The Future of PowerBuilder
Earlier this year, I came across an article in one of the
weekly industry newspapers that stated that Sybase
was telling major customers that PowerBuilder will be
discontinued after version 8.0.
(I can't remember which newspaper had the story and
I can't seem locate it by doing a Google search.
But I'm not making this up - I really did see it.)
At the PowerBuilder Information Site ( www.justpbinfo.com )
I came across the following article:
The Future of PowerBuilder
Is there life after PowerBuilder 8? Rum...PowerBuilder future
I wonder what is the future of PB. I have just saw an
article which Jhon Chen (Sybase CEO) says the following:
According to Chen the company had become over-diversified,
lost sight of its core competencies. "A lot of our
businesses were very inefficient," he explains. "I was
asking, 'why are you doing this?' You know we had an SAP
consulting business - what for? We had a product that
competed with Microsoft Visual Basic - what for? I had to
get rid of some bits and pieces."
In my understanding, the only Sybase product that have
competed with VB is...The future of Powerbuilder
I am looking for opinions and viewpoints. I think
Powerbuilder has 2 distinct and quite different markets.
The small to medium sized software market and corporate IT
market. In the software market where results are easy to
measure on the bottom line I think PB is doing just fine.
The productivity, efficiency and swift development process
suites that market just fine. Just keep your customers
happy. I am amazed at what I have seen in PB based software
packages considering the total lack of documentation. That
speaks volume on the capabilities of PB if you just get into
O...The future of PowerBuilder...
That subject line should get your attention. <g>
I'm very pleased with the participation in this group. We've obviously
provided a well for a very thirsty group of developers!
As you may or may not know, PB 9 is about to go into Beta and the
feature set has pretty much been frozen. I know a lot of these
requests are for very useful features and hopefully many will some day
be incorporated into PB. I don't know what can be done for PB 9 at
this point. Just don't want to falsely get people's hopes up.
What I would like to do, is raise the discussion to a h...Power++ Future
I don't wish to be alarmist, but I have just heard (from a source close to
Sybase) that Sybase has stopped support for Power++, as it is "not a viable
Can anyone confirm or deny this with any authority?
I was hoping to hear this.
Mark Atkins wrote in message <01bdd58d$f61de020$b700000a@bacchus>...
>I don't wish to be alarmist, but I have just heard (from a source close to
>Sybase) that Sybase has stopped support for Power++, as it is "not a viable
We're not stopping support, in ...Future power
I just read the article" Future Power..Windows XP shows the direction
Microsoft is going."which Steve refered to in his post of 11/15/2002,
entitled "Feeling increasingly uneasy about Microsoft? in GRC. news.
I have just gotten back on line recently, which is why I have not read
the post & article untill now, due to my computer hard drive & mother
board having to be replaced. Since I am in the process of reinstalling
everything, it occured to me that this might be a good time to get rid
of Windows XP & install something else, more secure. I noticed that
Ste...power in Power
What does the ^ operator? I thought that it was the powering operator, but
when I got 3^2=1 instead of 9... OK, I know there is pow function somewhere,
On Sat, 5 Sep 1998 15:56:35 +0200, "Saso Zivanovic"
>What does the ^ operator? I thought that it was the powering operator, but
>when I got 3^2=1 instead of 9... OK, I know there is pow function somewhere,
The '^' operator is bitwise exclusive or. Although you can do some
things with Po...What generals generally do
Reading a McChrystal thread elsewhere, I came across someone quoting a
> I spent 33 years and four months in active military service and
> during that period I spent most of my time as a high class thug for
> Big Business, for Wall Street and the bankers. In short, I was a
> racketeer, a gangster for capitalism. I helped make Mexico and
> especially Tampico safe for American oil interests in 1914. I helped
> make Haiti and Cuba a decent place for the National City Bank boys to
> collect revenues in. I ...POWERBUILDER FUTURE?
i am in Powerbuilder for past 4 Years.....currently i am in
But my projects are in my last 4 years almost
maintenance & migration to advanced techniques...almost
zero development and the sad news is ,powerbuilder
developers are very less when compared to advance
u know the PB versions are also coming yearly once &
introducing new concepts also almost not useful(i discussed
with lot of PB developers almost they are not using the
so everybody is going slowly out of PB technology...
In india last few years Pb usage is re...Future of IT and place for PowerBuilder???
As you know, we've gone through many changes in IT:
1. Mainframe Computing
2. Client Server
3. Distributed (3-Tier)
4. Distributed (N-Tier/Web)
Given the fact that there's a possibility of great improvements in network
speeds and improved deployment methods, which of the following in your
opinion would become popular?
1. Thin-client, multi-tier, non-browser based technology become popular (and
hence boost PB market???)
2. Thin-client, multi-tier, browser-based web-technology (featuring
rich-client look) (and consequently PowerBuilder would evolve into a
web...Future of PowerBuilder #2
Can anybody point me to a good documentation or an article
about the future or the prospect of PowerBuilder??
Any feed back would be appreciated.
There are MANY threads in sybase.public.powerbuilder.futures.discussions NG.
Here is a link to a very knowledgeable website:
<AK> wrote in message news:firstname.lastname@example.org...
> Can anybody point me to a good documentation or an article
> about the future or t...The Future of Powerbuilder #2
I work for a fortune 500 company who is looking at developing a client
server software package. It is of course geared to be web enabled as well
as normal client server. As a Powerbuilder and Visual Basic programmer for
more than 8 years I believe that going with Powerbuilder on this project is
a good decision, my colleagues and managers does not. It has been rumored
for some time now that Powerbuilder is dying a slow but eminent death and
I'm rather saddened by this since I personally feel Powerbuilder is a great
tool to work with. I couldn't find any substantial informa...