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Monday, July 17, 2017

New Integrated Foundation Classes (2017R2) Released!

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  New Integrated Foundation Classes (2017R2) Released!

 "THE" PowerBuilder Classic & Appeon Framework!

(v2017.2.0.76 - July 17, 2017)
Framework
 
   Software Tool & Die Inc (STD) are very pleased to announce that they have just released a new version 2017R2 (build 2017.2.0.76) of their Integrated Foundation Class library framework for the latest Appeon PowerBuilder, Appeon Web and Appeon Mobile!
Note: This is the first release of the framework specifically for PowerBuilder 2017!


   The latest Integrated framework version contains the following updates and has been tested with MS-Windows 10 O/S (Creator Edition), PB 2017 build #1666 and the Appeon 2016 PowerServer  (build 1119). Testing inside of PB included Win32 (both P-code & M-code) and Win64 ( P-code) deployments. Testing inside of Appeon Web & Mobile included latest Web Browsers, latest Apple Tablet/Smart Phone and Android Tablet/Smart Phone  deployments.

Note: All the STD frameworks are free and can be downloaded from its STD Foundation Classes SourceForge project website.

Release 2017.2.0.76 - Major Release (2017R2) - change highlights ...

  • Migration of entire Integrated framework from PB 12.6 to PB 2017.
  • Added support for 64bit application processing.
  • Added "AddFontResourceEx" and "RemoveFontResourceEx" font API's to nc_app_controller_master
  • Added "ib_pdf_native" switch to support PB 2017's new native PDF feature to nc_app_controller_master
  • Revised code in nc_app_controller_master "of_get_dbms_version" method to use INI file
  • Revised code in nc_app_controller_master "of_set_pbdebug_on" method to support PB 2017
  • Revised code in nc_app_controller_master "of_set_pbdebug_output_file_name" method to support PB 2017
  • Revised code in nc_app_controller_master "of_set_pbdebug_delete" method to support PB 2017
  • Revised code in nc_app_controller_master "of_set_pbdebug_option" method to support PB 2017
  • Revised code in nc_app_controller_master "Constructor" for "expected" db version from INI file
  • Revised ns_ds_master to add ib_pdf_native switch for native PDF support in PB 2017
  • Revised ns_ds_master "oe_postconstructor" method to manage Native PDF Gen in PB 2017
  • Added ns_ds_master "of_set_pdf_native" method to support Native PDF Gen in PB 2017
  • Added ns_ds_master "of_get_pdf_native" method to support Native PDF Gen in PB 2017
  • Revised ns_ds_master "RetrieveEnd" method to support Native PDF Gen in PB 2017
  • Revised ns_dc_master to add ib_pdf_native switch for native PDF support in PB 2017
  • Revised ns_dc_master "oe_postconstructor" method to manage Native PDF Gen in PB 2017
  • Added ns_dc_master "of_set_pdf_native" method to support Native PDF Gen in PB 2017
  • Added ns_dc_master "of_get_pdf_native" method to support Native PDF Gen in PB 2017
  • Revised ns_dc_master "RetrieveEnd" method to support Native PDF Gen in PB 2017
  • Framework documentation completely updated using the new VisualExpert 2017 product!
Actual Integrated Documentation from VE 2017
   STD would like to thank Novalys Corporation for their support of the Foundation Classes by supplying the VisualExpert product for the framework's documentation.


Please Note: This is the first version of the STD Integrated framework for PowerBuilder 2017. All future Integrated framework releases will be solely based on PowerBuilder 2017 and the Appeon product family.

Enjoy!

Regards ... Chris

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Migrating to PB 2017

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Migrating to PowerBuilder 2017

https://www.appeon.com/developers/library/videos/migrating-powerbuilder-2017.html

       Please note that the recorded webinar Migrating to PowerBuilder 2017 is now available to watch on the Appeon website. Please click here to view!



Enjoy .. Chris

Sunday, July 9, 2017

STD Web Service Foundation Classes (2017R2) Released!

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"THE" PowerBuilder Classic Web Service Framework!

(v2017.2.0.65 - July 9, 2017)


     Software Tool & Die Inc are please to announce the release of their new STD Web Service Foundation Classes for .Net/IIS (STD FC WS). The updated Web Service framework is solely targeted to helping PowerBuilder Classic developers, develop .Net based Web Services deployed to MS-IIS application servers. The Web Service based framework takes advantage of RAD techniques - employs an MVC (Model, View, Controller) architecture for superior performance, flexibility and extendability.  
Note: All the STD frameworks are free and can be downloaded from its STD Foundation Classes project located on the SourceForge website.

    The Web Service framework - while greatly improving the PB & Appeon developer's productivity - also includes these types of features to help with RAD based projects:
  • Helps the PB developer to Implement "stateless" programming
  • Does DBMS transaction management automatically
  • Manages DataStores for you automatically
  • Manages DB updates for you automatically
  • Facilitates  MVC design & programming
  • Provides Encryption / Decryption services
  • Provides extended numerical services (ie: And / Or / Xor / Xand / etc features to PowerScript
  • Provides Result Set generation for any data
  • Provides HTML generation for any data
  • Allows STMP eMail generation
  • and much more!

