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Foundation Classes for PowerBuilder


(for PowerBuilder "Classic and .Net", Appeon Web and Appeon Mobile)


   Software Tool & Die Inc (STD) is very pleased to announce that they have just released an updated version of their Foundation Class library today for both PowerBuilder and Appeon Web plus the first "official beta" for Appeon Mobile!

   The latest version contains the following updates and has been tested with Appeon 6.5.1 / 2013 using the PowerBuilder 12.1 / 12.5.1 official MR (maintenance) releases including PB's "Classic" and .NET versions. Testing inside of PB has also included WebForm, Winform, Win32 and Smart Client deployments.

   The FC's are *free* and can be downloaded (along with an updated sample Order Entry application) from the SourceForge website: 


The changes to the FC's are as follows .....


PowerBuilder



New SMC feature in action!
Release 12.1.0 Changes ... January 17, 2013)

  1. Added new SMC (System Monitor Console) Window feature
  2. Removed some old WinNT/Win2000 commented out code.
  3. Optimized various code segments for better performance
  4. Replaced the following INI vaules in the "[System]" section.
     They are no longer PocketBuilder or DBMS specific.
  • PB_Check_Version=Y
  • DB_Check_Version=Y
  • OS_Check_Version=Y

Appeon Web 

 Release 12.1.0 Changes ... January 17, 2013)

1)    Changed the parameters in the "[SYSTEM]" section of the INI to compliant with other FC variations.
2)    Restructured all the Menu Classes to get ready for new CLF (Section 508) website construction techniques (coming soon!).
This will support any type of website look & feel!

3)    Copied the following new objects from the PowerBuilder side of the FC framework to allow Appeon more functionality:
New ...
  fn_build_number
  fn_convert_packed_decimal
  fn_copy_transaction
  fn_dbms_get_sysdate
  fn_decrypt_simple
  fn_encrypt_simple
  fn_get_enumerated
  fn_lookup_display_value
  fn_print_screen
  fn_remove_spaces
  fn_replace_all
Modified ...
  fn_open_sheet_window
  fn_open_sheet_window_withparm



Appeon Mobile (Official Beta Release!)



Release 12.1.0 Changes ... January 17, 2013)

1)    Changed the parameters in the "[SYSTEM]" section of the INI to compliant with other FC variations.
2)    Restructured all the Menu Classes. 
3)    Copied the following new objects from the PowerBuilder side of the FC framework to allow Appeon more functionality:
New ...
  fn_build_number
  fn_convert_packed_decimal
  fn_copy_transaction
  fn_dbms_get_sysdate
  fn_decrypt_simple
  fn_encrypt_simple
  fn_get_enumerated
  fn_lookup_display_value
  fn_print_screen
  fn_remove_spaces
  fn_replace_all
Modified ...
  fn_open_sheet_window
  fn_open_sheet_window_withparm



 
Note: There will be another release of the FC's soon! Stay tuned to this blog for more news releases!

Futures

1)  Converge PB, Appeon Web and Appeon Mobile into a single source framework.
2)  Add more PB, Web and Mobile features.
3)  Port the EAServer version of the framework to .NET for web service based NVUO support!
     This will be an MVC Architecture as already implemented in EAS.
4)  Integrate Open Source tools like Spell Checking, OCR, Imaging  and more!

Regards ... Chris

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More Stories By Chris Pollach

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".

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