Tuesday, December 02, 2014

The results from the 2014 PowerBuilder Survey are available


2014 Survey Results

Some of my own observations:

The adoption rate for PowerBuilder 12 seems to have been more rapid than for previous versions of PowerBuilder (at least 9 and later).


And it kills me that 6 of the 8 most desired new features for the PowerBuilder Classic IDE were provided in the PowerBuilder.Net IDE.  I think most PB developers don't know what they're missing out on.


There are also a lot of comments included at the end of the survey.  I haven't gone through them all yet myself.


2 comments:

Mark Libner said...

"And it kills me that 6 of the 8 most desired new features for the PowerBuilder Classic IDE were provided in the PowerBuilder.Net IDE."

It kills me too. I think the problem was at least twofold. They quit tweaking PB.Net (first releases are usually buggy) and the daily bashing it gets from so called PB advocates. Complacency was also a factor for some me thinks.

Do you think they will name a replacement for Sue?

Bruce Armstrong said...

I think a replacement for Sue depends on what direction that Dirk and the higher ups decide to take with the product. some of the options they were considering included one degree or another of turning the product over to a third party. Depending on how much control SAP ceded to the third party in such a scenario, it wouldn't make sense to have a SAP product manager for it anymore.