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The annual Novalys Powerbuilder survey results are in. Thanks to the participation of the community of PB developers, we've got a look at the trends. Not only did we look at the current use of PowerBuilder but we also analyzed the impact of Java and .NET on PowerBuilder users. Java/JEE technology has been used widely for many years but Microsoft uses all its marketing power to impose its platform, rallying the Sybase capabilities to its cause

What are the most awaited developments of PB? What proportion of PB teams adopted .NET technology in 2010? Who's still using PB5? Who has moved to PB12? Where do you fit in?
Take the 2011 PowerBuilder survey and see the results from 2010!

A well-partitioned application will open the way for future code migration to other GUI platforms. One of the main goals of PowerBuilder Classic application refactoring is to divide the code into logical partitions. Although you will likely not gain significant performance increases in exchange for your efforts, you will achieve two other highly significant gains. This article explains those two goals.
PBDJ article, by Yakov Werde

The first in a series of short articles on moving to mobile: SUP is a Mobile Enterprise Application Platform (MEAP), which in my opinion and also of folks like Gartner, is the only way forward in multiple application mobilization and multiple device support. SUP abstracts the data access and Business Logic into Mobile Business Objects (MBO's) that take care of accessing, updating and deleting back end data. This series looks at how to use SUP to go mobile.
PBDJ article, by Ian Thain

If you're looking for information on PowerBuilder, you've come to the right place! PowerBuilderTV is with you throughout the spring, bringing you webinars to enhance your PowerBuilder experience. From the latest PB release to the fastest web deployment tool, we've got information on it all.
See the full schedule, or catch up on past webinars.

Upcoming Webinars:

  • Modernize your PowerBuilder applications - Tues. March 15th at 12pm EST
    Do you want to bring your legacy PowerBuilder applications up to date?
    In this webinar we'll show you solutions to simply and effectively add innovative features, such as deploying your application on the web, renovating the user interface, reusing Windows Accounts, providing multilingual features, and more
    You'll come away ready to give your applications a facelift!
    Presenter: Christophe Dufourmantelle
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  • Dockable Windows - Tues. March 29th at 12pm EST
    Dock'em, tab'em, float'em, pull'em onto multiple monitors! On March 29th, see yet one more way you can benefit from PowerBuilder 12 and WPF.
    Join John Strano to see how you and your team can take advantage of dockable windows to enhance the UX of your PowerBuilder applications.
    Presenter: John Strano
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  • Take your commercial applications to the next level - Thurs. April 14th at 11am EST
    During this webcast, you will see how to evolve your commercial applications and win new clients:
    secure your SaaS applications, make your application customizable by your clients, protect your source code against reverse engineering, and support multiple languages to open new markets.
    Presenter: Christophe Dufourmantelle
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Are your applications used simultaneously by independent groups of users (clients, partners, subsidiaries )?

Visual Guard now supports multi-tenant applications, where a single instance of the application runs on a server, is used by multiple client organizations (or sets of users) and each client manages their data and security independently from the others.

Create independent groups of users, limit the privileges of an administrator to a single group, and provide administrators with a web interface to manage the security of their group.
Learn more about securing multi-tenant applications with Visual Guard

About Visual Guard: Combine Authentication and Permissions in a single tool. Visual Guard adds authentication and permission features to any application built with PowerBuilder, .NET, Java, etc...

Code Analysis

Explore & Understand complex code Evaluate the impact of a change. Improve PB and Database Code.

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Visual Guard

Application Security

Control Access to Sensitive Data.
Monitor Audit application Security.
Send notifications on suspicious events.

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AscentialTest Automated Software Testing

Automated Testing

The ONLY testing tool fully supporting
PowerBuilder Datawindows and Objects.

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