Sybase Releases PowerBuilder 10.5

 
 
By Darryl K. Taft  |  Posted 2006-04-17 Email Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

The new version of Sybase's rapid application development tool features new rich text control, data type support, Web services support and user interface enhancements.

Sybase has announced the availability of Sybase PowerBuilder 10.5, the latest version of its rapid application development tool. Dublin, Calif.-based Sybase said PowerBuilder 10.5 features several functionality enhancements and delivers improvements to the Sybase DataWindow data access, presentation and manipulation tool. The enhanced DataWindow capabilities include the ability to more easily build complex forms and reports using the auto-size height functionality for all bands in a report.
Another DataWindow enhancement is the TreeView DataWindow, a new presentation style that enables hierarchical data to be easily displayed.
Other new DataWindow features include new properties to make complex data access, data manipulation and data presentation easier, the company said. PowerBuilder 10.5 also includes a new rich text control, support for new data types, enhanced support for Web services, and user interface enhancements, the company said. "We are calling PowerBuilder 10.5 the "back to basics" release because the focus is truly back to its roots, which is what our loyal developers have asked for," said Karen Frederiksen, director of Application Development Technology at Sybase, in a statement.
Guru Jakob Nielsen offers advice on designing applications for usability. Click here to watch the video. "Core enhancements, including improvements to the DataWindow and advanced support for Web services, have been made to help developers build better applications, faster." "For more than eight years Power-Builder has provided the foundation on which Synergy has built its business critical applications," said Des White, Product Development Manager at Synergy Logistics, in a statement. "The power, flexibility and overall product stability of PowerBuilder has supported Synergy in making complex application changes with confidence, enabling our clients to take advantage of the latest technical advances with least risk and maximum benefit." Check out eWEEK.coms for the latest news, reviews and analysis in programming environments and developer tools.
 
 
 
 
Darryl K. Taft covers the development tools and developer-related issues beat from his office in Baltimore. He has more than 10 years of experience in the business and is always looking for the next scoop. Taft is a member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and was named 'one of the most active middleware reporters in the world' by The Middleware Co. He also has his own card in the 'Who's Who in Enterprise Java' deck.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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