Appeon have anounced the release date for PowerBuilder 2017 as 1st July 2017. This is the first release from Appeon of the PowerBuilder development IDE and as such is a significant milestone in the history of PB. Congratulations to Armeen and his team for achieving this great step forward and we wish them every success in the future.
On 1st August 2016 Powersoft had its 30th birthday. Colin Eley & David
Peace formed Powersoft in 1986 as a consultancy developing software using
a 4th generation language from Cognos called Powerhouse. The demand for
quality bespoke systems quickly brought them a list of blue chip customers
like The Guardian newspaper, London Fox (futures market), and Page &
The business focused on Travel and launched it's flagship software called Total Solution Travel in 1999. This was hugely successful in large call centres and at its peak was handling 6% of the UK's travel business.
Powersoft continued with its core business of consultancy and bespoke systems and specialised in the language PowerBuilder. Powersoft is now recognised as the premier consultancy for PowerBuilder in the world.
We have gone from strength to strength developing relationships with Financial services companies supporting their PowerBuilder systems and now have a great portfolio of clients on support.
In May 2015 we bought Mainstay a Hotel Property Management system, this is installed in over 100 hotels in the UK. We took this on as a strategic product that fitted well with our Travel and Leisure vertical focus. David Peace Technical Director for Powersoft said "We are very proud as an I.T company to reach this milestone. Many have fallen by the wayside over the years so for us to achieve 30 years is a great testimony to the quality of service we give our customers. We are looking forward to the 40 year milestone in a decades time."
Hong Kong, July 5, 2016 - Appeon today announced it has signed an agreement with SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) to develop a new generation of the PowerBuilder development platform. Appeon has major innovations planned from mobile and cloud deployment to test-driven development and continuous integration. Under the terms of the agreement with SAP, Appeon will be responsible for developing, selling and supporting its own offering powered by PowerBuilder technology. Since 1991, PowerBuilder has been one of the fastest and easiest-to-use AppDev Tools targeting business apps. At the heart of PowerBuilder is the DataWindow, which even to this day is arguably the most powerful data-bound control on the market. Tens of thousands of organizations worldwide – from small to large – have been relying on PowerBuilder to develop client/server apps for the Microsoft Windows platform. More about Appeon PowerBuilder
Did you realize that PowerBuilder turns 25 on July 1st 2016. The product was released to Alpha in November of 1989, Beta in June of 1990, Release Candidate in February 1991 and 1st GA on July 1, 1991! This makes PB 25 years old!