PowerBuilder is a multi-faceted, very dynamic, 4th generation, rapid development platform.
What sets PowerBuilder apart from everyone else is the datawindow. This unique tool makes the interaction with the database a completely seemless event.
Being used for both input and output, the Datawindow, is the main interface to the data. 90% of PowerBuilder development is in or around this bad boy. Learning curve? Yes... and fairly steep. But well worth the effort and investment.
But that's not all there is to PowerBuilder. It is a fully functional rapid development tool. PowerBuilder is:
- Object Oriented and offers both
- Function overloading and
- Static and Dynamic function lookup
- Event Driven - Along with the myriad of canned events you can create your own.
- Inheritance - Very convenient for incorporating business logic in it's own layer.
There are many more aspects of PowerBuilder.