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PowerBuilder – Dominates Business App Development for 2 Decades PowerBuilder is the best development language for most vertical market business applications. Yes, this article was written in 2014, and it was written by a developer of twenty years who has written PowerBuilder, Microsoft, and Java applications.   PowerBuilder silences critics […]

PowerBuilder – Dominating Business App Development For 2 Decades


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Troubleshooting PowerBuilder Web Forms Applications   Do you remember the common GPF errors in PowerBuilder version 3, 4, 5 or 6? If so, get ready for round two with PowerBuilder web forms applications. PowerBuilder Web Forms Applications might test your patience with unpredictable challenges. I believe that the web forms […]

PowerBuilder Web Forms – Troubleshooting


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PowerBuilder Migrations to C#  .NET – Handling Inheritance in C# This article was created to answer a question on a post written about PowerBuilder inheritance, and dynamic function calls in PowerBuilder. The person asking the question, Jose, asked the following question from the PowerBuilder Tip – Dynamic Functions and Events […]

PowerBuilder to C# .NET Migration Tip



I can’t take any credit for this really nice article that gives some real-world uses for gradient usage in our PowerBuilder applications that aren’t too flashy or tacky looking. Gradients, Not Glitz: Methods to Modernize PowerBuilder User Experiences — Surprisingly few applications have used DataWindow gradients since they were introduced […]

There is a good question and discussion regarding passing complex structures to WCF assemblies created in PB.NET located over on the new SAP Community Network for PowerBuilder. Hello,   what can be the easiest way to send a very complex structure to a WCF wrapper?   Backgound: I have a […]

Passing Complex Structures to WCF Web Services via PB.NET assembly


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Creating a PowerBuilder 12.5 WCF Web Service – Deploying to IIS – Start to Finish This is my latest article on PowerBuilder 12.5 WCF Web Services and it will take you through creating a basic WCF Web Service using PowerBuilder 12.5.NET and deploying the WCF Web Service to IIS 7.5 […]

Creating a PowerBuilder 12.5 WCF Web Service – Deploying to ...



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Why Web Services Are Easy To Love & Hate This article was written with the intention of Improving the Web Service Development Experience particularly in the areas of Testing & Debugging.   The  specific topics discussed in this article include:  Identify common developer challenges with web service development. Offer suggestions […]

Testing & Debugging WCF Web Services


Is it possible to view the datawindow buffers (and data) in the PowerBuilder debugger? This post is to share something cool that I learned about PowerBuilder 12.5.NET while researching a question posted on StackOverflow.   The entire post from StackOverflow can be found here, the member asked if it was possible […]

PowerBuilder 12.5.NET – Datawindow Buffer View & Edit in Debugger


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PowerBuilder 12.5.NET WCF Web Service – Consumed by ASP.NET MVC4 Application Page 3 Back to Page 2 of the article Steps Completed PowerBuilder 12.5.NET WCF Web Service Application Steps Remaining Visual Studio 2012 ASP.NET MVC4 Application that consumes the PowerBuilder 12.5.NET WCF Service Create the ASP.NET MVC4 Application In Visual […]

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Learning To Create a WCF Web Service using PowerBuilder 12.5 .NET Page 2 Back to Page 1 of the article Jump ahead to Page 3 of the article for file downloads Continuing through the PowerBuilder wizard for creating the WCF Service… finally we reach the confirmation window where we click […]

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