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Your client/server applications work well, and you have invested a lot in them but you need to keep up with the times and move your applications to the Web. So you may wonder “What should we do? Do we really need to junk our existing applications? Retrain our developers? Hire new guys who know nothing about our business?” If that’s the case, take a look at Appeon for PowerBuilder Migrate your PB code to a web-based application, for a fraction of the cost of a full re-write in .Net or Java. Developments remain in PowerBuilder: no need to change or retrain the developers. The PB code is automatically converted to .NET or Java during deployment. The Web User Interface is identical to the Client/Server one: Users keep the same interface they are already comfortable with. Impressive performance for complex and demanding screens. Allows for rich client-side integration (Micr... (more)

PowerBuilder Feature Story: "Context-Sensitive Help"

The Las Vegas heat must have gotten to me as I started a new PocketBuilder application and wanted to encompass some of the "context sensitive" help features that I have previously used in a PowerBuilder application. I knew that this was not going to be easy, as the Pocket PC operating system does not support the (Multiple Document Interface) behavior. As a result, neither the Micro-Help bar nor pop-up help (also known as "bubble help") are available as they would be in a standard PowerBuilder application. PowerBuilder developers also use a nice feature named "PowerTipText" that ... (more)

PowerBuilder 11.2 Released: Sybase's Flagship IDE

Chris Pollach's Blog Sybase has released the production version of its flagship .NET development tool - PowerBuilder version 11.2. This latest release of its premier IDE for RAD includes not only standard fixes but also a good list of new features. Here is the "Coles Notes" version of these new features ...AJAX functionality for Web Forms applications introduces AJAX (Asynchronous JavaScript and XML) update functionality for Web Forms applications. With ASP.NET AJAX, the page is updated by refreshing individual regions of the page asynchronously. Telerik RadControls supported Power... (more)

PowerBuilder Top Feature Picks

PBDJ - PowerBuilder Journal PowerBuilder 11.5 was released in the third quarter of 2008 and by early 2009 had made its way into many IT development shops. The draw is a significant set of enhancements that move the development experience closer to the nirvana anticipated in the PowerBuilder 12.0 release. PB 12.0 will complete Sybase's initial four-phase long range plan for PowerBuilder that was laid out in late 2003 (see Figure 1). In the meantime, PB 11.5 raises the bar in major areas such as application functionality, database connectivity, newer MS-Windows operating system com... (more)

Appeon 2015 beta - New Release Highlights

** Very HOT news **Appeon 2015 To Be Released this September!     Appeon corporation announced the other day that their new Appeon 2015 production version should be shipping this September 2014. To prove how close they are to this release, Appeon has opened up a Beta program to anyone interested around the new software last week (July 28, 2014). This new release has some very key new features ... What's New in 2015 BetaWeb Features    Multiple browsers CompatibilityIn addition to Microsoft Internet Explorer, now Appeon Web application can also run in the following Web browsers: Goo... (more)