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Obsolescence is Obsolete with PxPlus

Airline companies don't discard their old planes.
Cruise lines don't scuttle their old ships.

Then why should you throw away your old application?

Technology is always changing and users expect their application software to keep up with the times. The challenge is how can you accomplish this quickly and profitably? PxPlus may be just the solution you have been looking for.

With over 30 years of development behind it, the PxPlus Development Suite has allowed applications developed in the 1980's to remain viable. How? By preserving the core application logic and focusing on providing consistent interfaces for that logic that allow them to continue to operate today.

Business Logic doesn't Change

For well over 100 years, an invoice has recorded a purchase, a client has basic identifying information, and debits and credits are still posted to the general ledger the same way.

Business rules don't change much over time so that software designed to run a business developed years ago can often continue to run businesses today.

What has changed is the hardware and technology to run the software. For many business application developers this meant discarding their existing application and rewriting it using a new development environment, in order to keep up with technology.

This is where PxPlus comes in. By maintaining the core language, data access and data manipulation interfaces, PxPlus is able to preserve the core logic allowing you to take advantage of new technology with minimal modifications to your code.

In addition, by emulating and providing incremental advancements to the user interfaces, applications have been able to make small transitional changes to their application in order to keep the application current with today's infrastructure.

What if you aren't using PxPlus?

Shame on you; however it's never too late to start. One of PxPlus strengths is its ability to interface with virtually any data storage system and external application. Features such as its Web Service engine or MyTiles™ interface for Windows can be used to generate reports and even create update programs that interact with your existing application.

More importantly, you will find that with PxPlus many of the tasks business applications need are already provided allowing you to slowly migrate your application minimizing the amount of rewriting and re-implementation you may have to do.

Our Commitment to the Future

Mergers, acquisitions and consolidations are a fact of life in today's business environment, and they can play havoc with preserving your application investment. Many a language has come and gone because the company that developed it no longer exists or the language is no longer the main focus of the business.

PVX Plus Technologies Ltd. and thereby PxPlus, is different because we care about the language, the resellers and unlike many we are a family business.

The original architect and developer, Mike King, is still actively involved in every aspect of the business making sure that those companies that trust PxPlus for their application, continue to have a future.

His philosophy of providing a world class application development environment permeates throughout the company. We focus on making sure that the products we sell today allow our resellers to address the current needs of the business application community while keeping an eye out for future trends.

His goal and the goal of all the employees at PVX Plus Technologies Ltd. are to provide a platform that will serve your needs today and into the future.

 

Your application logic and code is one your companies greatest assets.

Don't throw it out just because it's old.

The Evolution of PxPlus:

  • 1984 - HBB
    Original Honeywell Business Basic for Honeywell DPS-6 mini-computer family
  • 1986 - Version 1
    Initial version created for DOS and UNIX system and sold as Sybex Business Basic (SBB)
  • 1992 - Version 2
    First Windows version of SBB developed and name changed to ProvideX
  • 1995 -Version 3
    Added support of numerous features including numberless program lines
  • 1997 - Version 4
    Added 'C-style' programming operators (+=, ++, -=, ...), multi-line IF statements, and memory resident work files
  • 1998 - Version 4.02
    Graphical editor, TCP access, thin client-server technologies, and imbedded IO procedures
  • 2000 - Version 4.10
    Improved integration with Windows with addition of direct access to COM modules, their methods and properties.
  • 2001 - Version 5
    Support for OOP program style. Removed string length limitations, direct access to ORACLE, Drag and drop, charting control, and many other features.
  • 2004 - Version 6
    Report Writer introduced along with new a print viewer. OLE server technologies allow ProvideX applications to be imbedded into other applications.
  • 2005 - PxPlus
    PVX Plus Technologies Ltd. was formed to develop enhanced version of ProvideX called PxPlus.
  • 2006 - Version 7
    PxPlus added MySql interfaces, integrated FAX delivery, and transparency to provide for the development of Widgets.
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  • 2008 - Version 8
    First release of iNomads allows Windows based graphical Nomads applications to be executed on the Internet.
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  • 2010 - Version 9
    Added Associative arrays, improved file access, iNomads support for IIS and ISO compatible PDF file support.
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  • 2011 - Version 10
    Added Signature Capture, localization utilities and EZWEB server for simple Web sites.
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  • 2012 - Version 11
    Release of Windows 8 Active tiles interface, enhanced file IO server and numerous XML interfaces.
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  • 2014 - PxPlus 2014 (V12)
    Native JSON support along with Web services for query data, charts, reports, and the new IDE.
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