TRACK A: DESIGNING AND BUILDING THE BEST BUSINESS APPLICATIONS
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A1: What's New in OpenEdge 10.1C?Â Â (Presentation)Speaker: Jim Lundy, Principal Product Manager-OpenEdge, Progress Software
OpenEdge 10.1C is the latest release and contains important new features as well as a myriad of bug fixes. OpenEdge10.1C advances the OpenEdge SOA capabilities in our four main areas of emphasis: business logic, integration, user interface and database. During this session, we'll describe the new features and the associated benefits at a mid-to-high level and recommend other related sessions you should attend for more information.
A2: Making OpenEdge Architect Work for YouÂ Â (Presentation)Speaker: Susan Houniet, Senior Solution Consultant, Progress Software
Have you recently adopted OpenEdge Architect or thinking about making the move? This session, for developers and development managers, will take a look at how to get started with OpenEdge Architect. Learn how to get the most out of this exciting integrated development environment. The session will review the concepts of the project-based environment and provide advice on how to configure OpenEdge Architect as a replacement for your existing development environment.
By the end of the session you will have a good understanding of what OpenEdge Architect can do for you and how best to get started using it productively. The session lays the groundwork for more advanced sessions on OpenEdge Architect, including Integrating OpenEdge Architect into Your Development Environment and Embracing OpenEdge Architect. No prior knowledge of OpenEdge Architect is required.
A3: Application Architecture Made SimpleÂ Â (Presentation)Speaker: Mike Ormerod, Applied Architect, Progress Software
This session is for all developers and architects who want to learn about the OpenEdge Reference Architecture (OERA). We'll review code examples that introduce and explain the concepts of the OERA as well as the different layers and the benefits of following these guidelines. At the end of this session, you will have not only an understanding of the OERA, but also an idea of how the OERA might look in ABL (Advanced Business Language).
A4: Introduction to the OpenEdge GUI for .NETÂ Â (Presentation)Speaker: Jim Lundy, Principal Product Manager-OpenEdge, Progress Software
This session is a great starting point for IT managers and developers who are just beginning to explore the OpenEdge GUI for .NET. Through a combination of lecture and demonstration, you'll gain an understanding of the GUI for .NET, the development environment and how the Visual Design and ABL code-authoring tools work. No prior experience is required.
A5: Structured Error Handling in the ABLÂ (Presentation)Speaker: Phil Malone, Senior Technical Support Engineer, Progress Software
In OpenEdge 10.1C, Progress introduces support for a new error-handling model. Structured error handling leverages the object-oriented language features while coexisting easily with the error-handling model that ABL developers have used for years. It is useful in both object-oriented and procedural applications. During this session, you'll get an introduction to structured error handling as we describe the benefits of the new model compared to those of the existing model. We'll cover new syntax and enhancements to the language, and we'll demonstrate new capabilities for developing application-specific errors and consistently handling errors of all types.
A6: Integrating OpenEdge Architect into Your Development Environment (Presentation / Extras)Speakers:Â Paul Petersen, Head of Technology, Supercorp Australia Pty LtdÂ Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Heath Anderson, Developer, Supercorp Australia Pty Ltd
Have you started using OpenEdge Architect yet? Are you wondering how best to integrate OpenEdge Architect into your existing development environment, or how best to set it up-Or perhaps how to leverage some of the more advanced features?
Come to this session and learn how one customer is really doing it. Discover how Supercorp is adopting and incorporating OpenEdge Architect into its existing development environment. Based on real experience, this session will cover topics such as how Supercorp migrated its existing 9.1E/ADM development environment to OpenEdge Architect, how the organization set up Source Control and projects for team development, and how it integrated existing systems and tools. You'll also gain insight into the learning curve and productivity of the OpenEdge Architect environment. This session will include demos, examples, tips and tricks.
A7: Architecting Your Application in OpenEdge 10Â Â (Presentation)Speaker: Mike Ormerod, Applied Architect, Progress Software
Many of the key features of OpenEdge were added to make it easier and more productive for you to design and build a well-architected modern application. In addition, we have presented considerable material on the OpenEdge Reference Architecture (OERA) as a guide to thinking about application design issues. This session focuses on how to leverage several key product features to help you design a flexible modern application that follows the guidelines of the OERA. You'll also gain from high-level guidance on how to handle the challenges of adapting existing application code to a new architecture and new requirements. Programming experience in the OpenEdge ABL is expected, but no specific experience with OpenEdge 10 is necessary. Prior familiarity with the OERA will be helpful but is not mandatory.
