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** Hot News **  New Integrated Foundation Classes (2017R2) Released! "THE" PowerBuilder Classic & Appeon Framework!(v2017.2.0.76 - July 17, 2017)     Software Tool & Die Inc (STD) are very pleased to announce that they have just released a new version 2017R2 (build 2017.2.0.76) of their Integrated Foundation Class library framework for the latest Appeon PowerBuilder, Appeon Web and Appeon Mobile!Note: This is the first release of the framework specifically for PowerBuilder 2017!    The latest Integrated framework version contains the following updates and has been tested with MS-Windows 10 O/S (Creator Edition), PB 2017 build #1666 and the Appeon 2016 PowerServer  (build 1119). Testing inside of PB included Win32 (both P-code & M-code) and Win64 ( P-code) deployments. Testing inside of Appeon Web & Mobile included latest Web Browsers, latest Apple Tablet/Smart Phone... (more)

Appeon Webcasts - PowerBuilder 2017

** Hot News ** Hands-on Look at PowerBuilder 2017    In this official Appeon Webcast, Appeon will share with you how PowerBuilder has been changed over the last 9 months, and highlight important considerations related to switching over. This will be followed by a first hands-on look at PowerBuilder 2017 along with some quick tutorials for the most important new features.      The Webcast will commence at 9:00 AM PDT (San Francisco time) on June 30, 2017. Appeon will be recording the webcast and will notify all registrants when the recording is available, so please register even if ... (more)

Updated Foundation Classes for PB 11.5.1

New PowerBuilder 11.5 framework version released! ** Hot News ** Software Tool & Die Inc is pleased to announce that they have released a new version of their STD Foundation Classes for the production version of PowerBuilder 11.5 classic. This release is based on the STD framework using PowerBuilder 11.5.1 build 4011. PowerBuilder developers can now further enjoy this superior framework for their mission critical applications allowing them to dramatically accelerate their development work while maintaining superior application performance. The framework architecture supports Win32,... (more)

PowerBuilder History - How Did It Evolve?

I have been asked many times by various clients, students, and the IT curious about PowerBuilder: When did Sybase develop the product and how did it evolve? I keep telling this story and answering e-mails on the subject. I am now to the point where I have decided that I should have PBDJ formally publish this story for posterity. This story is solely from my own personal perspective and I'm sure that I may have a somewhat distorted view of time and space (which keeps getting worse at my age). But anyway, here is a perspective of how life (as a DataWindow) began. Episode I - The P... (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)