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Migrate your PowerBuilder applications to the web Migrate your PowerBuilder applications to the web Modernize your PowerBuilder Applications Take your PB Apps to the next level! Give your PowerBuilder applications a new look Give your PowerBuilder applications a new look PowerBuilder + Active Directory: Advanced user management PowerBuilder + Active Directory: Advanced user management Make your PowerBuilder Applications Multilingual Make your PowerBuilder Applications Multilingual
Migrate your apps to the web DevelopmentProduction PowerBuilder Applications + Unbeatable productivity + Rich User Interface - Deployment Cost - Limited Access (LAN users) Web redevelopment (Java /.Net) - Lower productivity - Redevelopment cost - Delays in deployment - Risk of failure (long projects) + Simplified Deployment + Unlimited Access (Web users) + Comply with corporate production standards (Java or.Net) In 2010, 58% of PB Projects had either web enabled their Apps or planned to do so (1) Here is Why: Appeon for PowerBuilder + Unbeatable productivity + Rich User Interface + Simplified Deployment + Unlimited Access (Web users) + Comply with corporate standards (Java or.Net) Optimal combination = keep PB for development and deploy as Java or.Net 2
How does it work? 3
System Requirements PowerBuilder Includes the latest versions: 12.0, 11.x, 10.x, 9.0.3, Web Browser Internet Explorer 8/7/6; FireFox (in progress) Web & Application Server Server: Microsoft IIS 7.0/6.0, Sybase EAServer 6.1/5.5, IBM WebSphere 6.1/5.1, BEA/Oracle WebLogic 10.0/9.2, JBoss 5.1 O/S: Windows 2008/2003, Red Hat Linux 5.0/4.0, IBM AIX 5.3/5.2 Database Sybase ASA 11.0/10.0/9.0/8.0, ASE 15.0/12.5, IQ 12.7, Microsoft SQL Server 2008/2005/2000, Oracle 11g/10g/9i/8i, Informix 9/7, IBM DB2 9.5/8.2
Major Unsupported Features * Nearly all major unsupported features can be commonly worked around utilizing server-side PowerBuilder NVOs ** Many unsupported features can be readily worked around at the client-side without utilizing server-side PowerBuilder NVOs PowerScript Statements GOTO, THROW, THROWS DataWindow TableBlob Control for DataWindow System Functions Class Definition functions, DDE Server functions, Garbage Collection functions, Help functions, Library functions, Shared Object functions, Tracing functions System Objects ADOResultSet, ArrayBounds, ClassDefinition, ClassDefinitionObject, ConnectionInfo, ConnectObject, ContextInformation, ContextKeyword, CORBA (all), CPlusPlus, DivideByZeroError, DWRuntimeError, EnumerationDefinition, EnumerationItemDefinition, Error, ErrorLogging, Exception, ExtObject, JaguarORB, NullObjectError, OLERuntimeError, OLEStorage, OLEStream, OLETxnObject, OMControl, OMCustomControl, OMEmbeddedControl, OMObject, OMStorage, OMStream, ORB, PBTocppObject, Pipeline, ProfileCall, ProfileClass, ProfileLine, ProfileRoutine, Profiling, RemoteObject, ResultSet, ResultSets, RuntimeError, ScriptDefinition, Service, SimpleTypeDefinition, Throwable, Trace (all), TransactionServer, Transport, TypeDefinition, VariableCardinalityDefinition, VariableDefinition
Automatic Performance Boosting Numerous functionalities built-in to boost Web performance under real-life situations Download manager offers Just-in-Time (JIT) or Preload options for running the Web application 10X data compression to compress DataWindow result sets 3-level DataWindow caching technology caches at the application server, Web server, and Web browser Micro-refresh (via AJAX) eliminates all redundant generation and downloading of data, such as in commonly and frequently-used “Master-Detail” Application server connection pooling can boost database scalability by several folds through “shared” connections 7
Shortest development time and lowest cost. Migrate existing PowerBuilder applications to web in a few months or weeks No need to retool your engineering team No need to re-train your end-users Least project risk. No need to rewrite your entire code base No need to re-architect your system, Powerful PowerBuilder Web deployment. Effortlessly handles the largest of applications (up to 600MB) with the most robust PowerBuilder feature support offers powerful desktop integration with the richest Web user interface. Performance and scalability. Delivers virtually the performance of client/server with the scalability of the Web Why Choose Appeon? 8
How to get there? 9
Migration Process Analyze the application with Appeon tools Unsupported PB functionalities? Ineffective code? Replacement of any unsupported functionalities Optimisation of specific components We keep the usual tools (PB, VE, PB Delta…) Appeon developer generates.NET or Java code This code is deployed on the Appeon Server The application is accessible on the Internet immediately 1 – Analyze the PB code 2 – Adapt the PB code 3 – Web deployment The migration is done once and for all Maintenance and future development will only use functionalities supported on the web Any future versions will be deployable “as-is” 4 – Future development? 10
Appeon Developer Appeon provides a suite of tools to assist developers in their development/deployment Appeon Developer Automatically migrate to Java/.NET 11
Unsupported Features Analyzer Identifies unsupported features based on keyword, providing you with location, line number, and code snippets
Appeon Code Insight Keep future development Web-compliant by listing only supported PowerScript at your fingertips
Appeon (Web-to-PB) Debugger Use Appeon Debugger to real-time debug the resulting Web application tracing back to specific line of PowerScript
Timeframe and budget Average budget for an application serving 200 to 400 concurrent users (i.e. simultaneously connected to the application) Software : ~ 10 K$ Hardware : 1 Dual CPU Server Migration : varies from a few weeks to a few months of work. The migration can be : Done internally: Appeon tools list all unsupported features, you replace them with PB Outsourced: A ready-to-deploy version of your application is delivered Examples : Mid-sized applications : 30 to 80 MB PBL, with a few hundred Windows. Cost of a turnkey migration : 30 to 80 K$ Timeframe : 2 to 5 months 15
What about your applications? Go further: To try Appeon by yourself : get a trialget a trial To find out the cost of a turnkey migration : get a quoteget a quote For any questions about Appeon : In English : En Français : En Español : 16
Give your Application a new look
Why makeover PowerBuilder Applications? Over the years, presentation standards have evolved. Some applications need a redesign to give their GUI a new, modern look. But obstacles to this exist: Reworking screens and reports consumes lots of development resources The application code is stable we don’t want to risk adding bugs to it In certain cases, there is no PB developer available for this Developers are not designers. They have mastered the technique, but do not necessarily know how to create new interfaces with attractive modern looks… Customization Studio proposes a new approach to avoid these problems… Makeovers: Pros and Cons
What is Customization Studio?
