PowerBuilder is an integrated development environment used to create applications. PowerBuilder to .NET is a combination of PowerBuilder and Microsoft’s .NET platform; the latest in software migration that has revolutionized the world of applications development. Though originally designed to compete with Microsoft developed IDE’s, the PowerBuilder to .NET integration was created to allow continuity for the PowerBuilder project and to take advantage of the .NET platform that many developers are now using to create business critical applications.

The PowerBuilder to .NET IDE is preferred by many application developers as it is a fast, cost-effective and easy application development software. The typical PowerBuilder to .NET business application is high performance and data driven. Technology used in PowerBuilder to .NET is also unique in that it continuously evolves to accommodate the latest software advances and business needs. This ability to keep up with advances in VUI (Visual User Interface) advances as well as functionality creates valuable competitive advantage for businesses that use the PowerBuilder to .NET platform.

One of the reasons the PowerBuilder to .NET platform is favoured as rapid application development software by developers is its speed and simplicity. This development speed is attributed to the original PowerBuilder to .NET ‘Data Window’ technology. This function imported from the PowerBuilder Classic version allows developers to use minimal coding to create data rich applications. Thanks to DataWindow, developers using PowerBuilder to .NET only need to use five lines of coding script to apply custom business logic.

The simplicity created by the PowerBuilder to .NET technology through its declarative programming environment, coupled with increased levels of abstraction reduces complexities of development and thus the time taken to create applications. This leaves time for the developers to find solutions to other business problems. As opposed to sending their time trying to make sure their application development software is keeping up with market developments in programming languages, techniques and new technologies.

Modernization of applications is the latest trend today. Not only is it necessary but it provides heretofore unseen advantages to businesses that have e-business based strategies. Unlike other organizations those that use PowerBuilder are at an advantage, as it can be easily integrated with modern development platforms such as .NET and Java, thus creating longer more effective platforms such as PowerBuilder to .NET. PowerBuilder to .NET is easy to implement as all that is required is a developers current skills. It is also time and cost effective as the development time is drastically reduced thanks to the functions of Data Window. The other business advantage of Power Builder to .NET is that it enables the creation of services that can be shared among customers and partners. Power Builder to .NET also comes equipped with multiple development options and open database support. The latter simply means that the application development platform can support any data source e.g. ODBC, JDBC or ADO. NET.