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Yakov Werde Investigates the new version of PowerBuilder

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Yakov Werde has just written an article on DevX, which looks at the new version of Sybase's long running and successfull RAD development tool... PowerBuilder.

Yakov states...

'A dormant giant gets a new lease on life as a .NET-compatible development environment.'

I dont know if I totally agree with him on the use of dormant, as there are still many customers continuing to use PB, but the rest of his statement...how right he is, as PowerBuilder 12 .NET includes new features such as...

  • A brand new MS Visual Studio 2010-based IDE
  • .NET 3.5 CLR compliance
  • A completely new UI windowing system based on Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF)
  • Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) support for integrating applications into a service oriented architecture (SOA) design.

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Yakov is the president of eLearnIT LLC, a firm that designs, develops and delivers eLearning courses for IT professionals and end users of their systems. eLearnIT has an exclusive rich media web-delivered core PowerBuilder course.

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As one of the Sybase Technical Evangelists, Ian regularly addresses technical audiences all over the world and his sessions are always very well attended. He also writes education classes, whitepapers, demos and articles for various Sybase products and publishes regularly in Journals such as SYS-CON's PBDJ and International Developer Magazine. He is also the Sybase Unwired Platform & PocketBuilder Evangelist and works closely with the team in Dublin, CA and Concord, MA on new features and demonstrations for the products. In his customer-facing Evangelist role, Ian is very involved with the design, production and testing of Enterprise class Unwired Solutions, that have been implemented using Sybase's Unwired tools for Sybase customers around the globe. In addition, Ian is a dedicated technical expert continually working with Sybase's key partners and clients to enhance the capabilities of the Unwired solutions that Sybase can offer to its customers. Ian can also be found on Twitter @ithain

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