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Thursday, September 19, 2019

Appeon Elevate2019 Conference Coming Soon!

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Elevate 2019 Conference

      Appeon is welcoming a broad range of presentations for their Elevate 2019 Developer Conference, which will take place in Philadelphia, PA (USA) on October 28-30, 2019. The Elevate 2019 conference aims to be a technical conference, offering developers training on the latest PowerBuilder features, the opportunity to schedule one-on-one meetings with the Appeon team, and networking with other developers, community leaders and reference customers. Check the list of this years presenters!

Elevate 2019 is especially helpful for companies who want to: 

The latest PowerBuilder 2019 offers C# development capability, and also Appeon is releasing a new C# migration solution for PowerBuilder. The .NET DataStore object allows any PowerBuilder developer to quickly develop .NET projects. Automated code generators and a C# migration framework reduce migration effort of existing PowerScript projects by up to 50%. At Elevate 2019, you can participate in workshops and technical training sessions to learn in detail.  

Appeon has invited customers to join Elevate 2019 and share their experiences and lessons learned of migrating from PowerScript to C#. You will get deeper understanding of why Appeon’s C# migration solution is so fast while still adhering to open standards and good design practices, how to deploy server-less to the Cloud (e.g. Azure), and how to maintain your project in any C# IDE. 

There are a handful of sessions at Elevate 2019 that focus on improving the UI & UX of the apps. Check these sessions and get inspired with ideas on how to bring UI & UX improvements to your own projects.

    The session catalog for the Elevate 2019 conference is now available! You can now review the catalog to better understand the content and plan your time at the conference. This year, the sessions will also include customer case studies of migrating to the cloud and C#. 

     Check out the conference agenda and while you are at the conference. If you need some key reasons to present to your management for attending, check out the "Why Attend" document. You may also want to take advantage of booking a meeting with Appeon ahead of the conference. To arrange a one-on-one meeting with Appeon, you can do this from the Appeon Website Elevate2019 area, then scroll down until you see the link like pictured below ...

     See you in Philadelphia on October 28-30, 2019! 

Regards ... Chris

Monday, September 16, 2019

STD Integrated Framework - PowerBuilder 2019 Script Commenter

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STD Foundation Classes

PowerBuilder Script Commenter - Application update released!


        Software Tool & Die Inc. today are very pleased to announce an updated  version of the Script Commenter (2019R2) application for the Appeon PowerBuilder 2019 IDE! This latest release of the Script Commenter application is also using the latest STD Integrated Framework (2019R4)  ...

PB 2019 IDE using the Script Commenter!

         The STD Script Commenter is a significant enhancement to the way a PB developer works productivity wise by easily allowing code comments to be added to any object class in the current object painter's PowerScipt or declaration areas! The Script Commenter is based on the original commenter application by R.C. Sizer but has been totally refactored. The latest release includes the following new features ...
  • Migrated the App code from PB2017R3 build 1858 to PB2019 build 2082
  • Replaced STD Integrated Framework from v2018.4.0.112 to v2019.4.0.140
  • Added public functions: "of_get_rte_key", "of_get_rte_type", "of_get_rte_version" to "ap_commenter" application object class to support framework RTE processing

Mapping the Script Commenter in the PB 2019 IDE

    The latest Script Commenter is designed to work with any Unicode version of PowerBuilder (v10.0 through 2019). It can be activated in any PB IDE by creating a toolbar short-cut icon and assigning to the EXE as follows:

app path\ScriptCommenterXXX.exe  header
  - or -
app path\ScriptCommenterXXX.exe  block
  - or -
app path\ScriptCommenterXXX.exe  inline
  • where XXX = Compiled type 32M, 32P or 64P 
     The values added as a header, in-line or block comment area are located in the "Comment_Block.ini" file. This INI file can customized based on the values found in the "Comment_Template.ini" file to meet the exact needs of the PowerBuilder developer!

    You can download the new STD Script Commenter application from the STD Framework's SourceForge project's website by clicking here and then getting more productive in minutes!


