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Friday, January 30, 2015

STD Web Service Framework - Version 2.3 Released!

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PB Classic Web Service Framework - v2.3.0.32!



     Software Tool & Die Inc are please to announce a new release of their Web Service STD Foundation Classes for IIs (STD FC IIs) - Version 2.3.0.32 (Service Pack#3). The updated v2.3 Web Service IIs framework is solely targeted to helping PowerBuilder Classic developers, to develop .Net based Web Services and deploy these to IIs. The IIs based framework takes advantage of RAD techniques, employes an MVC (Model, View, Controller) architecture for superior performance, flexibility and extendability!
   All the STD frameworks are free and can be downloaded from its STD Foundation Classes SourceForge project 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 servicesProvides 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 SMTP eMail generation
  • and much more!

    The main updates to the STD Web Service FC's included in Version #2.3 - Service Pack#3 include: ....  
  • Added a new Class (ns_ado_rs_master) - (base') Ancestor for all "ADO Result Set" objects.
  • Added a new Class (ns_context_information_master) - (Base') Ancestor for all "Context Information" objects.
  • Added a new Class (ns_context_keyword_master) - (Base') Ancestor for all "Context Keyword" objects.
  • Added a new Class (ns_corbaunion_master) - (base') Ancestor for all "CORBA Union" objects.
  • Added a new Class (ns_errorlogging_master) - (Base') Ancestor for all Error Logging objects.
  • Added a new Class (ns_exception_master) - (Base') Ancestor for all EXCEPTION handling objects.
  • Added a new Class (ns_jagorb_master) - (base') Ancestor for all "Jaguar ORB" objects.
  • Added a new Class (ns_mlsync_master) - (base') Ancestor for all "Mobi-Link Synchronization" objects.
  • Added a new Class (ns_olestorage_master) - (base') Ancestor for all "OLE Storage" objects.
  • Added a new Class (ns_olestream_master) - (base') Ancestor for all "OLE Stream" objects.
  • Added a new Class (ns_olexnobject_master) - (base') Ancestor for all "OLE Extension Object" objects.
  • Added a new Class (ns_pipeline_master) - (base') Ancestor for all "PipeLine" objects.
  • Added a new Class (ns_profiling_master) - (base') Ancestor for all "Profiling" objects.
  • Added a new Class (ns_runtime_error_master) - (Base') Ancestor for all Run-time objects.
  • Added a new Class (ns_service_master) - (Base') Ancestor for all "Service" objects.
  • Added a new Class (ns_ssl_callback_master) - (base') Ancestor for all "SSL Call Back" objects.
  • Added a new Class (ns_ssl_service_provider_master) - (base') Ancestor for all "SSL Service Provider" objects.
  • Added a new Class (ns_throwable_master) - (Base') Ancestor for all "Throwable" objects.
  • Added a new Class (ns_trace_file_master) - (base') Ancestor for all "Trace File" objects.
  • Added a new Class (ns_trace_tree_master) - (base') Ancestor for all "Trace Tree" objects.
  • Added a new Class (ns_trans_server_master) - (base') Ancestor for all "Transaction Server" objects.
  • Added a new Class (ns_ulsync_master) - (base') Ancestor for all "Ultra-Light Synchronization" objects.
  • Revised the example OrderEntry application that calls a PB web service to use TRY..CATCH
            logic between the "Interface" and "Controller" utilizing the new ns_exception_master class.
  • Tested framework with ....
      - PowerBuilder 12.x, 12.5.x and 12.6
      - Appeon 2013R2 and Appeon 2015.
      - MS-Windows 7, 2008 & 2012.
      - .Net 2.0, .Net 3.5, .Net 4.0 and .Net 4.5
      - IIs 7.0, 7.5

   The STD Web Service and other PB frameworks are free and can be downloaded from the STD Foundation Classes SourceForge project website.

Regards   ... Chris

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

New Release of the STD "Integrated" FrameWork!

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 Integrated Foundation Classes ( Service Pack #5) Released!

 "THE" PowerBuilder Classic & Appeon Framework!

(Version 5.5.0.22 - January 21, 2015)

 

   The FC's are *free* and can be downloaded (along with an updated sample Order Entry application) from the SourceForge website!
 
   Software Tool & Die Inc (STD) is very pleased to announce that they have just released an updated version (5.5.0.22) of their Integrated Foundation Class library for PowerBuilder "Classic", Appeon Web and Appeon Mobile!


   The latest version contains the following updates and has been tested with Appeon 2013R2 and Appeon 2015 (GA) using the official MR (maintenance  releases) of PowerBuilder "Classic" versions 12.1, 12.5.1 and 12.6. Testing inside of PB included Win32 (both p-code & m-code) deployments while testing inside of Appeon included latest Web Browsers, latest Apple Tablet/Smart Phone and Android Tablet/Smart Phone  deployments.



Release 5.5.0.22 change highlights ...
  • Framework was system tested with: PowerBuilder Classic 12.1, 12.5.1 and 12.6; Appeon 2013R2 and 2015; iOS 8.1 and Android 5.0.1 (both Smart Phone & Tablet); IE10/11; FireFox 32.03; Safari 5.1.7; Opera 26.0; Chrome 39.0.2171.95.
  • Fixed an issue with detecting O/S bitness properly.
  • Fixed an issue with detecting Application bitness when compiled as a 64 EXE (PB 12.6 Classic only).

  • Added new method "of_get_os_bitness" that returns the O/S bitness.
        Note: See Appeon Web bitness below.
  • Added new method "of_get_os_temp_path" that returns the current TEMP work area O/S setting.
  • Added new method "of_get_appl_bitness" that returns the current EXE's compiled bitness (32 or 64).
  • When the frame detects your application running as an Appeon Web application, it sets the Application & O/S bitness settings to the Web Brower's bitness.
  • Added new Window base Class "wn_validate_master" to handle Active Directory Login processing. This includes the French, Spanish and English abstract classes as well.

  • Added AJAX image to the "wn_logon_master" Window base class to display/animate when waiting for the DBMS.

Futures

1)  Continued performance improvements in the PB, Web and Mobile single source framework.
2)  Add more PB, Web and Mobile features (ie: controls, Active Directory, etc).
3)  Integrate Open Source tools like Spell Checking, OCR, Imaging, and more!
4) Add new GUI controls
5) Extend the IIS (Web Services) framework
6) Support for NFC communications and other new features.

Regards ... Chris

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

PB Update 2015

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PowerBuilder Update



PowerBuilderTV



   At the next PowerBuilderTV Webinar, Dirk Boessmann, Senior Vice President of Mobile Development at SAP and currently the head of PowerBuilder speak at the next PBTV Webcast about the ongoing process to build a sustainable operation basis for PB.


   We invite those wanting to encourage SAP to take action, to register for the webcast and show their support for PowerBuilder.

Regards ... Chris

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Order Entry Example Application Update!

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STD Foundation Classes

Example OrderEntry Application Updated


  The example OrderEntry application that was built from the Software Tool & Die framework has had a major update to not only use the latest version of the Integrated framework but to also utilize the Web Service framework as well. With the two frameworks enabled, the OrderEntry application now demonstrates how PowerBuilder and Appeon developers can really extend the functionality of their business applications for native, cloud, web and mobile use!

  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 this URL:  http://sourceforge.net/projects/stdfndclass/files/Example%20Applications/PowerBuilder/OrderEntry

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

Regards ... Chris