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STD FC's - End of Support for PB.Net


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Software Tool & Die Inc 

Foundation Classes for PowerBuilder


Free Code  STD today released its figures on the various downloads of their framework for PowerBuilder, EAServer, Appeon and Web Services. Amazingly, there were over 7,000 downloads of the various flavours of the framework plus documentation, examples and utilities in total for 2013!

Here are the framework individual statistics for 2013 ....

 PowerBuilder Classic ...................  2,238
 PowerBuilder .Net     .....................       64
 EAServer  ......................................     238
 Appeon Web  .................................     732
 Appeon Mobile *  ............................     335
 Web Services * .............................     131
 PowerBuilder Integrated * .............  1,125

* = New in 2013



  STD has also received feedback from the PowerBuilder Community on its use and plans for the PowerBuilder.net IDE. Based on this research and actual feedback it is now evident that the PB community in general is not adopting this .Net technology for general use. For this reason, STD is announcing the End of Life of the PB.NET version of their frameworks. Instead, based on actual feedback from PB developers, IT shops, etc - STD feels that their best focus of development resources should be on Web Services, PB Classic and Appeon areas as this what the PowerBuilder community is looking for, moving forward.


  STD is very pleased with how the PB Community has embraced its new Integrated Framework for both PB Classic, Appeon Web and Appeon Mobile. Now the PB developer can build Win32, Winform, Web and Mobile based applications from just one framework source! STD are also very pleased with initial adoption and "use comments" of their new Web Service framework for PB Classic as well.



Regards ... Chris





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Chris Pollach is a Senior Consultant with over 30 years experience in Systems and Software Analysis, Development, Maintenance and Technical Support, mainly in the areas of GUI Design, MS-Windows Programming, Java / .NET Programming, Wireless, Application / Web Server Design & Programming, Object Oriented Development Tools and Methodologies, Data Base, Data Communications and Network application development. He has participated in numerous technical, planning and management roles, as well as consulted and educated in these fields for a diverse clientele. He is also the owner of “Software Tool & Die Inc.” a company dedicated to provide custom software and education solutions on Object Oriented business systems.

As an educator, Chris is certified to teach PowerBuilder (first in Canada), MS-SQLServer, Sybase’s Enterprise Application Studio and EAServer integrated application/web development environment. He is former Certified SilverStream developer (CSSD) and current Certified PowerBuilder Developer – Associate / Professional (CPD-P) as well as a Certified Sybase Tools Instructor (CSI).

Chris has written numerous articles in various popular personal computer magazines, newsletters and is the author of the PowerGuide and PowerExpert products as well as the STD Foundation Classes. Currently, Chris has developed a Foundation Class library for Sybase's PocketBuilder, SAP's PowerBulder and EAServer products and now Appeon Web & mobile products that integrates JSP or ASP web development, Section 508 / CLF web standards and mobile applications. A new Web Service framework has also been released for IIs to support PowerBuilder based web service NVUO's!

Chris recently became a 2nd Degree Black in the TaeKwonDo martial art and has developed a Martial Art multimedia study guide using the Component-One “Doc2Help” and Sybase PowerBuilder products. Since the fall of 2004 he became a TaeKwonDo instructor for the City of Ottawa’s Goulbourn program. He has also been certified with the World TaeKwonDo Federation (February 2005 - 1st Dan and October 2008 - 2nd Dan).

Chris was awarded the Sybase “Innovation and Achievement” award for 2005 as voted for by the International Sybase User Group (ISUG). This award was presented for innovations to the PocketBuilder mobile development product, contributions to the PowerBuilder News groups and support of the Ottawa Sybase User Group.

To round his management and leadership skills, Chris is the former president of the Kiwanis Club of Goulbourn and still volunteers his time with the service clubs in his area. He is also the coordinator of the Ottawa Sybase User group and a certified NAUI scuba instructor. For the last three years, Chris has been voted onto the ISUG Board of Directors and holds the position of "Director - North American User Groups".