These self guided tutorials are designed to enable you to drill down and better understand how to master the new features and capabilities found in PowerBuilder 12.
PowerBuilder and WCF Tutorial
This self guided tutorial will show you how to use PowerBuilder .NET together with the Microsoft .NET Communication Framework to create rich client applications functioning in an enterprise Service Oriented Architecture. Concepts covered include an overview of the tenets of Service Oriented Architecture (SOA), an overview of the scope of the Windows Communication Framework (WCF) and the integration issues it addresses. Definitions are provided for fundamental WCF concepts.
Skills illustrated include how to use the PowerBuilder .NET IDE to create a WCF client application working within a SOA that invokes methods on a web service and uses returned values for local processing.
PowerScript .NET Tutorial
This self guided tutorial will show you how to create fully CLS compliant .NET Win Form and WPF applications using PowerScript code and employing new and current language features inside PB 12. Concepts covered include .NET Language interoperability; the Common Language Specification, creating .NET Consumer Role compatible applications using the PB 12 Classic IDE, and creating .NET compatible Extenders using the PB 12 .NET IDE.
Covers the aesthetic updates now found in the DataWindow
.NET Interop One of the primary features of PowerBuilder 11 is the ability to call other .NET assemblies or classes in the .NET framework itself. In this demo, an existing client-server application is enhanced to demonstrate interoperatibilty in both Windows Forms and Web Forms.
Projects and Targets An overview of the new "target types" in the PowerBuilder 11 IDE along with the current target concept. This also shows how the "project painters" have been elevated both in their importance and in their functionality.
Conditional Compilation This demo provides an overview of the conditional compilation block introduced to the PowerScript language in PowerBuilder 11. A brief code walkthough using the predefined DEBUG variable demonstrates one possible usage of this new construct.
Ajax This demo demonstrates some of the AJAX-style enhancements available in PowerBuilder .NET Web Forms applications.
Don’t Wait – Migrate A discussion of the changes in the technology landscape and the many benefits the latest version PowerBuilder can offer you
Refactoring, Code Cleansing, and Test-Driven Development with PowerBuilder
Learn how to refactor and cleanse your code to address and prevent some common scenarios found in PowerBuilder applications. In this demo, we use Test-driven development principles to provide you a knowledge base to improve your PowerBuilder application performance, gain cost savings, in addition to assuring the long-term extensibility of your PowerBuilder code.