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New Release (2016R3) of the STD "Integrated" FrameWork!

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 Integrated Foundation Classes (2016R3) Released!

 "THE" PowerBuilder Classic & Appeon Framework!

(v2016.3.0.68 - October 10, 2016)
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   Software Tool & Die Inc (STD) is very pleased to announce that they have just released an updated version 2016R3 (2016.3.0.68) of their Integrated Foundation Class library for PowerBuilder "Classic", Appeon Web and Appeon Mobile!

   The latest version contains the following updates and has been tested with Appeon 2015R2 Server  (build 0359.00) and Appeon 2016 Server  (build 1080.00) using the official MR (maintenance  releases) of PowerBuilder "Classic" versions 12.1, 12.5.1 and 12.6. Testing inside of PB included Win32 (both P-code & M-code) deployments while testing inside of Appeon included latest Web Browsers, latest Apple Tablet/Smart Phone and Android Tablet/Smart Phone  deployments.


Release 2016.3.0.68 - Major Release (2016R3) - change highlights ...
  • Framework was system tested with: PowerBuilder Classic 12.1, 12.5.1 and 12.6; Appeon and 2015R1 (2015.0328.00); iOS 10.02 and Android 7.0.0 (both Smart Phone & Tablet); IE11; FireFox 47.0.1; Safari 5.1.7; Opera 32.0.1948.25; Chrome 53.0.2785.143,  Edge 38.14393.0.0)
  • Revised the "nc_app_controller_master" NVUO to only open the HOLD window if a Controller type window is being used.
  • Added "oe_print_window" event to the "vs_dc_master" DataWindow base class.
  • Added "of_get_print_window_status" function to the "vs_dc_master" DataWindow base class.
  • Added "IsWindowEnabled" external function declaration to the "nc_application_master" base class.
  • Added "mu_application_extension" extension class.
  • Added "mu_extension" extension class.
  • Added "nc_extension" extension class.
  • Added "ns_ds_extension" extension class.
  • Added "vs_dc_extension" extension class.
  • Added "wn_extension" extension class.
  • Added "wn_response_extension" extension class.
  • Added "RtlGetVersion" SDK API to the "nc_app_controller_master" base class.
  • Various small code tweaks for better performance under the Appeon 2016 product release.
  • Revised "of_check_os_version" function in the "nc_app_controller_master" base class to acquire the correct O/S version (PB 12.6 workaround Environment bug).



   STD would like to thank Novalys Corporation for their support of the Foundation Classes by supplying the VisualExpert product for the framework's documentation.


Enjoy!
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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