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LSG Sky Chefs, a subsidiary of German national airline Lufthansa, is the world's leading provider of integrated in-flight services solutions from catering, provisioning, equipment, and retail to comprehensive in-flight management services. With 30,000 employees working at over 200 locations in 48 countries, LSG Sky Chefs serves more than 270 airlines. The Challenge The loading requirements differ for each individual flight and are sometimes subject to drastic changes until shortly before departure. The highest degree of flexibility is therefore of paramount importance. The company needed a new centralized software application to ultimately control the complete chain of catering processes, from preparing and arranging items at Customer Service Centers to in-flight passenger service. The Solution The application developed by LSG Sky Chefs is based on a centralized data ... (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)

The PowerBuilder Blogosphere

A sign of a vibrant developer community is the active blogosphere that surrounds a technology. Here's a more or less random selection of what's being talked about this month in the PowerBuilder community's blogs. Support for the Data Pipeline in PowerBuilder .NET Windows Forms Targets by Dave Fish from http://powerbuilderevangelist.blogspot.com Do you use data pipelines in your applications? If so you should know that PowerBuilder 11.1 supports the use of the data pipeline in .NET Windows Forms targets. You need to deploy a new DLL, pbdpl110.dll, with your applications if they use p... (more)

PowerBuilder Developer's Journal Survey Ends January 31, 2009

PBDJ has been published since 1994 to provide independent news for the PowerBuilder community. We are writing to hear how we could better support you and the rest of the PowerBuilder community. We'd very much appreciate it if you could answer the following questions before January 31st, 2009. As a thank you for filling out this survey, 10 random winners will get a $10 iTunes Gift Card and one lucky winner will win an iPOD Touch. Click here to take the survey now and give us your feedback on PBDJ. Cloud Computing Technology Contributors of 2009 10Gen, 3Leaf Systems, 6fusion Intern... (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)