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Thursday, August 23, 2018

STD Web Service Framework - 2018R2 released!

** Hot News **

"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. 


Regards   ... Chris

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