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In light of the release of PowerBuilder 9.0, PowerBuilder Developer's Journal had the opportunity to pose a number of questions to Dr. Raj Nathan, SVP and GM of Sybase's Enterprise Solutions Division, about PowerBuilder and where it's headed. Q: Sybase has put increasing effort behind PowerBuilder recently. What is the importance of PB to the company? A: PowerBuilder is Sybase's flagship application development environment and is extremely important to the company. We are continuing to put more and more resources and energy behind PowerBuilder as we move forward with its development. The continuing evolution of J2EE, the emergence of .NET, and the growing demands of the mobile market mean that we must, and want to, devote a lot of effort toward developing and marketing PowerBuilder. Q: In the fast-moving world of application development, where is PB positioned? A: P... (more)

Sybase Announces Unwired Enterprise Initiative

(November 20, 2003) - Sybase, Inc. has announced its Unwired Enterprise initiative, focused on solutions to help organizations effectively manage and mobilize data, and give people access to business-critical information anytime, anywhere. Sybase’s market dominance in mobile database and middleware and its expertise in data management and integration technology is empowering organizations today to achieve the potential of the Unwired Enterprise. Sybase and Intel are driving Unwired Enterprise education through developer training programs nationwide. "Business models are literally... (more)

Sybase PowerBuilder 9.0 Beta Supports XML, JSP, and Third-Party Application Servers

(August 6, 2002) - At its TechWave 2002 conference in San Diego, Sybase, Inc., announced availability of the beta version of Sybase PowerBuilder 9.0. This updated version of Sybase's industry-leading rapid application development (RAD) tool incorporates new features - including XML, Java Server Pages, and third-party application server support - that allow developers to build for, and deploy into, multi-architectural environments such as distributed, Web, and client-server. The first phase of the PowerBuilder 9.0 beta will support a number of key capabilities including: XML Dat... (more)

Mike Mason's New Book "Pragmatic Version Control Using Subversion" Is Out

The award-winning series, The Pragmatic Starter Kit, has a new addition: Pragmatic Version Control Using Subversion, by Mike Mason, a senior developer with the transnational IT professional services firm ThoughtWorks. Version control is the lifeblood of software projects, but it often becomes complicated and overly difficult. The original first volume of the Starter Kit solves that problem with a guide to getting started with version control, including simple recipes for managing day-to-day development tasks using CVS, a widely-used Open Source version control system. Now in Pragma... (more)

A Success Story: Sybase and LSG Sky Chefs

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... (more)