Moving at the Speed of Change

May 6-7-8, 2015 

The North Carolina PowerBuilder User Group (, Appeon Corporation, Novalys and Zeenyx are pleased to announce the 2015 Charlotte PowerBuilder Conference to be held on May 6-7-8 2015 in Charlotte, North Carolina. As with the successful inaugural event in 2014, the focus of the conference is the unparalleled Rapid Application Development tool PowerBuilder.

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Early registration for the Charlotte PowerBuilder Conference, held on May 6-8, 2015, ends on the 31st of March. Register before that and get $200 off!

You can register here.


Get the latest news and info about PowerBuilder at the upcoming Charlotte PowerBuilder Conference! It hosts numerous PB experts and has over 25 PB centric sessions, including 2 days of pre-conference training.

Here are the top five reasons you can’t miss this conference:

1. SAP will be attending!
SAP will be represented by John Strano and Dirk Boessmann, the Senior Vice President of Mobile Developments at SAP and the current head of PB. Join them as they discuss the future of PB and answer all your burning questions. There will also be a separate session geared towards Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) to share expertise and views on the future of PowerBuilder.

2. Improve your PB skills!

a. Attend a hands-on pre-conference training with Yakov Werde on Monday, May 4 and Tuesday May 5. Yakov Werde, MsEd is a veteran software developer with a passion for sharing his vast knowledge and experience with others. Now with 20 years of PowerBuilder experience, he is well known in the PB developer community as both an informative and entertaining presenter and serious application developer. 
b. Attend the many technical sessionsoffered during the session, including “Utilizing external technology to extend your PowerBuilder Applications”, “Building Multi-Threaded Windows Service Applications”, “Developing a Modern Web UI that includes Image Management” and so many more!

3. Learn how to modernize your PowerBuilder applications and take them to the Web, Mobile, and Cloud! See how to upgrade the look and feel of traditional PB apps with new GUI components and internationalization tools. Attend sessions on current GUI design and application development from industry veterans. 

4. This conference is multi-track: 'Tips & Tricks', 'Best Practices', 'Mobility & Web', and ‘What's New’. So you’ll be able to easily orient yourself towards what’s important for you and have more time to ask questions to the speakers with smaller sized sessions.

5. $2800 Worth of License! Every conference attendee will not only walk away with six-month licenses of Appeon, Visual Expert and Reporting Sudio, but they will also be able to attend installation workshops and go home with a fully operational work environment! - read more -

It’s been a year since the last PB Conference in the USA – the wait is now over, with 50+ hours of PowerBuilder specific presentations


Pre-register and get $200 off full registration!

Thursday, January 29, 2015 7:00 AM PST (Los Angeles) / 16h00 CET (Paris)

Join PowerBuilderTV for an exceptional webcast with the participation of SAP and various PB community members.

Dirk Boessmann, Senior Vice President, Mobile Developments at SAP and current head of PB, will be joining us to speak about the ongoing process to build a sustainable operation basis for PowerBuilder.

Followed by what's new in 2015 for a number of third party products; find out the latest roadmaps and upcoming features for your favourite add-ons. Also, get information on the much awaited Charlotte PowerBuilder Conference coming up this May with over 25 PowerBuilder sessions and 2 additional days of PowerBuilder training. Then stay tuned for this year's line-up of webcasts on PowerBuilder TV, including a look at PowerBuilder 12.6.

Don't miss this great opportunity to find out more about the future of PB and its ecosystem!

Register here


Yakov Werde has posted a video from his 2014 Charlotte PowerBuilder User Group Conference presentation covering PowerBuilder Classic and COM InterOp. The presentation provides a technical overview, a survey of necessary tools as well as implementation detail.  There’s a live demo toward the end of the presentation.

He uses this integration approach to implement a solution in a legacy PowerBuilder application when .NET provides necessary functionality and PowerBuilder doesn’t.

Yakov Werde is a long-time PowerBuilder Trainer, Consultant and presenter on PowerBuilderTV.

Check out the video here

Check out Yakov's training courses here

Today, organizations with PowerBuilder systems face a two fold HR challenge: They (1) have
difficulty finding skilled and experienced developers and (2) are challenged to train new PowerBuilder developers because of the difficulty in finding quality PowerBuilder training, eLearnIT has chosen a range of topics in the "sweet spot" that address the needs of intermediate level PowerBuilder developers.
Often developers are ill prepared for the PowerBuilder application maintenance tasks assigned to them.  Developers are often left to "figure it out for themselves" by reading other developers code and searching the internet for coding clues. Application coding is often "copy, imitate and modify" or hammered in in the fastest way.  Efficiency, performance, style  and maintainability are generally sacrificed because the goal is to "get the job done."
The NC User Group training targets self-taught or classroom trained PowerBuilder developers with basic skills and experience. Yakov will provide them with skills, techniques and approaches to enable them to rapidly advance to expert level skills.  
Using modules from eLearnIT's Advanced PowerBuilder for Professionals and based on the principal "Best Practices, the PowerBuilder way", a developer can expect to gain an arsenal of techniques to apply when working on existing systems  
About Your Trainer:
Yakov Werde has enjoyed a long training career guiding software developers in mastering the PowerBuilder platform.
He traveled the United States and Canada on behalf of Sybase Inc. working with developers in both classroom and on-site settings. He is a master of his chosen trade.  Yakov is well known from his TechEd preconference workshops, and PowerBuilder .NET tutorials.
About eLearnIT
eLearnIT is a NA based PowerBuilder and Appeon for PowerBuilder training and consulting company. eLearnIT is well known for its online PowerBuilder training courses through which hundreds of developers worldwide have achieved PowerBuilder expertise. Yakov Werde, eLearnIT principal, has consulted with IT organizations around the world on their mission critical PowerBuilder systems.