PowerBuilder 12 Overview
The New Generation of PowerBuilder...
A Bigger, Better Builder
Sybase PowerBuilder 12 is a true technological revolution. Here’s why we believe it’s arguably the biggest breakthrough since its inception.
Please note in this discourse, we are discussing a beta version of a product, therefore features and capabilities are subject to change.
Sybase PowerBuilder 12 represents a new generation for the beloved, proven, and time-tested development tool. Yes, it’s that amazing. It will still have a familiar development environment that is the fastest and easiest way to build applications. And, all you need to use it is your PowerBuilder skill-set. However, this release goes where no other release has gone before. Blending the foundation of Microsoft’s Visual Studio Shell and the speed and prowess of PowerBuilder and DataWindow® technologies, PowerBuilder 12 is our throw down for .NET, significantly simplifying development for .NET platform.
So what’s it got under the covers? Features and capabilities for PowerBuilder 12 include:
- A new infrastructure, built on the Visual Studio Isolated Shell
- Front-to-back WPF
- Fully managed code @ runtime
- WPF DataWindow
- WCF support
- Open and native RDBMS support as well as access to virtually any DBMS via ODBC, JDBC, or OLE DB
Let’s take a high level look at the key new capabilities and features found in PowerBuilder 12.