Saturday, July 15, 2017

The return of browser plugins?

Apparently there is a W3C open standard currently in development called WebAssembly that is "a memory-safe, sandboxed execution environment" for browsers (and non web use).  The binary formatted code in WebAssembly deployment can be parsed up to 20 times faster than JavaScript can be parsed.  While the working group has been focused on providing support for C/C++ a project called Blazor has been developed that provides support for C#.

InfoQ article

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Continuous Integration with PowerBuilder 2017, Bonobo Git and Jenkins

In a previous blog post I examined how we could use the Git MSSCCI provider from PB Software in order to use GitHub as a source code provider for PowerBuilder.

In this blog post we're going to take that to the next step, in that we're going to create a build machine separate from our PowerBuilder development machine and then set it up to perform continuous integration.

Monday, July 10, 2017

PowerGen 9.5 for PowerBuilder released

In addition to support for PowerBuilder 2017, the new version offers support for EAS builds, better handling of extended characters in object names and other new features and bug fixes.  For more information, see the release notes.