Wednesday Breakout Sessions

Off site backup options explored

Adam Backman, White Star Software

The pros and cons of various off site (remote) backup options will be explored. The trade offs between ease of use and your ability to quickly recover will be examined. Any good backup strategy will have an off site component. Eliminating the human element of any backup strategy is important but retaining control allows for much faster recovery in case of failure. Site replication, remote backup options, archiving and other unique options will be evaluated. Recovery is not ?one size fits all? so an option that is viable for one environment is out of the question for another. Discussing backup and recovery strategies is boring but show your boss you care and come to this session.

Anonymization tool for GDPR

Iulian Baciu, Wayfare

A part of making a business GDPR compliant is the pseudonymisation or anonymization of sensitive information from Progress OpenEdge Database. This session will present how a tool for this purpose was built using Progress OpenEdge.

I'm sorry, I haven't a clue

James Palmer, Consultingwerk

Is that your response when it comes to Database Administration activities? Do you let your system run, hoping beyond all hope that nothing goes wrong, and that when it does you’re out of the country sipping Sangria on a sun-kissed beach?

What DBA activities do you really need to know to keep your system running? What is useful for the part time DBA? We will go through the basics of DBA activities with some background to help you be on the money as soon as there’s a problem, rather than having to panic and call the experts right away. We will also look at some activities you can introduce to hopefully reduce the risk of things going wrong.

We will look at:
• Online backups and restores;
• Enabling Large Files;
• Adding database extents online;
• Enabling After Imaging online;
• Truncating the BI (and changing BI Cluster size and block size);
• Enabling the AI Archiver and configuring it;
• Database monitoring options;
• Anything else I think of in the next few months;
• Space for questions and answers.

So, if you’re doing DBA work to keep your system running, or if you’re doing it because nobody else is, or you’re just interested in getting started in the world of a DBA, then this is the session for you.

 

Implementing continuous integration from ground up

Gilles Querret, Riverside Software

coming soon ...

Really Bad Infrastructure Choices (and how to avoid them)

Tom Bascom, White Star Software

Do you have a mission critical application that needs to perform at its very best? Have you been wondering how to go about hobbling performance before you even get any users on the system? No? Don't worry! You can rest assured that /someone/ is staying up nights thinking of ways to sabotage your application. If nobody else is doing it there is sure to be a vendor selling snake oil lurking in the shadows.

This session will help you to prepare for inevitable attempts at sabotage by discussing the terrible choices that other people have made when implementing important systems so that you can (hopefully) avoid making those mistakes yourself. Or at least feel less lonely if management has already made these decisions for you. We will discuss such topics as "why a SAN is not good for performance", "virtualization cannot magically create capacity" and "more is not always better".

(We will also talk about the good choices that get made now and then.)

Service Oriented Architecture: Making the most of SOA – What, Why and How

Coenraad Vermaak, Automate

This presentation will cover some fundamental considerations when implementing Service Oriented Architectures as well as consider potential implications for modernization- and integration projects.

Some of the topics that will be discussed include:
• The principles of Service orientation
• Service layers and the benefits thereof
• Service-Oriented Design principles and considerations
• Service Reusability considerations
• Design Patterns
• Comparing Service Orientation and Object Orientation principles and concepts
• Applicability of Service Oriented Architectures with regards to modernization of legacy code and Integration with other systems. Use cases and examples for modernization- and integration projects will be considered

DBA War Stories

coming soon ...

PDSOE Workspace Management and Organisation

Marko Rüterbories, Consultingwerk

coming soon ...

Community Breakout Sessions

Love ABL, Hate JavaScript! – Implementing successful REST interfaces using the JSDO and PAS

Brian Preece

The OpenEdge JavaScript Data Object (JSDO) is a brilliant tool for exposing OpenEdge data and business logic to any number of mobile and web development tools. In conjunction with the high performance and highly scalable Progress AppServer, it presents this logic across the web via REST in an easy to use and performant form.

However, across the web, the clean and easy to understand backend ABL logic is left behind on the server and in most cases, the front end processing is taken over by JavaScript, originally designed as a web scripting language to create dancing penguins. In the process of becoming the de facto web development language, it has been stretched far beyond its original purpose. Particularly when used with frameworks such as JQuery, the vast majority of syntax errors are not found until run time and so debugging depends on time-consuming and error-prone testing rather than the 100% code coverage process of compilation.

