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Sunday, October 6, 2019

STD Integrated Framework - PowerBuilder 2019 Multi-Threading Example!

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PowerBuilder 2019 - Multi-threading Example!

    Software Tool & Die Inc. (STD) are please to announce the release of an updated STD Integrated Framework example application that utilizes the framework to implement multi-threading! The multi-threading feature inside PowerBuilder has been around since version 5.0 when the Distributed PB feature was first introduced. However, it is not a well documented and known feature of the development tool. The STD Multi-threading example goes even further by allowing applications to utilize the vast resources of Integrated framework taking multi-threading to a higher functional level. The framework allows the PB developer to easily implement multi-threading and be more productive at the same time!
    The updated Multi-threading example application now utilizes the STD Integrated Framework (version 2019.4.0.141 released on 2019-09-30) and the newest Appeon PowerBuilder 2019 release (build 2082).

Note: The STD Framework is the only PB framework in existence that is both thread aware and multi-thread safe!

    The Integrated framework allows each thread to be monitored by the frameworks performance dialogue, write to the O/S Console, log a message in the main tread's application log, share DBMS access, send messages back & forth between threads or between the main thread and its sub-threads, introspect the O/S, etc - just to name a few interesting aspects. Messages may also now be written to the MS-Windows Event Log and Debug logs as well from each sub-thread!

  The STD multi-threaded PowerBuilder example application can now be downloaded from the SourceForge website. Please click here to download & enjoy!

Regards ... Chris

Thursday, October 3, 2019

STD Integrated Framework - PowerBuilder 2019 MS-Windows Explorer

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PowerBuilder - Windows O/S Explorer

    Software Tool & Die Inc. are please to announce the release of its updated MS-Windows O/S System Explorer utility all written in PowerBuilder 2019 - build 2082! This utility demonstrates the power of using the STD Integrated Framework plus MS-Windows SDK calls to locate every running application, process, service, etc running in the entire operating system. The latest release contains the following upgrades ...
  • Migrated the code base from PB2017R3 build 1880 to PB 2019 - build 2082!
  • Updated the STD Integrated framework to the latest release (2019.4.1.141)
  • Added MS-Window "Notifications" support
  • Now supports the new PB2019 Theme feature 
  • Now supports the newer PB2019 built-in Icons for a more modern look
  • Added support for PowerServer 2019
  • Various small performance improvements
WinExplorer running in Windows 10 in "Native" application mode!

     This release is also already ready for deployment as either a Web Browser based application or IWA (Installable Web Application) based application utilizing the PowerServer 2019 software. With the combination of the STD Integrated  Framework plus Appeon PowerServer - the MS-Windows Explorer application will now function in either the Internet Explorer, Opera, FireFox, Chrome or Edge web browsers.
WinExplorer running as a PowerServer "Web" application within the Edge browser!
     Unlock the "Power" in PowerBuilder & PowerServer and download this free PB2019 utility application. Check out the prowess of the Integrated framework assisting the Windows Explorer application - click here to download!

Enjoy ... Chris