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PowerBuilder 2022

Why PowerBuilder?

The hallmark of PowerBuilder has always been simple and productive app development, powered by DataWindow technology. Today, PowerBuilder supports developing a wide range of projects for on-premise or cloud deployment, including n-tier and Web API programming. Organizations with years of existing investments in PowerBuilder have a low-cost and low-risk path for modernization.

Internet-Accessible Apps

Rapidly develop n-tier apps with a REST API middle tier. Automatically recompile existing client/server projects for cloud deployment and replace aging VDI solutions.

Modern UI & UX

Create modern experiences for client/server and cloud apps with UI themes and modern controls, such as RibbonBar, WebBrowser, RichTextEdit, and more.

REST API Enablement

Easily expose business logic as REST APIs with powerful code generation tools & the .NET DataStore. Consume any Web API with either REST-specific or generic HTTP client.

Advanced Security

Secure apps with advanced approaches, such as application signing and integrity validation, strong data encryption, TLS 1.3, and leading token technologies.

Powerful IDE

Boost productivity with powerful IDE features, such as tabbed code editor, decoupled IDE & runtime, Git/SVN integration, continuous integration, and more.

Database Compatibility

Make your apps compatible with the latest version of the various relational databases, such as Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle, PostgreSQL, SAP SQL Anywhere, and more.

How is it Evolving?

An exciting roadmap is planned for PowerBuilder, delivered to our customers in agile 9-12 month cycles. A completely revamped IDE is planned for the next major version, and in the meantime more valuable features are coming to revisions of PowerBuilder 2022, such as enhanced graph DataWindow, tabbed sheet UI, email client, and more.

PowerBuilder Roadmap
PowerBuilder New Features

What’s New in 2022

More Productive, More Secure, More Compatible

The latest PowerBuilder has been enhanced to boost development productivity, provide more security mechanisms to safeguard your app, and support the latest Windows and database versions.

Customer Testimonials

"PB 2022 runs significantly faster than PB 2019 R3! We have made a computation index for our application to measure the performance of the machine running it, so our customers know what to expect from our application. And the index is 60% faster with PB 2022 compared to PB 2019 R3."

Steen Jakobsen
CTO, MigrateDMS

"We are so pleased with PowerClient Deployment in Appeon PowerBuilder and we decided to delay our rollout for our Mainstay Profession product in order to update to this release. I have to say each Appeon PowerBuilder release is a new milestone, we are seeing huge leaps forward, and I really encourage everyone to look at what is new in the latest version and to make the most of the new features."

David Peace
Technical Director, Powersoft Computer Services Ltd

"We are thrilled with the zero touch deployments with PowerClient, the new OLE driver for SQL Server, the improved Git branching support, and the many other valuable improvements Appeon had made in this release. Truly the best PowerBuilder version ever!"

Donald Clayton
President, Intertech Consulting, Inc

"We are using Appeon PowerBuilder to create software that integrates our ERP with digital platforms like Shopify, Amazon, PrestaShop, WooCommerce, BigCommerce, Wish, and many others. Thanks to the latest objects like HTTPClient, RESTClient, CoderObject, JSONParser, and JSONGenerator, we have been able to accomplish our tasks. Most of these platforms provide RESTful Web APIs that we need to call in order to send them all the information about our products, pictures, price, and inventory."

Filiberto Sosa
CEO, Size and Colors

"Better integration with Git, PowerClient Deployment worth the upgrade to Appeon PowerBuilder on their own. Migration process still stable and new installer is a good improvement."

Patrice Domange
Senior Analyst/Developer, Sodexo


PowerBuilder is offered together with a suite of products to develop either modern client/server applications or Installable Cloud Apps.

PowerBuilder CloudPro

Deploy existing client/server applications to the Cloud as Installable Cloud Apps with a C# REST API architecture. The absolute fastest path to the Cloud with .NET!


Developer ∙ Year

PowerBuilder Professional

Rapidly develop client/server applications with the productivity of DataWindow technology. Provides many built-in features to instantly modernize!


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