Roadmap Focus Areas

Appeon is committed to releasing, in agile 6-12 month cycles, new product features to meet the evolving needs of our customers. These needs span maintaining existing client/server systems for the long haul to rapidly moving to the Cloud. In terms of roadmap, this gets translated into four key focus areas: sustaining core features, modernizing application UI, improving developer productivity, and incorporating more Cloud technology.

C/S Maintenance

Maintaining existing client/server systems in PowerScript, especially ensuring its stability, security, and long-term viability.

API-Enablement

Migrating existing PowerScript business logic into Web APIs that adhere to open standards and C# best practices.

Cloud Conversion

Converting existing client/server systems to the Cloud at extremely low cost, often times to replace VDI solutions.

Cloud Development

Developing new Cloud apps in PowerScript or other popular UI technologies that are driven by C# REST APIs.

Upcoming Features

Appeon typically introduces major new features in major versions of our products. We then revise a major version, based on customer feedback, a few times to enhance its key features, introduce new minor features, and arrive at a long-term support version. However, for all 2021 versions, we are skipping revisions and long-term support until the 2022 versions.

The upcoming features we are disclosing is our minimum plan that is subject to change without notice. We are not able to publish a complete or detailed feature list, especially for revisions, since customer feedback has significant impact on our product plans. So use this information to gain a sense of what may possibly come in the near future, and you can see our progress in agile 6-12 month cycles.

PowerBuilder/PowerServer Roadmap

SnapDevelop Roadmap

.NET Datastore Roadmap

    Focus Area:   Cloud    

• Cloud Relational Database Service

Enables direct connection with Cloud Relational Database Service.

    Focus Area:   Core    

• Enhance data import/export

Refactor the import/export functions for achieving better performance.

• Enhance JSON handling

Provide a JSON library directly in SnapObjects for better handling of JSON.

    Focus Area:   UI    

• DataWindow UI attributes

Support exporting DataWindow UI attributes to .NET DataStore.

Review Release History to Learn All the New Features!

You can expect to receive PowerBuilder releases in agile 6-12 month cycles.