by Rik Brooks (Author)

The Second Edition of this book comes 15 years after the first. Now that PowerBuilder development is the responsibility of Appeon I feel that a resurgence of the language is just around the corner. I have updated the book with advances since PowerBuilder version 6. 

For PowerBuilder developers, the DataWindow object offers remarkable power -- and most developers have only scratched the surface of what it can do. Part reference, part tutorial, The Definitive DataWindow is the most systematic guide to the DataWindow every written -- covering everything from the basics to the most advanced skills and techniques. Leading PowerBuilder developer Richard Brooks begins with an in-depth look at the relationships between DataWindows, relational databases, and SQL -- demonstrating powerful techniques for returning data to applications more quickly and efficiently. Brooks reviews the Database Painter, showing how to automate interface conventions company-wide; then introduces the DataWindows control, in-depth. Readers will master every option and characteristic available to DataWindow developers; the strengths and weaknesses of each type of DataWindow; and much more. The Definitive DataWindow includes detailed coverage of graphing, edit and formatting masks, object-oriented techniques for creating specialized DataWindows, and hundreds of advanced tips and techniques, many never before published 

While this is not the full story of the DataWindow, there is a lot more that can be said, it is the most comprehensive book on the subject and as far as the author can tell, it remains the only book on the market specializing in a single programming object. 

Kindle Edition available on Amazon

Tuesday, September 8, 2015. 9:00 AM PST (Los Angeles) / 18H00 CET ( Paris)

This session shares the real-life experience of a US software vendor in their quest to develop attractive and user-friendly mobile apps in PowerBuilder for their 400+ customer sites. This is a technical-focused session that illustrates how you can break the traditional client/server mold and develop apps that your users will love. You will see how to lay out the UI properly, incorporate new gestures, display large amounts of data in limited space, add new mobile-specific controls, integrate maps, make phone calls, and much more.

Presenter: Armeen Mazda

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Wednesday, July 15, 2015. 9:00 AM PST (Los Angeles) / 18H00 CET ( Paris)

Ryan Story will explore the process of developing, configuring, and deploying a legacy PowerBuilder app with Appeon Mobile that uses Mobilink/Ultralite technology to provide a consistent offline user experience. In addition, he will discuss other techniques to make applications match current mobile app design practices and provide the user a seamless experience. 

Presenter: Ryan Story 

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Thursday, June 18, 2015. 9:00 AM PST (Los Angeles) / 18H00 CET ( Paris)

This session will outline the major capabilities of Appeon for PowerBuilder 2015 version, including demos of the biggest new features. You will see PowerBuilder functionality and UI faithfully replicated across multiple browsers. You will see PowerBuilder extended with mobile-specific functionality, such as QR code scanning, mobile payment, and signature capture. You will also learn what Appeon plans to release in Q4, and learn about technology currently under R&D at Appeon’s labs that could make it to market in 2016 and beyond.

Presenter: Armeen Mazda

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Wednesday, May 27, 2015 - 8:00 AM PST (Los Angeles) / 17h00 CET (Paris)

Are you maintaining an application that you didn’t originally develop? Have teammates recently joined or left your development team? Learn how to understand complex code, before making any changes and incurring unexpected side effects.

In this presentation, we will use brand-new Visual Expert 2015 to:

  • Explore PowerBuilder and Oracle code,
  • Run impact analyses,
  • Generate detailed source code documentation.
  • and more!

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Thursday, June 4 , 2015 - 8:00 AM PST (Los Angeles) / 17h00 CET (Paris)

  • Let Business Users build and customize reports themselves.
  • Embed new reports on-the-fly in your PB Application. 
  • No recompilation or re-deployment required.
  • Run reports on Windows, Web and Mobile clients
  • Schedule the reports to run on a regular basis and send them automatically by email

In this presentation, we will see how Reporting Studio 2015 simplifies the creation and deployment of reports by Business Users, with no technical skills required.

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Thursday, October 16, 2014. 9:00 AM PST (Los Angeles) / 18H00 CET (Paris)

Filiberto Sosa will talk about the NeuroTechnology Drivers used to integrate Fingerprint security in applications deployed to the web using Appeon, in order to monitor time and attendance as well as customer identification.   Also, he will explain the different functions that are needed to Read and Write the fingerprints and also how to compare them to see if they match. The fingerprints are PNG files that also need to be stored in the Appeon Server; when doing a comparison, they will need to be downloaded to make the match. All of this will be explained in a one hour session. 

Presenter: Filiberto Sosa

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014 9:00 AM PST (Los Angeles) / 18H00 PM CET (Paris)

In this PowerBuilderTV webinar, the presenter will show you how to build apps for all major Web browsers on Windows OS, including IE, Chrome, Firefox, Opera and Safari. Get a first peak at how Appeon 2015 takes the pain out of deploying Web apps for multiple browsers by compiling web apps into a standard base and eliminating the needs for configuration on different browsers. See a demonstration of this with real code examples. 

New features of Appeon 2015 include: 

-  Multiple Browser compatibility
-  Mobile WebView Object 
-  Manage the Web and Mobile Sessions 
-  More… 

After the session, attendees will have the chance to ask questions directly to the presenter and to register for the beta program for the first-hand experience with the upcoming new version. 

Presenter: Armeen Mazda

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Wednesday, June 18, 2014 9:00 AM PST (Los Angeles) / 18H00 PM CET (Paris)

In this session we will walk through the process of creating a .net visual assembly in PowerBuilder.net and then using it from within a Visual Studio.net application. 
Then we will look at creating a visual control in Visual Studio.net and packaging it so that it can be used in a PowerBuilder Classic application. 

Presenter: Bruce Armstrong 

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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

9:00 AM PDT (Los Angeles), 17:00 PM CET (Paris)

The PowerBuilder platform is notoriously deficient at automatic or declarative UI resizing. In this presentation, SAP Mentor Yakov Werde will explain and demonstrate 3 techniques you can apply to your Appeon Mobile applications to achieve consistent UI resizing across a range of mobile device displays.

Presenter: Yakov Werde

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Thursday, February 27, 2014

6:00 PM CET (Paris) 9:00 AM PST (Los Angeles)

In conjunction with eLearnIT's upcoming North Carolina PowerBuilder User Group Conference training  sessions:

In this special PowerBuilder TV edition , SAP Mentor Yakov Werde will deliver a live instructor led unit from his Advanced PowerBuilder for Professionals Part 1 course.

The topic will be Stored Procedure DataWindow Objects in PowerBuilder 12.5 Classic and .NET: Basics and Tips & Tricks.

As a bonus Yakov will take take you on an Appeon for PowerBuilder migration ride and show you stored procedure DataWindows at work in both web and mobile environments.

Presenter: Yakov Werde

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Thursday, March 13, 2014

5:00 PM CET (Paris) 9:00 AM PST (Los Angeles)

Learn how to share the knowledge of your PowerBuilder application among the team and to help maintain it as your team evolves. See how to manage unexpected side effects during modifications to your application.

In this presentation, Christophe Dufourmantelle will demonstrate how Visual Expert lets you:

Explore and understand relationships within complex code

Automate an impact analysis to avoid the side effects of modifications

For those of you already familiar with Visual Expert, tune in to see how Visual Expert 7 improves the sharing experience, manages even larger sets of code and better automates your analyses. See how several developers can now simultaneously use the same VE project and share the results of an impact analyses.

Presenter: Christophe Dufourmantelle

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