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Monday, December 6, 2010

OSUG Meeting - Dec 7, 2010

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 Dear Sybase User;

     Please join us on Tuesday December 7, 2010 for the next Ottawa Sybase User Group (OSUG) special event! OSUG's mission is to create a Sybase community in the National Capital area of Canada where users can share knowledge, experiences, and best practices. Users of all Sybase products, including data management, tools and mobility are welcome to attend. This meeting will feature networking opportunities, product updates and a discussion.

     The OSUG Dec 7, 2010 meeting will be held in Ottawa at Constitution Square in the double Board Room (down the hallway from the Queen's University MBA lecture theater). Constitution Square is located at 350 Albert Street (at Lyon) just across the street from the Crowne Plaza hotel. Bus access is right to the door and parking is available at the hotel, in Constitution Square and across the street. The Double Board room  is located on the second floor (center) and can be accessed from either the west or east elevators.

Days Agenda:

Time:          Topic:

7:30am       Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30am       Introduction & welcome - Chris Pollach
9:00am       Rich Internet Development - Appeon & STD Foundation Classes - Chris Pollach
9:30am       SQL Anywhere version 12 features - Anthony Robinson
10:30am     Coffee Break
10:45am     PowerBuilder Road Map, New Features of PB 12.1, PB 12.5 Fresh from the Labs
12:00am     Lunch
12:45pm     Inheriting from C# classes in a PowerBuilder .NET application - John Strano
                   - Leveraging  PowerBuilder .NET classes in Visual Studio
 2:15pm      Coffee Break
 2:30pm      3rd Party WPF Components in DataWindow Objects - John Strano
                    -  Fun with the PowerBuilder .NET Debugger
 3:15pm      Coffee Break
 3:30pm      Creating Rich User Experience with PowerBuilder and Expression Blend - John Strano
 4:20pm      Q & A Session
 4:30pm      Wrap-up (all)

How to Register

    To register for the above event, please follow this link (click here). This will take you to the the ISUG website where the automated registration system will accept either ISUG members or non-members. Last years Canadian Technical Summit forced everyone who was registering to become a basic member (which is still free by the way). In the upgraded registration system, you now have a choice.

BTW: Everyone is welcome ... so I hope to see attendees again from Toronto, Montreal and northern New York state!


   The OSUG event will be held in the double-board room located in Constitution Square at 350 Albert Street, Ottawa, Ontario. The lecture rooms are located on the center section of the second floor level. For more information on Constitution Square, please click here!

Things to do
   If you are coming from outside the National Capital region - Ottawa’s Christmas Lights Across Canada event runs for five weeks from Dec. 2 to Jan. 7, with more than 300,000 lights adding sparkle to the Capital Region. The best concentration of lights is along “Confederation Boulevard”, the name given to the circle of roads that connect the city’s most important buildings including Parliament Hill, the Supreme Court, the Canadian Museum of Civilization, the National Gallery.

* BIO's *

  John Strano   

    John Strano is a Sybase Technology Evangelist and a charter member of TeamSybase. He has been using PowerBuilder since 1991 and has authored articles for multiple industry periodicals. John has presented Sybase tools on an international basis since 1997. Over the last 15 years John has developed a variety of PowerBuilder applications from single-user scaling up to enterprise-class, web-based projects.

   Anthony Robinson

    Mr .Anthony Robinson is a Principal Systems Consultant for Sybase based in Ottawa, Canada.  Anthony has been with Sybase since 2000. He worked for Sybase's American Federal team out of Bethesda Maryland until 2004, when he then transferred to Sybase Canada. Before joining Sybase, Anthony was a sales consultant with New Era Of Networks and a functional SAP consultant for SLI Consulting Inc.

Regards ... Chris
OSUG - Co-Ordinator


Thursday, December 2, 2010

STD Foundation Classes - PB 12.1 for EAServer

PowerBuilder 12.1 framework for EAServer!

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    Software Tool & Die Inc is pleased to announce that they have released a new version of their STD Foundation Classes for the production version of PowerBuilder 12.1 classic and the EAServer application server version 5.5 through 6.3. This release is based on the STD framework using PowerBuilder 12.1.0 build 6518. PowerBuilder developers can now enjoy this superior framework for their mission critical applications allowing them to communicate to NVUO's from either JSP or ASP.Net based web application environments. The framework architecture is MVC compliant and allows superior performance, stability, features, etc for EAS based PB component business logic!

      The STD Foundation Classes are a free business and productivity framework and available for Appeon, InfoMaker, EAServer, PocketBuilder, and PowerBuilder that support .Net Assemblies, WebForm, WinForn, Win32, WPF and JSP/ASP deployment as well. Note: For those developers who have an ISUG membership at either the Gold or Green  level - you can download the full development version of PowerBuilder 12.1 for free to use at home for learning purposes.

STD FC Release 12.1 for EAS/PB changes ... December 2, 2010)

1)  Migration of FC's from PB 11.5.1 to 12.1 build 6518
2)  Minor code changes for better performance.
3)  Tested framework with EAServer version 5.5 and 6.3

    Along with the new framework for EAServer, there is also an updated example sStore ASP.Net application that uses PB 12.1 NVUO's built with the STD Foundation Classes to aid in the learning and testing experience. Both the updated EAServer based STD framework and the eStore sample application have been uploaded to the SourceForge website (click here). Select "View All Files" at the main project page and the look for the EAServer folder.

Enjoy .... Chris!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

PB12.NET Training Day

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    The International Sybase User Group in conjunction with eLearnIt Systems is now offering a new one day PowerBuilder 12.NET training course. In this a full day of training where you will gain the knowledge and skills to prepare you to plan, perform a .NET migration and tips on re-factoring your enterprise level based PowerBuilder Classic applications.  You will able to follow-along with instructor led demonstrations using provided code examples if you bring your own notebook with verified functioning installations of PowerBuilder 12.1 Classic and .NET and SQL AnyWhere 11.

Topics include:
  •  .NET Revealed:
          * What is it?
          * What are the important features and how do they affect your PowerBuilder application?
          * Why might .NET be (or not be) important to you?
  • Migrating from Classic to .NET WPF
          See how to:
          * To plan for your own application migration by getting an overview of the .NET migration process
          * To plan for re-factoring your code to lessen the impact of not supported features
          * Performance differences between the platforms might impact your existing code
          * GUI differences between the platforms might impact your code
  • Future proofing your code, planning for today, tomorrow and beyond.
      The .NET and Classic platforms are intrinsically different. A large application that took seconds to modify and test in the IDE will takes many minutes to modify and test in the .NET IDE. In order to continue at a high productivity level you must partition your code into a series of related .NET assemblies. In this segment you will gain learn the basics of application logic partitioning and how to use the IDE to carve your application into smaller manageable pieces
  • Visual Studio IDE tips & tricks
      The new .NET IDE is similar to but different than the Classic IDE in fundamental ways. The goal of this presentation. Increase your initial and ongoing productivity by learning how to leverage many of the new features that the Visual Studio IDE offers. Included is a demonstration of configuring and working with source code control.

  • WCF and web services: Creating .NET web service client applications with examples and demonstrations
      Windows Communication Foundation is a new feature of .NET 3.5. WCF will be an imperative when SilverLight support is implemented. It is required when you migrate Classic Applications that are Web Service Clients to .NET or need to code new web service client applications in PB 12.NET. Learn the basics of WCF. Observe the process of building a Web Service Client app.

       To have this course brought to your area, please contact your local Sybase User Group to arrange a class in your locale.

Regards ... Chris