Paul Harvey, the great American radio personality, would always conclude his
colorful broadcasts with the quip "And now you know the rest of the story."
For those of you not acquainted with Paul's broadcasts, here's a sample. If
you get to about 3:40 in, you'll hear the classic remark. Paraphrasing Paul's
tag line, in this article you'll learn "the rest of the story" about RAD
Development methodology in PowerBuilder 12.5 .NET using a Referenced PB
Assembly Target. I'll explain the technique and implementation steps using
the open source PEAT PFC demo application.
In a previous PBDJ article, "Slicing the Pie with PowerBuilder .NET 12.1 EBF
Project Partitioning," I wrote about achieving Classic RAD-like build/test
speeds in .NET WPF applications by configuring the Project object
partitioning feature. This feature lets you logically carve up a large
application into a... (more)
I grew up in a Brooklyn NY apartment building. As a young kid, one of my
rainy day after-school pastimes was playing card games with the other kids in
my building. One of the games we played was crazy eights. If you're curious
about this simple card game, check out the Wikipedia description at
Recently I was tasked with migrating a legacy application with distant roots
in version 4, up to PowerBuilder 12 .NET. The trip over to version 12 Classic
went fine with nary a hitch. The ride over to .NET was not too bumpy either.
But then I start... (more)
If you don't know the words to this classic folk song, here they are:
Oh, the old gray mare, she ain't what she used to be, Ain't what she used to
be, ain't what she used to be. The old gray mare, she ain't what she used to
be, Many long years ago.
I can't count how many times I heard this song's melody in the background of
an animated cartoon. Usually it was played at a slow pace in an exaggerated
manner to accompany a worn-out character trudging along, apparently bogged
down by some trouble or other. (If you listened to different melodies as a
kid, check it out here
Greetings to all!
Here's a list of URLs to the free PowerBuilder .NET rich media training
content I have created for Sybase to date:
.NET Language Features:
Windows Communication Foundation:
Refactoring Classic Applications: Introduction to Unit Testing Methodology:
WPF Stock Trader Reference Application Story; Four Platform Deploys, One code
One of the indicators that cause a technology to be categorized as legacy is
the inability to find a ready supply of trained professionals to work with
From the organizational viewpoint, a lack of HR supply increases software
risk, decreases an organization's ability to make changes to the system and
positions the system as a candidate for migration to another platform.
A recent CNN Money report titled "Why You Can't Find a Job" points out that
"The ... issue is mismatch. Firms have jobs, but can't find appropriate
The workers want to work, but can't find appropria... (more)