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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. 


Regards   ... Chris

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

PowerBuilder 2018 Showcase Website

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PowerBuilder 2018


     Appeon has just updated their website with a new area that describes the upcoming PowerBuilder 2018 release in much more detail. This area also allows you to look in more detail at the various PB2018 C# feature implementations and view some actual PB2018 C# code. A great early immersion PB2018 experience!

        Appeon has also created a PB2018 Showcase website as well where you can interact with the various working pieces of the PB2018 feature set. This allows the developer to actually see various PB2018's C# coding that can be accomplished, allow a comparison of features and even compare these to the various C# frameworks in the market place today.

         Take some time to check out the PowerBuilder 2018 showcase and stay tuned for more upcoming information in the months to come. Also, plan to join Appeon at their Elevate 2018 Conference as well to find out more about PowerBuilder 2018 and PowerServer 2018 coming out later this year.


Regards ... Chris

Monday, June 11, 2018

Software Tool & Die - New Website!

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Software Tool & Die Inc.

New Website

    Software Tool & Die Inc (STD Inc) are pleased to announce that they now have a new website. You can access the new site and its information at

    Please note that the old website ( has been taken down.

Regards ... Chris Pollach

Monday, June 4, 2018

PowerBuilder User Group - June 14 (Switzerland)

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PowerBuilder User Group Meeting

in Switzerland
    The Swiss PowerBuilder User Group will host their annual seminar on June 14, 2018 at the Novotel Zurich City-West Hotel.

    Appeon CEO, Armeen Mazda, will share with attendees the details of the latest roadmap of PowerBuilder and next PowerBuilder release: PowerBuilder 2017 R3 and 2018. Appeon MVP, Bruce Armstrong, will  distribute a copy of Amazon Workspace image that client installed and present the workshop about some key new features of PowerBuilder 2017 R2/R3.

     Don't miss this chance and join us at Zurich to have face-to-face communication with Appeon and local partner.  Check the Agenda.

  To register, click here!

Regards ... Chris

PowerBuilder User Group - June 11-12, 2018 (Germany)

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PowerBuilder User Group Meeting

in Germany
     The Berlin PowerBuilder User Group will host their 35th meeting including Conference of PBUGG (eV) on June 11-12, 2018 at the abba Berlin Hotel in Berlin.

     Appeon CEO, Armeen Mazda, and Appeon MVP, Bruce Armstrong, and Heino Hellmers will share with attendees the key new features of PowerBuilder 2017 R2/R3 and Appeon's latest roadmap for PowerBuilder. Heino Hellmers, Georg Jung and Torsten Matschull will share some interesting tips n’ tricks. Appeon MVP, Michael Kramer will also offer a training session on the second day for developers who are interested in PowerBuilder design principles.

    Don't miss this valuable chance to get caught up and to have face-to-face communication with Appeon and fellow PowerBuilder users in Berlin.  To check out the agenda (click here).
To register ... click here!

Regards ... Chris