Note: The previous PB12.x / PB2017 Script Commenter versions are in the Archive sub-folder.

Regards ... Chris

Thursday, September 12, 2019

New Appeon Demo Websites - PowerBuilder & SnapObjects!

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New Appeon DEMO Websites

    Appeon has created two new "demo" websites for PowerBuilder 2019's new .Net Core C# feature sets! Each demo site essentially has three sections, as follows:
  • Homepage - outlines what the feature is and its benefits, and provides links to the community site and documentation.
  •  Performance - these are performance benchmarks against Entity Framework and then directly using ADO.NET without any framework.
  • Demo - the demo section focuses on showing various features of the framework and how you could write the key part of the code in C#.  In the case of .NET DataStore, Appeon also provides you with a PowerScript alternative. So you can see there is not much big difference in syntax between the two implementations.

Website1: PB .Net DataStore

Website2: SnapObjects

For more information on PowerBuilder 2019 in general, check out the main Appeon website!

Regards ... Chris

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Analyze PowerBuilder 2019 Applications!

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Visual Expert 2019 now supports PowerBuilder 2019

analyse powerbuilder 2019 applications with visual expert

Visual Expert 2019 now integrates with the Appeon PowerBuilder 2019 IDE to bring to PB developers all the great features that you saw in previous releases of VE, PLUS ...
  • List the targets recently opened in the PB 2019 IDE
  • Select a script or PB object in Visual Expert and edit it with PB 2019
  • Select several scripts or objects in VE and push them into the PB todo list
  • When using a source control, Visual Expert will automatically check-in objects before opening them in the PB 2019 IDE.
For more information about the new Visual Expert 2019 release, please visit the VE website!

Regards ... Chris

Appeon PowerServer 2019 build 2151 released!

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Appeon PowerBuilder 2019 Maintenance Release

for PowerServer!

    Appeon are excited to announce that a new maintenance release (build 2151) for Appeon PowerServer 2019 has been officially released. This latest release provides updates to the PowerServer product (included with PB) and PowerServer Toolkit in the Appeon PowerBuilder 2019 Universal edition only.

Updated Product Components:
  • PowerServer Toolkit
  • PowerServer (PB Edition)
  • PowerServer Help
    There are some enhancements and bug fixes to PowerServer Toolkit and PowerServer (PB Edition) in this latest release. Click here for more details.


If you are using Appeon PowerBuilder 2019 Universal edition and would like to apply the latest PowerServer updates, please install this maintenance release (MR) from Appeon's download portal.

Regards ... Chris

Monday, September 9, 2019

Visual Expert Tutorial - PowerBuilder Calls to Web Services

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Visual Expert Tutorial

PowerBuilder Calls to Web Services

  The new Visual Expert product from Novalys can now locate and map PowerBuilder Web Service objects, usage and calls ...

  Check out the full tutorial ... click here!

find dependencies between powerbuilder and web services

Regards ... Chris

Friday, September 6, 2019

Automated Testing - Ascentialtest Now Supports PowerBuilder 64 Bit Apps!

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"The" testing tool for PowerBuilder!

    Zeenyx have just announced the availability of AscentialTest 9.4, that now includes support for automated testing within PowerBuilder 64 bit applications. AscentialTest 9.4 also begins a process of internationalizing the software to better support the PB community worldwide. For example, version 9.4 now supports a non-English keyboard for running tests in various environments. The next version will localize the user interface of the tool.

AscentialTest is an automation testing solution for web and desktop applications, with tight integration with PowerBuilder applications in general, including PB's unique DataWindow technology in particular.

AscentialTest promotes a new approach to increase testing productivity, with automatic recognition of application objects regardless of their type and complexity, easy test creation by drag & drop, reusable blocks of test actions (“steps”) with multiple tests, test scheduling, test distribution across several machines, and Jenkins support for continuous integration, etc.

You can also find out more about  AscentialTest from one of its premier partners and authorized distributor Novalys.

Regards .... Chris