In this session, I will show by extensive code examples how I have designed my interfaces so that the front end logic needs to understand as little as possible of the back end database structure and business rules. This has tipped the balance towards as much business logic in ABL as possible and minimised the amount of JavaScript in my web and mobile applications.

The application I will be using to demonstrate this philosophy, Solutions Asset Management (SAM), is a tool that every Progress partner and end user should have. Most of us don’t work alone, whether we are solution providers or solution commissioners. SAM aims to ensure that every party in a contract, from the largest enterprise to the humblest subcontractor gets maximum benefit from their investment in the solution, so that everyone is able to “Turn Solutions into Assets”.

tags: REST, JSDO, PASOE

Logical Relational Database Design: Designing For Performance and Practicality

Coenraad Vermaak

Very often relational database design is seen as the physical design and implementation. Although a lot of performance management can be done at a physical level, there are some important concepts and considerations that must be understood and applied when doing logical Database design.

Some of the topics that will be considered include:
• Normalization and the different Normal Forms
• Denormalization and when you would consider doing it
• Importance of understanding the data for which you are designing
• Indexes: Performance and Storage considerations
• Overlap between logical and physical database design
• Transactional vs Reporting usage considerations
• Is physical and logical design my only performance tuning tools?

tags: Database Design

Paying Lip Service to Business Continuity

Paul Koufalis

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.

tags: Business Continuity, Disaster Planning

Progress 4GL Performance Workshop Take 3: You Don't Know *beep* about Indexes

Paul Koufalis

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.

tags: Indexes, Performance

Coding for Network Performance

Tom Bascom

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!

tags: Network, Performance

Cognitive Resource Allocation Planner

Tom Bascom

A practical example of applying machine learning to a dataset to derive key predictive features and metrics in order to enhance and extract deep value from the "dark data" and build better models.

tags: Resource Allocation

Writing good Unit Tests

James Palmer

Details coming soon ...

tags: Unit Testing

Unit Test Strategy

Mike Fechner

Details coming soon ...

tags: Unit Testing

ABL Legacy Code Modernization

Mike Fechner

Details coming soon ...

tags: Legacy, Modernization

Building Great Interfaces with OOABL

Mike Fechner

Details coming soon ...

tags: Interfaces, OOABL

PASOE Performance Tuning

Martyn Kemp

Details coming soon ...

tags: PASOE, Performance

Swagger

Martyn Kemp

Details coming soon ...

tags: Swagger

Continuous Deployment of OpenEdge Applications

Daniel van Doorn

Details coming soon ...

tags: Continuous Deployment

Reusing Code Between Angular and NativeScript

Radu Nicoara

Details coming soon ...

tags: Code Reuse, Angular, NativeScript

Chatbots and OpenEdge

Marian Edu

This session is about chatbots and how those can be used in business applications powered by OpenEdge, what big players are offering in the field of AI and what integration options we have to use those intelligent (albeit annoying at times) 'artificial conversational entity'. Examples and basic SDK's for most popular 'virtual assistants' will be provided.

tags: Chatbots

Scalable Angular Applications with Kendo UI

Denis Kyashif

In this session, we’ll learn how to create scalable and future-proof Angular applications. We’ll go through the anatomy of an Angular application – the project structure, data flow and state management, and discuss the strategies for building apps that are easy to extend, maintain and load fast. We’ll also see how to get the best out of Kendo UI component suite for Angular to provide seamless user experience.

tags: Angular, Kendo UI

Understanding Kendo UI for jQuery

Denis Kyashif

Kendo UI provides a complete toolbox for building rich, dynamic and functional Web and Mobile UIs. We’ll go through its main features like the UI Widgets, Data Binding, HTML templates and the MVVM Framework for creating Single-Page Apps. We’ll peek under the hood to understand how Kendo UI works by following the software engineering concepts applied for building the framework and we’ll discuss how to make the best use of it.

tags: jQuery, Kendo UI

Can I connect my node to your backend?

Julian Lyndon-Smith

Integration is the key to prolonging an application's lifetime. If you can integrate your OE application to all the new tools and tech that is out there with minimal effort then you can keep the years (decades ?) of development and domain knowledge behind it whilst providing new and exciting features to your application. Without a compete rewrite.

