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Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Appeon PowerBuilder 2017 R3 Released!

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PowerBuilder 2017 R3 Released!

    Appeon, a provider of software for accelerating the development of data-rich business apps, today (July 31, 2018) announced the general availability of PowerBuilder 2017 R3.  This revision keeps PowerBuilder moving towards the cloud and middle tier computing environments. PowerBuilder 2017R3 provides major enhancements for consuming REST Web APIs and now also includes the PowerServer Web product, a solution for cloudifying existing client/server projects with minimal effort.

PowerBuilder 2017 R3 feature highlights:

  • Web Apps  – Powered by PowerServer Web, rapidly cloudify your existing client/server projects with minimal effort. Web apps deploy to the .NET framework and execute either in leading Web browsers or standalone as Installable Web Apps. Note: production servers are licensed separately.
  • DataWindow JSON Enhancements – Easily exchange JSON-formatted data between DataWindows and REST Web APIs using newly-added JSON functions. DataWindow metadata is supported, and multiple DataWindows can be mapped to a single REST Web API for better performance.
  • Strong Encryption – Transfer data securely by applying today’s strongest asymmetric and symmetric encryption algorithms. All key encryption-related steps from generating keys to verifying data integrity can be performed in PowerBuilder.
  • OAuth 2.0 Compatibility – Provides an OAuth 2.0 client for two or three-legged authentication to protected HTTP resources over TLS 1.2, such as REST Web APIs. Support for tokens has also been integrated in the HTTP/REST clients.
  • Data Encoding – Encode your data to be compatible with REST Web APIs or other HTTP resources by applying various encoding methods, such as HEX, BASE64, and URL.
  • Tortoise Integration – More source control functions are provided inside the PowerBuilder IDE, such as Get/Release Lock, Diff, Show Log, and Open Containing Folder, and integration with Tortoise clients allows convenient access to virtually any functionality desired.
  • Secure PDF Generation – Protect the data in your PDFs by configuring password requirements and restrictions to reduce the likelihood of unauthorized access, copying, editing, printing, etc. PDFs are now generated in memory rather than on disk for increased security.

To try PB2017R3 for free today, check out the trial version.

For more product information on PB2017R3, check out the PB Product webpage!

Regards ... Chris

Appeon - Independent Consultants Directory

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Independent Consultants Directory

    Appeon has now released a new directory of independent consultants to match PowerBuilder developers and companies with valued resources. This directory aims to provide an easier and more efficient process for prospective employers worldwide to discover independent consultants with Appeon product experience, regardless of which underlying professional networking service the independent.

    You can view the current list of consultants and also sign-up if you wish to get added!

Regards ... Chris

Thursday, July 19, 2018

PowerBuilder WebService Analysis

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Web Service Call Analysis


    When working on a PowerBuilder application, you may need to find all references to a particular web service. Visual Expert is now analyzing the dependencies between PowerBuilder objects and web services.  Read more.

Regards ... Chris

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

All New Appeon Community Website!

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New Appeon Community Website

   Appeon today unveiled their latest Appeon Community Website update that completely redefines the customer experience for the InfoMaker, PowerBuilder and PowerServer Web & Mobile products.

      The new site also integrates the CodeXchange database that includes a plethora of source code for products like PowerBuilder and PowerServer. The database will be fully populated over the next few weeks from its home under the main Appeon website. This also marks the first time that CodeXchange will be open to new submissions as well since being taken over from Sybase.

     Appeon has also introduced a new Blog area to the site where Appeon and community leaders will be posting leading articles around industry trends and its various products.

     The new website has the previous Q&A and Articles areas as well so that the Appeon customers can get the latest information about product techniques and approaches as well as ask, get answers and follow hot topic discussions.

     The Community Website has also included information on upcoming Webinars and Resources (for example: Appeon University and Product Manuals).

     Note that the Appeon Community website is free for anyone - not only just active Appeon product users. Just create a free account to experience all that the new website has to offer!

Regards ... Chris