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Sunday, March 25, 2012

PowerBuilder Mobile

Are you a PowerBuilder developer and is your organization considering developing Mobile applications?
Then your help is needed!

Who is going mobile?

Discover what PowerBuilder Projects are working on. Did you know that 70 million tablets were sold this year? By 2015, it is predicted tablet sales will surpass PC sales! A lot of PowerBuilder projects are preparing for this evolution ... Are you?

Fill this survey, and you will discover:
  • How many PowerBuilder projects are planning to go mobile
  • Which devices and OS they intend to support
  • How many user would typically access these applications  
  • How they will distribute their mobile applications
  • Etc…

Fill it in

The final results will be sent to all participants!

Many thanks in advance ... Chris

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Appeon version 6.5.1 released!

**Hot News**
What's new in Appeon 6.5.1

New Supported PowerBuilder Features
  • Support the encoding argument for DataWindow SaveAs function and File functions.
  • Support CSV file type for ImportFile function.
  • Support more Section 508 properties: AccessibleName, AccessibleDescription, & AccessibleRole properties of PB controls
  • Inet object supports https address (this feature is available in Appeon only, not in PB)

New Features in Appeon Developer
  • Support deploying to J2EE and .NET servers at one time
  • Appeon Deployment Wizard and Appeon Web Application Package Wizard can now deploy an application to Appeon Servers of different type (J2EE and .NET) at the same time.
  • Support replacing files in application package.  Appeon Web Application Package Wizard allows you to replace files in the package with files from external source.
  • Support whether to start a transaction for a stored procedure. A new option “Start transaction when executing stored procedures” is added to Appeon Developer. When it is disabled, Appeon Server will not start a transaction when a Stored Procedure is executed.

New Features in Appeon Server
  • Support for Teradata database - Appeon Server supports to connect with Teradata 13.
  • Support for JBoss 7 - Appeon Server supports to run on JBoss AS 7.0.2.
  • Support for WebSphere 8 - Appeon Server now supports to run on WebSphere 8.
  • Support for LDAPS for Appeon Server .NET
  • Supports Microsoft Azure Cloud - Appeon Server for .NET supports Microsoft Azure Cloud.
  • Support silent installation of Appeon Server .NET and Web application

New Features in AEM
  • More options for exiting Web application are provided, for example, you can set the Internet Explorer browser to stay opened and only the tab page running the Web application to be closed when you exit the Web application; or you can set the current browser or tab page which runs the Web application to be redirected to run the specified URL.

New Features in Appeon Server Web Component
  • Appeon Server Web Component supports IE 9.

New Features in Appeon Workarounds PBL
  • A new interface of_FileExists is added to the Appeon FileService object to detect whether the specified file exists on the Appeon file server.

For more information - visit the Appeon website!

Regards ...Chris

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Appeon Mobile

** Hot News **

Novalys and Appeon announce partnership
 to distribute Appeon Mobile worldwide!

    Novalys SAS announced on March 7, 2012 that it has entered into a strategic partnership with Appeon Corporation to distribute the first-ever mobility solution for the PowerBuilder community. Leveraging Appeon’s over a decade of experience in PowerBuilder web deployment and its core technology platform, Appeon is developing a mobile deployment solution for PowerBuilder – Appeon Mobile. Appeon Mobile will offer the simplest, fastest, and lowest-cost mobile development option for the PowerBuilder developer community. Under the agreement, Novalys will market, sell, and support Appeon Mobile worldwide.

   In response to growing demand from the PowerBuilder community for mobility, Appeon Mobile will enable developers to rapidly build mobile applications exclusively with the PowerBuilder and using existing programming skills. This empowers developers to leverage their existing investments in PowerBuilder and the unbeatable productivity that PowerBuilder offers. Now mobile applications can be built in just weeks instead of months using one development tool for the iOS and Android based mobile devices.

  "Appeon Mobile is really exciting for PowerBuilder; it allows developers to meet evolving business needs, as mobility becomes a necessity” said Christophe Dufourmantelle, CEO of Novalys. "Now, PowerBuilder developers can build data-driven enterprise apps without the productivity loss and headaches inherent to using standalone tools like Xcode."

   From the PowerBuilder IDE, Appeon Mobile will automatically generate native mobile applications that deploy universally to all supported mobile devices, including iPhones, iPads, Android phones and tablets. DataWindows, nested reports, and many rich PowerBuilder functionalities previously unimaginable on mobile devices will be at users’ fingertips. These rich mobile applications are database-driven, powered by either a Java or .NET middleware that is compatible with leading commercial databases, including Sybase, Microsoft, Oracle, and IBM. Server-side integration is also supported with Java, .NET, Web Services and/or Sybase Unwired Platform (SUP).

    "Novalys is the best source of PowerBuilder companion products, offering high-value-add solutions, such as VisualExpert, VisualGuard, and Customization Studio," said Armeen Mazda, CEO of Appeon. "Appeon is excited to have Novalys as our PowerBuilder mobility partner.". 

    Novalys is an international software vendor, founded in 1998, privately held, with subsidiaries and distributors in North America, Europe, South America, Middle East and Asia. They develop and distribute software development tools dedicated to PowerBuilder and .NET projects. For more information visit their website: Novalys

   Appeon Corporation was founded in 1999, is a global provider of software and services for modernizing the application architecture of enterprises. They specialize in software development tools and consulting services that dramatically reduce the time, cost, and risk of developing line-of-business applications. Thousands of organizations worldwide rely on Appeon technology. For more information visit their website:   Appeon 

Regards ... Chris