–A solution to modify screens and reports of a PB application. –Providing simple tools, designed for non-developers (users, designers...). –Making modifications on an executable copy of the application. Customization Studio is: End-users Development Design or Relooking Source code Executable Copy New User Interface
Why use Customization Studio? No need to pull resources from the development team. Anyone can update the GUI with a new look (user, designer…) The code of the application remains stable and unchanged. At any time, you can deactivate some or all of the changes Customization Studio provides Style Sheets to speed up the process: Define a style once and apply it to several components Makeovers for PowerBuilder Applications
Average budget for Mid-sized applications (30 to 80 MB PBL, with a few hundred windows) Software: ~ 10 K$ Hardware: same requirements as the PB application Makeover time: from a few weeks to a few months As for the web migration, the makeover can be done internally or outsourced Timeframe and budget
Go further: To try Customization Studio for yourself : get a trialget a trial To find out the cost of a turn-key makeover : get a quoteget a quote For any questions about Customization Studio: In English : En Français : En Español : What about your applications?
PowerBuilder + Active Directory Advanced user management
Reuse Windows Accounts In the majority of companies, a user often has multiple accounts to access multiple systems and applications. Each application often relies on its own access control solution. As a result, each application is managed as a « Silo ». Managing silos comes with the following shortcomings: You have to maintain several access control systems You manage multiple accounts per user Fragmented policy management is too complex No centralized View and Control of access rights
Reuse Windows Accounts To eliminate these inconviences, companies use Windows accounts to manage access rights for their users. Visual Guard automatically integrates your PB applications with Active Directory: A Single list of users: All user accounts are listed in the same Repository (Active Directory) Users only need 1 account to access all applications A Single Administration Console: Administrators use the same tools to grant access to all systems You can delegate limited administration rights to local administrators Centralized view and control of: User access rights User operations made in all applications Administration operations for all applications
1. Add the Visual Guard libraries to the Application’s PBL List 2. Declare and instantiate the Security manager 3. Connect to the Security Repository 4. Load the user Security profile 5. Secure the application objects (apply permissions) Visual Guard Implementation Process:
Single Sign-On Why implement Single Sign-On (SSO)? Users are automatically identified by the PB Applications with their Windows account They log in once (Windows startup) and gain access to all applications without being prompted to log in again for each of them Benefits include: Reducing time spent re-entering passwords for the same identity Reducing IT costs and Helpdesk calls about passwords
Timeframe and budget Average budget for an application serving 100 to 400 users Software: ~ 6 to 10 K$ Hardware: same requirements as the PB application Work: a few hours for implementation. 30
Go further: To try Visual Guard for yourself : get a trialget a trial To find out the cost of a turn-key integration: get a quoteget a quote For any questions about Visual Guard : In English : En Français : En Español : What about your applications?
Make your applications multilingual
Why make your application multilingual? Extend life-cycle of existing applications Expand commercial markets for existing applications quickly and easily Work in preferred language: multilingual employees, international branches, personnel visiting from abroad Streamline maintenance (single source code) and distribution (single executable code)
What is Enable? A solution for transforming PowerBuilder software into multilingual applications Enable is a Framework-level tool: maximum control, flexible, easy to apply Single source code, single application PowerBuilder oriented in every aspect Translated application does not require any royalty fees.
Timeframe and budget Average budget for a PowerBuilder team : Software: ~ 10 K$ Hardware: same requirements as the PB application Work : a few hours to a few days for the implementation. Texts extraction and translation depend on the size of the application. The implementation can be done internally or outsourced 35
Go further: To try Enable for yourself : get a trialget a trial To find out the cost of a turn-key implementation: get a quoteget a quote For any questions about Enable : In English : En Français : En Español : What about your applications?