About PowerToTheBuilder.com

A PowerBuilder Social Platform

The purpose of PowerToTheBuilder is to unite all PowerBuilder developers under one platform. It's a place where you're free to discuss, share, or collaborate with other PowerBuilder developers. PowerToTheBuilder provides the tools needed to faciliate this. You'll find forums, groups, job postings, blogs, events, and general status updates.

Discussion Forms

Use the forums for all technical questions related to PowerBuilder. You can also start discussions on what you would like to see in PowerBuilder or a post to introduce yourself or your PowerBuilder related products.

Groups

You can create or join groups specific to your own interests in PowerBuilder. Create groups for your location or for your industry.

Job Postings

If you have a PowerBuilder job posting that you want to share, this is the place to post it. Job postings display on the home pages and will show up in the news feed.

Blogs

The main purpose of the blogs is for anyone to share knowledge with other PowerBuilder developers. If you discovered a solution to a challenging problem or found an interesting trick, creating a blog post would be the easiest way to share with others.

Events

Do you plan on hosting a PowerBuilder event in your area? Do you want to organanize a meeting with other PowerBuilder developers? Create an event in the events page to let everyone know about it. Events are displayed in the news feed and on the home page.

General Updates

The home page contains a general news feed that anyone can use to post a comment about what they're working one, who they are, what's on their mind, or anything else they want to share. If you have a technical question, please post them in the appropriate forum so it's easier to keep track and respond to.

Why PowerToTheBuilder.com?

Back in the day when we gathered together through news readers on the Sybase NNTP server, there was a feeling of being connected. It felt like a true community of developers. There were very few rules... mostly just, act like a decent human being. The community was very active. A lot of people were helping others. A lot of people discussed interesting topics. Some conversations got a little heated.

After the NNTP servers where no longer accepting new messages the community disbanded and developers went in different directions trying to find a new home. Some went with the SAP developer community, others to social networks like LinkedIn, and a few to smaller forums.

Regardless of where we all ended up, it never felt the same. The SAP platform was too strict. Seemingly innocent posts where removed. It was also too focused on their "reward system". The goal seemed to be to get a higher ranking or to complete challenges to get more points. Not a big fan of that at all.

LinkedIn seemed to get a lot of people but it has two big problems; 1) There are several PowerBuilder groups and it's unclear which you should be posting in. 2) The format doesn't work well to facilitate discussions between a large number of people.

We wanted to create something where PowerBuilder developers can connect again on a more personal level. A place where you weren't rewarded for how much you participate. A place where you can openly discuss and share without fear of being censored or blocked (assuming you don't cross the line from being a decent human being to being a non-decent human being). As it says on the home page; a "Unified Social Platform for PowerBuilder Developers".

PowerToTheBuilder has always been about the Builder, the PowerBuilder developer. The goal here is to help create a vibrant PowerBuilder community. Our hope is that we can get back some of what we had in the past. We can do this by working together. The more PowerBuilder developers we get here, the better the platform becomes.