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** Hot News **SAP withdraws PowerBuilder 15!   In a surprise move this week, SAP cancelled the much anticipated PowerBuilder 15 release and released instead PowerBuilder version 12.6. The product announcement was made by PB product manager Sue Dunnell on the SAP website (click here).   The new features of PB 12.6 are mainly focused on PowerBuilder Classic. Highlights include: support for OData; 64 bit compilation (note that the IDE is still 32 bit); and Dockable Windows. Due to the limited new feature list, speculation in the PB Community is that SAP decided not to release PB 15 as this would be an embarrassment after nearly 4 years since PB 12.5 was released.   SAP currently has no solid road-map for PB 15 and the last update for this was in 2011. So it is unclear where SAP will take PB in the future - especially given PB.Net`s lackluster adoption in the market place... (more)

Apeon Web - How Does It Work

Appeon WebHow Does It Work?     I was just putting together some information and slides for a presentation to my fellow coworkers on the high-level technical architecture that Appeon Web uses to webify any PowerBuilder Classic based application including ones built using the PowerBuilder Foundation Classes (PFC)!    The main interesting aspects that I am always amazed at with the Appeon Web product are things like: removes the PBVM dependency, builds re-entrant & multi-threaded code, converts your 2 tier application into a 4-tier model, builds full 32 or 64 bit compliant code, incl... (more)

PB Classic Integrated Framework - V5.3.0.14 (SP3) Released!

** Hot News ** Integrated Foundation Classes ( Service Pack #3) Released!  "THE" PB Classic & Appeon Framework!(Version 5.3.0.14 - July 11, 2014)     Software Tool & Die Inc (STD) is very pleased to announce that they have just released an updated version (5.3.0.14) of their Integrated Foundation Class library for PowerBuilder "Classic", Appeon Web and Appeon Mobile!    The latest version contains the following updates and has been tested with Appeon 2013R2 build 0138 using the official MR (maintenance  releases) of PowerBuilder "Classic". Testing inside of PB included Win32 (both ... (more)

Reporting Studio for PowerBuilder

** Hot News **Reporting Studio      Novalys will soon be launching the first version of Reporting Studio.Unlike InfoMaker or Crystal Reports, this tool does not require any SQL skills to create a report.Business users can add new reports themselves, and even deploy them to web and mobile users!You can tightly integrate it with your PowerBuilder code, or use it as a standalone application.    Novalys needs your help to make the User experience as smooth as possible.If you are Interested in joining this innovative adventure, please Sign-up here for the BETA! Regards ... Chris ... (more)

AIRMAN on the Amazon Cloud via APPEON

** Hot News ** Airman on Amazon Airman running on my actual iPhone.      Wow, did I ever have a great weekend! I was able to help out a friend of mine Greg Winfield who owns Volairus - the home of the famous AIRMAN PowerBuilder application. You might remember in the days of PocketBuilder, the first production application built with this tool was the Airman Mobile system deployed to NewYork city's LaGuardia Airport. I was the person who built that application for Greg.   However, my pleasure this weekend was to allocate an E2.Medium Amazon Cloud space and load it with the Sybase SQL... (more)