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...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
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
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 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...Powerbuilder 5 to Powerbuilder 10
We have migrated our application from powerbuilder 5 to powerbuilder 10.
after migration to version 10, alignment in most of reports disturbed.
please advice me some solution.
On Fri, 29 Feb 2008 12:45:01 +0100, Adnan Jamil <email@example.com>
> Hi all
> We have migrated our application from powerbuilder 5 to powerbuilder 10.
> after migration to version 10, alignment in most of reports disturbed.
> please advice me some solution.
Is this a SQL Anywhere question?
If not, you have posted to the wrong forum.
If yes,...Use PowerBuilder DLL in PowerBuilder
We use PB6.5.
We would want to use a DLL create from PB in a PB application.
We compiled an a PBL as DLL.
After we tried to use DLL in a user object external, but without success.
How can we do to use DLL create from PB or use in a new PB application some
object (visual and no) before compiled with PB?
Any help will be appreciated.
When you create a DLL from a PB library it is not really a standard Windows
DLL. I'm not sure what the difference is. If you are making calls from PB
then just use the standard PB calling syntax the ...Migrating PowerBuilder 8 to Powerbuilder 11
I am migrating a PFC based Powerbuilder 8 App. to PowerBuilder 11, I
am getting errors like illegal data type.
for a NVO n_cst_platformwin32 i am getting a syntax error, its not
allowing me to open that object.
Requesting your help
thanks & regards
If you're object (or any related object) failed to migrate
successfully, you won't be able to edit it in a regular painter;
you'll have to Edit Source to modify it.
If you're migrating, a glance through my Migration Guide (see below)
may help. The methodology there would allow you to identify...Upgrade to PowerBuilder 9 or PowerBuilder 10?
Our company is going to upgrade PowerBuilder. Currently we are using version
7, and we are going to upgrade either to version 9 or 10.
Does anyone have any recommendations if we should go for version 9 or 10?
What is the current release of version 10, and is it stable or is there a
lot of bugs?
If you have any hope of running the applications in the future on XP, W2003
or soon to be W2006 (LongHorn) you will have to jump over to UniCode - ie
PB10. So personally, I would recommend starting with P...The future of powerbuilder #3
I do like powerbuilder, especially the DataWindow, but it seems powerbuilder
developer is not popular recent days. I'd like to know what is the future of
"Taoge" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> I do like powerbuilder, especially the DataWindow, but it seems
> powerbuilder developer is not popular recent days. I'd like to know what
> is the future of PowerBuilder?
Dmitri, do You like the ...Powerbuilder
Hi all, I am probably not suppose to be asking this question here but I
have been unable to get into the beta news groups and we are getting a
little frazzled. Can anyone give us an example of a Jaquar NVO component
using a connection pool. We are trying to sync a datastore on easerver with
a datawindow and cannot establish a connection through the pool on easerver.
We are able to execute a method to insert a row and sync. If that means
anything. Thanks Den
We are using PB7.0 and EAServer3.0 betas on NT
Since the beta's well over and the product is about to be shipped, ...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