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Monday, August 26, 2019

PBTV - Automate the Tests of Your Web UI

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Automate the Tests of Your Web UI


 This presentation will demonstrate AscentialTest, a comprehensive test automation solution for Web, .Net and PowerBuilder applications. It will be held on Tuesday, September 12, 2019 | at 10:00 AM EDT (New York) / 16H00 CET (Paris)

See how to simplify the test creation with a step-based approach, maximizing reusability and minimizing test maintenance. After a high-level presentation, we will explore some of AscentialTest advanced features:

1. "Selectors", that simplify the selection of rows in a table to get, set or verify any value in this table.
2. Test Data management: instead of storing strings in spreadsheets, AscentialTest stores data in its repository, with the type required by test actions, including complex lists and records. Data tables are automatically generated from tests or build visually using a specialized editor.
3. Integration with TFS, Jira or Jenkins, for including automated tests in the lifecycle of your application, and optionally implementing continuous integration.

Presenter: Brian Le Suer - Zeenyx CEO 

To register for this free event, please follow this link!

Regards ... Chris

Visual Expert 2019 - New Diagram Feature

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Visual Expert 2019

How to Generate Diagrams

     The new Visual Expert 2019 release for PowerBuilder now has the ability  to generate Object Class diagrams as well as associate these classes to their various data entities.  

Impact Analysis Diagram
Click on this diagram to find out more  about VE for PB!

 For more information on this new VE diagram feature, please check out this link.

Regards ... Chris

Thursday, August 1, 2019

STD Web Service Framework - 2019R2 released!

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"THE" Appeon PowerBuilder Web Service Framework!

(v2019.2.0.80 - July 31, 2019)

     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!

    This version of the Web Service framework has been fully tested with PB2017R3 build 1880 and MS-Windows 10 build 18362. The main updates to the 2019R2 build 2019.2.0.80 for the STD Web Service FC's for IIS include...
  • Migrated the framework to PB2017R3 build 1880
  • Added "of_utc_to_local_datetime" method to "nc_business_master" object class to support UTC => Local Time conversion *
  • Latest WinAPI functions synchronized between the Integrated framework and the Web Service framework *
  • Created "nc_utc_master" object class UTC => Local time "Helper". *
  • Revised framework version to 2019.2.0.80 in "nc_ws_master" object 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. 

Note: This will be the last version of the Web Service framework for PB2017R3. All new development from this point onwards will be completed using PB2019.


STD Integrated Foundation Classes - Maintenance Release 2019R3-2

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  Integrated Foundation Classes (2019R3-2) Released!

 "THE" Framework for Appeon PowerBuilder & PowerServer!

(v2019.3.2.135 - July 31, 2019)
Actual application built from the Integrated framework!

        Software Tool & Die Inc (STD) are very pleased to announce that they have just released a new maintenance version of their Integrated Foundation Class library framework 2019R3-2 (build 2019.3.2.135) exclusively for PowerBuilder 2017R3, PowerServer 2017 Web and PowerServer 2017 Mobile builds 1880!
     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 latest framework version combined with the current PowerBuilder and/or PowerServer products, positions developers to take advantage of today's Agile / DevOps methodologies. Plus it further enhances a new GUI "punch" in your Native, Web and Mobile Apps without buying expensive add-on products.

    The latest Integrated framework version contains the following updates and has been tested with MS-Windows 10 O/S (Build 18362), PB 2017R3 and the PowerServer 2017 build #1880 plus PowerServer 2019 build #2082. 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 2019.3.2.135 - Major Release (2019R3-2) - change highlights ...
  • Added KeyBoard layout API definitions.
  • Revised "of_findwindow" method in "nc_app_controller_master" object class to use an extended search if basic search fails.
  • Added new "of_get_powerserver_session" method in "nc_app_controller_master" object class
  • Added new public "of_findwindow_partial" method in "nc_app_controller_master" object class
  • Added new "oe_os_setting_changed" method in "nc_app_controller_master" object class
  • Removed "nc_pbdebug_pbvm180" object class as PB2018 was never released
  • Added TimeZone API definitions in "nc_app_controller_master" object class
  • Revised the release number to "2019.3.2.135" in "nc_app_controller_master" object class
  • Revised "of_is_application_instantiated" method in "nc_app_controller_master" object class to check for Web Browser duplicate App's
  • Created new "nc_app_controller_master" object class support UTC time to Local time
  • Added new "of_utc_to_local_datetime" method in "nc_app_controller_master" object class to utilize NVUO Helper to  get UTC => Local Time
     The OrderEntry example application and the Integrated Framework's Documentation have also been updated to the new Integrated Foundation class 2019R3-2 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.

Note: This is the last release of the STD Framework for PB2017R3. All new feature development of the framework will be developed for PB2019 exclusively from this point onward.

Regards ... Chris