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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)

PBDJ Bloggers Covering Sybase TechWave Live on SYS-CON.com

With approximately 2,100 attendees from 36 countries here, TechWave this year has drawn a record number of top level sponsors, reflecting the company's focus on partners. Platinum sponsors are Intel, SAP and Sun; Gold are Bradmark, BMC Software and Hewlett Packard; and Silver are Appeon and RIM. The 10th sponsor is ISUG, the International Sybase User Group, where SYS-CON Media and PBDJ – PowerBuilder Developer’s Journal are lead media sponsors. ASE 15 Will Formally Launch on September 15 The buzz this year is around the impending formal launch of ASE 15-on September 1... (more)

iAnywhere Launches Advantage Database Server 8.0

iAnywhere, a subsidiary of Sybase, 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. To see Advantage Database Server 8... (more)

Sybase iAnywhere Helps Faith Step Up Remote Management Capabilities

iAnywhere, a subsidiary of Sybase, has announced that award-winning UK footwear retailer, Faith Footwear Limited, has extended its use of iAnywhere technology with the deployment of iAnywhere Afaria - which has been rolled out throughout head office as well as to 75 Faith stores and 100 plus concessions across the UK. Afaria has enhanced the remote back office management and transfer of information between Faith's branch offices and concessions, and its main headquarters including sales figures, inventory details, stock ordering and customer service information. It has superseded... (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)