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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

New WebService Foundation Classes (2017R1) Released!

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"THE" PowerBuilder Classic Web Service Framework!

(v2017.1.0.59 - May 17, 2017)


     Software Tool & Die Inc are please to announce the release of their new Web Service STD 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 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 STMP eMail generation
  • and much more!

    The main updates included in  v2017.1.0.59 to the STD Web Service FC's for IIS include....  
  • Migrated the Web Service framework from PB 12.1 to PB 12.6
  • Changed the release number in nc_ws_master.
  • Various performance enhancements & alignment to .Net 4.5
  • Framework documentation completely 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 will be the last version of the STD Web Service framework for PowerBuilder 12.6. The next Web Service framework release will be based on PowerBuilder 2017 as STD tunes their development efforts to align with the new Appeon PB product (which is being developed starting from the latest SAP PB Classic 12.6 code-line).

Enjoy!

Regards   ... Chris

New Integrated Foundation Classes (2017R1) Released!

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  New Integrated Foundation Classes (2017R1) Released!

 "THE" PowerBuilder Classic & Appeon Framework!

(v2017.1.0.73 - May 17, 2017)
Framework
 
   Software Tool & Die Inc (STD) are very pleased to announce that they have just released a new version 2017R1 (build 2017.1.0.73) of their Integrated Foundation Class library framework for the latest PowerBuilder "Classic", Appeon Web and Appeon Mobile
Note: This is the first release of the framework specifically for PowerBuilder 12.6.x.


   The latest Integrated framework version contains the following updates and has been tested with MS-Windows 10 O/S, PB 12.6, PB 2017 beta and the Appeon 2016 Server  (build 1080.00)  using the official MR (maintenance  release) of PowerBuilder "Classic" version 12.6 (build 4108). 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.

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

Release 2017.1.0.73 - Major Release (2017R1) - change highlights ...
  • Migration of the entire framework from PB 12.1 to PB 12.6.
  • Added new "of_set_column_refocus" method and ib_column_refocus variable to vs_dc_detail_master.
    • If the boolean is set to TRUE, framework restores column focus after a retrieve ().
  • Added code to vs_dc_detail_master RetrieveStart event to support the column refocus feature.
  • Added code to vs_dc_detail_master RetrieveEnd event to support the column refocus feature.
  • Removed old "Skin" menu items from mu_master.
    •   Due to PB.Net and WPF are no longer supported.
  • Updated framework version information in nc_app_controller_master
  • Added new "fn_open_sheet_as_document" global function to support dockable windows.
  • Added new "fn_open_sheet_docked" global function to support dockable windows.
  • Added new "fn_open_sheet_in_tabggroup" global function to support dockable windows.
  • Added new "fn_open_sheet_withparm_as_document" global function to support dockable windows.
  • Added new "fn_open_sheet_withparm_docked" global function to support dockable windows.
  • Added new "fn_open_sheet_withparm_in_tabggroup" global function to support dockable windows.
  • Added System Function object pointer (io_sf) for ease of programming to the following objects:
    • ns_ado_rs_master, ns_ado_rs_master, ns_context_information_master, ns_context_keyword_master, ns_corbaunion_master, ns_errorlogging_master, ns_exception_master, ns_jagorb_master,  ns_mlsync_master, ns_olestorage_master, ns_olestream_master, ns_olexnobject_master,  ns_pipeline_master, ns_service_master, ns_ssl_callback_master, ns_ssl_service_provider_master,  ns_throwable_master, ns_trace_file_master, ns_trace_tree_master, ns_trans_server_master,  ns_ulsync_master, vs_an_master, vs_hsb_master, vs_ie_master, vs_ole_master, vs_rte_master,     vs_vsb_master
  • Revised mu_master base ancestor to comply with W10 look & feel.
  • Revised mu_popup_master ancestor menu to comply with W10 look & feel.
  • 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 will be the last version of the STD Integrated framework for PowerBuilder 12.6. The next Integrated framework release will be based on PowerBuilder 2017 as STD tunes their development efforts to align with the new Appeon PB product (which is being developed starting from the latest SAP PB Classic 12.6 code-line).

Enjoy!

