PUG Challenge

2018 Agenda

After many long days and nights sifting through the largest pile ever of excellent session proposals our selection committee is happy to announce the following sessions and speakers for PUG Challenge Americas 2018!

General Session

  • 101: Opening General Session
    Yogesh Gupta, John Ainsworth, Progress

Programming with the 4GL

  • 201: Why Migrate to the Progress Application Server?
    Roy Ellis, Progress

    Our next generation app server, Progress Application Server for OpenEdge (PAS for OpenEdge), is the gateway to application modernization. Built on Apache Tomcat, this highly scalable multi-session architecture provides Web server support for browser-based and mobile applications and production ready, out-of-the-box security. Learn about the business benefits and best practices in implementing PAS for OpenEdge and migration considerations from the classic OpenEdge Appserver.

  • 266: How to F.A.R.M. with OpenEdge and NativeScript and Grow Healthy Apps
    Paul Guggenheim, Paul Guggenheim and Associates, Inc.

    How to F.A.R.M. with OpenEdge and NativeScript and Grow Healthy Apps

    This seminar will show you how to use modern F.A.R.M. (Find, Add, Remove, Modify) techniques to create healthy, robust and attractive apps.

    If you have been wondering how to connect NativeScript on the front end to JavaScript Data Objects (JSDO) in the middle to the modern OpenEdge Appserver, Database, and business logic backend, you have arrived at the right place.

    This presentation will start with the 30,000 ft view of the big connectivity picture, then swoop down to the 10,000 ft level for some detail coding to help illuminate how the different components tie together to build an attractive yet functional prototype.

    Topics Covered:

    OpenEdge Components and Connectivity
    JavaScript Data Objects
    JSDO Attributes
    JSDO Methods
    JSDO F.A.R.M Operations
    Data Service Catalog
    DataSource
    Native Scripts connectivity and UI

    At the end of the presentation, a full size demonstration will help illustrate The F.A.R.M. operations by providing an generous
    set of examples, ones that you will be able to take back to the office and apply to your business requirements.

  • 269: The Captain's Log
    James Palmer, Consultingwerk

    We all know the scenario: our code’s not working, but we don’t know why. Surely there must be a way of getting more detail to debug the problem easily? Maybe we revert to adding messages through the code. Maybe we step through it visually. Maybe we add complex logging to it. But then, how do we easily control whether it’s on or off?

    Client logging is the tool you’ve been looking for. If you already know about Client logging, then this talk is probably for you. If you don’t know about client logging then this talk is definitely for you.

    We will look at the various ways we have of switching on Client logging on a client session. We will take an in-depth look, with examples, at the output you get from the plethora of options available to you, including what each logging level adds to the output. We will finish with some recommendations of what you should capture as a minimum to improve your ability to debug problem code, particularly in scenarios that are only reproducible on a client session in production. Let’s do all the hard work of investigating the options available together, so you can implement what you need immediately when you get home.

    By the end of the session, you, the captain of your code, will have all the information available to you to chart your course forward with confidence knowing that whatever trials are thrown at you, you will fix them with ease.

  • 299: OO Database Modeling - Theory and Practice
    Tim Kuehn, TDK Consulting

    One of the thorniest problems in OO development is modeling a database's tables, fields, and indexes to support generic data access in an OO-friendly way. In this talk TDK Consulting President Tim Kuehn will discuss some results from his ongoing research into developing an OO-based database access model, implementing that model, and the problems, challenges, and opportunities he uncovered along the way.

  • 319: Coding for Network Performance
    Tom Bascom, White Star Software

    Are you wondering why your client/server code is so slow? And what you can do about it? This session will discuss the OpenEdge client/server messaging protocol and its impact on the performance of database queries. We will cover coding best practices, tuning opportunities, testing methodologies and present benchmark results!

  • 326: 4GL/ABL Legacy Code Modernization
    Mike Fechner, Consultingwerk

    Do you have a Progress OpenEdge TTY or GUI application that you would like to move to Progress Application Server for OpenEdge with an exceptional web application based on Progress Kendo UI?

