An enterprise portal is the converged "hub" of multiple, complementary
information management solutions, including document and content management,
information search and retrieval, knowledge management, team collaboration,
workflow, and business intelligence.
In this article, we describe what an enterprise portal is and give you a
brief overview of Sybase Enterprise Portal. Then we take a closer look at the
portal and go over some of the installation requirements and steps for the
Information Edition of the portal. We also delve into how to use a portal and
build components (called portlets) for the portal using PowerBuilder.
Finally, we include a section on portal security, an extremely important
aspect of having a portal. Whether you write your own portal software, are
thinking about using portal software, or are already using the Sybase
Enterprise Portal, this ... (more)
While writing one of my PowerBuilder 9 book chapters, I suddenly had an idea.
Wouldn't it be great to use PowerBuilder as a WAP front end? This would be a
cool application for Pocket PowerBuilder too (most of the new devices have
My first thought was that this might not be so easy. WML is based on XML -
PowerBuilder 9 offers good XML support - so not a problem here. No, the
problem might be the creation of the controls. Hmm, I had to dig around a
little bit and see if this could be a problem. Wait, I played around with the
WinCE API with PocketBuilder a few wee... (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
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)
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)