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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)

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)

Sybase Wins Momentum for PowerDesigner Enterprise Architecture Tool

Sybase announced continued momentum for the latest version of its PowerDesigner Enterprise Architecture modeling tool with the addition of new customers from many industries across the globe. Educational Testing Services (ETS), La Poste mail service of Belgium and Osthus consulting in Germany have selected the PowerDesigner enterprise modeling tool to implement an enterprise architecture that supplies their organizations powerful analysis, design and metadata management techniques. The new PowerDesigner solution, introduced in September 2008, supports enterprise architecture impl... (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)

Sybase Extends Functionality of Microsoft Visual Studio 2005

Sybase has announced its continued and expanded commitment and support for the Microsoft .NET environment. Sybase, a premier partner in the Microsoft Visual Studio Industry Partner (VSIP) program, offers development and modeling products that either support or are integrated into the .NET environment, including DataWindow .NET 2.0, PocketBuilder, PowerBuilder, PowerDesigner and SQL Anywhere. In addition, Sybase is expanding its support for other .NET Framework-based technologies, including Sybase Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE) 15.0 enterprise-class database, Afaria management a... (more)