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February 2013 Newsletter

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Table of Contents:

  1. SUG-TX February Meeting: Building iPad and iPhone apps with Appeon for PowerBuilder
  2. Future SUG-TX Meetings  
  3. Using WordPress To Rebuild The SUGTX.ORG Website
  4. Join the SUG-TX LinkedIn Group 
  5. Database & Developer Digest Blog
  6. New Benefit: Complimentary ASUG Membership
  7. Sybase Training Schedule  

1)  SUG-TX February Meeting: Building iPad and iPhone apps with Appeon for PowerBuilder

The Sybase Users’ Group of Texas will hold their next meeting on Tuesday, February 26th, 2013. The presentation will be on the Appeon Mobile platform, which is in Beta testing and allows for development of iPhone and iPad applications using PowerBuilder.

Appeon Mobile is the first and revolutionary solution that enables PowerBuilder developers to rapidly and easily build native mobile apps from the PowerBuilder IDE. Native mobile apps, unlike HTML apps, offer powerful native mobile functionality, fast performance, and offline application access. Appeon Mobile Apps, although native, can be run on virtually all mobile device OS, including iOS, Android, and Windows Phone.

Appeon’s roadmap for 2013 and beyond will also be reviewed.  Don Clayton and Jeff Wayt, two of our own SUG_TX User Group Board of Directors, plan to show a preview of the Appeon Mobile Beta.


4:00pm: Networking, Introductions, Welcome

4:15pm: Presentation – Appeon Mobile platform and Roadmap

5:30pm: Q&A

6:00pm: Reception

The meetings are held at HAL-PC, 4543 Post Oak Place, Suite 200, Houston, TX  77027.

Post meeting discussions at Champps Americana (at the Uptown location).

2)  Future SUG-TX Meetings

Mark your calendar for future topics for SUG-TX Meetings:

March 26                       Monthly Meeting        TBA

April 23                         Monthly Meeting       TBA

3)  Using WordPress To Rebuild The SUGTX.ORG Website

The Sybase User’s Group of Texas recently finalized a rewrite of its website  The site has been completely rebuilt using leading web technologies, including WordPress, commercial-grade WordPress templates, and WordPress widgets. The goal of this effort was to improve the content and maintainability of the SUGTX.ORG site. Visit and let us know what you think about it.

4)  Join the SUG-TX LinkedIn Group

The Sybase Users’ Group of Texas has a group in LinkedIn.  If you wish to join, submit a request.  You can find the group by searching for “Sybase Texas” in the groups directory.  Contact if you have any questions.

5)  Database & Developer Digest Blog

Check out the Database & Developer Digest Blog by Adrian Bridgwater at  One of his latest blogs talks about SAP’s Business Information Warehouse. Bridgwater states “SAP likes to refer to SAP BW (in its shorter acronym-based form) as a matter of course, often without fully defining the technology.

Here is a nice, short, easily digestible definition of this software.

The reporting, analysis, and interpretation of business data is of central importance to a company in guaranteeing its competitive edge, optimizing processes and enabling it to react quickly and in line with the market and this is where SAP BW sits.

“As a core component of SAP NetWeaver, the SAP Business Information Warehouse (SAP BW) provides data warehousing functionality, a business intelligence platform, and a suite of business intelligence tools that enable businesses to attain these goals.”

“Relevant business information from productive SAP applications and all external data sources can be integrated, transformed, and consolidated in SAP BW with the toolset provided. SAP BW provides flexible reporting and analysis tools to support you in evaluating and interpreting data, as well as facilitating its distribution. Businesses are able to make well-founded decisions and determine target-orientated activities on the basis of this analysis.” Learn more at

6)  New Benefit: Complimentary ASUG Membership

Effective February 7th, ISUG-TECH Gold Members in the US & Canada can receive complimentary membership in ASUG – the Americas SAP User Group.  ISUG-TECH and ASUG are partnering together to ensure that members in both organization can leverage the best of both worlds! Follow the ISUG Member’s Blog at and be the first to know about more upcoming changes.

7)   Sybase Training Schedule

Contact:  972-687-6400

Register: 1 800-8-SYBASE

Please verify class availability with Sybase registration or

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Do you have suggestions for our group? Would you like to present your Sybase solutions to the Sybase Users’ Group of Texas? The group is always looking for compelling presentations for our monthly meetings. Let us hear them!

Please forward this newsletter to anyone interested in learning more about Sybase products. To be added to or removed from the SUG-TX mailing list, subscribe to the mailing list at the SUG-TX Community on the website. Contact if you have any questions.

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