Wednesday, February 21, 2018

PowerBuilder 2017 R2 New Feature: Git source control support

In a previous blog article we looked at the new feature of PowerBuilder 2017 R2 for Subversion source control support. In this blog article we're going to look at a very similar feature, Git source control support.  I'm not going to go through the history of source code support in PowerBuilder again, I'd refer you to that previous blog article for that.  We're going dive straight in to how the Git feature works.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Running .Net in the Browser

Mentioned Blazor a while back, here's an update:

They've opened up a github repository now.  There's also there's a blog post explaining the status of the project.  Conversely, there's also a somewhat less than enthusiastic independent appraisal of it over on I Programmer.

Tuesday, February 06, 2018

PowerBuilder 2017 R2 New Feature: Subversion (SVN) source control support

PowerBuilder's initial support for version control systems required drivers for specific vendors (e.g., PVCS) and often for specific versions of that vendor's products.  It was not unusual to find that you needed to wait to upgrade your source control product until PowerBuilder released an updated driver for it.  And if your source control provider wasn't supported by PowerBuilder you were simply out of luck.

Monday, February 05, 2018

PowerBuilder 2017 R2 New Feature: REST

One of the new features added to PowerBuilder 2017 R2 is support for REST web services.  This feature isn't 100% complete, as additional REST functionality is planned for 2017 R3.  There's still a lot in the R2 release to look at though.

Friday, February 02, 2018

PowerBuilder 2017 R2 New Feature: Stand Alone Compiler Enhancements

The stand alone compiler was first introduced in PowerBuilder 2017.  It's primarily of interest for shops who perform routine (perhaps daily) builds of their PowerBuilder based applications, usually in order to perform manual and/or automated testing in order to capture bugs as soon as possible after they are introduced into the code base.

Thursday, February 01, 2018

PowerBuilder 2017 R2 New Feature: PostgreSQL support

One of the new features in PowerBuilder 2017 R2 is support for PostgreSQL.  We're going to take a look at using this new (to PowerBuilder) database.