The International Data Corporation (IDC) just released an interesting White Paper looking at the past and the future of PowerBuilder and Sybase entitled "IDC White Paper: Sybase PowerBuilder: A Tradition of Productivity Evolved for Modern Developer Ecosystems". There are various points highlighted:
" Sybase PowerBuilder provides the following benefits:
- A mature and highly functional application development environment that is currently in its sixteenth major release. Since its inception in 1991, PowerBuilder has aggressively evolved to meet customer demands for new architectures and technologies.
- A powerful, yet easy-to-use scripting language, which has been kept current to support modern language features and techniques that permit the construction of business logic tying the user interface to the enterprise data... "