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Appeon 2016 - Product Release (2016/09/09)

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Appeon for PowerBuilder 2016 ...

Scheduled to release on September 9, 2016!

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   Appeon for PowerBuilder 2016 is a major release of the product that adds numerous new features to both the Web and Mobile targets, an expanded software environment compatibility and support for additional PowerBuilder features. The new release also focuses on further improving the user productivity and simplifying deployment.

  Feature Highlights


PowerBuilder Feature Enhancement

  • InkPicture control. OpenUserObject function of UserObject.
  • Accessing data in JSON format.
  • OLEStorage & OLEStream objects (Web target only).

Productivity

  • Installable Web Application.  Appeon Web applications can now be installed and run without a Web browser, avoiding cumbersome configuration issues and streamlining access.
  • Easy Mobile Deployment.  Both AWS & mobile apps can be instantly installed to the mobile device by scanning an application - specific QR code.
  • Upgrading for Mobile. The run-time for AWS and standalone mobile apps are now automatically updated as long as  users are managed by the Appeon Server.
  • Enhanced Data Source Management. More built-in functions are available to better facilitate the management of data sources on the .NET platform, including creating, deleting, and modifying data sources.
  • Installation Dependency Checking.  The product setup program will automatically check the environment and report any required components that are missing.

Mobile Specific Enhancements

  • Print Functions for Android.  Print functions like Print, PrintBitMap, Print DataWindow, etc. are now available for your use on Android, in addition to printing on iOS.
  • Apache Cordova Plugins.   Enrich your mobile apps with the vast library of Apache Cordova Plugins, which are easily accessible via simple PowerScript APIs.
  • Enhanced Mobile UX.  Additional APIs are provided to give developers more control over the mobile UX, for example, setting the keyboard type in EditMasks and DataWindows.

Software Environment Compatibility

  • Microsoft Edge. In addition to Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer, now your Web apps can be accessed via the new Microsoft Edge browser on Windows 10.
  • WildFly 10. Appeon Server is now compatible with the new WildFly 10 as well as JBoss EAP 6.0.1/6.4.
  • EJB 3.x. Appeon Server is now compatible with EJB 3.x specifications on all certified Java EE application servers.
  • PostgreSQL. Your Web and mobile targets can now take advantage of PostgreSQL, which has a strong reputation for reliability, data integrity, and correctness.
  • Expanded Support for IBM DB2.  Your Web and mobile targets can now take advantage of IBM DB2 on the .NET platform

Regards ... Chris

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Chris Pollach is a Senior Consultant with over 30 years experience in Systems and Software Analysis, Development, Maintenance and Technical Support, mainly in the areas of GUI Design, MS-Windows Programming, Java / .NET Programming, Wireless, Application / Web Server Design & Programming, Object Oriented Development Tools and Methodologies, Data Base, Data Communications and Network application development. He has participated in numerous technical, planning and management roles, as well as consulted and educated in these fields for a diverse clientele. He is also the owner of “Software Tool & Die Inc.” a company dedicated to provide custom software and education solutions on Object Oriented business systems.

As an educator, Chris is certified to teach PowerBuilder (first in Canada), MS-SQLServer, Sybase’s Enterprise Application Studio and EAServer integrated application/web development environment. He is former Certified SilverStream developer (CSSD) and current Certified PowerBuilder Developer – Associate / Professional (CPD-P) as well as a Certified Sybase Tools Instructor (CSI).

Chris has written numerous articles in various popular personal computer magazines, newsletters and is the author of the PowerGuide and PowerExpert products as well as the STD Foundation Classes. Currently, Chris has developed a Foundation Class library for Sybase's PocketBuilder, SAP's PowerBulder and EAServer products and now Appeon Web & mobile products that integrates JSP or ASP web development, Section 508 / CLF web standards and mobile applications. A new Web Service framework has also been released for IIs to support PowerBuilder based web service NVUO's!

Chris recently became a 2nd Degree Black in the TaeKwonDo martial art and has developed a Martial Art multimedia study guide using the Component-One “Doc2Help” and Sybase PowerBuilder products. Since the fall of 2004 he became a TaeKwonDo instructor for the City of Ottawa’s Goulbourn program. He has also been certified with the World TaeKwonDo Federation (February 2005 - 1st Dan and October 2008 - 2nd Dan).

Chris was awarded the Sybase “Innovation and Achievement” award for 2005 as voted for by the International Sybase User Group (ISUG). This award was presented for innovations to the PocketBuilder mobile development product, contributions to the PowerBuilder News groups and support of the Ottawa Sybase User Group.

To round his management and leadership skills, Chris is the former president of the Kiwanis Club of Goulbourn and still volunteers his time with the service clubs in his area. He is also the coordinator of the Ottawa Sybase User group and a certified NAUI scuba instructor. For the last three years, Chris has been voted onto the ISUG Board of Directors and holds the position of "Director - North American User Groups".

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