A8: What's New in the Object-Oriented ABL?Â (Presentation)Speaker: Peter Judge, Principal Software Engineer, Progress Software
OpenEdge 10.1A introduced support for object-oriented programming in the OpenEdge ABL. As part of its continued development, 10.1C includes additional OOABL features that ABL developers have come to expect from a flexible, modern language. This session explores support for statically defined members of a class, which will allow a class to maintain data and the methods that act on it, for the class as a whole rather than for an individual instance of a class (enabling native support for a singleton object). The session will also introduce features such as syntax, to work with classes dynamically and support for character to long char data widening between methods.
A9: Developer Productivity with the Roundtable Plug-in for OpenEdge Architect (Presentation)Speaker: Randall Harp, Product Architect, Tugboat Software
The Roundtable plug-in for OpenEdge Architect 10.1C introduces powerful developer tools that complement software configuration management and increase developer productivity. Through feature demonstrations, you'll be introduced to new application development paths using Roundtable's database schema management and collaborative code-sharing features. Geared toward both existing Roundtable users and those wanting to learn more about Roundtable and software configuration management, this session also provides an overview of the latest plug-in features and offers demonstrations showing their use in a real-world development environment.
A10: AppServer Mode Case StudiesÂ (Presentation)Speaker: Noel Shannon, Senior Solution Consultant, Progress Software
Are you an OpenEdge application developer planning to start using an AppServer, or are you thinking of updating your existing AppServer application? If so, then this session is for you. We'll help you understand what the AppServer modes are and what design choices are available. We'll accomplish this by contrasting a common set of distributed computing design principles to each of the AppServer's operational modes. At session's end, you will have sufficient information to choose the best design and AppServer operational mode for your application.
A11: Getting to SaaSÂ (Presentation)Speaker: Ken Wilner, Vice President of Technology, Progress Software
Software as a Service (SaaS), which is fundamentally changing the software business model, has architectural and technical differences when compared to traditional (packaged, on-premises) applications. Moving a packaged, on-premises application to SaaS involves much more than simply hosting a copy of the application so it can be accessed over the Internet on a subscription basis. There are some significant technical and architectural challenges facing those who want to become successful with SaaS.
After a brief introduction to SaaS, during which we cover business drivers, trends and taxonomy, we'll focus on some of the challenges you'll face and how best to start as you move a packaged, on-premises application to a SaaS-based application. We will focus on issues such as multitenancy, security, UI technology choices and provisioning.
A12: Sex and Sizzle: Developing with .NET and OpenEdge 10Â Â (Presentation)Speakers:Â Paul Petersen, Head of Technology, Supercorp Australia Pty LtdÂ Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Jeff Millar, Architect, Supercorp Australia Pty Ltd
Ever wondered what it's really like to develop with .NET and OpenEdge 10? What does it take to transform your fat GUI application to a rich .NET user interface? How can you use OERA, ProDataSets and AppServers with your legacy code? How do you manage and coordinate source control from Visual Studio and OpenEdge Architect development at the same time?
Come to this session to learn how one customer is really doing it. We'll focus on how Supercorp is transforming an application to .NET with Infragistics controls, OpenEdge 10, ProDataSets and OERA. Based on real-world experience, this session will cover such topics as the steps involved, how to wrap and migrate your existing code and the technical challenges in moving to .NET, as well as how to overcome them. We'll also cover tips for developing, testing and managing in a mixed-development environment. Learn through demos, code examples and ?war stories? that you can use on your own small or large adventures into the world of .NET.
A13: Embracing OpenEdge ArchitectÂ Â (Presentation)Speaker: Susan Houniet, Senior Solution Consultant, Progress Software
If you're impressed with what you have seen so far about OpenEdge Architect, you may have already started to experiment with it. Perhaps you?re using its advanced ABL editing capabilities or schema management or you've downloaded a few third-party plug-ins and are excited about the potential productivity gains of this new integrated development environment. The problem is, you are not sure how to move from your existing development process and environment, and are asking questions such as How do I customize the inserted code sections? What is this AST thing and how do I leverage it to parse code, read and write code sections like I used to in the AppBuilder? How do I intercept event hooks, such as open, close, save and compile files, and run ABL code from them? How do I integrate my ABL-based workflow application and tools into OEA? What APIs exist? How do I use them and what happens when I upgrade later? How can I, when I don't really know Java, do more advanced things such as building my own plug-in to provide additional wizards?
