Areas of Innovation

Appeon will be bringing new innovations to the market in agile yearly cycles.  Over the next several years, new features and enhancements to the native PowerBuilder IDE will be focused on four key areas.  The high-level features listed below the areas of focus are illustrative and meant to give you a birds-eye view of how your apps could be transformed in the coming years.

Planned Releases

This list shows the specific new features or enhancements planned for a particular release of PowerBuilder.  Based on customer feedback and technology trends, it is possible a particular item may be changed, delayed, or removed.  As such, it is important that you participate in the product roadmap by voting and commenting on the product roadmap.  As a customer-driven company, we will carefully consider your feedback to make PowerBuilder work for you!

RFE ID Feature Planned Date Component Status
17001
Native PDF Print
30 June, 2017 Desktop Runtime Open
17002
Windows 10 and latest DB, environment
30 June, 2017 IDE Open
17003
Mobile Applications
30 June, 2017 Mobile Runtime Open
17004
Cloud Licensing Model
30 June, 2017 IDE Open
17005
PowerBuilder Compiler Supporting Multiple Build Agents
30 June, 2017 Compiler Open
18001
Modern UI (Modernize Existing Controls)
30 June, 2018 IDE Open
18002
JSON Support
30 June, 2018 Runtime Open
18003
Text Files for PBLs
30 June, 2018 IDE Open
18004
Unit Testing Framework
30 June, 2018 IDE Open
18005
New DataWindow Graph Types
30 June, 2018 Runtime Open
18006
Dynamically Creating DataWindow Child
30 June, 2018 IDE Open
18007
Able to Open Parent and Child Objects at the Same Time
30 June, 2018 IDE Open
19001
PowerBuilder Mobile Controls
30 June, 2019 IDE Open