These are my notes from the PowerBuilder User Group meeting in Walldorf Germany on December 3, 2013, originally posted on my personal blog site.
Robyn Chan - Senior Vice President - Head of Mobile Platform
Michael Redford - PMP Business Information Technology, Products and Innovation
32 and 64 bit support
Beta builds are ready now, but access to it is still being figured out.
Open APIs eg objects like ORCA, IDE infrastructure/painter, build process
HANA Cloud (HEC, Neo AWS) and on premise options
RDL (River Definition Language) support for PowerScript (intermediate layer, platform agnostic)
WebApp Toolkit for multi-channel development (internal name - not announced yet, web based IDE, AppDesigner, AppBuilder, the latter was developed by the PowerBuilder team to create mobile apps, SAP UI5 -- HTML5)
Client SDKs for NVOs - Typical PB app is 30% business logic in the client. The audience thought it was a lot higher.
PowerBuilder.Net versus PowerBuilder Client
Looking at trying to get into one IDE
Yes, that was what support for XSE was intended to convey
EAServer - what happened to NetWeaver integration
Couldn't put on slide - Looking at migrating PASP to Netweaver - probably wouldn't focus on other app servers
What about support contracts
That's one of the big questions they're working on. The other is that existing SAP customers have an S-user account. They're trying to figure out how to automatically give people S-user accounts so they can access the beta without going through the S-user creation process.