Does this sound like you? Come to this advanced session on OpenEdge Architect to learn the answers to these questions and more. By the end of the session, you will understand what it means to get the most out of OpenEdge Architect. You'll discover how all of this is possible and how to get started if you know where to look for the information.
A14: What's New with ProDataSets in 10.1C?Â (Presentation)Speaker: Noel Shannon, Senior Solution Consultant, Progress Software
ProDataSets, introduced in OpenEdge Release 10.0A, give you the ability to define complex business objects in your OpenEdge applications. With each subsequent release, we have added functionality to ProDataSets, including added flexibility to the ProDataSet definition and XML support, largely based on customer feedback. In release 10.1C, several ABL enhancements were made, including recursive data relations, nonactive syntax on static data-relation definitions and support for updating a data source without before-image records. Support was also added for ProDataSet parameters across the Web services Open Client interface, completing the ProDataSet parameter support for all AppServer client types.
This session will provide details on the ProDataSet ABL enhancements, including code samples and use cases. Demos of Web services clients accessing ProDataSet data will show you how easy it is to incorporate ProDataSets into your OpenEdge Web services.
A15: You've Got a Problem, Here's How to Find ItÂ Â (Presentation)Speaker: Phil Malone, Senior Technical Support Engineer, Progress Software
The ability to easily diagnose, troubleshoot and debug issues in your application is critical. Whether your client uses GUI, Character, WebSpeed or AppServer or is within OpenEdge Architect, the OpenEdge Debugger is there to help you debug problems quickly and easily. During this session, you'll see the debugger in action, and we'll discuss using it with the different flavors of the ABL client. You'll also learn about troubleshooting sticky situations in which you might find yourself and about the tools and techniques used for addressing those situations. Whether it's a memory leak, a performance problem or a general debugging situation, there are features and functions in OpenEdge to help you handle any issue quickly and easily.
A16: Using ProDataSets in the Real WorldÂ (Presentation)Speaker: Miles Klettke, Technical Executive, ADE Business Solutions
What if, someone could give you tips on ProDataSet design?What if, those tips have evolved through commercial blood, sweat and tears?And what if, as a result, your uptake of ProDataSets and OE10 could be accelerated?Would that be worth something to you?
Miles Klettke is a Progress survivor, with a voracious appetite for the new, a respecter of the old, and with a clinical eye for what works.Â Join Miles as he traverses the ProDataSet world, exploring facets of ProDataSets that have excited and challenged him through both private and commercial endeavours.
A17: OpenEdge Strategy and RoadmapSpeakers:Â Ken Wilner, Vice President of Technology, Progress SoftwareÂ Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Jim Lundy, Principal Product Manager-OpenEdge, Progress Software
This session provides an outline of the business drivers along with the guiding principles and technologies that we are investigating. You'll gain insight into the mid- and long-term OpenEdge strategy and product evolution that will help you improve the agility, flexibility and performance of your applications, as well as reduce your overall development effort. Join us and envision the exciting future of OpenEdge.
A18: A Deep Dive into Developing with the OpenEdge GUI for .NET (Presentation)Speaker: Peter Judge, Principal Software Engineer, Progress Software
One of the greatest benefits of the new OpenEdge GUI for .NET is the capability to add third-party .NET controls. Using both the built-in controls provided with the GUI for .NET and the set of Infragistics .NET controls that are available separately, this session will dive deep and include demonstrations of some common features that you can use in your applications. During this session, we'll take a look at this set of controls?including the UltraGrid and data binding, the UltraTabbedMdi and window hosting, and the UltraTree and UltraExplorerBar. A basic understanding of the GUI for .NET is required.
A19: Tips and Tricks for Designing Your ABL Application for PerformanceÂ (Presentation)Speaker: Diego Canziani, Senior Technical Support Engineer, Progress Software
During the development of Advance Business Language (ABL) applications, performance is generally an afterthought compared to functionality. Including performance in the application requirements and design can save heartache and delays at the end of the development cycle, when you go live. In this session, we will talk about techniques and design considerations when designing and writing the overall application as well as creating queries. You'll learn how designing performance into your application from the beginning will lead to smoother deployments and more satisfied customers. This session will include code snippets and samples that will be made available on PSDN.
