
Application Development (RAD) development tool to continue and thrive.
SERVICE ORIENTED ARCHITECTURE
SOA has evolved over the last decade and refers to an architectural framework
for building applications. SOA... (more)
Today I saw an interesting article by Bill French on iPhoneCTO, entitled
Mobile App Strategy: Look Before You Leap - It's a Slippery Slope
I have seen many companies use Mobility to create & expand advantages over
their customers and streamline processes, increasing staff & customer
satisfaction, so here are some of my articles that will help by 'Gritting the
Slippery Slope of Mobile Applications'
Competitive Advantages here
Steps for Success here
Design & Prototyping here and here
Developer Skils here
Management & Secur... (more)
I was speaking to a friend of mine this week about iPhone development,
especially around database development. I posed, what I thought was a
straight forward question to him, which opened a whole can of worms, but
worms that I've seen before.
My scenario went like this... I want an app that uses SQLite on the device. I
would want that device to get DB updates/records, securely over the air,
specific to that user and I want the database to be secure. Those
updates/records I want to come from a Server DB, that could be any of the
Enterprise Database. I want the user to use the ap... (more)
Today Sybase announced that Afaria, which is our mobile device management and
security solution, now supports the Open Mobile Alliance Device Management
(OMA DM) standards for device management.
Now that Afaria also uses the native OMA DM client to manage Nokia S60 3rd
Edition devices (including the popular Nokia N70, Nokia E65, Nokia E7, the
recently announced Nokia E75, as well as all other Nokia devices), this
demonstrates that we have broadened our support of mobile device management
for over a Billion mobile phones worldwide!
This piece of news is of great significance as we ... (more)
On June 22 I will be Chairing the SYS-CON iPhone Developer Summit in NYC.
Along with me will be some great industry presenters and colleagues from
Sybase/iAnywhere showing off the Enterprise capabilities they have for
In preparation for this event I have been searching around for what the
industry thinks Apple will announce, when the new OS and hopefully hardware
becomes available, and I found a great article by Brian Chen of the Gadget
Lab in Wired.com.
Brian summarizes the rumors and puts a percentage probability next to each,
that the feature will be announced with... (more)