These are my notes from the PowerBuilder User Group meeting in Walldorf Germany on December 3, 2013, originally posted on my personal blog site.
Robyn Chan – Senior Vice President – Head of Mobile Platform
Michael Redford – PMP Business Information Technology, Products and Innovation
- 32 and 64 bit support
- SQL 2012
- Oracle 12
- Windows 8
- .Net 4.5
- Dockable Windows
Beta builds are ready now, but access to it is still being figured out.
- PB 15+
- Open APIs eg objects like ORCA, IDE infrastructure/painter, build process
- HANA Cloud (HEC, Neo AWS) and on premise options
- RDL (River Definition Language) support for PowerScript (intermediate layer, platform agnostic)
- WebApp Toolkit for multi-channel development (internal name – not announced yet, web based IDE, AppDesigner, AppBuilder, the latter was developed by the PowerBuilder team to create mobile apps, SAP UI5 — HTML5)
- Client SDKs for NVOs – Typical PB app is 30% business logic in the client. The audience thought it was a lot higher.
PowerBuilder.Net versus PowerBuilder Client
- Looking at trying to get into one IDE
- Yes, that was what support for XSE was intended to convey
EAServer – what happened to NetWeaver integration
- Couldn’t put on slide – Looking at migrating PASP to Netweaver – probably wouldn’t focus on other app servers
What about support contracts
- That’s one of the big questions they’re working on. The other is that existing SAP customers have an S-user account. They’re trying to figure out how to automatically give people S-user accounts so they can access the beta without going through the S-user creation process.