Monday, May 25, 2015

"The PowerBuilder Toolkit"? Your guess is as good as mine....

Found what appears to be a training resource for PowerBuilder today.

What they show on the cover though is an image of a "Power Builder Bee * R Rev Racing Rev Limiter", a device used in high performance cars to cut the ignition during racing when the engine RPM hits the red line.

Perhaps the cover is some sort of joke.  I found a "Guide to Password Use in WebSphere Application Toolkit" on the same site that uses a cover from Doctor Who magazine as the image.

Anybody familiar with the product?

Sunday, May 24, 2015

My list of preferred new PowerBuilder features

Now that Appeon is handing development and distribution of PowerBuilder, they're requesting input from the customer base on the new features we would like to see.  If you haven't provided that input, you should do so soon at

That said, here's my list.  I didn't actually submit them all to Appeon, as I didn't think about some of them until after I did my original submission.  But this gives me a chance to explain the rationale behind why I think they're important and solicit feedback on them.

Friday, May 22, 2015

NCPBUG User Group Conference 2015 Report

This is the second year that the North Carolina PowerBuilder User Group has held a large user conference.  I wasn't able to make the event last year, so I can't compare how well this year went compared to last year's.

ISUG Tech Conference 2015 Report

ISUG-TECH held their second annual user conference in Atlanta again.

Friday, May 08, 2015

Moving Forward with SAP PowerBuilder

Dirk Boessmann, Senior Vice President for Mobile Development of SAP, spoke at the North Carolina PowerBuilder User Group Meeting on May 8th, 2015 in a talk entitled "Moving Forward with SAP PowerBuilder".  He was already in the US for the Sapphire Conference (May 5th to 7th) and actually had to miss the special event at that conference (a JLo concert) in order to make the user group meeting.