Tools for EVERY aspect of your
Having the right tool at the right time is important. Many
development environments only focus on having tools for the
developer. Not true of PxPlus.
We understand that having the right tools goes well beyond
those for the developer. PxPlus includes tools for the end user
and tools that will help the developer support the end-user.
PxPlus has all the tools you need.
The PxPlus Integrated Development Environment (IDE)
provides the developers with all the tools they need in one
place. With direct access to over 50 system utilities, the IDE
provides fast, immediate access to all the tools that a developer
Partial List of IDE utilities:
- Program Editor
- Graphical Screen Designer
- Web Deployment (iNomads) Configurations
- Data Dictionary and Import Tools
- Visual Template Manager
- Message Library Maintenance
- File Maintenance Generator
Most importantly, the IDE is project based. We realize that
developers, like everybody else, have to juggle many tasks at the
same time; whether that is new development for their next
release, support for a prior release, or custom development for a
special client. The IDE allows the developer to establish
multiple projects each with their own environment, settings,
favorite/common activities and task history.
There are many common functional elements to Business
Applications. For example, looking up customer codes, exporting
data are just some of the features that a typical end user
expects of an application.
When developing applications, you should not have to create
these tools yourself. With PxPlus you won't. This saves you
countless hours of development time while providing your users a
comprehensive set of application functionality rarely seen in
business applications today.
When you deploy your PxPlus application, it comes complete
with a wide variety of tools specifically designed for use by the
end user. These tools are all fully customizable in terms of
language and security options making sure that the system
protects sensitive data or feature and that it is accessible in
the user's language of choice.
Some of the application end-user tools that PxPlus provides:
- An input lookup/query subsystem that provides for
end-user customization of columns, favorites, filters,
- Special input query functions for maps, calculator, and
- Direct data manipulation of virtually ANY application
generated list presented to the end Query with export and
- An easy to use Report Writer based on a spreadsheet-style
- Data access ODBC and Command line interfaces
- Two report viewers -- One using an internal format and
one PDF based
The need for tools doesnt end once the application is
developed and turned over to the end user. Things go wrong or
don't always work the way you wanted which is why PxPlus also
includes tools to assist you in supporting your clients.
PxPlus includes three different methods to invoke its
integrated debugger. You can use the graphical debugger component
within the program editor (IT), the text mode debugger (DBG), or
even debug the application via the Web using the iNomads
Debugger. All of these tools provide you the means to inspect and
trace through application problems in the field.
Of course sometimes support personal aren't available to
provide direct debugging support. In this case the PxPlus system
includes a HELPME system utility that provides a full application
resource dump via email to assist in problem resolution.