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STD Web Service Foundation Classes (2017R2) Released!

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"THE" PowerBuilder Classic Web Service Framework!

(v2017.2.0.65 - July 9, 2017)


     Software Tool & Die Inc are please to announce the release of their new STD Web Service Foundation Classes for .Net/IIS (STD FC WS). The updated Web Service framework is solely targeted to helping PowerBuilder Classic developers, develop .Net based Web Services deployed to MS-IIS application servers. The Web Service based framework takes advantage of RAD techniques - employs an MVC (Model, View, Controller) architecture for superior performance, flexibility and extendability.  
Note: All the STD frameworks are free and can be downloaded from its STD Foundation Classes located on the SourceForge website.

    The Web Service framework - while greatly improving the PB & Appeon developer's productivity - also includes these types of features to help with RAD based projects:
  • Helps the PB developer to Implement "stateless" programming
  • Does DBMS transaction management automatically
  • Manages DataStores for you automatically
  • Manages DB updates for you automatically
  • Facilitates  MVC design & programming
  • Provides Encryption / Decryption services
  • Provides extended numerical services (ie: And / Or / Xor / Xand / etc features to PowerScript
  • Provides Result Set generation for any data
  • Provides HTML generation for any data
  • Allows STMP eMail generation
  • and much more!

    The main updates included in the STD Web Service FC's Version 2017.2.0.65 for PB 2017 & .NET / IIS include....  
  • Migrated the Web Service framework from PB 12.6 to Appeon PB 2017 Universal Edition.
    •     (Note: Also supports Appeon PB 2017 Cloud Edition.).
  • Changed the release number in nc_ws_master.
  • Various performance enhancements & alignment to .Net 4.6.
  • Added Native PDF support code into the ns_ds_master. 
    •     (Note: Not yet supported in PB 2017 Web Services in b1119).
  • Added new MS-Windows API declarations into nc_master.
  • Tested framework on the new W10 "Creator" edition & latest IIS.
  • Revised nc_ws_master for default framework version & Workspace path. 
  • Framework documentation updated using the new VisualExpert 2017 product!

Actual Web Service Framework documentation from VE 2017

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


Please Note: This the first version of the STD Web Service framework for Appeon PowerBuilder 2017. Previous versions of the Web Service framework have been preserved in the Archive folder that will work with SAP PowerBuilder 12.x versions. STD will only be updating the Web Service framework for PB 2017 & higher from this point on-wards. 

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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