TRACK B: DATA, OPERATIONS, AND MANAGEMENT: YOUR KEY TO SUCCESS
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B1: After Imaging - New Features, Greater FlexibilityÂ (Presentation)Speaker: Richard Banville, Fellow-OpenEdge, Progress Software
OpenEdge allows for the addition of extents to your database while it is running, and you can enable after-imaging while the database is running. All of this leads to more uptime for your database and greater flexibility in maintaining it.
This session will cover the implementation, care and maintenance of your after-image files. We'll explore the OpenEdge utility and its implementation for automating the process of archiving after-image files. For users of older versions of Progress, the session will show how to do archiving without the aid of the AI archive utility. Additionally, practical extensions of the utility will be explored, including off-site archiving, log-based replication and archive cleanup. Database administrators with some knowledge of OpenEdge after-image files will benefit from this session. In-depth knowledge is not required as the implementation of the archiver and its extension will be discussed in a manner that is simple to understand and easy to implement.
B2: What's New in OpenEdge 10.1 RDBMS?Â (Presentation)Speaker: Richard Banville, Fellow- OpenEdge, Progress Software
In this session, you will learn about the new features available in the OpenEdge 10.1C RDBMS. We'll show the impact that some of these new features may have on your production environment. You'll also hear how these new features can be used to increase high availability and improve performance.
B3: Putting OpenEdge Auditing to Work: Dump and Load with (almost) no DowntimeÂ (Presentation)Speaker: David Eddy, Senior Solution Consultant, Progress Software
Migrating to OpenEdge 10 offers a range of new capabilities and features, but sometimes you need to dump-and-load your database to take advantage of things like Type II storage areas which give you better performance and better maintainability.Â What if you could dump-and-load with almost no downtime?
This presentation introduces OpenEdge 10 Database Auditing and uses it as a method of implementing a near-zero-downtime dump and load methodology.
B4: DataServer Best Practices-Revisited and RevisedÂ (Presentation)Speaker: Noel Shannon, Senior Solution Consultant, Progress Software
Following a short generic discussion on DataServers, we will dust off some of the traditional best practices for DataServers and apply a contemporary view of those discussed over several years of a stable product release. Learn as we analyze the client, driver, DataServer and database specifics that encourage a more disciplined approach to writing DataServer versus OpenEdge database applications. We'll discuss best practice details and some use cases.
B5: The Complete Database Disaster Recovery Plan!Â (Presentation)Speaker: David Eddy, Senior Solution Consultant, Progress Software
Ever wonder how good your disaster recovery plan is for your database? In this session, you'll explore in detail a complete DR plan for your database, including how your plan measures up and how you can make your plan better. We will start with business requirements for IT and end with a complete plan. Multiple scenarios will be outlined and will include details on how to implement them and what documentation is required. You'll also get a firsthand look at common pitfalls. Whether you leave feeling better or worse about your database's ability to withstand a disaster, you'll be armed with the knowledge of how to fix what you have today.
B6: A Beginner's Guide to OpenEdge SQL via ODBC or JDBCÂ (Presentation)Speaker: Richard Banville, Fellow-OpenEdge, Progress Software
The OpenEdge database can be accessed via standards-based SQL applications using ODBC or JDBC (for example, Crystal Reports). There are number of topics to consider including server configuration, security, optimization and ABL interoperability. This introductory session describes best practices concerning these topics. We'll discuss options to keep reports performing well and review tips concerning interoperability with the ABL.
B7: Caring for an Ailing AppServerÂ (Presentation)Speaker: Diego Canziani, Senior Technical Support Engineer, Progress Software
OpenEdge developers and end users may encounter a situation where the AppServer works fine in the development lab but has problems running at the production site. This session provides information about how an AppServer physically interacts with its OS environment and gives examples of simple tools that you can use to understand why it is not working as expected. Walk away with a better understanding of how an AppServer operates, where to start looking for problems and what tools are available to help you.
B8: Building and Deploying a Highly Available ApplicationÂ Â (Presentation)Speaker: David Eddy, Senior Solution Consultant, Progress Software
High availability (HA) is not just a database thing. HA starts at development time, not deployment time. A highly available application guarantees that the business will run regardless of what happens. Whether you are an architect or database administrator, this session will help you create a successful HA environment. We'll discuss the four major application configurations and how HA fits into each. Explore building, deploying and maintaining for high availability applications. Discover best practices and worst practices for high availability as well as what tools and techniques there are today for building HA into your application. You will leave understanding how to build, deploy and maintain HA applications.
