November 5, 2008

Progress Launches New Business Application Development Platform

Progress Software, a supplier of application infrastructure software, has released its OpenEdge 10.2A business application development platform.

With the release of OpenEdge 10.2A, Progress offers customers and Applications Partners new graphical user interface capabilities that enable them to build a Microsoft .NET-based Windows Graphics User Interface natively within the award-winning OpenEdge development platform - without requiring any training or prior knowledge of .NET itself.

Progress OpenEdge is an integrated platform for the development, deployment and management of business applications that are standards-based and service-oriented.

For more than 25 years, Progress customers and partners have preserved their technology investments by relying upon the Progress OpenEdge platform to isolate them from the evolving and constantly shifting technology standards. This has allowed Progress customers and its application partners to focus their energies on the business logic, functions, and features that drive their applications, and serve to distinguish it in a competitive fashion from other applications on the market, said Progress Software.

In addition, OpenEdge Architect, the eclipse-based development environment for OpenEdge, has been extended as part of the OpenEdge 10.2A release to integrate seamlessly with the Progress Sonic Workbench, an Eclipse-based service-oriented architecture (SOA) toolset for modeling, configuring, testing, and deploying processes and services using products in the Progress Sonic ESB Product Family. The tighter integration between the two products means that developers can even more easily create applications with OpenEdge that are immediately deployable within SOA environments, added Progress Software.