QweryBuilder is a database development tool designed and developed in
PowerBuilder. Its purpose is to use innovative ideas and techniques to make
database development and data retrieval easy and intuitive. It currently
works against Sybase ASE, iAnywhere SQL Anywhere, Microsoft SQL Server and
Oracle. An evaluation version of the application can be downloaded from
The purpose of this article will be to take you on a tour of QweryBuilder. I
would like to show you what PowerBuilder is capable of. My hope is that some
of the functionality you see can be used in your own application. Where I
can, I will describe in detail how a specific piece of the application was
coded, providing as much insight as possible so you can do the same if you
have a similar requirement.
The User Interface
The first thing you'll notice when you run the application is that th... (more)
As every year, Novalys is carrying out a worldwide survey on the use of
The thousands of responses received each year allow us to follow the
evolution of PowerBuilder projects since 2001.
Now help us to monitor the new trends in the PowerBuilder community by
completing the 2009 edition of the survey below.
Afterwards, you’ll be able to see the 2008 results and discover, in
- How large PowerBuilder projects differ from small ones in terms of
- How the test of strength is going between Java and DotNET
- How many PB projects used .NET in 2008
PBDJ Feature Story
PowerToTheBuilder.com is a PowerBuilder developer's source for free, open
source, high-quality user interface controls. Using any number of the
controls available can provide your application with an instant facelift.
Integration is easy and becomes less complicated based on the knowledge you
have of your own application.
Inherently, PowerBuilder doesn't provide designer support for custom visual
controls. The PB UI Controls therefore must be tested by first calling its
exposed functions, then running your application. This causes several
problems. First you ... (more)
As we all know, the DataWindow is a very powerful and flexible control used
for data presentation and manipulation. For the most part, the features that
you get out of the box allow you to create some very impressive applications.
With that said, there is always room for improvement. Fortunately for us, the
DataWindow was built with flexibility in mind. By taking advantage of this
flexibility, we can extend the DataWindow to do almost anything we want.
In this article, I'm going to introduce you to PowerFilter, a control
developed by Jim Reese and available for purchase from
There's a reason why software developers like Microsoft update the look of
their applications every two years. It shows the consumer that something has
changed and therefore they need to upgrade, at least that's my opinion.
If this is true, I can only presume that presentation plays a vital role in
the sale of commercial applications. If you're not writing commercial
applications, then it's just a cool thing to do.
Unfortunately, most developers are usually confined to creating applications
with the look provided by the development tool they're using. Fortunately for
us developer... (more)