    The main updates included in the STD Web Service FC's Version 2017.2.0.65 for PB 2017 & .NET / IIS include....  
  • Migrated the Web Service framework from PB 12.6 to Appeon PB 2017 Universal Edition.
    •     (Note: Also supports Appeon PB 2017 Cloud Edition.).
  • Changed the release number in nc_ws_master.
  • Various performance enhancements & alignment to .Net 4.6.
  • Added Native PDF support code into the ns_ds_master. 
    •     (Note: feature not yet supported in PB 2017 for Web Services).
  • Added new MS-Windows API declarations into nc_master.
  • Tested framework on the new W10 "Creator" edition & latest IIS.
  • Revised nc_ws_master for default framework version & Workspace path. 
  • Framework documentation updated using the new VisualExpert 2017 product!

Actual Web Service Framework documentation from VE 2017

   STD would like to thank Novalys Corporation for their support of the Foundation Classes by supplying the VisualExpert product for the framework's documentation.


Please Note: This the first version of the STD Web Service framework for Appeon PowerBuilder 2017. Previous versions of the Web Service framework have been preserved in the Archive folder that will work with SAP PowerBuilder 12.x versions. STD will only be updating the Web Service framework for PB 2017 & higher from this point on-wards. 

Enjoy!

Regards   ... Chris

Thursday, July 6, 2017

PowerBuilder 2017 - Product Launch

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 PowerBuilder 2017 

Product launch

     The recorded video from Appeon's PowerBuilder 2017 product launch webinar is now online for your viewing pleasure ... click here to view.

     For more information on PowerBuilder and other Appeon products, please visit their website.

Regards ... Chris

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Appeon Webcasts - PowerBuilder 2017

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Hands-on Look at PowerBuilder 2017

    In this official Appeon Webcast, Appeon will share with you how PowerBuilder has been changed over the last 9 months, and highlight important considerations related to switching over. This will be followed by a first hands-on look at PowerBuilder 2017 along with some quick tutorials for the most important new features. 

    The Webcast will commence at 9:00 AM PDT (San Francisco time) on June 30, 2017. Appeon will be recording the webcast and will notify all registrants when the recording is available, so please register even if you cannot attend.

Click here to register!



Migrating to PowerBuilder 2017

    In this webcast, John Strano a senior consultant with Intertech Consulting, will share with you tips and tricks for migrating a PowerBuilder 12.5 application to the new PowerBuilder 2017 release. Although this Webinar focuses on PowerBuilder 12.5, the lessons learned here should be applicable to other versions of PowerBuilder dating as far back as PowerBuilder 10. Join the Webcast - especially if you pre-ordered PowerBuilder 2017 or are planning to upgrade soon! 

   The Webcast will commence at 9:00 AM PDT (San Francisco time) on July 12, 2017. Appeon will be recording the webcast and will notify all registrants when the recording is available, so please register even if you cannot attend. 


Click here to register!



Regards ... Chris

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

PowerBuilder TV - Upcoming Webcasts

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PowerBuilder TV

Upcoming Webcasts for June, 2017


Wednesday, June 7, 2017
at 7:00 AM PST (Los Angeles) / 16H00 PM CET (Paris)

Advanced Security for PowerBuilder
and .NET Applications

See how to modernize the security of PB and .NET applications
  • Authenticate users with their Windows account (Integration with Active Directory)
  • Single Sign-On (SSO): run the application without prompting for a user's credentials
  • Centralize security among several technologies (PB, .NET, Java, etc.)
  • Auditing : keep track of users and administrators operations
  • Secure SaaS and multi-tenant applications
  • Delegate the daily security administration to Clients, or Business Managers


Thursday, June 15, 2017
at 7:00 AM PST (Los Angeles) / 16H00 PM CET (Paris)

Analyze PowerBuilder,
Oracle & SQL Server Code

How to simplify the maintenance or modernization of you code:
  • Find where a column, a variable, a function is used in your code
  • Generate a CRUD matrix - which objects query which table
  • Compare several versions of your code
  • Understand complex chains of calls
  • Generate a documentation of PowerBuilder and Database code
  • Find dependencies with dlls, and prepare a 64 bits migration
  • Find unused or duplicate objects, code causing poor performances...


Wednesday, June 21, 2017
at 8:00 AM PST (Los Angeles) / 17H00 PM CET (Paris)

Appeon and Web Service Integration

Hands-on approach on how to consume a Web Service in Appeon.
The contribution can show how to create in PB Classic a Web Service that connects to a datasource and manipulate data. Then the Appeon application retrieves the results either from code and the built-in WS datawindow feature.
Presenter: Marco Meoni, Appeon Expert

Monday, May 22, 2017

STD Foundation Classes 2017 - Example OrderEntry Application Updated!

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STD Foundation Classes 2017

Example OrderEntry Application Updated




    The example OrderEntry application that has been built from both of the Software Tool & Die Inc. frameworks has been updated to use the 2017 latest version of the Integrated framework  v2017.1.0.73 and the latest Web Service framework v2017.1.0.59.

    With the two frameworks enabled, the OrderEntry application demonstrates how PowerBuilder and Appeon developers can really extend the functionality of their business applications for native, cloud, web and mobile use!


New Create Graph event to control series & data points!

  To download the latest example, please visit the STD Foundation home web site located in the SourceForge online community. Then select the OrderEntry application latest release from here!

Note: Please read the "ReadMe.doc" file for specific deployment information.


Enjoy!

Regards ... Chris