    In this session we will demonstrate real-world proven application modernization techniques that allow harvesting relevant elements of legacy code for reuse as the foundation of your modern web application. We'll be demoing how even a TTY style UI or Progess Dyamics application can provide valuable bits and pieces for a refactored application.

  • 333: Demystify OpenEdge REST Services
    David Atkins, Dan Mitchell, Progress

    This session will describe the various possible approaches to exposing a REST API to your OpenEdge application. It will explain what REST is, how it applies to business applications and which approach is most appropriate for different REST integration use cases and why. It will touch upon considerations such as API documentation, ease of integration, API management and versioning, and in doing so will reference some complementary solutions including Kendo UI Builder and Kinvey.

  • 439: Building Great Interfaces with OOABL
    Mike Fechner, Consultingwerk

    What’s the real benefit of OOABL? How can we use Object Oriented coding to make reusable functionality way easier to use, rather than nested include files with a bunch of named parameters? What’s the meaning of “interfaces” in general? What are benefits of parameter objects, builders, factories, fluent-style and overloading? Your own query language someone? In this session we’ll discuss real-world examples about how OOABL makes the consumption of API’s or generally reusable code much easier and enhances maintainability and testability.

  • 444: Tips and Tricks to be Successful With PAS for OE in Production
    Mike Banks, Progress

    If you're thinking about embarking on an implementation or migration to PAS for OpenEdge, you don’t want to miss this tips and tricks session that provides the basis for a project plan to help avoid implementation pitfalls.

  • 480: Unit Test Strategy
    Mike Fechner, Consultingwerk

    Unit test tooling is available to any ABL developer. In this session, we'll be starting with the basic principles of unit tests and discuss also best practices and challenges of writing unit tests. We'll be talking about concepts for developing testable code, mocking of dependencies (e.g. code and data) and tooling such as Progress Developer Studio, ANT and Continuous Integration servers. We'll also be demonstrating how to get insight into test coverage as there are only two kinds of people that know their test coverage: Those that don't use unit tests at all and those that use tools to track the test coverage.

  • 481: Writing Good Unit Tests
    James Palmer, Consultingwerk

    Unit Testing tooling is available to all developers who are on a reasonably modern version of Progress. This talk is a follow up to Mike Fechner’s talk on Unit Testing Strategy. Whilst attendance at his talk is not a prerequisite to this one, there is a little overlap, you will get a lot more value from attending both. We will look beyond the strategies to get our hands dirty with writing actual Unit Tests and looking at how to make sure they are good tests. What is a successful test? What is an unsuccessful test, and how do we ensure that this information improves the quality of the code that is delivered to customers. Customers want code changes delivered with increasing frequency, but of course do not want regression errors or bugs within those releases. This is only possible with good Unit Tests, so join us as we look into this highly useful topic together.

  • 600: Progress Legos - Scoping, blocks, and other critical core concepts
    Mike Lonski, Allegro Consultants, LTD

    Everyone has heard phrases like "record scope" and "transaction block" but do you truly understand what causes and controls these concepts? Can you make them behave how you want or do you struggle to understand why code doesn't quite work right? Come refocus on these core concepts in Progress code and quickly learn how to master them.

The Database

  • 217: a guided tour through promon
    gus bjorklund, parmington foundation

    Every OpenEdge database comes with a monitoring tool called promon. With this tool you can learn myriad things about your database, how it is being used, and the level of activity it is being asked to deliver. In this talk, we will examine what promon can do for you with its over 50 screens. We will tell you what things are important and what you should be looking for. After this talk, you will be well equipped to troubleshoot, understand what normal and abnormal workloads look like and much more.


  • 235: All types of data replication in OE
    Dmitri Levin, Alphabroder Co

    In this presentation we will discuss three types of data replication: the old one log based (After-Image) replication, OpenEdge replication and pro2 replication. Pros and cons of using one over the other, speed difference, the features that each type of replication brings. Tips and tricks that one would need when doing implementation. We will demo installation of OE replication online, without bringing database down and discuss installation and maintenance of pro2sql. All examples presented are from our 1.5 TB database

  • 309: How to Dump and Load
    Gus Bjorklund, parmington foundation

    Sometimes it becomes necessary to reorganize the data in your database (for example, to move data from type i data areas to type ii data areas so you can take advantage of the latest features)or to move parts of it from one database to another. The process for doping this can be quite simple or quite complex, depending on your environment, the size of your database, what features you are using, and how much time you have. Will you remember to recreate the accounts for SQL users? To resotre theie privileges? Will your loaded database be using the proper character set and collations? What about JTA? Replication? etc. We will show you how to do all the other things you need to do in addition to just dumping and loading the data in your tables.

