|By Chris Pollach||
|January 10, 2014 08:46 AM EST||
PowerBuilder World Tour ...
|Opening Remarks & Welcome|
|Armeen Mazda speaking about Appeon Mobile.|
Armeen continued after the latest PB News segment to present an overview of Appeon Web and Appeon Mobile. These presentations took the attendees through the architecture of the products, how they interact with PowerBuilder Classic. He then presented the new Appeon Mobile 2.0 product that will be released into beta in December 2013 and how this version will support the Android devices equipped with version 4.0 or higher of the Android O/S.
|Anne Bataille speaking about Novalys's products.|
The first presentation on OSUG’s afternoon agenda was made by Anne Bataille from Novalys France. Anne’s presentations focused on the Novalys products that enhance the PowerBuilder ecosystem. These products included Visual Expert, PB Report Writer, Enable and Visual Guard.
After the product overviews, Anne took the OSUG attendees through a detailed review of the new Visual Expert version 7.0. VE7 is a complete rewrite of the Visual Expert software tool and includes many new customization features than the previous release.
|Chris Pollach speaking on the Foundation Classes|
The last presenter of the afternoon on Day #1 was Chris Pollach who let the OSUG members through a detailed review of the new Foundation Classes. The FC's were originally written in 1992 by Chris that expanded in later years to include EAServer, PocketBuilder, PB Client/Server, PB.Net Web Services and and Appeon. The latest release of the FC's is a major update that sees these independent product streams of the FC's merged into one "integrated" set of classes for all the above products. This now makes it much easier for PB developers to build PB applications that can be deployed as Win32, .Net, Web, Web Services, Mobile, etc in nature - all from one common framework source code. The other main benefit is the fact that Chris no longer needs to spend extra time maintaining parallel code bases of the FC's, Thus, making his time to maintiain and enhance the FC's more effective.
Over one half the attendees of Day #1 were planing to continue on to Day #2 which focused on hands-on training and coding sessions for the various products covered from day #1
|Anne presenting VE7|
|Armeen guiding Greg Winfield though his lab session.|
|The Appeon workshop in progress|
|Chris presenting his Foundation Classes workshop|
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