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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 mobility and analytics technologies, which has enabled us to gain market share. Sybase's success is driven by our consistently strong execution, compelling product portfolio, and long-standing fiscal conservatism,” Chen added. “Entering 2009, our competitive position and financial foundation are as... (more)

SYS-CON Launches "PBDJ 2009" Website for PowerBuilder Developer's Journal

SYS-CON Media announced today that the Website showcasing one of its most distinguished titles, PowerBuilder Developer's Journal (PBDJ), founded in 1994 and now now in its sixteenth consecutive year of publication, has been stunningly re-designed and re-launched at PBDJ 2009 - where under the technical-savvy leadership of longtime Editor Bruce Armstrong, PBDJ continues to publish in-depth perspectives, technical features, industry columns, book reviews and excerpts, all written by thought leaders in the worldwide PowerBuilder community. Distinguished contributions over the years ... (more)

PowerBuilder Developer's Journal Publishes Opinion Survey

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,... (more)

Q & A with Dr. Raj Nathan

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 develop... (more)

CTI Services PowerBuilder to J2EE Conversion

Computer Technology Inc. (CTI) has introduced conversion services for migrating PowerBuilder applications to the J2EE platform "at a fraction of the cost and effort of full-blown application development," the company says. CTI's approach "combines the benefits of true J2EE with the look-and-feel of (customers') client/server applications," the company says, while "significantly (reducing) cost and development time by extensive use of automation." CTI ensures seamless deployment on any J2EE Application Server, including WebSphere, WebLogic, Tomcat/JBoss, Jrun, EAS, and IIS as well.... (more)