  • 310: Using OpenEdge CDC to Build Event Driven Architectures
    Rich Banville, Progress

    Event-driven systems provide a real-time, scalable backbone for integration. See how Change Data Capture, introduced in OpenEdge 11.7, in conjunction with Apache Kafka and Hadoop, can deliver a forward-looking streaming Architecture.

  • 394: 99 Ways to Crash a Database
    Nectarios Daloglou, White Star Software

    A somewhat tongue-in-cheek discussion of some of the dumbest, most dangerous, suicidal things I and
    other senior DBAs have seen out there in the OpenEdge world. Join me for an entertaining and
    informative hour of DBA horror stories and how they were (or could have been) avoided!

  • 395: SQL for a Progress DBA
    Bob Brennan, Intergrated Manufacturing Systems

    A lot of businesses run Open Edge applications provided by a third party vendor. These same businesses then want to access the data stored in the database via ODBC or JDBC to generate reports. Care and feeding of the SQL92 engine can sometimes get lost or ignored. In this session we will pull together a number of tips, tricks and best practices on how to care for the SQL92 side of the database.

    - Setup of ODBC
    - Security and Authorization
    - Performance
    - DBA housekeeping
    - Migration and Upgrade considerations

    The target audience member will be responsible for an Open Edge database but needs some clarity on the SQL side of things.

  • 490: Securing Your OpenEdge Deployment
    Chad Thompson, Progress

    The need to ensure the security of your information and environment has never been greater. Learn what risks you are facing, and how to make use of a variety of OpenEdge features to mitigate those risks. Topics include Confidentiality, Integrity, and Availability.

  • 501: OpenEdge 12: Multi-threaded Database Server and Server-side Joins
    Rich Banville, Progress

    The OpenEdge team has been working hard on some exciting database innovations that will result in improved performance for all. Come here about the details of how the database is becoming multi-threaded, and also how you will be able to resolve database queries on the Server.

  • 504: Case Study: Migrating two applications from HP-UX to Red Hat Linux
    Paul Bouscaren, Outlook Park Holdings

    When migrating an application from one platform to another, and from Progress v9 to OE11.7, there are a lot of moving pieces to consider. Let's discuss our experiences in this area. I will share how I helped get my client moving down this path and successfully to a conclusion.

  • 518: where does the time go?
    gus bjorklund, parmington foundation

    Where does the time go? In this talk, we examine the various ways in which time is expended during the execution of a transaction by multiple concurrent users. One of these is "lock latency.

    We then look at how latency can be reduced to quite small intervals by careful tuning. Experimental results are provided.

  • 565: Progress 4GL Performance Take 3: You Don't Know *beep* about Indexes
    Paul Koufalis, White Star Software

    After 25 years in the Progress world, numerous workshops, training courses and presentations, Peter and I can say with some confidence that most programmers don't know the first thing about index bracketing. Ok, maybe they know the first thing, but the second and third thing...unlikely. Four they dost not know, unless maybe they knowest two and three. Five is right out.

    For those that missed the workshop, Peter and Paul (and maybe even Mary if we can find her) will awe and inspire you during this blow-your-mind index bracketing presentation. You'll learn about the differences between database queries versus temp-table queries. You'll partake in the explanation of the parsing of those pesky parentheses. And the mysteries of and and or, or is it or and and, will be de-mystified. You will shake your head, raise your fist, tell us we're wrong, maybe even cry a bit, but at the end of it all, your soul will be cleansed and you'll be a master of all things index-y.

  • 570: The Progress Index - Not only how they work but why and when
    Mike Lonski, Allegro Consultants, LTD

    Knowing the in's and out's of the DB engine index rules can make or break an application's performance. With the increase in dynamic programming models, the ability to properly select indices and, more importantly, prove which ones are being used is paramount.

