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To meet today's growing demand for delivering Web applications, you need a solid development framework. Fortunately for PowerBuilder developers, a couple of frameworks are available that will allow you to leverage your PowerBuilder knowledge and the power of Sybase EAServer to build Web applications. One such framework, EAF from Cynergy Systems Inc., was reviewed in the August 2000 issue of PBDJ(Vol. 7, issue 8). This article reviews the features of another framework, ViewPoint/EA from Applied Knowledge Inc. (AKI). Background The architecture of the Web dictates that you partition your presentation logic from your business logic; this is true for PowerBuilder or Java. ViewPoint/EA has a long history of being a Business Object framework dedicated to doing this. ViewPoint originated from a framework built in 1994, named Progeny. In 1997, Progeny evolved into ViewPoin... (more)

ViewPoint/EA Review

To meet today's growing demand for delivering Web applications, you need a solid development framework. Fortunately for PowerBuilder developers, a couple of frameworks are available that will allow you to leverage your PowerBuilder knowledge and the power of Sybase EAServer to build Web applications. One such framework, EAF from Cynergy Systems Inc., was reviewed in the August 2000 issue of PBDJ(Vol. 7, issue 8). This article reviews the features of another framework, ViewPoint/EA from Applied Knowledge Inc. (AKI). Background The architecture of the Web dictates that you partiti... (more)