Sybase Thinks Small With Tool
Sybase Inc. last week released beta code for Pocket PowerBuilder, a scaled-down version of the company's application development platform aimed at devices.Sybase Inc. last week released beta code for Pocket PowerBuilder, a scaled-down version of the companys application development platform aimed at devices. The Dublin, Calif., company said Pocket PowerBuilder will let PowerBuilder users leverage their skills on the platform and build mobile and wireless applications that run on Microsoft Corp.s Windows CE operating system devices. Company officials said Pocket PowerBuilder maintains such features as the Sybase DataWindow data access technology and Sybase SQL Anywhere Studio, the companys mobile database and enterprise synchronization solution.
"Overall, I think Pocket PowerBuilder is a good addition to the mobility development tools market," said Warren Wilson, an analyst at Summit Strategies Inc., in Bellevue, Wash. "I think there is definitely a need, as the mobility market is still young. PowerBuilder has a large, active community of developers who I think will generally welcome a tool that lets them use their existing skills to extend applications into the mobile space."