    This talk starts with an in-depth discussion of not only how the server chooses an index and many surprising reasons why it will not choose the one you think it should. We will also go into the reasons to create an index and more importantly, when *not* to create one with many examples and specifics.

  • 585: Index Internals: The Engine
    Mike Furgal, Progress

    Part 1 of a 2-part series on how the OpenEdge Database Index Manager works. This first part will cover the internal structures of the indexes, b-trees, key storage, and compression. This will also show you why you need to care about these structures and what tooling there is available to report and manage these structures.

  • 590: Index Internals: How the 4GL Uses Indexes
    gus bjorklund, parmington foundation

    This is the second of a 2-part series on how the index manager works and how it is used. The second part will cover how indexes are used by the OpenEdge 4GL, by OpenEdge SQL and by various database utilities. We will provide many coding examples to illustrate index usage as well as tips for maintenance.

3rd Party Integration

  • 335: PrimeNG - an open source UI library for Angular.
    Marian Edu, ACORN IT

    Building smart web frameworks on top of Kendo UI components is what weve did a number of times over the last years and while these is little to complain about those not everyone has the same needs. So, we feel like there should be some alternative solutions PrimeNG is one of the best open source alternatives and we will show you how to integrate that when building a web UI for an OpenEdge backend.

Complementary Technologies

  • 111: Introducing the On-Premises Data Connector for OpenEdge
    Dennis Bennett, Progress

    Learn how to leverage Progress' hybrid data connectivity services to explore the potential for cloud architectures with existing OpenEdge applications. This session will explore integration options for your cloud apps with on-premises databases in real-time. See a demo and overview of how Progress customers and partners are adopting this technology to rapidly deliver secure and modern hybrid cloud applications and modules, without having to deal with VPNs, SSH tunnels or reverse proxies.

  • 216: Web Development for Dinosaurs: An Introduction to Modern Web Development
    John Cleaver, Factivity, Inc.

    The Web Development world moves fast. In the time it took you to read this, 3 more javascript frameworks have been invented. Do you feel left behind? This talk will go over the history of web development- how we went from HTML to HTML, CSS, and Javascript to the ecosystem we have today. Well cover some of the tools used in a modern javascript application and how you can get started with a front-end Javascript application.

  • 250: Custom rules development for SonarQube
    Gilles Querret, Riverside Software

    Ever wondered how you could enforce ABL coding standards in your company ? Or how to detect bad practices in your code ? Then this session will explain how to use SonarQube and its OpenEdge plugin to define your own standards, and report any violation directly in Developer Studio or in the Web UI where trends could be monitored.
    Both SonarQube and the OpenEdge plugin are open-source and can be used for free in your company.

  • 275: Continuous integration from ground up
    Gilles QUERRET, Riverside Software

    Continuous integration was an emerging technology practice 10 years ago, which quickly became a requirement for all the teams who adopted it. If you missed the bandwagon, or are thinking about moving to Git for example, or simply would like to know the current trends, then this session will explain the different steps to the continuous integration road, and how to avoid the integration hell by merging multiple development branches with confidence. Using only open-source projects and industry standards, you'll see that ABL can do as much as any other language in an agile environment.

    This session is aimed at people trying to adopt agile development methodologies, but wondering where to start and if that could fit in their environment.

  • 292: Accelerating Adaptive UI with Serverless Cloud Backend: Under-the-covers of a Field Service Use Case
    David Atkins, Dan Mitchell, Progress

    This session will highlight how mobile, chatbots and web interfaces can leverage the Kinvey serverless cloud backend. We wll demonstrate a field service scenario to show how Kinvey accelerates integration of modern UI technologies with OpenEdge and other systems of record, and how it simplifies the provision of engagement services such as push notifications, SMS, cloud caching and more.

  • 344: OpenEdge Applications as Docker Containers
    Chad Thompson, Progress

    How can you get 4-6 times more applications running on the same hardware? Do your customers expect your business critical applications to be always on? Are you considering or already deploying your applications in the cloud, and if so would you like to see your solution elastically scale with changing load? How can you help your developers integrate their code into a shared repository early and often, and then to deploy the code quickly and efficiently? If any of these topics resonate with you join us for this session to learn more.

