The release-defining feature of PowerBuilder 11 is its ability to deploy
existing applications as .NET Windows Forms and Web Forms applications and
components of business logic, namely custom-class user objects (NVOs), as
.NET assemblies and Web Services. Although PowerBuilder's adoption of the
.NET Framework represents a great leap forward for application developers,
the implications of converting a desktop, client/server application to an
ASP.NET Web application are significant. Those of you who have been working
with PowerBuilder 11 know this first hand just from the sometimes daunting
list of unsupported features that can appear in the Output window after
deploying a .NET target (Figure 1).
The unsupported features list contains valuable information necessary for you
to successfully bring your application's functionality into the .NET world;
however, the organi... (more)
Have you ever thought of adding new features to PowerBuilder? Or wanted to
call Java or .NET from PowerScript? Or imagined that you can call PowerScript
from C++ or Java? With PBNI, you can do them all and more. PowerBuilder
Native Interface (PBNI) is a standard interface for third parties to extend
the functionality of PowerBuilder.
PBNI is a valuable new addition to the PowerBuilder programmer's toolbox that
allows developers to reach beyond the already feature-rich constructs of
PowerScript and custom class user objects (commonly referred to as nonvisual
objects or NVOs). The... (more)
This article offers a brief look into accessing the ODBC API from a
PowerBuilder client application that views the tables and columns within any
ODBC data source. The techniques shown here can be leveraged to provide
capabilities such as ad-hoc reporting within your PowerBuilder applications.
A Brief Overview of ODBC
In 1989, the SQL Access Group (SAG), including representation from Oracle,
Informix, Ingres, and Sun, was launched with the goal of defining standards
for database interoperability. SAG took the lead in developing a SQL Call
Level Interface (CLI) specification to defi... (more)
In this article we'll discuss connectivity requirements, Informix-specific
data type processing, and the use of Informix stored procedures within the
PowerBuilder offers developers four specific connectivity options for IBM
Third-party Open Database Connectivity (ODBC) drivers Third-party Java
Database Connectivity (JDBC) drivers Third-party OLE-DB providers The
"native" driver available in the PowerBuilder Enterprise version
In this article we'll focus on the last option by discussing connectivity
requirements, Informix-specific data... (more)
Did you spend the weekend getting to know your Surface – like many of those
who lined up at Microsoft Stores across the country?
And now you’re considering getting your own application into the Windows
Store, but not sure where to begin?
Well, we all started somewhere, and although I’m far from laying claim to a
Windows 8 app with thousands of downloads, over the past few months of
working with developers as well as on my own, I’ve settled on my own
shortlist of things to know about Windows 8 development that are I feel are
keys to future success.
Read the store certification r... (more)