The Definitive DataWindow: Your Key to PowerBuilder Success

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9780201702248: The Definitive DataWindow: Your Key to PowerBuilder Success

This book soon to be released in Kindle. I, the author, am currently working on a second edition that I hope will be out in June 2015. It will catch this book up to current.

For PowerBuilder, PowerJ and PowerSite developers, the DataWindow object offers remarkable power -- and most developers have only scratched the surface of what it can do. Part reference, part tutorial, The Definitive DataWindow is the most systematic guide to the DataWindow every written -- covering everything from the basics to the most advanced skills and techniques. Leading PowerBuilder developer Richard Brooks begins with an in-depth look at the relationships between DataWindows, relational databases, and SQL -- demonstrating powerful techniques for returning data to applications more quickly and efficiently. Brooks reviews the Database Painter, showing how to automate interface conventions company-wide; then introduces the DataWindows control, in-depth. Readers will master every option and characteristic available to DataWindow developers; the strengths and weaknesses of each type of DataWindow; and much more. The Definitive DataWindow includes detailed coverage of graphing, edit and formatting masks, object-oriented techniques for creating specialized DataWindows, and hundreds of advanced tips and techniques, many never before published.

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The cornerstone of Sybase's PowerBuilder rapid application development (RAD) tool, the DataWindow greatly facilitates the retrieval and presentation of information from relational databases. Over the years, it has proven its value as a powerful and versatile object that can solve a variety of client/server data handling challenges, and with each new version its capabilities have been expanded and enhanced.

The Definitive DataWindow explores the depths of the DataWindow and shows you how to take full advantage of this popular, but underutilized, technology. Drawing on his extensive knowledge and experience, Richard Brooks leads you from DataWindow basics to its most sophisticated and rarely mined capabilities, providing the insights and advanced skills needed to master this important database development technology.

This book focuses on an in-depth understanding of the DataWindow object, a comprehension that contributes to improved DataWindow control skills, database programming, and user interface design. Other topics include:

  • Database Painter techniques for creating customized edit masks and display formats
  • Graphing, from basic functions to techniques for animating graphs in response to user actions
  • The DataWindow mini-language that creates sophisticated results with virtually no programming
  • Creating a library of specialized DataWindows
  • The DataWindow's role in distributed application development
  • The DataWindow Version 7.0 interface
  • The DataWindow with PowerJ and PowerSite
  • Sample code taken directly from existing programs that are running in real-life applications

    For those new to the topic, this book presents background on relational database technology, SQL, and DataWindow fundamentals. An entire chapter is devoted to pragmatic tips and techniques for overcoming real-world database development problems. The accompanying CD-ROM features a shareware copy of StarTeam and English Wizard.

    Part tutorial, part reference, and part practical guide, this indispensable resource will greatly enhance your use of the DataWindow and your overall database programming skills.



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  • About the Author:

    Richard Brooks, an independent consultant, is one of the most renowned members of the PowerBuilder community. He is the webmaster of Rik's PowerBuilder Dojo (www.1313mockingbirdlane.com/dojo/), a popular online resource for PowerBuilder programmers. He has authored several books on PowerBuilder, including the PowerBuilder 4 Developer's Handbook, The Zen of PowerBuilder, and the PFC Programmer's Reference Manual. He is on the editorial staff of the PowerBuilder Developer's Journal and writes a monthly column for the same publication called "DataWindow Magic." 020170224XAB04062001

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