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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)

PB Update 2015

** Hot News **PowerBuilder Update    At the next PowerBuilderTV Webinar, Dirk Boessmann, Senior Vice President of Mobile Development at SAP and currently the head of PowerBuilder speak at the next PBTV Webcast about the ongoing process to build a sustainable operation basis for PB.    We invite those wanting to encourage SAP to take action, to register for the webcast and show their support for PowerBuilder. Regards ... Chris ... (more)

Order Entry Example Application Update!

** Hot News **STD Foundation ClassesExample OrderEntry Application Updated   The example Order Entry application that was built from the Software Tool & Die framework has had a major update to not only use the latest version of the Integrated framework but to also utilize the Web Service framework as well. With the two framework enabled, the Order Entry application now demonstrates how PowerBuilder and Appeon developers can really extend the ficntionalty of their bisiness applications for native, cloud, web and mobile use!   To download the latest example, please visit the STD Foun... (more)

PowerBuilder 2014 World Wide Survey

** Hot News **PowerBuilder 2014 Survey Novalys has now released the  PowerBuilder 2014 survey results. This year, SAP added questions to the survey to help identify more requirements/trends being encountered by PowerBuilder developers. These answers were numerous and very detailed and were compiled by theme to help SAP elaborate an eventual road-map. For all the details of the survey, click here!     To all those who answered the survey, the PowerBuilder community thanks you!  Regards ... Chris ... (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)