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Monday, October 10, 2016

New Release (2016R3) of the STD "Integrated" FrameWork!

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 Integrated Foundation Classes (2016R3) Released!

 "THE" PowerBuilder Classic & Appeon Framework!

(v2016.3.0.68 - October 10, 2016)
   Software Tool & Die Inc (STD) is very pleased to announce that they have just released an updated version 2016R3 (2016.3.0.68) 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 2015R2 Server  (build 0359.00) and Appeon 2016 Server  (build 1080.00) using the official MR (maintenance  releases) of PowerBuilder "Classic" versions 12.1, 12.5.1 and 12.6. Testing inside of PB included Win32 (both P-code & M-code) deployments while testing inside of Appeon included latest Web Browsers, latest Apple Tablet/Smart Phone and Android Tablet/Smart Phone  deployments.

Release 2016.3.0.68 - Major Release (2016R3) - change highlights ...
  • Framework was system tested with: PowerBuilder Classic 12.1, 12.5.1 and 12.6; Appeon and 2015R1 (2015.0328.00); iOS 10.02 and Android 7.0.0 (both Smart Phone & Tablet); IE11; FireFox 47.0.1; Safari 5.1.7; Opera 32.0.1948.25; Chrome 53.0.2785.143,  Edge 38.14393.0.0)
  • Revised the "nc_app_controller_master" NVUO to only open the HOLD window if a Controller type window is being used.
  • Added "oe_print_window" event to the "vs_dc_master" DataWindow base class.
  • Added "of_get_print_window_status" function to the "vs_dc_master" DataWindow base class.
  • Added "IsWindowEnabled" external function declaration to the "nc_application_master" base class.
  • Added "mu_application_extension" extension class.
  • Added "mu_extension" extension class.
  • Added "nc_extension" extension class.
  • Added "ns_ds_extension" extension class.
  • Added "vs_dc_extension" extension class.
  • Added "wn_extension" extension class.
  • Added "wn_response_extension" extension class.
  • Added "RtlGetVersion" SDK API to the "nc_app_controller_master" base class.
  • Various small code tweaks for better performance under the Appeon 2016 product release.
  • Revised "of_check_os_version" function in the "nc_app_controller_master" base class to acquire the correct O/S version (PB 12.6 workaround Environment bug).

   STD would like to thank Novalys Corporation for their support of the Foundation Classes by supplying the VisualExpert product for the framework's documentation.

Please Note: This will be the last version of the STD Integrated framework for PowerBuilder 12.1. The next Integrated framework release will be based on PowerBuilder 12.6 as STD tunes their development efforts to align with the new Appeon PB product (which is being developed using the current PB Classic 12.6 code-line).


Regards ... Chris

Thursday, October 6, 2016

SQLAnyWhere for PowerBuilder - New Distributor!

     I just wanted to let everyone know that the SQLAnyWhere DBMS that comes included with PowerBuilder can now be purchased from Novalys as they are now an SAP authorized SA distributor. For those PB Shops that require a production licensed version, Novalys can now supply the multi-user SA version. For software vendors who are deploying SA with their respective applications, Novalys can also provide them with volume discounts.

Novalys has also put together an attractive offer for the PowerBuilder community ...

  • Each SQL Anywhere license purchased, comes with a free developer copy of Reporting Studio !
  • Negotiated discounts for software Vendors embedding SQL Anywhere in their commercial applications.
  • Provide a simple support package (on-line assistance), covering SQL Anywhere, PB, Appeon Web, and PowerDesigner (1 fee, several tools)
=> Novalys staff speak English, Spanish and French and serve all continents.

For more information, please visit Novalys's new SA website!  

PS: Don't forget that the SA developer version is still free as well.

Regards ... Chris

Thursday, September 29, 2016

PowerBuilder TV - PowerGen 2016

Tuesday, October 11, 2016
at 8:00 AM PST (Los Angeles) / 17H00 PM CET (Paris).

Automating the PowerBuilder Build Process with PowerGen 2016

    An essential tool to automate the building of PowerBuilder applications, it lets you use command line functions to automate the entire build, create libraries from object source. With PowerGen, you can control your builds with predictability and reliability.

Presenter: Phil Wallingford

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Regards ... Chris

PowerBuilder TV - BootStrap for PowerBuilder!

Tuesday, October 4, 2016
at 8:00 AM PDT (Los Angeles) / 17H00 CEST (Paris)

Bootstrap for PowerBuilder

PowerBuilder Bootstrap - Enterprise Edition                                                      
   Download the source files of a PBT from your source control system and import the objects into empty PowerBuilder library files that it creates for you. Follow that up with any rebuilds and regenerates that are needed to get all objects to compile successfully.
With PowerBuilder Bootstrap, you will be able to:
  • Extract all source code files for a target from a source control system.
  • Create new library files for a target and import all the object source code files.
  • Generate a new PBC file for a Workspace.
  • Optimize all libraries for a target.
  • Compile the executable files for a target and copy to a deployment folder.
Presenter: Roland Smith

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Regards ... Chris

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

PowerBuilder Conference 2017 - Call for Presenters!

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     The next annual PowerBuilder Conference will take place in the second quarter of 2017 in order to coincide with the launch of the Appeon PowerBuilder 2017 product. The conference next year will be held in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA. If you are interested participating in this event as a speaker / presenter, please contact the Appeon Corporation marketing department.  As a designated speaker, you will receive a free conference pass as a token of Appeon's appreciation.

      Please contact the Appeon marketing team at with the subject heading "PowerBuilder Conference 2017" and include a simple abstract paragraph or two on what aspect that you would like to present on.

Regards ... Chris