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As architects of enterprise systems, we know that security should always be a concern when we transfer or store sensitive data. In the past, you might have cut corners because you assumed the corporate LAN provided some implicit level of protection. You might have rationalized that because only people with access to the LAN could see data being transferred across the wire - and surely no one at your company would try to steal sensitive data - your data was secure. Likewise, your internal applications might not have been passing sensitive information and you leveraged password protection on the operating system. Although corporate LANs, corporate WANs, and intranets might provide adequate security for some applications, many applications are now deployed across wide-area public networks such as the Internet. The danger is that along with the ease of accessibility to... (more)

Tips, Tricks & Recipes for Sybase ASE

Tips, Tricks & Recipes for Sybase ASE Author: Rob Verschoor Publisher: Sypron Publications, The Netherlands In contrast with Rob Verschoor's previous book, The Complete Sybase ASE Quick Reference Guide, his new book, Tips, Tricks & Recipes for Sybase ASE, is a full-size book filled with a lot information that ASE administrators and ASE developers will find useful. It provides dos and don'ts, and tips on how to keep your data intact, performant, and valid, and your ASE users happy. The author, Rob Verschoor, is a certified DBA for ASE 12.5/12.0, and a freelance consultant with his o... (more)

AXIS Third-Generation Web Services Implementation

Web services is an emerging technology driven by the will to securely expose business logic beyond the firewall. Through Web services you can encapsulate existing business processes, publish them as services, search for and subscribe to other services, and exchange information throughout and beyond the enterprise. Web services will enable application-to-application interaction without the need to know anything about application implementations (languages, operating systems, tools) and without the need to write connectors to each new application. Gartner defines a Web service as ... (more)

DDDW Tips and Tricks

The DropDownDataWindow (DDDW) edit style is one of PowerBuilder's outstanding features. Yes, I know there are a lot of new and exciting capabilities in the upcoming release of PowerBuilder, but in this article I'll try to solve some of the current problems with the existing features that are popping up in nearly every project I've seen. Here I'll focus on DropDownDataWindows, including: How to get started with DDDWs Filtering DDDWs without losing the display value in other rows Catching the collapsing of a DDDW Trapping the cursor keys in a DDDW Autocomplete DDDW values Getting S... (more)

PowerBuilder Goes MP3

In this article I'll show you how to play MP3 files with your own "sound machine" written in PowerBuilder. But before we start to implement it, you should first understand what MP3 is. MPEG-1 Layer III, MPEG Audio Layer III, or MP3; it's all the same. I'll use the name MP3 from now on. Fraunhofer Gesellschaft (FhG) situated in Germany was the original company/founder in the development of the MP3 standard and received patent protection for it in 1989. The original name was EUREKA project EU147, Digital Audio Broadcasting. Dieter Seitzer, a professor at the University of Erlangen,... (more)