  • 385: Doctor, it hurts when I do this!
    Adam Backman, White Star Software

    So don't do that. System design and architecture missteps that end up hurting your availability and scalability. This session will show you how to design and implement hardware for Progress OpenEdge-based systems. From CPU and memory to effective storage and networks effective planning can help you avoid the most common mistakes. If you already have made these mistakes the session will provide some tips and tricks to reduce the impact of most common problems.

Development Tools

  • 475: ABL Code Analytics: Unique Tools for Deep Code Analysis and Inspection
    Greg Shah, Golden Code Development

    It can be very difficult to refactor or modernize application code. To do it properly, one must thoroughly understand the existing implementation and its dependencies, so that the improved code does not lose or break functionality in the current code. This typically means a great deal of manual investigation of the code and schemata. This can be error prone and very time consuming, especially when the ABL code is ambiguous or complex. Often, developers spend a great deal of time trying to grep through source code, hoping that their regular expressions are matching all of the abbreviated mixed-case keywords needed give some idea of what is going on.

    The FWD open source project provides a rich set of tools to inspect, analyze, search, manipulate and transform 4GL source code. These tools automate this processing across an entire application, allowing even the largest of applications to be analyzed and transformed.

    FWD Analytics has unique and powerful capabilities for the deep analysis and inspection of ABL code and schemata. Instead of using text searches, FWD is syntactically aware of the ABL code. It is trivial to answer a question like "show me all locations in the application which use a CAN-FIND on the CUSTOMER table and in the WHERE clause there is a reference to the ORDER-NUM field of the ORDER table as an operand to the EQ or = operator". Using FWD, you will find an exact answer to this question and there will be no doubt that you found all instances of these references.

    In addition to ad-hoc search and inspection, FWD has an extensive set of pre-defined reports and statistics, a web-based interface for searching, reviewing reports and a source code view that shows the code and the AST side by side.

    This session will introduce these tools, show how to use them to good effect and will provide details on how to get started on your own project. The tools can be used on any ABL project. There is no need to convert to Java or use any of the other FWD technology. The code analytics can be used on its own.

  • 700: A Lap Around Kendo UI Builder
    Shelley Chase, Progress

    Kendo UI Builder actually functions like a designer, app builder and code generator all in one. In this session, you'll learn all about what Kendo UI Builder is, how it works and what it can do for you to build rich web applications based on Kendo UI.

  • 800: The Ins and Outs of Performance Profiling and Debugging
    Srini Kantipudi, Sanjeva Manchala, Progress

    In-depth demo of best practices in identifying performance bottlenecks and tracking down bugs in your OpenEdge application.

Workshop

  • 701: Dump and Load
    Tom Bascom,

    A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away -- dump and load used to be so simple: "Admin - Dump - Data"; wait a few hours (or days); "Admin - Load - Data"; wait a few more hours (or days).

    But it turned out people didn't like being down for a week to do a D&L, so over the years the Engine Crew has been nice enough to add a lot of new toys to make the process faster. These new options have reduced D&L times dramatically, but sometimes at the cost of increased complexity. But you don't care about complexity!

    You want it FAST!!!

    This workshop will cover many of the possible variations on dumping and loading and include hands-on opportunities to experiment with all of these options to determine which combination is going to work best for your database!

  • 702: Progress 4GL Performance Take 3: You Don't Know *beeeep* about Indexes
    Paul Koufalis, Peter Judge,

    After 25 years in the Progress world, numerous workshops, training courses and presentations, Peter and I can say with some confidence that most programmers don't know the first thing about index bracketing. Ok, maybe they know the first thing, but the second and third thing...unlikely. Four they dost not know, unless maybe they knowest two and three. Five is right out.

    Peter and Paul (and maybe even Mary if we can find her) will awe and inspire you during this 3 hour, hands-on, blow-your-mind, index bracketing workshop. You'll learn about the differences between database queries versus temp-table queries. You'll partake in the explanation of the parsing of those pesky parentheses. And the mysteries of and and or, or is it or and and, will be de-mystified. You will shake your head, raise your fist, tell us we're wrong, maybe even cry a bit, but at the end of it all, your soul will be cleansed and you'll be a master of all things index-y.

