PowerBuilder is a popular rapid application development (RAD) tool for building object-oriented programmingclient/server applications the parts of which can be distributed within a network. PowerBuilder is a product of Sybase, a company that has historically been a leader in selling products for building distributed and replicated database in networks. A major feature of PowerBuilder (and its competitors) is the ability to create databases using an object-oriented interface. Applications created with PowerBuilder can access other popular types of databases on other major platforms using Open Database Connectivity (ODBC).

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