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Happy New Year PBDJ Readers, Many people use the New Year as an opportunity to reassess what they're doing and where they are going. The PBDJ editorial team would like to take that opportunity this New Years with regard to the magazine. In particular, we'd like to hear from you, our customers, regarding PBDJ, its content and its format among other things. We want to use that information to see how we might serve you better. Your input is critical, so please follow this link to the PDBJ 2009 survey, fill it out, and be entered to win an iPod Touch or an iTunes Gift Card. Regards, Bruce Armstrong PBDJ Editor-In-Chief ... (more)

Rainmaker Expands Its Relationship with Sybase to Include Strategic Lead Generation

Rainmaker Systems, Inc., an outsource provider of integrated sales and marketing services, has announced the expansion of its relationship with Sybase to include strategic lead generation services. Sybase is the largest global enterprise software company exclusively focused on managing and mobilizing information from the data center to the point of action. Sybase provides open, cross-platform solutions that securely deliver information anytime, anywhere, enabling customers to create an information edge. This program is an extension of the successful programs that have been in pla... (more)

PBDJ Bloggers Covering Sybase TechWave Live on SYS-CON.com

With approximately 2,100 attendees from 36 countries here, TechWave this year has drawn a record number of top level sponsors, reflecting the company's focus on partners. Platinum sponsors are Intel, SAP and Sun; Gold are Bradmark, BMC Software and Hewlett Packard; and Silver are Appeon and RIM. The 10th sponsor is ISUG, the International Sybase User Group, where SYS-CON Media and PBDJ – PowerBuilder Developer’s Journal are lead media sponsors. ASE 15 Will Formally Launch on September 15 The buzz this year is around the impending formal launch of ASE 15-on September 1... (more)

ClearNova Open Sources Its AJAX Development Platform ThinkCap

ClearNova will announce this week its plans to open osurce its AJAX development environment ThinkCap by keeping a dual-licensing strategy with various pricing options. ClearNova's Vice President of Strategy and Evangelism Steve Benfield, who recently presented at a SYS-CON.TV hosted AJAX Webinar said: "If you need to deliver apps to a mix audience--or you want to use a common set of programming techniques for your public and internal applications--then AJAX provides that. Any other downloadable medium does not although flash gets closer than anyone." "First, entry level develope... (more)

A Success Story: ComputerWorks of Chicago, Inc.

Business Challenge: Provide wireless access to a point-of-sale and inventory management system Sybase Technology Used: PocketBuilder, PowerBuilder, SQL Anywhere, and DataWindow .NET Results: Developed wireless interface to desktop POS and inventory management system in three days. Saved considerable time and expense by not having to rewrite code. Provided bookstores with faster, easier access to better inventory data. Built customer satisfaction by speeding up cashier checkouts and offering faster and more accurate responses to queries. Increased store flexibility to access an... (more)