||Mike King founded Sybex Ltd, the company
that ultimately goes on to develop PxPlus and PxBasic.
||Sybex creates Honeywell Business Basic
which runs on the Honeywell DPS-6 mini-computer family
and enters into a worldwide distribution agreement with
||Sybex Business Basic (SBB) version 1 is
created for DOS and Unix system. This product is
initially sold on an OEM basis to a number of developers
in and around the Toronto area.
||First Windows version of SBB developed
and name changed to ProvideX. BBICON Incorporated to
market ProvideX worldwide.
||Version 3 of ProvideX released which
added numerous features including line numberless
||Sybex Ltd. and BBICON purchased by
State-of-the-Art which later becomes Best Software, part
of Sage Ltd of Newcastle Upon Tyne UK.
||Version 4 released adding new 'C-style'
programming operators (+=, ++, -=, ...), multi-line IF
statements, memory resident work files.
||Version 4.02 provides a new graphical
editor, TCP access, thin client-server technologies, and
imbedded IO procedures.
||Extended data storage capabilities to
allow for multi-segmented files breaking through the 2GB
maximum file size on all operating systems. Control
property access was added to the language to provide
dynamic changing of control attributes.
||Added direct access to COM modules, their
methods and properties.
||Version 5 of ProvideX released removing
string length limitations, access to ORACLE, Drag and
drop functionality, charting control, and many other
features. Object oriented programming methodologies now
supported by the language.
||Version 6 increased the flexibility and
functionality of the ProvideX data storage system
increasing the number of table indexes and maximum table
sizes. A new report writer was added along with new a
print viewer. OLE server technologies allow ProvideX
applications to be imbedded into other applications.
||Initial version of PxPlus delivers its
first batch of enhancements including items such as
enhanced memory files, auto-complete input, Apache HTTP
interface, and much more. In August Version 7 of ProvideX
hits the streets.
||PVX Plus Technologies celebrates its
first full year in business and continues to provide new
enhancements for PxPlus such as MySql interfaces,
integrated FAX delivery, and Widgets and its president
(Mike King) celebrates 20 years of service and providing
technology to the Business Basic community.
||The first release of iNomads allows
Windows based graphical Nomads applications to be
executed on the Internet.
||PVX Plus Technologies acquires the
ProvideX business from Sage Software and assumes
worldwide distribution rights and ongoing product