Last year, after migrating a client's application from PFC 5.0.02 to 6.5,
then applying some enhancements to take advantage of new features, the
program began giving the following PFC error message: "For certain
functionality the PFC DataStore requires a reference to its parent window.
One of these cases has been encountered. To let the DataStore know who its
parent window is, call the of_SetParentWindow() function after the DataStore
At first I was disturbed that the PFC developers had coupled the DataStore to
a parent object. And worse, not only a parent object, but a window object.
This would mean that every DataStore had to be associated with a window. I
assumed I'd be forced to use my frame window as a parent for all the "free
range" DataStores in my application. After analyzing the PFC code changes, I
realized that the DataStore requires a parent w... (more)
Another TechWave issue? You bet! In addition to our content changing to flow
with the currents of technology, our schedule is also changing. We've been
moving up the schedule each month with the goal of getting on the magazine
racks by the first of the month rather than the middle, which has been the
case for quite some time. The July issue was going to be the TechWave issue
because we hadn't anticipated having the August issue ready by July 30. After
getting July out earlier than expected, we went full speed ahead on this
issue and I'm now proud to say we're back on schedule. Bo... (more)
Once again Sybase's annual conference is quickly approaching. TechWave 2000
will be held at the location most popular among past attendees, Disney
World's Swan and Dolphin hotels, from July 30 through August 3. Following the
precedent set last year, this year's TechWave will cover all of Sybase's
products rather than just the development tools, which was the standard until
The theme of this year's conference, "e-nabling your future," is reflected in
a heavy Web development/e-commerce emphasis in the sessions being offered.
Certainly that's where the excitement is in t... (more)
For Sybase TechWave 2002 at the San Diego Convention Center, the PowerBuilder
team has been getting ready to show off some of the next-generation
capabilities currently under development for PowerBuilder 9.0.
They've been busy developing Web, distributed, and client/server capabilities
that will further your development needs. These new features are an
indication of the brighter future that's in store for PowerBuilder as we move
forward with its evolution. If you're at TechWave, be sure to swing by the
PowerBuilder booth or Technology Boardwalk area in the exhibition hall to see ... (more)
Recently I was contemplating a situation at one of my company's projects and
a parable that Jesus told came to mind. The parable goes like this. There are
two men, one wise and one foolish. The wise man carefully chose a rock to
build his house upon and the foolish man chose to build his upon the sand.
When the rain fell, the floods came, and the wind blew, the wise man's house
stood firm because it was built upon the rock. The foolish man's house, built
on an unstable foundation, fell and "great was its fall."
Details about the structure aren't told though it's plain that the