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Novalys is holding its 8th annual PowerBuilder Worldwide Survey. This survey is a great feedback mechanism for the entire PowerBuilder community. Take the 2008 survey and then access the full results of the 2007 survey. You’ll see how the thousands of responses received in 2007 clearly demonstrate that PowerBuilder projects are increasingly embracing Microsoft technology. How PowerBuilder projects have developed between 2001 and 2007 How large PowerBuilder projects differ from small ones in terms of architecture How the test of strength is going between Java and .NET How many PB projects used .NET in 2007 ... (more)

Sybase Reports All-Time Best Ever Quarter and Year

Sybase’s Q4 2008 earnings results, just announced, showed a revenue increase of 3% to $305.1 million from $295.2 million in the fourth quarter of 2007 and a total revenue for 2008 increase of 10% year over year to $1.13 billion. This makes it its best quarter and year in company history. Chairman, CEO, and President of Sybase John Chen stated, “We are extremely proud to deliver our first-ever quarter exceeding $300 million in revenue, as well as record results for our fifth consecutive quarter and second consecutive year. “The market is responding well to our market-leading mobili... (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)

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)

PowerBuilder Success Story: Service Automation

Mobility is a key factor in Service Automation's recent success. Providing handheld Pocket PCs to their customers' mobile workforce has added dispatch, multi-warehouse inventory, and field force automation capabilities to their product line. Key Benefits Field technicians can focus on their skilled task, rather than filling out paperwork. By saving time on paperwork, technicians can complete more service calls in a day, resulting in increased revenue. Invoices are submitted in the field and better reflect both the actual time spent by the technician and the parts installed at t... (more)