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Thursday, August 23, 2018

STD Web Service Framework - 2018R2 released!

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"THE" Appeon PowerBuilder Web Service Framework!

(v2018.2.0.72 - August 21, 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
  • 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
  • Facilitates the consumption of .NET classes
  • and much more!

    The main updates to the 2018R2 release ( v2018.2.0.72 ) to the STD Web Service FC's for IIS include...

  • Migrated the Web Service framework from PB2017R2 to PB2017R3 Universal Edition.
  • Changed the release number in nc_ws_master to 2018.2.0.72
  • Added & Revised API declarations as per the Integrated framework (synchronized) in "nc_master".
  • Added System.IO.dll .Net assembly reference to the Target
  • Added System.IO.Compression.dll .Net assembly reference to the Target
  • Added System.IO.Compression.FileSystem.dll .Net assembly reference to the Target
  • Added System.IO.Compression.ZipFile.dll .Net assembly reference to the Target    
  • Added PIPESTART event to the "ns_pipeline_master" class.
  • Added PIPEEND event to the "ns_pipeline_master" class.
  • Added PIPEMETER event to the "ns_pipeline_master" class.
  • Added "of_generate_uuid" method to the "nc_business_master" class
  • Added "of_file_unzip" method to the "nc_business_master" class *
  • Added "of_file_zip" method to the "nc_business_master" class  *
 * - See the OrderEntry App's use of the WS framework for Zip/Unzip example

Click the following link for  more information on the previous 2018R1 WS framework release!
  • 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

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