As the march toward general availability of Windows 8 (on October 26th)
continues, I’ve had the opportunity to chat and work with lots of Windows 8
developers via hackathons, mini-meetups, and in-person and e-mail
conversations. Many of them are well on their way to, or already have apps,
in the Windows Store – and I’ll be profiling some of them in the weeks to
They got there because they recognized the significance of the first-mover
advantage; there’s nothing better to increase your visibility - and
profitability - than being the first (and perhaps for a while, the only)
application that provides a given function or caters to a specific audience.
The time to secure your brand is now, and with the opening of the Windows
Store last week – to developers in 120 markets – the playing field has
This is the age of developer democratization. Anyone ... (more)
In PowerBuilder 11.2, .NET meets J2EE head-on with the capability to deploy
.NET Windows Forms and Web Forms applications (as well as assemblies and Web
Services) that access Enterprise JavaBeans (EJBs) in Sybase’s own EAServer.
As you’ll see over the course of this article, integrating these
“competing” technologies is quite straightforward and leverages
mechanisms that have been available since PowerBuilder 7.
The enabling technology for the .NET to J2EE functionality in PowerBuilder is
the new client support introduced in EAServer 6.1. The EAServer .NET runtime
includes three... (more)
Designing and implementing an n-tier or Internet application is a complex
task, and issues resulting from errors in the runtime configuration or the
application code itself are practically inevitable. Problem analysis and
troubleshooting are part art, part science. Therefore, although the
techniques discussed here can be helpful, the sheer diversity of client and
server environments precludes a single recipe for resolving all issues.
We'll focus on problems that involve PowerBuilder that occur from the point
of connectivity all the way through an EAServer component's lifecycle, an... (more)
In this article we'll discuss connectivity requirements, Informix-specific
data type processing, and the use of Informix stored procedures within the
PowerBuilder offers developers four specific connectivity options for IBM
Third-party Open Database Connectivity (ODBC) drivers Third-party Java
Database Connectivity (JDBC) drivers Third-party OLE-DB providers The
"native" driver available in the PowerBuilder Enterprise version
In this article we'll focus on the last option and in Part 2 we'll discuss
TEXT and BYTE data, Stored Procedur... (more)
Did you spend the weekend getting to know your Surface – like many of those
who lined up at Microsoft Stores across the country?
And now you’re considering getting your own application into the Windows
Store, but not sure where to begin?
Well, we all started somewhere, and although I’m far from laying claim to a
Windows 8 app with thousands of downloads, over the past few months of
working with developers as well as on my own, I’ve settled on my own
shortlist of things to know about Windows 8 development that are I feel are
keys to future success.
Read the store certification r... (more)