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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. 


Regards   ... Chris

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