Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Running .Net in the Browser

Mentioned Blazor a while back, here's an update:

They've opened up a github repository now.  There's also there's a blog post explaining the status of the project.  Conversely, there's also a somewhat less than enthusiastic independent appraisal of it over on I Programmer.



Tuesday, February 06, 2018

PowerBuilder 2017 R2 New Feature: Subversion (SVN) source control support

PowerBuilder's initial support for version control systems required drivers for specific vendors (e.g., PVCS) and often for specific versions of that vendor's products.  It was not unusual to find that you needed to wait to upgrade your source control product until PowerBuilder released an updated driver for it.  And if your source control provider wasn't supported by PowerBuilder you were simply out of luck.


Monday, February 05, 2018

PowerBuilder 2017 R2 New Feature: REST

One of the new features added to PowerBuilder 2017 R2 is support for REST web services.  This feature isn't 100% complete, as additional REST functionality is planned for 2017 R3.  There's still a lot in the R2 release to look at though.


Friday, February 02, 2018

PowerBuilder 2017 R2 New Feature: Stand Alone Compiler Enhancements

The stand alone compiler was first introduced in PowerBuilder 2017.  It's primarily of interest for shops who perform routine (perhaps daily) builds of their PowerBuilder based applications, usually in order to perform manual and/or automated testing in order to capture bugs as soon as possible after they are introduced into the code base.


Thursday, February 01, 2018

PowerBuilder 2017 R2 New Feature: PostgreSQL support

One of the new features in PowerBuilder 2017 R2 is support for PostgreSQL.  We're going to take a look at using this new (to PowerBuilder) database.


Friday, December 01, 2017

Revisiting Continuous Integration with PowerBuilder 2017, Bonobo Git and Jenkins

In a previous blog post I ran through a example of how to use the new command line compiler feature of PowerBuilder 2017 to perform continuous integration using Jenkins and a Git repository.  One of the "next steps" I referenced in the close of that post was the creation of a plug-in for Jenkins that would make creating the build steps for the project much simpler.

Well, I've created such a plugin.  Or more specifically what I did was take the existing MSBuild plugin and customize it to create a number of plugins to do PowerBuilder compiles instead.


Monday, November 06, 2017

ISUG-TECH Board of Directors Nominations Open

The nomination form for the 2018-2019 elections is now available through November 13th at:



ISUG-TECH Annual General Meeting

ISUG-TECH will be holding their annual member meeting on November 8, 2017 at 12:00pm (noon) EST.  This year the meeting will be conducted via webcast. To register, please visit: