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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?


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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


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 ...


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 Debugging – How to View Datawindow Data The PowerBuilder Debugger doesn’t have a mechanism for viewing the underlying data while debugging an application.  This can be annoying at times; so I wrote some simple code that uses the SaveAs function and a Windows ShellExecute function to automatically display the […]

PowerBuilder DataWindow SaveAs Easter Egg – Debugging Aid



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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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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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DisplacedGuy’s Official PowerBuilder Training Portal   Training Videos How-to Articles Step-by-Step Tutorials Migration Docs Reference Guides Sample Apps PB – .NET Maps PB – Java Maps YouTube Videos Launched in 2010 Emphasis on PB12.5 Using .NET with PB More Training Compensate for the lack of books written for PB version […]

PowerBuilder 12.5 PB.NET Free Training, Tutorials & Videos



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How to turn off the Unknown Publisher warning when opening an executable file from a mapped drive. Have you ever wondered why Windows prompts you with this warning when running a common file from your network that you are sure is safe?  It can happen in a variety of Windows […]

Turning off the Unknown Publisher warning dialog