Appeon is committed to revamping PowerBuilder into the most productive tool to build Cloud Apps for .NET.  We are following open standards and open source as much as possible.  We are providing migration solutions to minimize the cost of modernizing existing projects.  And you are scheduled to receive PowerBuilder roadmap features in agile 6-12 month cycles.

Cloud App Architecture

Cloud App Architecture

Client-side

While we believe that a native UI technology is best, we want PowerBuilder to be a versatile solution for Cloud App development.  As such, server-side business logic readily integrates with both native UI technologies and ASP.NET Core.

Server-side

申博体育Our aim is to simplify Cloud App development for .NET.  That’s why the new .NET DataStore is compatible with .NET Core, and that’s why PowerBuilder supports key cloud-native technologies, such as microservices, and containerization.

Cloud Features by Version

From the moment Appeon took over PowerBuilder from SAP, we began to “cloudify” the PowerScript desktop app.  But we also listened to our customers and enhanced existing client/server project features in every single major version.  Today, PowerBuilder 2019 already delivers a compelling solution for cloud app development, and with each new version it just gets better and better.

PowerBuilder 2019 Revisions

Based on customer feedback, Appeon typically revises a major version of PowerBuilder a few times to enhance its key features, introduce new minor features, and arrive at a long-term support version

Since revisions are based on customer feedback, we are not able to publish a detailed or complete feature list or exact release date.  However, we have outlined key focus areas for the revisions of PowerBuilder 2019 such that you have a sense of what may possibly come in the near future.  And you can expect to receive revisions of PowerBuilder 2019 in agile 6-12 month cycles.

PowerBuilder 2019 R3 – Revision Focus

Enhancing C# Development

申博体育Some or all of the following features may possibly be included in the upcoming 2019 R3 to enhance C# development, which was first introduced in PowerBuilder 2019:

  • C# debugger enhancement;
  • .NET Core 3.0/3.1;
  • Asynchronous programming;
  • Support more databases, such as AWS Aurora and Azure SQL databases.

Enhancing the PowerBuilder IDE

Some or all of the following features may possibly be included in the upcoming 2019 R3 to improve the productivity of developing PowerScript apps in the PowerBuilder IDE:

  • Separate PB runtime from IDE;
  • 64-bit debugging;
  • One license logging in multiple versions on the same machine.

   Enhancing PowerScript App UI/UX

Some or all of the following features may possibly be included in the upcoming 2019 R3 to enhance the UI/UX of PowerScript apps:

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  • UI Theme settings;
  • RibbonBar control.

 Enhancing PowerScript App Integration

申博体育Some or all of the following features may possibly be included in the upcoming 2019 R3 to enhance PowerScript app integration with non-PowerScript apps:

  • Enhance RESTClient so it supports all DataWindow types;
  • Call VB.NET assemblies from PowerScript app;
  • Enhance the PowerScript integration with WebBrowser.

Enhancing REST API Security

申博体育Some or all of the following features may possibly be included in the upcoming 2019 R3 to enhance REST API security:

  • Support TLS 1.3;
  • Support HTTP/2;
  • Authentication using mutual auth certificate.

Review Release History to Learn All the New Features!

You can expect to receive PowerBuilder releases in agile 6-12 month cycles.