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Friday, April 27, 2012

FastFuncs for PowerBuilder

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Fast Functions for PowerBuilder!

    Jermery Lakeman has developed a set of functions designed to really optimize a number of common operations used by many PowerBuilder applications. These common functions (called FastFuncs) have been implemented using PowerBuilders internal system direct call interface to give the maximum possible performance!

  The set of FastFuncs functions include (to highlight a few): bit-wise operations, string building, string replace all, string splitting, and a function to obtain the current stack trace.

   The complete FastFuncs source code is free and available here.


Regards ... Chris

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Enable your PowerBuilder!

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• Integration is fast and easy
• Translations are stored in a multilingual database:
   No need to modify the source code or the executable file to update translations
• Your software becomes ready for distribution in a matter of hours!
Print reports in several languages without changing the user interface
• Create a customized layout for each language
Allow end-users to adapt translations themselves
• Supports any type of characters (Chinese, Arabic, Hebrew...)
Automated right to left support (screen automatically flips horizontally)
New! Enable 5.0
This new version introduces the powerful Enable Designer which allows you to translate the application and adapt the User Interface in run-time. No matter how complex the application is, adapting a screen with the Designer is as simple as editing a Microsoft Office Document. Allow non-developer end-users to customize translations by using the Designer interface within Novalys Customization Studio*, in tandem with Enable.
The new "Enable 5.0" application console.

To discover the new version of Enable:

• Sign up for this week's PowerBuilderTV webinar on April 26th 2012 at 11:00 AM EST (New York) - 17h00 CET (Paris).
* Requires Novalys Customization Studio, Learn more...

Friday, April 20, 2012

ISUG Benefit Update

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Appeon Benefit Updated to 6.5.1

   The International Sybase User Group (ISUG) is pleased to inform their members that the Appeon for PowerBuilder benefit that is available to our Green & Gold members has been updated to the latest version 6.5.1!

   Due the size of the download, there are now four files for each version (32 or 64 bit).  These will need to be downloaded and unzipped together for a successful installation. ISUG users though should find that the download speed is much better from this mirrored location.

   If you've downloaded Appeon previously, be sure to update to this new version.  And if you tried earlier versions of Appeon but had problems, be sure to try it out again as the current product is orders of magnitude more stable and efficient than previous versions!

  If you are not an ISUG member - why not join now ... click here!

Regards ... Chris

Thursday, April 12, 2012

OSUG Meeting - May 24, 2012

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Come celebrate OSUG's 20th Birthday!

 Dear Sybase User;

     Please join us on Thursday May 24, 2012 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 May 24, 2012 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.

 Securely Taking Your PB Applications to the Web, Cloud, and Mobile Space!

Days Agenda (Tentative):

Time:          Topic:

7:45am       Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:45am       Introduction & welcome - Chris Pollach
9:00am       Webifying your PowerBuilder applications - Armeen Mazda
                   - Web enabling using Appeon 6.5.1
                   - Considerations for Cloud computing
                   - Appeon 7.0 road map
10:30am     Coffee Break
10:45am     PowerBuilder 15 Road Map (update) - John Strano
                  - HTML5 DataWindow Server
11:30am     Mini Q&A session before lunch

12:45am     Lunch (with a Special Birthday Surprise)

1:00pm      Sybase Unwired Platform Update - Anthony Robinson
                   - making PB applications work with SUP
 2:15pm     Coffee Break
 2:30pm     Appeon Mobile - Armeen Mazda
                  - Taking PB applications to the Tablet & Smart Phones
                   - Integrating Appeon Mobile apps with SUP
                   - Deploying Appeon Mobile apps with Afaria.
 3:15pm     Coffee Break
 3:30pm     Afaria - Anthony Antonello
                  - Securing your remote device and data.
 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 ... Visit the Ottawa this May and see the city come alive with colour when a million tulips create an exotic mosaic throughout the city. Celebrate our rich heritage and history as you explore Canada's Capital and our Country's close ties with the Netherlands who offer a gift of 20,000 tulips each year - Ottawa Tulip Festival

------------------------------------  BIO's ------------------------------------

   Anthony Antonello

    Mr .Anthony Antonello is the Technical Director for Sybase Canada based in Ottawa, Canada.

   Armeen Mazda

    Armeen Mazda has been a key member of the initial team that founded Appeon and is currently the President & CEO of Appeon. Armeen has worked with Sybase and PowerBuilder technologies since 2000 and served various roles in Appeon, including Product Management, Business Development, and Operations. Armeen is a graduate of the Haas School of Business at U.C. Berkeley and holds 5 U.S. patents in the area of Rich Internet Application (RIA) technologies.

   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.

  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.

Regards ... Chris
OSUG - Co-Ordinator

PowerBuilderTV - May, 2012

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Upcoming webinars on PowerBuilderTV

Thursday April 26th 2012
at 11:00 AM EST (New York) - 17h00 CET (Paris)

How to make your application multilingual with Enable 5.0
In this webinar, you will see how to upgrade your applications to a multilingual interface with just a few, simple changes to your code.

Enable 5 allows you to translate the application and adapt the User Interface in runtime. The new version introduces the powerful Enable Designer, and interfaces with Novalys Customization Studio to allow end-user customizations.
Presenter: Gian Luca De Bonis

Tuesday May 15th 2012
at 11:00 AM EST (New York) - 17h00 CET (Paris)

Appeon Mobile Sneak Peek
The first-ever mobility solution for the PowerBuilder community
There is a growing demand for accessibility on-the-go, and PowerBuilder applications need to be ready.
In order to meet this challenge, Appeon and Novalys will soon launch Appeon Mobile.
From the PowerBuilder IDE, Appeon Mobile will automatically generate native mobile applications for iPhones, iPads, Android phones and tablets. DataWindows, nested reports, and many rich PowerBuilder functionalities previously unimaginable on mobile devices will be at users’ fingertips.

This webinar will introduce a technology that will revolutionize mobile development for enterprise applications. You will discover Appeon Mobile’s main features, as well as its roadmap and licensing model. As usual with PowerBuilderTV Webcasts, you will have the possibility to ask questions directly to the presenter.
Presenter: Christophe Dufourmantelle

Thursday May 24th 2012
at 11:00 AM EST (New York) - 17h00 CET (Paris)

How to develop Multithreaded applications with PowerBuilder
During this webinar, we will build multithreaded applications (with versions prior to PowerBuilder 12) so that they can be run as separate processes in order to maximize processor and memory usage. We will also explain the new features and advantages of doing multithreaded development in PowerBuilder 12.5 using PowerBuilder .NET functions.
Presenter: Bruce Armstrong

Don't forget to check out the archive of past webinars!

Regards ... Chris