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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

PB Survey 2014

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PowerBuilder Worldwide Survey 2014


The fusion of Sybase and SAP, and the upcoming release of PB15 are currently raising a number of questions about PowerBuilder.


With this survey you'll learn more about:


The architecture of current & future PB Apps (Client/Server, Web, Mobile...)
The use of PowerBuilder versions: Who’s still using PB9/10? Who has moved to PB12.5.x?
The most awaited developments in PB!


Have Your Say
Tell us about your PowerBuilder usage and expectations, and help guide the future of PowerBuilder.



Submit your answer and access the previous results!

Thank you for supporting the PB Community!  

Regards ... Chris

Monday, March 31, 2014

Integrated Foundation Classes ( Service Pack #2) - GA Released!

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  Integrated Foundation Classes (Update)


Service Pack #2 (SP02)

(for PowerBuilder "Classic", Appeon Web and Appeon Mobile)
 
   Software Tool & Die Inc (STD) is very pleased to announce that they have just released an updated version of their Integrated Foundation Class library today for PowerBuilder "Classic", Appeon Web and Appeon Mobile!


   The latest version contains the following updates and has been tested with Appeon 2013R2 build 0110.00 using the official MR (maintenance  releases) of PowerBuilder "Classic". Testing inside of PB included Win32 (both p-code & m-code) deployments while testing inside of Appeon included Web (IE10/11 - 32 & 64bit) , latest Apple Tablet/Smart Phone and Android Tablet/Smart Phone  deployments.

   The FC's are *free* and can be downloaded (along with an updated sample Order Entry application) from the SourceForge website!


New ToolBar menu pop-up language support.
The changes to the FC's are as follows ..... 

Release 12.1.0 Changes ... March 31, 2014  GA -  SP02

  1. Added new code to the visual OLE container's (vs_ole_master) "externalexception" event.
  2. Added new code to the visual OLE container's (vs_ole_master) "error" event.
    Note: Items #1 & #2 bring the visual OLE container to be at par with its non-visual counter-part.
  3. Removed old Webform and WPF code from the abstract Window classes "wn_controller_master" and "wn_main_master".
  4. Corrected code in the base wn_master class that sets the Window titles on the PB application's tool bar RHMB
    Note: Original code was broken during the creation of the "integrated" framework.
  5. Toolbar pop-up menu item text now translated properly into alternate languages
  6. Abstract window class wn_zoom_master controls enlarged to allow easier gesture control when running on Tablets and Smartphones.
  7. Error handling code improved on the DataWindow and DataStore base classes
  8. Removed unnecessary duplicate object class "wn_log_viewer" from the English, French and Spanish PB Libraries
  9. Added new messages to the base message DataWindow "dw_messages_e /f /s".
  10. Added new "Filter" option to the "Log viewer" class (wn_log_viewer_master".
  11. Unit tested all code changes with PB 12.1 build 6518, PB 12.5.1 build 4015 and Appeon 2013R2 ( Build 0110.00 - 64 bit)
  12. Web Tested on IE 10 & 11 and Mobile tested on iO/s iPad4 and Android based Nexus 10 devices.
  13. Application Controller changed to check the Application Object's class mappings (ie: Error, Message, SQLCA, etc)
    Note: If these mappings do not point to the STD FC's objects, mapping errors will be logged and a message displayed.
  14. The Calendar base object "wn_calendar_master" now has new English, French and Spanish extensions!
  15. The "wn_calendar_master" was changed to allow either a String or Structure to pass the intial date.
  16. The "VGA" INI parameter and its associated code were removed from the FC's.
    (this was only used for Pocket PowerBuilder which is now deprecated).
  17. Fixed a bug handling the "Debug_Mode=" INI file setting
  18. Changed the Appeon INI setting in the default INI file to use the "Logging" keyword.
  19. Added new code to the FC's Logging feature to also simultaneously write to the Appeon Log file if "Logging=Y" in the APPEON section of the INI file.
  20. A new "oe_std_fc" event added to the Message, Transaction, Error, SQL Stage, and SQL Description base classes.
  21. A new "of_get_HPos" method added to the DataWindow Control base class to allow DC's to get the amount the user has already scrolled the DW object inside the control.
  22. Added new "of_log" to the "ghost" appeonextfuncs object in the "STD_FC_Appeon.pbl" to match the updated Appeon WorkArounds.pbl
    (Note: This is to ensure Appeon2013R2 compatibility).
  23. The PB.NET version of the framework was officially deprecated and is no longer supported!  
 











Futures

1)  Tune the PB, Appeon Web and Appeon Mobile single source framework.
2)  Add more PB, Web and Mobile features.
3)  Integrate Open Source tools like Spell Checking, OCR, Imaging  and more!
4) Add new GUI controls
5) Extend the IIS (Web Services) framework



  
 Note: There will be another release of the FC's coming soon for Appeon 7.0 (multiple browser support) ... Please stay tuned to this blog for more news releases!