  • 703: Tips and Tricks for Implementing Progress Application Server (PAS) for OpenEdge
    Mike Banks, Dave Cleary,

    The next-generation application server provides a host of benefits, including scalability and a security-first approach. If you're thinking about embarking on an implementation or migration to PAS for OpenEdge, you don’t want to miss this tips and tricks session that provides the basis for a project plan to help avoid implementation pitfalls.

  • 704: Build Web Apps Faster with Kendo UI Builder
    Shelley Chase,

    This workshop looks at how to effectively transform your OpenEdge application to deliver elegant web apps with the latest version of Kendo UI Builder.

  • 705: Best Practices in Securing OpenEdge Applications
    Roy Ellis,

    In this workshop we'll take a simple character application that uses the classic OpenEdge AppServer and make it more secure.

    We'll implement OpenEdge Transparent Data Encryption (TDE) to provide a level of data security; enable the Client Principal Object to pass authentication and authorization context from the application through the AppServer layer, then enable the OpenEdge Authentication Gateway to provide further database security.

    We'll also review common items found at customer sites with respect to OpenEdge vulnerabilities as well as industry best practices from an application development and deployment perspective. This will be a hands-on workshop, and participants should have basic knowledge of Progress OpenEdge.

  • 102: OpenEdge Roadmap: The Future Near and Far
    Rob Straight, Progress

    We’ve got a lot of plans for OpenEdge, including enhancing your ability to deliver continuous operations, improving the developer experience and delivering a SOA architecture. You don’t want to miss this session where we will detail what is to come in the OpenEdge Roadmap.

  • 660: Paying Lip Service to Business Continuity
    Paul Koufalis, White Star Software

    The title says it all: most of you pay lip service (if that) to business continuity planning. Not Hurricane-Katrina-Disaster-Planning, but it's more mundane and frequent cousin, tripping-on-a-wire business continuity.

    If you're a technical person reading this, please invite your boss, your boss' boss and your boss' boss' boss to this session. Forward the invitation all the way up the org chart. Print it out and tack it to the bulletin board in the cafeteria. Make sure no one in I.T. management or at the C-level can pretend they didn't know.

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  • Commercial

    • 114: Transform a 4GL GUI into a Modern Web Application Without a Rewrite
      Greg Shah, Golden Code

      he FWD Project (pronounced, "forward") is an independently developed, open source implementation of the 4GL language and runtime environment. It was designed to enable organizations to preserve and extend their investment in 4GL applications, enhancing and modernizing them without throwing away the entire 4GL UI.

      FWD Transform provides a fully automated transformation process which enables developers to continue programming in the 4GL language they love, and to deploy their applications to various platforms, including the web. Edits to the 4GL code are picked up the next time the transformation process runs.

      FWD Enhanced Runtime is a Java-based engine that replaces OpenEdge. It executes the transformed 4GL applications using a compatibility framework which ensures that it duplicates the functionality of OpenEdge, while not using OpenEdge in any way.

      Entire GUI applications (including ADM/ADM2) can be executed with complete fidelity. A web client allows unmodified 4GL GUI screens to be executed in a modern Web environment (no plugins, no applets, just pure modern web standards such as HTML5/CSS/Javascript). This represents a unique alternative to the rewrite approach of getting to the web.

      FWD is an enhanced implementation of the Progress 4GL language. In addition to the compatible implementation of 4GL language features, FWD also includes a large number of enhancements that are not available in OpenEdge. An enhanced browse widget, dynamic layout, look and feel plugin control, reporting features and much more are all available today. This allows one to move past the legacy Windows Desktop approach and achieve a modern UI without leaving the 4GL language! FWD enables the evolution and modernization of the 4GL UI by leveraging the existing screens of an application.

      Customer Testimonial and Demonstration. As part of this session, the owner and CEO of a software vendor will demonstrate his large Progress 4GL-based ERP system running in FWD. He will explain why he decided to use FWD, what has been achieved and how his company was able to shift to the web in a short period of time while avoiding the near complete rewrite that so many organizations are attempting.

