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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)

Appeon Mobile Beta2 - 48 Hours

** Hot News ** Appeon Mobile     Appeon Corporation has just released its Appeon Mobile product's beta2 version the other week. Again, like the alpha and beta1 release beforehand - I have been privileged to once again participate in this momentous and historic setting PowerBuilder event! The beta2 release really steps up the game for iOS based mobile computing through PowerBuilder. Here are some of the great new features that I have tested in the first 48 hours of installing this release ... iPhone Real PB application on my aactual iPhone!   The beta1 release of Appeon Mobile onl... (more)

STD Foundation Classes - Integrated Framework (Service Pack#1)

** Hot News **  Integrated Foundation Classes (Update) Service Pack #1 (SP01) (for PowerBuilder "Classic", Appeon Web and Appeon Mobile)    Software Tool & Die Inc (STD) is very pleased to announce that they have just released an updated version of their Integrated Foundation Class library today for PowerBuilder "Classic", Appeon Web and Appeon Mobile 1.5!    The latest version contains the following updates and has been tested with Appeon 2013 build 6.6.0299.01 using the PowerBuilder "Classic" versions 12.1 and 12.5.1 official MR (maintenance  releases). Testing inside of PB inclu... (more)

Building Your First PPB Application Using the STD Foundation Classes

Maybe you have just downloaded the evaluation version of Pocket PowerBuilder (PPB) and are playing around with the sample applications. This may also be your first time trying to construct an application for your organization and perhaps you have never used the Sybase PowerBuilder product line before. On the other hand, maybe you have a seasoned background in using PowerBuilder and this is your first time venturing into the Pocket PC world. Either way, the new Pocket PowerBuilder tool and PPC platform can present a challenging learning curve. You can jump-start your first applicat... (more)

Old Fashioned Development

The other day I was thinking about the early days of PowerBuilder when dBase, Clipper, Clarion, SQLWindows, etc., development tools ran supreme. In November of 1989 I came across a small Massachusetts company working on a revolutionary product. They had just decided to call it PowerBuilder and they had made their first two sales: one to the Australian Air force and, surprisingly, the other to Microsoft! I was doing research for a Canadian government agency named Treasury Board that wanted recommendations on graphic user interface development tools that interfaced with relational... (more)