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PowerBuilder: Alive and Well in the Land of Milk and Honey

Presenting PB 12 Developer Day In Tel Aviv

I just finished delivering two developer days in Tel Aviv Israel in cooperation with Ness Technologies, the local Sybase distributor.  Over 70 developers attended.  For over 5 hours I overviewed, described and demo'd lots of PB 12 .NET features.  For the last 1.5 hours of the day I led the groups through a series of hands on exercises to give them a real world flavor of new IDE and platform and their advanced capabilities. Attendee excitement was palpable as I led them through migrating and testing several Classic applications.  They were enthused as I led them through trying out some of .NETs WPF and WCF features inside the latest incarnation of their favorite tool.

The Israeli IT industry media stopped by to report on and film a part of the presentation.  Check out the story. Here's the link

Although the story is in Hebrew, you can watch me talk about WPF and PB in the English language interview in the embedded video.  You can get a rough translation of the report using the Bing or Google page translation service

See you soon at TechWave in DC.  I'll be leading a breakout session about the PB StockTrader Reference application that I coded and delivered on four platforms in 3 weeks!

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Yakov Werde, a 25 year IT industry veteran, is a member of TeamSybase and the newly formed Sybase Customer Evangelist Team. Yakov is a recognized author, speaker and trainer who has been designing and delivering PowerBuilder, .NET, EaServer, Web App Development, and Java training for over 14 years to corporate, military and government developers. Prior to discovering his aptitude as an educator, Yakov worked as an architect, project manager and application coder in the trenches of application software development. Yakov holds a Masters in Education with a specialty in instructional design for online learning from Capella University and a BS in math and computer science from Florida International University. Yakov, managing partner of eLearnIT LLC (, authors and delivers workshops and web based eLearning tutorials to guide professional developers toward PowerBuilder Classic and .NET mastery. Follow Yakov on Twitter as @eLearnPB