    • 397: akera.io, the application server build for the REST of us.
      Marian Edu, ACORN IT

      akera.io is a lightweight application server for Progress OpenEdge built on the node.js platform conceived primarily for web/mobile applications.
      Still trying to figure out what the 'new' PAS is offering and which is the best path to take to the REST, this session will show a plain and simple approach that doesn't require any code rewrite nor any catalog, annotations, rest adapters or web handlers.

    • 665: Minimize Unplanned Downtime and Data Loss with OpenEdge
      Mike Furgal, Rodney Sassaman, Progress

      Unplanned downtime is the worst nightmare of DBAs and devops engineers. The late-night calls and infrastructure rebuilds are but a mere nuisance compared to transactional data loss and SLA violations. Learn about Progress technologies, including the latest innovations, and services designed to enhance technology resiliency and deliver a true disaster recovery solution. Gain insight through real-world business continuity needs and examples.

    • 666: Leave the Driving to Us with the Progress Managed Database Service
      Mike Furgal, Progress

      The Progress Managed Database Service (MDBA) has grown from 37 customers in 2012 to 137 in 2018. OpenEdge customers find value and insurance by letting the experts deal with the management of your critical application data. Customers range from Direct End Users, Application Parters, and Application Partners Customers. Come see how the team manages 2,000+ databases, 100+ terabytes of database space, and 165,000+ application end users. You may find this to be a low cost, high value service that fits your needs.

    • 670: Your Current Monitoring is Not Enough: the Business Benefits of Proactive Monitoring with ProTop
      Paul Koufalis et al, White Star Software

      Through examples and real customer case studies, this session will show you how individual enterprises and partners with dozens of clients leverage ProTop to ensure unparalleled performance and up-time of their OpenEdge environments.

      You'll learn how ProTop is vastly more than a collection of simple alerting scripts. We are not spewing marketing hyperbole when we say that ProTop distills our 30+ years of experience into one package: ProTop provides information and insight that no other monitoring tool provides. Every day we learn something new and incorporate that knowledge into ProTop. Practically, this means that ProTop pays for itself in time saved by your already over-committed technical experts. ProTop provides the hard data they need to resolve issues now, not after hours of frenzied analysis.

      We'll also show you the benefits of our web portal: with a quick glance at a single web page, we monitor the health of hundreds of databases around the world and immediately know that they are in good shape. When there is a looming issue we can quickly see what is going on and what we need to do to prevent problems. The web portal also provides access to years of your historical data. In seconds, you can zoom in on data from a specific incident or look at long-term trends over months and years.

    • 1101: Driving Business Intelligence through Data Visualization
      Jeff Wilson, Cyberscience

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    • 1111: SmartComponent Library: The OpenEdge Modernization Framework
      Mike Fechner, Consultingwerk

      Gold conference sponsor Consultingwerk will be demonstrating new and well-known features of the SmartComponent Library framework used by over 30 OpenEdge partners and end-customers already. Our tooling simplifies the development of a state of the art Angular Web Frontend, a NativeScript based Mobile Frontend and a Desktop client – all based on top of a single application and framework backend. Recent features include RESTful and HATEOAS interfaces and the integration with an ERD Designer to boost developer productivity even further. We’ll also be demonstrating work in progress such as the integration of the most advanced query engine available for OpenEdge.

    • 1120: User First: Modernizing OpenEdge application with a great UX
      Jan Aleman, Servoy

      In this session, we will discuss three companies that modernized their OpenEdge applications successfully. We'll look at the steps they took to get there and share best practices with you. User Experience centric development enables software to become easier to use resulting in happier customers, fewer support calls and more revenue.

    • 1130: OpenEdge Legacy Application Modernization - an Alternative Approach
      Scott Blaubach, App Technologies

      Your Character and/or GUI Progress OpenEdge application platform has served you faithfully for years but you are just finding it difficult to find the right combination of a web application development framework and resources to begin what seems to be an ominous journey in modernizing your legacy applications. The AppPro for OpenEdge Web Business Application Development Framework provides robust components that offer a powerful Web UI while still utilizing the power of your Progress OpenEdge backend. Curious? Your time will be well spent discovering how the power of Progress and the AppPro for OpenEdge Web Business Application Development Framework can revolutionize your legacy applications.