Quick Tip: Line continuation Char in code

In English, we use sentences that are made up of words which are typically separated by spaces (” “) and tabs. We use commas, and semi-colons to create pauses and we keep reading until we see a period. If the sentence is too long to fit on a line (typically 72 – 80 characters on […]

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Sybase EAServer: Taking Control – Changing JVM in Jaguar Manager

EA Server 5.5 comes with a manager application called Jaguar Manager (also called Sybase Central). This is really a Java product, but in this version it’s wrapped in a program called scjview.exe. This is available in %SYBASE%\Shared\Sybase Central 4.3\win32. I found out this is using an old JRE 1.4. (I use process explorer in Sysinternals. […]

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Powerbuilder: Datawindow – what tier?

In continuation of my recent post about PowerBuilder – what tier, I would like to explore a little more on the technical front. In any books or articles on the power of PowerBuilder, you will always confront a Datawindow. A Datawindow is the heart of the GUI development in PowerBuilder. By design, a datawindow is […]

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Powerbuilder – what tier left?

FirstĀ it was 2-tier Client/Server (2-tier) technology was the leading application development methodology in the early 1990s. This was in total contrast to the centralized development methodologies applied to mainframe architecture before. Now, suddenly, you can have localized programs that can be made to cooperate, to get major business functions done. Companies were feverishly working on […]

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Powerbuilder and Source Code Control (SCC)

I posted about Source Code ControlĀ in general earlier. Various source code control software exist, named as Version Control Systems(VCS) or Source Control Systems (SCS) or even Source Code Control System (SCCS)*. If you noticed, these tools works at the file level – the smallest unit that can be handled in any Operating System. Typically, you […]

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PowerBuilder DB Trace – SQL Extraction Utility

If you ever have to debug database scripts in PowerBuilder, the DB Trace option comes in handy. As I mentioned in my earlier post on Enabling DB Trace, you just need to prefix the DBMS name with Trace. For e.g., if your application works with Oracle, you will have say, SQLCA.DBMS=Trace ORA A typical DB […]

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