Every time SAP comes out with a new set of pdf manuals, the meta data has to be corrected. Often the stored titles, description, etc are wildly wrong. Very sloppy and unprofessional for a mega corp the size of SAP.
The ePub book format has been out for many years and has many features that make it tablet, phone, PC, whatever friendly. Reading a SAP manual at night? No problem, change the font color to white on black so you don’t wake your spouse. The font is too small? No problem, choose a larger or different font. You can’t do any of that with a PDF. Try reading the ASE Admin guides on a 4″ iPhone. I dare you. You might as well pour salt in your eye sockets.
Last night I updated Workspace’s DTP with the standard DTP release from Eclipse’s website. Several oddities started showing up when accessing the DTP releases:
Testing the connection worked fine but when you open the database connection to a Sybase ASE database errors are reported:
If you run into this issue, you will need to uninstall Sybase’s Workspace (delete the %SYBASE%/Workspace directory after the uninstall is complete) to resolve it.
I’ve created feature request CR 565285 with Sybase:
Workspace’s DTP (data tools platform) should be updated with the DTP current release from Eclipse. This will allow developers that work in a mixed environment to use Workspace with non-Sybase DBMS’s (view stored procedures, triggers, etc).
If you believe that this feature request is desired, please let Sybase know.
It is the most installed embedded database on the planet hands down. Don’t believe me? You know that Firefox web browser, Thunderbird newsreader, most Adobe products, Miro, etc all have it embedded? – reference http://www.sqlite.org/mostdeployed.html
We use it extensively at work as:
staging for mass data imports/exports/conversions
local application ‘cache’ for large data sets
projects that don’t require all the features of Sybase ASE (or Oracle for that matter)
One of the best features is that the database itself in platform independent… copy the db on to AIX from your Windows box … then on to your old Amiga … then on to your windows mobile device. Getting the point? 🙂
I really wish Sybase would make it so that the Sybase ASE databases were truly platform and character set/sort order independent… but that is in another dream 😉
Not a blurb in the PowerDesigner/PowerBuilder manuals or anything
After a horrible flight (I really really hate United Airlines – I swear this is the very last time I ever fly with them. Fly the Friendly Skies my a$$.), I arrived at the Mandalay Bay Resort for Sybase TechWave 2007.
If you came last year, the inside of the Mandalay Bay Resorts looks awfully like Caesar’s Palace did. So much so, that you will have strong feelings of déjà vu. For that matter, the Rio did also. Is this a common thing for Las Vegas casino/hotels to do?
A friend of mine told me that many of the casino/hotels like Caesar’s Palace and Mandalay Bay have hidden cameras in the rooms for security reasons – that if there was any issues, the tapes are reviewed by security staff. I don’t know if that is true of just an urban legend. I guess with cameras being so tiny now, it would be difficult to locate any without a radio frequency detector (try getting an RF detector through airport security and I bet you will disappear to Guantánamo Bay.)
I met up with fellow TeamSybase members at the TeamSybase dinner tonight and was able to have a bit of food before the food was taken away. Damn you United Airlines! The best part of TechWave, and I can say this will hold true even on Friday when I return to Chicago, is that my good friend Loren Corbridge, project manager of Sybase Workspace, knit two baby stocking caps for my wife’s and my munchkin. A red stocking cap for a new born and a blue stocking cap for a year old. THANK YOU LOREN!!! I’ll be posting pictures of these beautiful stocking caps tomorrow.
I was looking through the help docs of Sybase Workspace when I ran across a link to the Workspace Videos. For anyone that wants to take a look at Workspace before purchasing or downloading the Evaluation: