It won't be long until a new product developed by Sybase hits the stores.
Yes, I'm talking about Pocket PowerBuilder.
For any professional (PowerBuilder) software developer, this should be reason
enough to look behind the scenes of mobile and wireless development.
Fortunately for us there's a book on the market that covers everything we
need to know. This book, Mobile and Wireless Design Essentials, is written by
Martyn Mallick. Martyn is a senior software engineer in product management
and a wireless solutions evangelist for iAnywhere Solutions, a subsidiary of
Sybase, Inc. He's responsible for the Pocket PowerBuilder beta program and is
probably the best person to guide Pocket PowerBuilder when it comes to mobile
and wireless development.
As the title of the book suggests, it's not for the hard-core programmer who
wants to get the last out of his o... (more)
Perhaps you don't want all the users of your site to have the same type of
access. Maybe you want to restrict some of the content to certain users, or
know who uses what on your machine, or give different users a different color
scheme on the page. In a nutshell: you want to know what your users are doing
on the Web server. This article will get you started.
First we'll look at how you can tailor content for a particular user; to do
this, you need to be able to identify the user. I assume you already know how
to keep track of users across sessions. In this article, we'll put those... (more)
A week ago one of my customers asked me to do a presentation on Sybase
DataWindow.NET. We discussed what they would like to see (besides all the
standard stuff all PowerBuilder shops want to see, such as a Master/Detail
DataWindow in a client/server environment and, in a second step, these
DataWindows within a browser), and they asked me to talk a little bit about
distributing such a Web application in a production environment.
They said that they recently had a presentation from their Java people and
the deployment was a mess. This is fairly easy with the Web setup project
Most of the applications we software developers build need to interact
somehow with data from a database. The .NET Framework defined by Microsoft
provides a rich set of objects to manage database interaction; these classes
are collectively referred to as ADO.NET and the latest versions of DataWindow
.NET (which is now version 2.01).
SQL Anywhere (version 10) fits perfectly in this environment, making
development a lot easier; in addition, your applications will look good
without spending a lot of time painting the user interface. In this article
we'll look closer at exactly this... (more)
Struts is an open source initiative from the Jakarta Project written in Java.
Sponsored by the Apache Software Foundation, the project's goal is to provide
an open source framework that's useful for building Web applications with
Java servlet and JavaServer Pages (JSP) technology. Struts encourages
application architectures based on the Model-View-Controller (MVC) design
In the MVC design pattern, application flow is mediated by a central
controller that delegates requests to an appropriate handler. The handlers
are tied to a Model and act as an adapter between the req... (more)