Regards ... Chris

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Meet Appeon in Person!



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Meet Appeon Engineers at ISUG-Tech 2014 Conference

April 14-17 at the Hilton Atlanta in Atlanta, GA.
 
Appeon Logo


This is truly a wonderful opportunity for attendees of this conference. Appeon will be bringing four of the product engineers to Atlanta! They will be making the long trek over from China and are looking forward to meeting Appeon customers and PowerBuilder developers at the event.

Attending along with Appeon CEO Armeen Mazda will be:
  •     Peng Wang - Product Engineering Director
  •     Menghui Chen - Product Architect
  •     Larry Jia - Product QA Director
  •     Steven Yang - Technical Support Director

Appeon Workshop

There are also a number of pre- and post-conference workshops you can register for without having to register for the entire ISUG-Tech 2014 Conference. And the cost for Workshops is lower than the full conference.

For individuals who are interested in Appeon Workshop, please take a look at the overview video here. It will give you a taste for the workshop. The instructor for this workshop is Yakov Werde, who has been designing and delivering PowerBuilder and Web/Mobile App Development training for over 14 years.


Don’t want to miss the event!

Register for Appeon Workshop

Regards ... Chris

Friday, February 21, 2014

PBTV Guru's Coming to Charlotte, NC!

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PB Tour - Charlotte, North Carolina

vendredi, 10 janvier 2014 14:05

March 5, 6, 7, 2014

A three day conference will take place in Charlotte, North Carolina, and will cover the following topics, including, but not limited to:
  •  - PB 15 new features, 
  •  - Using Google Maps in PowerBuilder, 
  •  - Developing your own Webcam Component for a PB app, 
  •  - Theory and Practice of Tracking Boards,  
  •  - How to integrate Imaging Technology into your PB application,
  • And more
Get the latest news from SAP experts about PowerBuilder, its product roadmap and SAP’s current and future plans for the product. Ask questions to the experts and get the answers. Also don’t miss professional PowerBuilder training sessions and workshops.

Register

*Please note: registration form is at the bottom of the page


Regards ... Chris

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Appeon Learning Center

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Appeon Learning Center


A Roundup of Appeon Mobile 2.0 Tutorial
Appeon Mobile 2.0 is progressing nicely, and we want to express our sincere gratitude to the dozens of Pros and Enterprise beta testers who have used this product thus far. For those who haven’t yet explored Appeon Mobile, we’d like to remind you of several tutorials which we’ve recently released. We’d also like to remind you to submit your amazing mobile apps to inspire other developers.
WATCH TUTORIALS

Jumpstart Session: Get Started with Appeon Mobile Quickly
Appeon Jumpstart session is a one-to-one 1-hour live training, aiming to help new Appeon users to get started with Appeon product quickly. This training begins with an orientation session on how to install and use Appeon products, followed by several fun and informative opportunities to talk with our Appeon experts. Request a Jumpstart session now and tell us when is best for it.  

REQUEST A JUMPSTART SESSION

Technical Article: Appeon Mobile Device Integration
How many times have you seen these behaviors in a Mobile App? Like Us on Facebook. Post this to your Facebook Timeline. Tweet this on Twitter. Call Customer Support. Wouldn’t it be sweet if you could implement these kinds of behaviors in your Appeon Mobile app? This article will show you the all tricks you need.

READ THE ARTICLE

Appeon mobile 2.0 webcast
Be one of the first to see PowerBuilder applications on Android devices, as Armeen Mazda hosts a webcast in February on all things new for Appeon Mobile! Date and time are to be announced, so check back to our website for more details, or join our Facebook and Twitter accounts to receive a notification.

VISIT PBTV WEBSITE


Regards ... Chris

Appeon's World Tour 2014 Coming to Charlotte

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Developer Networking

March 5-7, Charlotte
 

Following the announcement of PB 15, your next chance to get up close and personal with Appeon and PB experts is at the Charlotte PowerBuilder Conference! This Conference, presented by NCPBUG and Appeon, will bring you the latest news and information on all things about PB and Appeon. We’ve listed the top 5 reasons why the upcoming PB Conference in Charlotte cannot be missed! From seeing the official SAP road-map for PB, to talking and attending workshops with Appeon experts!

MORE INFO - REGISTER - SUBMIT A SESSION


Regards ... Chris

Appeon 2.0 - Production Availability

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Appeon Product Announcement


Appeon Mobile 2.0 will be released on February 10
 

The much-anticipated refresh of Appeon Mobile, V2.0 finally has a release date: February 10, 2014. Having announced support for Android, this major release is becoming a great solution for developing apps quickly on iOS and Android. This is a huge win for enterprise customers trying to mobilize their core PowerBuilder applications onto mobile devices.
 
MORE INFO REQUEST A QUOTE


Regards ... Chris