B9: Success with OpenEdge ReplicationÂ (Presentation)Speaker: David Eddy, Senior Solution Consultant, Progress Software
OpenEdge Replication requires careful planning and monitoring to ensure success. This session will provide current and future users of the product with the invaluable information needed to succeed. You will learn how to minimize Replication's performance impact on your production database, increase availability of your production and target databases, implement a flexible and manageable after-image extent structure, monitor and handle production and secondary databases for Replication-related problems and manage the physical and logical structure of your production and secondary database. When you leave the session, you will have the knowledge and tools you need to be successful with OpenEdge Replication.
B10: A New Spin on Some Old LatchesÂ (Presentation)Speaker: Richard Banville, Fellow-OpenEdge, Progress Software
In this advanced internals session you will learn how the OpenEdge RDBMS protects critical sections of shared resources and how this activity can be monitored and tuned. In addition, we'll discuss, in detail, recent advancements in these mechanisms. Advanced users who monitor performance and watch for bottlenecks in their OpenEdge database won't want to miss this one.
TRACK C: ENTERPRISE INFRASTRUCTURE AND ARCHITECTURE
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C1: Applied SOA-Building Out Your SOA Environment with OpenEdgeÂ Â (Presentation)Speaker: Mike Ormerod, Applied Architect, Progress Software
Service-oriented architecture (SOA) is an approach to developing and deploying an application as a collection of distributable, shareable and loosely coupled services. With so many possibilities for building your SOA environment, what is the best way to get started?
Come to this session to learn about SOA and how to get started. You'll find out what a service is and how you can use the OpenEdge Reference Architecture (OERA) best practices to build one. This session will help you sort through and understand key concepts such as service requester and service provider. You'll walk away with an understanding of essential technologies and infrastructure components such as Web services, enterprise service bus (ESB) and REST, as well as the knowledge of when to use them. Through several case studies, you'll learn how other OpenEdge customers built their SOA environment, what their goals were and the benefits achieved.
C2: An Introduction to OpenEdge Integration TechnologiesÂ (Presentation)Speaker: Chris James, Senior Solution Consultant, Progress Software
In today's fast-paced, service-oriented world, integration is no longer optional. But what does integration really mean for OpenEdge, both within an OpenEdge application and when connecting OpenEdge to the rest of the world? You'll learn about the various integration options available, including Open Clients, Web services, reliable messaging and an enterprise service bus. You will discover what capabilities are provided by OpenEdge and how users have applied technologies in real-world situations to gain a competitive advantage. You'll leave this session with a detailed understanding of the integration options offered by OpenEdge and the benefits of each. At the end of this session, you'll be equipped to embark on your OpenEdge integration projects.
C3: Introduction to the Progress SOA PortfolioÂ (Presentation)Speaker: Stefano Picozzi, Senior Pre-Sales Consultant, Progress Software
The Progress SOA Portfolio allows organisations to chart an agile and incremental approach to SOA adoption ? made possible with a modular and uniquely flexible infrastructure technology.Â Attendees will learn of the strategy, direction and role of key SOA components such as the Sonic Enterprise Service Bus, Actional for SOA Management, and Apama for Business Activity Monitoring.Â The session will also introduce the recently acquired Mindreef range of products, an exciting new solution area covering SOA Validation activities such as the functional and performance testing of web services.
C4: Common Applications of Sonic ESBÂ (Presentation)Speaker: Mike Ormerod, Applied Architect, Progress Software
SOA promises you greater ability to respond to changing business requirements. SOA makes it easier and faster to both create new processes and change existing ones. With SOA, you can drive business efficiency and better serve customers.
During this session, we'll describe four of the most common real-world SOA scenarios?Batch to Real-Time, Remote Information Access, Remote Data Distribution and Real-Time Business Events?and cover technical ways in which each can be addressed using Progress Sonic ESB. After attending this session, you will have a better appreciation of how best to apply Sonic ESB, the technical features it offers and how it delivers on the SOA promise.
