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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 have included an article by Sybase's own Dr Raj Nathan, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of Worldwide Marketing and Business Solutions Operations, and a very popular interview with Sybase Chairman, CEO and President, John S. Chen. (The full Chen interview can also be viewed ... (more)

Philadelphia Sybase User Group Meeting

The inaugural meeting of the Philadelphia User Group will be held at the Philadelphia Building on Walnut Street on September 28, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Yakov Werde, President of eLearnIT LLC, will be the featured speaker and will be discussing Migrating from PowerBuilder Classic to PowerBuilder 12 .NET WPF. In this presentation, Yakov will be showing an end-to-end migration with examples and demonstrations. This presentation will show you how to plan for: Your own application migration by getting an overview of the .NET migration process Refactoring your code to lessen the impact ... (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)

iAnywhere Launches Advantage Database Server 8.0

iAnywhere has announced at the Borland Developers Conference that it is strengthening its database management portfolio with the release of Advantage Database Server 8.0. Advantage Database Server is a full-featured, high performance client/server data management system targeted towards Borland Delphi and C++ Builder developers. The new features in Advantage Data Architect, Advantage Replication, Advantage Online Backup and SQL scripting will enhance Advantage Database Server 8.0 with ease-of-use, performance and efficiency. The Advantage Database Server was recently acquired by Sy... (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)