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Friday, August 17, 2018

STD Integrated Foundation Classes - 2018R4 Released!

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  Integrated Foundation Classes (2018R4) Released!

 "THE" Framework for Appeon PowerBuilder & PowerServer!

(v2018.4.0.121 - August 14, 2018)

Complete set of new icons for all Menus to give your Apps a more modern look!
  
        Software Tool & Die Inc (STD) are very pleased to announce that they have just released a new version of their Integrated Foundation Class library framework 2018R4 (build 2018.4.0.121) exclusively for PowerBuilder 2017R3, PowerServer 2017 Web and PowerServer 2017 Mobile builds 1858! In particular, the updated framework release addresses PB2017R3's new oAuth, Encoding, Decoding, Encryption and Decryption features.
  
     STD are also very excited as this release represents another significant enhancement to the Integrated framework that really further exemplifies the power of the Appeon PowerBuilder 2017R3 development environment! The new framework combined with PowerBuilder and/or PowerServer products, positions developers to take advantage of today's Agile and DevOps methodologies. Plus it puts a complete new GUI "punch" in your Native, Web and Mobile Apps without buying expensive add-on products.

     For a summary of the previous framework version's feature sets for 2018, please follow these links - 2018R1, 2018R2 and 2018R3
  
   The following are some of the key highlights of the new R4 Integrated Foundation Class library and Appeon PowerBuilder 2017R3 versions at work, as follows:

New look & feel

New modern UI & UX!

Hint Text User Objects

Hint Text for EditMask,  SLE and MLE object classes

System Functions

System Functions mapped in the "Controller" class. Just type "SF." for autoscript list at your fingertips!

    The latest Integrated framework version contains the following updates and has been tested with MS-Windows 10 O/S (Spring Creator Edition), PB 2017R3 and the PowerServer 2017 builds #1858. Testing inside of PB included Win32 (both P-code & M-code) and Win64 (P-code) deployments. Testing inside of PowerServer Web & Mobile included latest Web Browsers, latest Apple Tablet / Smart Phone and Android Tablet / Smart Phone deployments.

Note: All the STD frameworks are free and can be downloaded from its STD Foundation Classes SourceForge project website..

Release 2018.4.0.121 - Major Release (2018R3) - change highlights ...
  • Added TimeZone API defintions to  the "nc_app_controller_master" class
  • Added MessageXxxxxx API defintions to  the "nc_app_controller_master" class
  • Added new "oe_dropdown" event to the "vs_ddlb_master" object class to signal a "drop"
  • Added new "oe_closeup" event to the "vs_ddlb_master" object class to signal a "collapse"
  • Added new "oe_dropdown" event to the "vs_ddplb_master" object class to signal a "drop"
  • Added new "oe_closeup" event to the "vs_ddplb_master" object class to signal a "collapse"
  • Added MessageBeep API support to the "wn_messagebox_master" object class
  • Added code to the "PipeStart" event of the "ns_pipeline_master" object class
  • Added code to the "PipeEnd" event of the "ns_pipeline_master" object class
  • Added code to the "PipeMeter" event of the "ns_pipeline_master" object class
  • Added new "of_generate_uuid" method code to  the "nc_app_controller_master" class
  • Created new "ns_coder_master" object class to support Encoding/Decoding
  • Created new "ns_crypter_master" object class to support Encryption/Decryption
  • Created new "ns_listview_item_master" object class
  • Created new "ns_oauth_client_master" object class to support oAuth 2.0 security
  • Created new "ns_oauth_request_master" object class to support oAuth 2.0 security
  • Created new "ns_restful_client_master" object class to support RESTful web services
  • Created new "ns_token_request_master" object class to support oAuth 2.0 security
  • Created new "ns_token_resonse_master" object class to support oAuth 2.0 security
  • Created new "ns_treeview_item_master" object class to support TreeView Control
  • Revised "oe_postconstructor" event of "mu_application_master" to support MDI Dockable windows
  • Revised "oe_predestructor" event of "mu_application_master" to correct NULL Object error
  • Added SystenFunctions reference to the "nc_app_controller_master" class for ease of coding
  • Revised "of_set_pb_environment" method of "mu_application_master" to check proper bitness
  • Created new "vc_em_hinttext_master" object class to Edit Mask object with "hint text"
  • Created new "vc_mle_hinttext_master" object class to Multi-Line object with "hint text"
  • Created new "vc_sle_hinttext_master" object class to Single Line object with "hint text"
  • Created new "ns_enumeration_definition_master" object class to support ENUM operations
  • Revised all the icons in the "mu_application_master" object class to have a more modern look
  • Migration of entire framework from PB2017R2 Build 1769 to PB2017R3 Build 1858
  • Revised the "ns_restful_client_master" object class to accommodate R3 method signature changes
     The OrderEntry example application has also been updated to the new Integrated Foundation class framework version. You can download the example application from here. Also, check out the online "getting started" video series to accelerate your assimilation of the best framework for PowerBuilder & PowerServer!

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

Enjoy!  

Regards ... Chris

Sunday, August 5, 2018

Hands-on Look at PowerBuilder 2017 R3

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Hands-on Look at PowerBuilder 2017 R3



       Join Appeon on August 15, 2018 at 9:00am PST (12:00 EST) for a webcast that will give you a first hands-on look at the key new features added to PowerBuilder Revision 3 (released on July 31, 2018). This webinar will include quick tutorials and benefits from these and enhanced features and a Q&A session at the end. Join Appeon for this live event to get valuable knowledge and insight into PowerBuilder revision 3!

       Click here to register!



Regards ... Chris

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Appeon PowerBuilder 2017 R3 Released!

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PowerBuilder 2017 R3 Released!

https://www.appeon.com/products/appeon-powerbuilder.html

    Appeon, a provider of software for accelerating the development of data-rich business apps, today (July 31, 2018) announced the general availability of PowerBuilder 2017 R3.  This revision keeps PowerBuilder moving towards the cloud and middle tier computing environments. PowerBuilder 2017R3 provides major enhancements for consuming REST Web APIs and now also includes the PowerServer Web product, a solution for cloudifying existing client/server projects with minimal effort.


PowerBuilder 2017 R3 feature highlights:

  • Web Apps  – Powered by PowerServer Web, rapidly cloudify your existing client/server projects with minimal effort. Web apps deploy to the .NET framework and execute either in leading Web browsers or standalone as Installable Web Apps. Note: production servers are licensed separately.
  • DataWindow JSON Enhancements – Easily exchange JSON-formatted data between DataWindows and REST Web APIs using newly-added JSON functions. DataWindow metadata is supported, and multiple DataWindows can be mapped to a single REST Web API for better performance.
  • Strong Encryption – Transfer data securely by applying today’s strongest asymmetric and symmetric encryption algorithms. All key encryption-related steps from generating keys to verifying data integrity can be performed in PowerBuilder.
  • OAuth 2.0 Compatibility – Provides an OAuth 2.0 client for two or three-legged authentication to protected HTTP resources over TLS 1.2, such as REST Web APIs. Support for tokens has also been integrated in the HTTP/REST clients.
  • Data Encoding – Encode your data to be compatible with REST Web APIs or other HTTP resources by applying various encoding methods, such as HEX, BASE64, and URL.
  • Tortoise Integration – More source control functions are provided inside the PowerBuilder IDE, such as Get/Release Lock, Diff, Show Log, and Open Containing Folder, and integration with Tortoise clients allows convenient access to virtually any functionality desired.
  • Secure PDF Generation – Protect the data in your PDFs by configuring password requirements and restrictions to reduce the likelihood of unauthorized access, copying, editing, printing, etc. PDFs are now generated in memory rather than on disk for increased security.

https://www.appeon.com/products/appeon-powerbuilder.html

To try PB2017R3 for free today, check out the trial version.

For more product information on PB2017R3, check out the PB Product webpage!


