Armed with this basic information, you can then begin to take a look at how PowerBuilder figures into the distributed world. PowerBuilder can be used as
A rich client— A client capable of accessing the PB components with a rich front-end GUI
Components in EAServer
A client to components in other J2EE and COM servers
A client to Web services clients in EAServer
Rich client is the nomenclature used to describe a client application that is a front-end to server-based components not hosted in a browser. Browser-based clients are referred to as thin clients because they do not maintain the client application on the client machine; therefore there is very little that needs to be deployed to the ...