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** Hot News **  New Integrated Foundation Classes (2018R2) Released! "THE" Framework for Appeon PowerBuilder & PowerServer!(v2018.2.0.97 - March 29, 2018) Make your PB App's exciting to your MS-Window users!           Software Tool & Die Inc (STD) are very pleased to announce that they have just released a new version 2018R2 (build 2018.2.0.97) of their Integrated Foundation Class library framework for PowerBuilder 2017R2 build 1769, PowerServer 2017 Web and PowerServer 2017 Mobile build 1756!        STD are also very excited as this release represents another significant enhancement to the Integrated framework that really further exemplifies the power of Appeon PowerBuilder 2017R2 development environment! The new framework combined with PB2017R2 (Revision #2 - build 1769) really positions developers to take advantage of today's Agile and DevOps methodologies. Plus ... (more)

Hands-on Look at PowerBuilder 2017 R2

** Hot News **Hands-on Look at PowerBuilder 2017 R2Upcoming Webcast  January 31, 2018 - 9:00 AM PST (SAN FRANCISCO)     In this official Appeon Webcast, Appeon will share with you how PowerBuilder has been changed over the last 6 months, and update you on our direction.  This will be followed by a hands-on look and quick tutorial of new features in PowerBuilder 2017 R2.  Join us live to get the first-hand new features in the product and a chance to communicate with Appeon Stuff.     Recording of the Webcast will be sent to all registrants, so we recommend you register even if you can... (more)

PowerBuilder History - How Did It Evolve?

I have been asked many times by various clients, students, and the IT curious about PowerBuilder: When did Sybase develop the product and how did it evolve? I keep telling this story and answering e-mails on the subject. I am now to the point where I have decided that I should have PBDJ formally publish this story for posterity. This story is solely from my own personal perspective and I'm sure that I may have a somewhat distorted view of time and space (which keeps getting worse at my age). But anyway, here is a perspective of how life (as a DataWindow) began. Episode I - The P... (more)

PowerBuilder 11.2 Released: Sybase's Flagship IDE

Chris Pollach's Blog Sybase has released the production version of its flagship .NET development tool - PowerBuilder version 11.2. This latest release of its premier IDE for RAD includes not only standard fixes but also a good list of new features. Here is the "Coles Notes" version of these new features ...AJAX functionality for Web Forms applications introduces AJAX (Asynchronous JavaScript and XML) update functionality for Web Forms applications. With ASP.NET AJAX, the page is updated by refreshing individual regions of the page asynchronously. Telerik RadControls supported Power... (more)

Web Browser Version of the PowerBuilder CD Player Released

This release is written in PowerBuilder 12.1 (build 6518 - GA) and encompasses some interesting features that you can coax out of the Windows operating system. Normally, the application can be deployed as a Win32, Winform or WPF (using PB.Net) and allows the user to control music from any CD/DVD player attached to their PC. The amazing part of this story though is use of the Appeon Web product and it's ability to be able to translate the PowerScript based application into pure XML, HTML and jScript - thus totally removing the PBVM run-time dependency. Then, being able to reprodu... (more)