Back in 2003, Sybase introduced CodeXchange, an online forum that allowed developers to share code samples and collaborate on open source projects.  Unfortunately, in 2009 Sybase decided to shut down that system. [...]

Fortunately, there is an alternative.  A bit of searching turned up a the Git MSSCCI provider from PB Software.  It not only works, but it's free.  It's also being actively supported.  There have been releases in 2014, 2015 and 2017.

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The Swiss PowerBuilder User Group is organizing its next meeting on Wednesday, November 30, 2016.

They will welcome again in Zurich Bruce Armstrong who will demonstrate how PowerBuilder Classic 12.6 applications can be used to access any database using OData, then will explain how PowerBuilder Classic can communicate with WCF web services and finally, will demonstrate Desktop App Converter on PowerBuilder Classic applications. 

Their second speaker Michael Kramer, will present ORCA for all those of us thinking about improving their existing automated builds or creating new ones and streamlining the release process.

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Location: Hotel Krone Unterstrass, Schaffhauserstrasse 1, CH-8006 Zurich

Exciting news! Appeon and SAP have signed an agreement confirming the release of new major versions of ‪#‎PowerBuilder‬. We have no doubt that Appeon will provide PowerBuilder users with a great development platform for years to come and we look forward to seeing all the great new features!

This PBTV Webcast will demonstrate how to add new security features to your PB applications with Visual Guard a security Framework for PowerBuilder, .Net and Java applications.

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by Rik Brooks (Author)

The Second Edition of this book comes 15 years after the first. Now that PowerBuilder development is the responsibility of Appeon I feel that a resurgence of the language is just around the corner. I have updated the book with advances since PowerBuilder version 6. 

For PowerBuilder developers, the DataWindow object offers remarkable power -- and most developers have only scratched the surface of what it can do. Part reference, part tutorial, The Definitive DataWindow is the most systematic guide to the DataWindow every written -- covering everything from the basics to the most advanced skills and techniques. Leading PowerBuilder developer Richard Brooks begins with an in-depth look at the relationships between DataWindows, relational databases, and SQL -- demonstrating powerful techniques for returning data to applications more quickly and efficiently. Brooks reviews the Database Painter, showing how to automate interface conventions company-wide; then introduces the DataWindows control, in-depth. Readers will master every option and characteristic available to DataWindow developers; the strengths and weaknesses of each type of DataWindow; and much more. The Definitive DataWindow includes detailed coverage of graphing, edit and formatting masks, object-oriented techniques for creating specialized DataWindows, and hundreds of advanced tips and techniques, many never before published 

While this is not the full story of the DataWindow, there is a lot more that can be said, it is the most comprehensive book on the subject and as far as the author can tell, it remains the only book on the market specializing in a single programming object. 

Kindle Edition available on Amazon

The 2015 Edition of Novalys yearly PowerBuilder Survey is available!

Following the announcement that Appeon may take over the development of PowerBuilder, they added questions to let them better understand your needs.

Take the 2015 PowerBuilder survey to specify your needs and help Appeon build a roadmap that best meets your expectations.

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Sybase and PB User Group Switzerland will be holding, June 11th, an event with the main topics Appeon and PowerBuilder insider tips. Registration closes June 3rd, so don't miss out on this opportunity to meet with PB and Appeon experts! 

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Moving at the Speed of Change

May 6-7-8, 2015 

The North Carolina PowerBuilder User Group (ncpbug.org), Appeon Corporation, Novalys and Zeenyx are pleased to announce the 2015 Charlotte PowerBuilder Conference to be held on May 6-7-8 2015 in Charlotte, North Carolina. As with the successful inaugural event in 2014, the focus of the conference is the unparalleled Rapid Application Development tool PowerBuilder.

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Wednesday, May 27, 2015 - 8:00 AM PST (Los Angeles) / 17h00 CET (Paris)

Are you maintaining an application that you didn’t originally develop? Have teammates recently joined or left your development team? Learn how to understand complex code, before making any changes and incurring unexpected side effects.

In this presentation, we will use brand-new Visual Expert 2015 to:

  • Explore PowerBuilder and Oracle code,
  • Run impact analyses,
  • Generate detailed source code documentation.
  • and more!

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Ronan EzannoRonan has been working with PowerBuilder for over 10 years, beginning with PB 4.0. He has experience in a number of large French corporations in architecture, support, studies, and product development.

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