Thursday, May 15, 2014

Swiss PowerBuilder User Group Meeting - May 5, 2014

The meeting was held as SAP's offices in Regensdorf, a suburb of Zurich.

The meeting started with Sue Dunnell and Dave Fish discussing the status of PowerBuilder, and in particular the beta.

  • 235 people signed up for beta.  Small for PB, but big for SAP
  • Other products are looking to follow same process, also complaining about S-user requirement

After that, Dave Fish demonstrated the following features in the beta version of PowerBuilder 15
  • OData
  • 64 bit support (Native)
  • Dockable Windows
  • HTML5 DataWindow
That was followed by my presentation on using visual controls (PB.Net in VS.Net, VS.Net in PB Classic).  We then broke for lunch.  After lunch, Jan Lemmens of SAP then gave an overview of application development with HANA.  After that, Dave Fish presenting SAPUI5 and OpenUI5.  Finally, Dave Fish demonstrated Android support in Appeon.


Unknown said...

HTML5 DataWindow? Has that been pulled back from the dead?

Unknown said...

Dear Sir,
I could not find your email therefore used this channel. Sorry for that.

I want to have a powerbuilder book you wrote named "Advanced Client Server Development" PB9. I tried on but no delivery in my country Pakistan. Any help?

Bruce Armstrong said...

The book is available on Kindle now, is that an option you can use? It's also cheaper that way.