PB to Java


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  PowerBuilder, the Y2K of 2014?   SAP is dropping the proverbial ball better than the Times Square on New Years Eve.  When SAP purchased PowerBuilder from Sybase in 2012  loyal PB developers celebrated the anticipated greener grass at SAP which ended up resembling that of the Bayou Corne (on […]

PowerBuilder 15 – No News is not Good News


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Everyone Says PowerBuilder Is Dead – But Is It Dead? Being a career PowerBuilder developer like myself, I keep a close eye on the marketplace and where I think PowerBuilder is headed.  Part of the reason that I stick with the tool is because I believe it is technically superior […]

PowerBuilder Is Dead – Really Dead – Right?


PowerBuilder Web Forms DataWindow – Differences, Limitations & Settings  Performance Settings for the Web DataWindow SetWeight Method:  PowerBuilder generates a considerable amount of HTML or XHTML and JavaScript for the Web DataWindow client control.  There are steps you can take to reduce the amount of client code.  To reduce the amount of […]

PowerBuilder Web Forms DataWindow Limitations & Settings



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DisplacedGuy Poll – What information would you like to see for 2013? Would you please take a moment to let me know what information you’d like to see for 2013?  I created a new poll, and you can choose as many items as you’d like.  This information will be extremely […]

DisplacedGuy Poll – What information would you like to see ...


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PowerBuilder Interview Questions – Beyond Canned I have been through dozens of PowerBuilder interviews over the last twenty years and there is one that that never changes, the list of PowerBuilder interview questions.  You can pretty much bank on being asked about the datawindow buffers, the variable protections levels, or […]

PowerBuilder Interview Questions Beyond Canned


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  WaveMaker Revisited: Part 2 –  Observations made by a career PowerBuilder developer For those of you who don’t know me,  I am a career PowerBuilder developer, having ridden the PowerBuilder wave from before it started until now– still riding the remnants of the huge waves PowerBuilder made in the […]

WaveMaker – Revisited Part 2 – Perspective of a PowerBuilder ...



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The Latest WaveMaker is freaking Amazing – Look out Microsoft – Goodbye PB! Has anyone seen the new WaveMaker?    I wrote an article about it a while ago and was pretty impressed with the tool.  I don’t remember which version I was using then but it reminded me a little […]

WaveMaker – Take Two – PowerBuilder Pro Reaction, OMG


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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 […]

Creating & Using a PowerBuilder 12.5 WCF Service – Page ...


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Learning To Create a WCF Web Service using PowerBuilder 12.5 .NET UPDATED 10-15-2012 Visual Studio 2010 to Visual Studio 2012 Added Multi-Row Results from Web Service Added Update via Web Service Added Insert via Web Service Added Delete via Web Service Updated from MVC3 to MVC4 Added Downloadable Source Code […]

Creating & Using a PowerBuilder 12.5 WCF Service via ASP.NET ...



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Creating My First WCF Service using PowerBuilder 12.5 .NET I’ve finally taken the time to start digging into PowerBuilder 12.5.NET and this time I wasn’t going to stop until I had a working WCF Service created.  Not only did I want a working WCF Service created entirely in PowerBuilder, but […]

Creating a WCF Service using PowerBuilder 12.5