PB to Java


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PowerBuilder does have intellisense Well, intellisense is something specific to Visual Studio I believe, but PowerBuilder does have something called Autoscript that isn’t nearly as cool as intellisense but it is very useful. I wouldn’t have wasted the time writing a blog post about this until I learned that all […]

PowerBuilder Intellisense – How to activate in PB


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PowerBuilder Jobs are Trending Upward in 2010 A few weeks ago I posted a poll for predictions about PowerBuilder 12 for 2011 and the majority of readers feel optimistic about PowerBuilder in 2011.  This prompted me to do some research for real-world statistics about the current trend.  I found this […]

PowerBuilder Job & Salary Trends 2011 – Up 21%


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PowerBuilder Predictions for 2011 – Dead, Alive, Comeback? No Login Necessary for Voting or Comments! Vote once per day to see results!    Comments welcome and require no login! [polldaddy poll=4470613] Pass it on… Short URL for Twitter:  http://poll.fm/2ntjp Facebook URL:  http://poll.fm/f/2ntjp update Feb-4, 2011: The DisplacedGuy – PowerBuilder Predictions […]

PowerBuilder Predictions 2011, Vote Now!



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Using the SplitButton control in your Silverlight 4 Application What is the SplitButton? The SplitButton is a nice control that allows you to turn one button into many different click options.  For example, you might have a Save button, with a split section that drops down with options to Save-As, […]

SplitButton Control in Silverlight 4 – Silverlight Toolkit


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Web Developers aren’t really true programmers. Remember the old days, the mid 1990’s when Visual Basic (pre .net) and Front-Page were the tools of the web developer?   It wasn’t long after they were doing “shadow-IT” developing Clipper and Dbase programs that you ultimately ended up supporting or converting to […]

Web Development is Easy & Web Applications Are Boring


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Help Me Make DisplacedGuy Blog Better For You! Without your feedback I have no way of knowing what I’m doing right, and what I’m doing wrong.  If you tell me then I will do my best to make changes. What things would you like to see more of, and what […]

Making DisplacedGuy More Useful, Please Let Me Know Here



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A Great Opportunity to get two latest versions of PowerBuilder for free. By joining the International Sybase User Group (either as a Gold or Green member) you are eligible to receive PB 11.5 for free, it is under a special license for developers only and you can’t deploy any production […]

PowerBuilder 11.5 and 12.Net For Free!!


I decided to try out a WordPress plug-in for polls to find out what everyone is doing with PB, or what they are not doing with PB. The results are anonymous and you get to see the results immediately after taking. How are you using PowerBuilder, or replacements?online surveys

PowerBuilder Poll – Using PB? Java? WaveMaker?


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Converting PowerBuilder Applications to Java  –  Tip #1 Overview I had to convert a PowerBuilder application to Java for a client recently and documented some information to help out any other PB developers who might need to do the same.  The task is not a fun one but it forced […]

Converting PowerBuilder Applications to Java – Tip #1