Regards ... Chris

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Getting Started with the Software Tool & Die Frameworks

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Getting Started with the STD Frameworks


    The following recorded webinars have now been posted on the PowerBuilder TV website. These webinars will greatly assist the PowerBuilder developer with starting to use either the Software Tool & Die Inc. free Integrated or Web Service based frameworks for PowerBuilder, Appeon Web or Appeon Mobile development, as follows:

Client Apps:

Getting started with the “Integrated” STD Foundation - Part 1/2
Getting started with the “Integrated” STD Foundation - Part 2/2

Web Services:

Getting started with the “Web Service” STD Foundation - Part 1/2
Getting started with the “Web Service” STD Foundation - Part 2/2



Regards ... Chris

Monday, April 17, 2017

A Real-Life PowerBuilder Web Migration Examined

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A Real-Life PowerBuilder Web Migration Examined

Webinar

    The recorded version of the Webcast is now available for you to watch! In this Webcast, Nexgen Public Safety Solutions, a software vendor in the public safety sector, will share their Web migration journey and technical experiences in Web-enabling their record management solution (RMS).

     The Presenters are: Jon Travisano, Developer Lead and Alex Linos, Network Engineer at Nexgen Public Safety Solutions.  To view the webcast, please click here!

Note: You will have to login to view the webcast however, you can create a free login on the Appeon website.

Regards ... Chris

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Elevate 2017 PB Conference - Update!

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Conference 2017 Update


Call for Presenters

 

Elevate 2017 will be the first official user conference since Appeon began developing new versions of PowerBuilder.  The conference is currently scheduled to be hosted at the Harrison Conference Center in Charlotte, North Carolina (USA) on September 25 – 27, 2017

The “call for presenters” is now officially open, and Appeon are looking forward to receiving technical proposals from all enthusiastic community members. Presenting at the user conference will be a great opportunity to:
•    Showcase yourself and your company.
•    Build relationships with other users and companies.
•    Contribute back to the products you rely on.

Submit a Proposal

Conference Passes 

  The price of the 3-day conference pass is USD $395 per person.  If you present at Elevate 2017 your conference pass will be complimentary.  Appeon will begin selling conference passes in May with an early-bird discount.   Stay tuned for more conference news here!


Regards ... Chris

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

AutoScript Enabling PowerBuilder Built-In Commands

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AutoScript Enabling Built-In Functions


     The PowerBuilder IDE has a great Auto-Scripting feature. However, it does not address PB's built-in commands. Sometimes also referred to as Global Functions. These commands though are used in a plethora of places in the average App.  Without AutoScript support though, it can be a laborious journey through the PB Help sub-system to quickly extract what you need to know.

     Here is a video little tip though that can auto-script enable all of PB's built-in commands (functions) for your entire App in just a few seconds ...

Click here to watch ... Enjoy!



Regards .... Chris

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Appeon Community - User Forum

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Appeon Community User Forum

http://community.appeon.com

    The new Appeon Community User Forum is now available to the PowerBuilder, InfoMaker, EAServer, Appeon Mobile & Appeon Web product based developers. The new user community is dedicated to enabling you to learn, share and get product help. The forum is open to everyone who is interested in the Appeon products or ones formerly available from Sybase.
 
    Please follow the Appeon Community link to begin your user experience & journey.



Regards ... Chris

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

World-Wide Survey 2017

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PowerBuilder 2017 Worldwide Survey

 

Take the 2017 survey and then view the 2016 results!


Regards ... Chris

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Elevate - 2017 PowerBuilder Conference

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2017 PowerBuilder Conference 





   The new PowerBuilder 2017 product is on its way to being released in June 2017.  As such, Appeon considers this to be an appropriate time to begin planning for the annual PowerBuilder conference. In order to ensure adequate time to prepare for the conference, Appeon has decided to schedule the Elevate 2017 Conference for September 25-27, 2017. As such, Elevate 2017 will be held in Charlotte, North Carolina (USA). If you are interested in being a speaker / presenter at the conference and receive a full conference pass for free as a token of Appeon's appreciation, please contact their marketing department ASAP!

    Note1: The registration process for Elevate 2017 Conference will be commencing in May of 2017… stay tuned!

   Note2: Call for Presenters will open on March 10th, 2017



regards ... Chris