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:

Saturday, August 18, 2018

PowerBuilder 2017 R3 New Feature: SVN Enhancements

Support for using SVN as a source control system without going through a bridge product was added in 2017 R2 and covered in a previous blog post.  In this blog post we're going to look at the enhancements that were added to that feature in 2017 R3.

Friday, August 10, 2018

PowerBuilder 2017 R3 New Feature: Encryption

PowerBuilder 2017 R3 introduces support for encoding and encrypting data, something of particular interest when using REST web services.  We're going to take a look at those new features.