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Saturday, August 7, 2010

PowerBuilder Chronology

An Historical Perspective!

PowerBuilder Release History

Release Number
Release Date
Key New Feature Highlights
1
July 1991
Beginning of a historic run
2
June 1992
OO support, Painter
3
May 1993
Bundled DB (Watcom), Version Control
4
November 1995
Reporting, Data Pipeline, OLE 2.0
5
July 1996
Machine code compilation, Distributed PowerBuilder
three-tier support
6
December 1997
Window ActiveX, CORBA, DataWindow HTML generation, DataWindow synchronization
6.5
August 1998
COM and Java component generators, separate Unix, Macintosh, and Unicode SKUs, internationalization via Translation Toolkit
7
October 1999
New IDE, new layouts and look/feel, Jaguar integration (aka EAServer) — build, create, and deploy COM and MTS components (Component Theme)
8
June 2001
Web Targets, Web DataWindow (integration of PowerSite functionality into PowerBuilder) (Web Development Theme)
9
February 2003
.NET phase 1: Web Services, XML, Java Server Pages
10
July 2004
.NET phase 2: DataWindow .NET, Fully Unicode
10.5
March 2006
.NET-based Web Services engine (Visual Enhancements Theme); large and small UI and core client/server enhancements, including TreeView DataWindow, RichText Edit Control
11
July 2007
.NET phase 3: NVOs as .NET assemblies, ASP.NET Web Forms, Windows Forms (.NET Theme, Web Services Theme)
11.5
September 2008
DataWindow enhancements, Oracle 11g and SQL Server 2008 support, improved graphing (Visual Enhancements Theme)
12
April 2010
.NET phase 4: WPF applications, WPF DataWindow, improved DataWindow graphing, Visual Studio isolated shell

 I hope you enjoyed the history lesson ... Chris

1 comment:

  1. Excellent . thanks for sharing all this PowerBuilder release versions.

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