C5: Introduction to DataXtend Semantic IntegratorÂ (Presentation)Speaker: Dean Elliot, Business Development Manager, Progress Software
Enterprises today need to increase the agility of their IT infrastructure to be able to react more quickly to changing business goals. Many are rapidly adopting an SOA to address this. SOA on its own, however, does not address the issue of how data is represented differently across the many services that must interoperate. Many organizations simply implement point-to-point mappings between their services using Java or XSLT, but these hand-coded adapters reintroduce the brittleness at the data level that SOA was intended to eliminate. Implementing a common data model to mediate between these service endpoints is the solution to this data interoperability challenge.
In this session you'll learn how Progress DataXtend Semantic Integrator enables you to create, maintain and govern common model-based data services in your SOA implementations in order to bring SOA's promise of agility to data interoperability. In addition, you'll discover how, with DataXtend, data quality rules can be implemented on the common model to govern the quality of the information flowing through your SOA.
C6: Introducing Native Invocation with the OpenEdge Adapter for Sonic ESBÂ (Presentation)Speaker: Chris James, Senior Solution Consultant, Progress Software
During this session, we'll explore the new methodology for creating OpenEdge AppServer services on the Sonic ESB (Enterprise Service Bus). Called native invocation, this new methodology, introduced in OpenEdge 10.1C, does away with Web services and SOAP and offers a more straightforward and efficient process for calling on OpenEdge services. You'll also be introduced to a new declarative approach in exposing OpenEdge procedures to the ESB. Discover how using source code annotations enables you to control what gets exposed directly from your source code; how these annotations, during build time, cause the generation of Sonic invocation files that can be dropped directly onto a Sonic ESB process; and how you can then use Sonic tools to map your parameters to and from messages.
C7: Complex Event Processing-Making Sense of Sensor Network Events in Real TimeÂ (Presentation)Speaker: John Doherty, Senior Apama Pre-Sales Consultant, Progress Software
How are leading-edge SOA projects making the new architectural paradigm real-time? Making sense of sensor network events in real time can turn data into business value?if you can respond while there is still time to act. Sonic ESB and Progress Apama are perfectly fit to support real-time with event-driven SOA and complex event processing. In this session, you will learn how Sonic and Apama are used to assist with public transport delay issues and traffic management problems?using mobile technologies and license plate recognition to provide real-time solutions in city ring parking, speed detection and traffic congestion detection?as well as to manage public transport information. Basic understanding of Progress Sonic and Progress Apama is required.
C8: Enterprise Integration Patterns in Sonic ESBÂ (Presentation)Speaker: Stefano Picozzi, Senior Pre-Sales Consultant, Progress Software
Enterprise integration patterns are a common way to design and document complex integration scenarios. This session will introduce some common design patterns and show you how to implement these in Sonic ESB. Experience with integration patterns or Sonic ESB is not required.
C9: SOA Management with Actional live at workÂ Â (Presentation)Speaker: Stefano Picozzi, Senior Pre-Sales Consultant, Progress Software
During this session, we'll show you the power of SOA management using Actional. With a focus on demonstration rather than slides, we reveal how to configure Actional for managing Web Services hosted on various platforms including Progress Sonic, BEA Weblogic and Tomcat.Â During this session you will see the key features of the Actional for SOA Operations and the Actional for Continuous Service Optimization modules live at work.
C10: Getting Rejected on the Bus-How OpenEdge Developers Deal with FailureÂ Â (Presentation)Speaker: Chris James, Senior Solution Consultant, Progress Software
Aristotle once said, "It is possible to fail in many ways?while to succeed is possible only in one way." While it is debatable whether there is only one way to do something right, you need to be aware of the many ways in which your business processes can fail. This session will focus on failure scenarios when using the OpenEdge Adapter for Sonic ESB including how to minimize their occurrence and what to do when they do occur. You will learn proper architecture, application development and remediation to ensure that your business processes succeed.
C11: Enabling Your OpenEdge Application with Web 2.0Â (Presentation)Speaker: Ken Wilner, Vice President of Technology, Progress Software
While there are many different perspectives on what Web 2.0 is all about, one of the key concepts that permeates throughout is that the Web is an application platform. In the Web 2.0 world, highly interactive, rich applications are no longer isolated in the back office, but are expected to integrate services and data from multiple sources?regardless of their form and where they are located on the Web.
Enabling your application to operate in this environment requires familiarity with several technologies and architectural approaches that are typically associated with Web 2.0. This session will give you an overview of Web 2.0, discuss how your application can participate in Web 2.0 and introduce you to a few of the key Web 2.0 technologies that you can use with your OpenEdge application.