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PowerBuilder® 9: Internet and Distributed Application Development by John D. Olson, Bill Green

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The Evolution of Distributed Application Development with PowerBuilder

PowerBuilder has evolved over the years following the same trends that other tools have followed, and adjusting architectures to keep pace. PowerBuilder started its foray into the distributed world with Distributed PowerBuilder (DPB). It has since undergone several changes to reach the point where today, PowerBuilder developers can build Web sites, JSPs, EAServer components, and even Web Services. This next section looks at this evolution in a bit more detail to continue to expand the background knowledge that goes a long way to understanding what it is we are doing today.

Distributed PowerBuilder (DPB)

In PowerBuilder 5, we were introduced to the world of distributed computing ...

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