Regards ... Chris

Appeon - Independent Consultants Directory

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Independent Consultants Directory


    Appeon has now released a new directory of independent consultants to match PowerBuilder developers and companies with valued resources. This directory aims to provide an easier and more efficient process for prospective employers worldwide to discover independent consultants with Appeon product experience, regardless of which underlying professional networking service the independent.

    You can view the current list of consultants and also sign-up if you wish to get added!


Regards ... Chris

Thursday, July 19, 2018

PowerBuilder WebService Analysis

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Web Service Call Analysis

http://www.visual-expert.com/EN/visual-expert-trial-request-source_nov815ve.html



 FIND CALLS TO WEB SERVICES
   

    When working on a PowerBuilder application, you may need to find all references to a particular web service. Visual Expert is now analyzing the dependencies between PowerBuilder objects and web services.  Read more.


Regards ... Chris

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

All New Appeon Community Website!

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New Appeon Community Website


   Appeon today unveiled their latest Appeon Community Website update that completely redefines the customer experience for the InfoMaker, PowerBuilder and PowerServer Web & Mobile products.

      The new site also integrates the CodeXchange database that includes a plethora of source code for products like PowerBuilder and PowerServer. The database will be fully populated over the next few weeks from its home under the main Appeon website. This also marks the first time that CodeXchange will be open to new submissions as well since being taken over from Sybase.

     Appeon has also introduced a new Blog area to the site where Appeon and community leaders will be posting leading articles around industry trends and its various products.

     The new website has the previous Q&A and Articles areas as well so that the Appeon customers can get the latest information about product techniques and approaches as well as ask, get answers and follow hot topic discussions.

     The Community Website has also included information on upcoming Webinars and Resources (for example: Appeon University and Product Manuals).

     Note that the Appeon Community website is free for anyone - not only just active Appeon product users. Just create a free account to experience all that the new website has to offer!

Regards ... Chris

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Updated Web Service Framework released for PB2017R2!

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"THE" Appeon PowerBuilder Web Service Framework!

(v2018.1.0.68 - June 12, 2018)


     Software Tool & Die Inc (STD) are please to announce the release of their new Web Service STD Foundation Classes for .Net/IIS (STD FC WS). The updated Web Service framework is solely targeted to helping Appeon PowerBuilder developers, develop .Net based Web Services deployed to MS-IIS application servers. The Web Service based framework takes advantage of RAD techniques - employs an MVC (Model, View, Controller) architecture for superior performance, flexibility and extend-ability. 

   Note: All the STD frameworks are free and can be downloaded from its STD Foundation Classes SourceForge project website. Just click on the WebService link located in the project's main webpage.

    The Web Service framework - while greatly improving the PB & Appeon developer's productivity - also includes these types of features to help with RAD based projects:
  • Helps the PB developer to Implement "stateless" programming
  • Does DBMS transaction management automatically
  • Manages DataStores for you automatically
  • Manages DB updates for you automatically
  • Facilitates  MVC design & programming
  • Provides Encryption / Decryption servicesProvides extended numerical services (ie: And / Or / Xor / Xand / etc features to PowerScript
  • Provides Result Set generation for any data
  • Provides HTML generation for any data
  • Allows STMP eMail generation
  • and much more!

    The main updates included in  v2018.1.0.68 to the STD Web Service FC's for IIS include...
  • Migrated the Web Service framework from PB2017GA to PB2017R2 Universal Edition.
  • Changed the release number in nc_ws_master.
  • Moved ib_debug_mode instance variable to "nc_ws_master" ancestor.
  • Added HTTP introspection logic to "nc_interface_master".
         (now logs the Response & Cookie information in debug mode)
  • Added & Revised API declarations as per the Integrated framework (synchronized) in "nc_master".
  • Revised Web Service release information in "nc_ws_master".
  • Added SYSTEM.WEB .Net assembly reference to the Target 
  • The Framework documentation completely updated using the new VisualExpert 2018 product!
VE2018 generated Web Service Framework Documentation

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


Enjoy!

Regards   ... Chris