From the Publisher
Using PowerBuilder in a real-world, corporate environment: a complete guide and toolset. This is the first guide to the realities of using PowerBuilder in mission-critical corporate applications. It describes the necessary elements required to set up a working client/server infrastructure for developing GUI applications. It covers everything from setting up the team environment to database and networking considerations and building three-tier client/server systems. It presents actual PowerBuilder coding techniques, performance tips, and pitfalls to avoid. Part Two of the book details a strong application framework that serves as a guide for development. Each object is detailed completely so the reader will understand each element of the framework throroughly. The accompanying CD-ROM provides unrestricted use of thousands of lines of proven, valuable PowerBuilder code. Extensive examples, written for Microsoft SQL Server and Oracle 7, are provided throughout. A powerful Oracle7 database performance monitor is included for Oracle users, along with other custom software showing practical uses for the techniques described in the book. For all corporate application developers who use or are interested in using PowerBuilder.
From the Back Cover
The must-have guide to building industrial-strength applications, you can't afford to be without.
PowerBuilder 5 Developer's Resource takes you where others fall shortright into the heart of the corporate developer's environment. Go beyond the world of `How To . . .' books and see first hand how to make your PowerBuilder applications achieve maximum impact.
*Understand how multi-tier applications can impact your system in both a positive and negative way
*Gain insights into PowerBuilder datawindow and scripting techniques
*Learn from case studies, including real life examples of systems that failed
*Discover iron-clad database and networking techniques that put your PowerBuilder applications in the fast lane
*Learn the Tips, Tricks, and Gotcha's that help you avoid performance problems while saving countless hours of testing and troubleshooting
*Master the experts' techniques for coding GUI applications in a real-world team environment.
The PowerBuilder 5 Developer's Resource is your unique single source for building industrial-strength PowerBuilder applications in today's corporate environment. There's nothing else like it available today.