I specialize in Sybase database design and administration, in
designing and developing client-side applications in C and perl
(using OpenClient) and in writing ad-hoc Open Servers.
I am available for short or long term consulting contracts - please send me
an email at firstname.lastname@example.org for
Sybase and perl
Perl is a really powerful tool. It can be
used both to write small system administration scripts, and large complex
systems. I discovered perl back in 1990, and immediately saw the utility of
adding Sybase support to the language. The first version of sybperl
(the Sybase OpenClient extension to perl) was released in 1991, and has since
evolved considerably. You will find documentation and source for sybperl and
other perl and Sybase related packages in the Freeware section of
I run a mailing list for Sybase-related perl issues that covers sybperl
and DBD::Sybase. The list address is email@example.com.
Send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org with
in the body to subscribe. To unsubscribe, send a message to the same address with
unsubscribe in the body of the message.
The mailing list is archived and searchable:
I have also recently taken over the maintenance of
sqsh, the isql replacement written by
Scott C. Gray. The sqsh project has been moved to
Sybase and linux
Sybase released a free version of Adaptive Server Enterprise
(for both development and production) a few years ago, and I found that
really interesting, so I started following it. As there are quite a few
newcomers to Sybase that start with the Linux version I decided to start
a FAQ, which can be found on this site.
Linux is now one of the core platforms for Sybase ASE, and
I currently manage several ASE 12.5.x installations on linux.
News Flash: Sybase has just started offering the ASE Express Edition version of ASE. This is a special version that has some limitations, but
that is apparently free for both development and production. See
for more information.
The International Sybase User Group (ISUG)
I'm a past board member of the International Sybase
User Group (ISUG). I strongly encourage you to become a member.
The cost is currently US$95 per year for a complete membership, and the benefits are really
worth it (several books, educational discounts, conference discounts...
and a free copy of Adaptive Server Anywhere!)
There are several electronic mailing lists that are handled by the ISUG.
The most important to me is
email@example.com which has been set up as a meeting point
for everyone who is interested in Sybase Adaptive Server Enterprise on linux.
See Sybase on Linux for