Thursday, April 04, 2019

Elevate 2019 Early Bird Registration

Early bird registration for Elevate 2019 is now available:

If you register before June 30 you will save $300 off the normal registration price of $995.

Included with your registration (whether early bird or regular) is a 6-month subscription to PowerBuilder 2019 Universal (valid from October 1st, 2019 to March 31, 2019).

Elevate 2019 Call for Presenters

The call for presenters for Elevate 2019 is now open:

Presenters that are accepted will receive a free conference pass and acknowledgement on the conference website.

Topics they are requesting presentations for include Cloud Migration, C# Development, Developer Productivity, Integration & Interop, Modern UI/UX and Tips & Tricks.

The deadline for submissions is June 15, 2019.

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Swiss PowerBuilder User Group Meeting - May 15th, 2019

The Swiss PowerBuilder User Group is holding a meeting on May 15th in Zurich.  The following is their announcement for the event.  Non-members can attend, either by paying a one-time fee for the event, or by becoming a member of the group for year for a price that is less than the event registration fee.

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Elevate 2019

Elevate 2019, Appeon’s annual PowerBuilder conference, will take place on October 28 – 30, 2019 in Philadelphia, USA. The call for papers in early April.

Thursday, November 29, 2018

ISUG TECH Board of Directors 2019-2020 Term Nominations Period

Nominations can be made up through 5PM on December 3rd.

Nominations can be made at:

Current open positions are:

The election will run from December 24th - 28th, 2016

Saturday, November 24, 2018

Elevate 2018 Report


This was the second time that Appeon had hosted a PowerBuilder user conference on their own, and once again I thought it went extremely well, even better than the prior year.  As with the prior year, attendance was good and quite diverse.

Monday, August 27, 2018

PowerBuilder 2017 R3 New Feature: PostgreSQL enhancements

The support for PostgreSQL that was added in R2 was covered in an earlier blog post.  The enhancements in R3 are primarily related to addition entries added to the PBODB170.INI file.  These additional entries provide more support for maintaining tables, views, primary and foreign keys, users and groups in the database painter.

Monday, August 20, 2018

PowerBuilder 2017 R3 New Feature: Stand Alone Compiler Enhancements

In an article on the enhancements that were added to the stand alone compiler in R2, I remarked on an issue on how file version information was handled in the initial release, and which was still a problem in R2.  Fortunately, R3 corrects that issue.  In R3, there are now two additional command line arguments: