Portability is what we are all about
PxPlus is based on Business Basic and since its inception, has
been all about Portability.
And Portability means a lot more
than just being able to run applications on mobile devices.
With PxPlus, being portable means being able to run on
different operating systems, different hardware, using different
devices, and using different data storage systems. It means
having a competitive edge over your competitors because an
application using PxPlus can offer end-users many options.
To this end, PxPlus is one of the most portable environments
in the market today.
PxPlus applications can run
on a wide variety of operating systems such as Windows, Linux,
MAC and UNIX. Our highly optimized interpreter allows
applications written for one operating system the ability to run
on any other.
PxPlus provides a number of built in features and functions
that allow the developer to avoid having to know much about which
operating system they are running on. Functions to create and
copy data, generate PDF files, access the Internet and send email
are all incorporated into the environment.
That being said, PxPlus does provide access to the operating
system should the application require it. OS capabilities such as
Windows Callbacks, DLLs, Unix ODBC, and other operating system
specific functions can still be accessed by the application.
Whether it is 32bit or 64bit, Intel, ARM, or AMD, there is a
version of PxPlus for all the major hardware platforms. What's
more is that from the application perspective the hardware
platform is immaterial.
All data is maintained in a consistent byte order regardless
of the hardware without having to worry about memory addresses,
word size or any other hardware related issues.
PxPlus provides a consistent interface for a wide variety of
devices whether Text or Graphical,
Since the 1980s, when Business Basic was first introduced,
Text mode device independence was standard. Simple mnemonics were
used to control text mode screen output with automatic
translation to the proper device command sequences handled
automatically by the software.
With the advent of graphical devices, PxPlus continued to
preserve the text mode interfaces to allow them to function
interchangeably with Windows devices. New graphical controls and
mnemonics were added to the language and in many instances these
controls were emulated in the text world.
Now with the Internet and Web Browsers, the iNomads interface
within PxPlus allows most graphical applications to continue to
function; replacing terminals and Windows workstations with
PxPlus provides a simple, easy to learn data storage paradigm
that can used to store and retrieve information from its own fast
and highly recoverable file system.
Application developers are free to use
other outside databases such as MySQL with the language
dynamically mapping its native storage commands into optimized
And while Portability is key, PxPlus still allows the
developer to directly access all the supported RDBMS system using
the native SQL interface.