EAServer has a robust built-in security mechanism to safeguard your business
components. Occasionally, it may be necessary to access a legacy security
infrastructure to determine privileges or to log access.
In those situations EAServer supplies a way to extend its native security
system. This article illustrates how EAServer custom security can be
implemented using a PowerBuilder standard component.
Corporate information systems face many security threats. Some threats are
addressed in software at the server level. Table 1 lists some threats and
approaches to thwarting them.
These features are present in the standard product offering and can be
configured by a system administrator to suit corporate security policy.
Occasionally a custom security policy must be implemented to augment, extend,
or substitute for the "out-of-the-box" solutions.
Why Add Custom ... (more)
This two-part series examines and contrasts PowerBuilder .NET 12.5.1's new
dynamic assembly feature with corresponding dynamic library functionality in
PowerBuilder Classic. The discourse is presented in the context of a
simplified yet practical use case. Part 1 presented the use case, reviewed
pertinent PowerBuilder Classic dynamic APIs and presented a Classic PBD
implementation. Part 2 introduces PowerBuilder .NET 12.5.1's Dynamic Assembly
feature, reveals relevant PowerBuilder .NET generated assembly internals, and
presents a PowerBuilder .NET use case implementation. Along th... (more)
Filmed by yours truly live at the Connecticut PowerBuilder User Group meeting
February 2011. This was a great presentation by the master Jim O'Neil. We
were all thoroughly engaged in the content and learned a lot. I'm sure you
Last quarter I received an assignment from Sybase marketing to interview Don
Clayton of Intertech Consulting of Houston TX to discuss his recent
PowerBuilder Classic to PowerBuilder .NET success project. Fresh from my
IDC PowerBuilder .NET migration seminar experience with the well-known
industry analyst Al Hilwa, I drafted an outline of a conversation with Don.
I included all the elements of how I thought the story should flow; an
introduction, what the customer needs and pain were, what Don and his team
did and how it solved the problem. I shot the outline over to Don and he... (more)
Among PowerBuilder 12.5 .NET's new features comes the ability to use WCF to
call RESTful web services. This article, the first in a two-part series,
provides a PowerBuilder 12.5 .NET developer with the foundational knowledge
and skills to rapidly get up and running building PowerBuilder RESTful Web
Service clients. Along the way I'll share with you a few tips and
PowerBuilder 12.0 .NET provided the ability to call SOAP-based web services
using Microsoft's .NET 3.5 WCF API. I encourage those of you not familiar
with WCF and SOAP to view my PowerBuilder W... (more)