This is application augmentation.

This presentation will show you how we augmented an existing oe based application and provided new features using angular, node and RPC / socket communication with the OE application on the backend.

We'll take you through our journey, the good, the bad and the ugly. With plenty of examples, code and real-world demos using real data from real systems.

tags: node, Angular

Test Driven Development (TDD) with ABL Unit

Julian Lyndon-Smith

Test-driven development (TDD) is an advanced development technique, using unit tests to drive the design of software. The result of using this practice is a comprehensive suite of unit tests that can be automated and provide feedback that the software is still working either after further development work or changes to the existing parts of the system.

This presentation will initially discuss the theory of TDD, and then walk through a real-world implementation into a Progress development shop with an existing system - the pros, the cons, the lows and the highs.

tags: Unit Testing, TDD

Time (and how to get rid of it)

Gus Bjorklund

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.

tags: Performance, DBA

A Guided Tour Through promon

Gus Bjorklund

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.

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

tags: Monitoring, DBA

Index Internals Part 2

Gus Bjorklund

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.

tags: Indexes

How To Dump and Load

Gus Bjorklund

Sometimes it becomes necessary to reorganize the data in your database(s) (for example to move data from TypeI data areas to Type II data areas) or to move parts of it from one database to another. The process for doing this can be quite simple, or quite complex, depending on the size of your database and what features are being used. Will you remember to recreate the user accounts for SQL? Will you restore the SQL users privileges? How about setting the database character set? JTA? We will show you to do all the other things that are required in addition to dumping and loading the data.

tags: Dump and Load

OpenEdge Package Management

Valentin Duricu

Now-a-days more and more programming languages and frameworks propose a modular/dependency-based programming style where modules/components can be reused in several projects. Examples of this approach can be seen in Node, where packages are downloaded and install through NPM; PHP with Composer, .NET with NuGet etc. Using a module-based development style in Progress would help the creation of better applications, with less bugs, since each individual component is having it's own development process and, when needed, they could be replaced with other components that provide the same functionality.

tags: Package Management, Code Reuse

How to modernize OpenEdge Applications

Sebastian-Antoniu Contis

Searching for new ways of modernizing your app?

Let me tell you a bit about my experience combining Angular & OpenEdge. In a world where user experience is everything, we try everything possible to provide 21st century user interface. After working on legacy code projects, I got the chance to play with Angular, and let me assure you, they are a match!

In this presentation I would like to show you a demo of an Mobile First WEB application that uses Angular 5 for Front-End and OpenEdge for Back-end.

tags: Modernization, Angular

Code quality metrics and management

Nicoleta Suciu

In our days, the size, complexity and development life cycle of an application has increased exponentially. It is nearly impossible to measure the quality, best practices and coverage of code.

The metrics tracking is valuable, because of the following reasons:
• you cannot improve what you don’t measure
• prevention is better than cure
• what you don’t measure, you cannot prove.

Collecting metrics is essential, because provides a quick insight into the status of a software product resulting in better control. The metrics provide a way to identify areas that need improvements and an indicator of the efficiency and effectiveness of software process.

The presentation will cover the need of code quality metrics and part of the tools used for collecting data for those metrics in Progress OpenEdge.

tags: Code Quality, Metrics

CheckPoints

Dan Foreman

Understanding CheckPoints is critical to good database performance. This session will show you everything there is to know about CheckPoints including: the correct definition of a CheckPoint, what is actually happening behind the scenes when a CheckPoint occurs, things you can’t see in promon or the VSTs, and more.

tags: Checkpoints, Performance

Transaction Scope and Record Locking

Dan Foreman

Sometimes the Progress 4GL/ABL can be too forgiving and allows programmers to accidentally make errors with regard to transaction size and duration that can have a huge impact on record locking and record contention. In a worst case scenario, record contention can make an application unusable. This session covers the most common problems and how to solve them as well as some high level techniques. Also learn what the RELEASE statement really does (and does not do), the definition of a Limbo lock, and other essential concepts. Finally we cover how to debug transactions and monitor record locking activity.

tags: Transaction Scope, Performance

DataDigger

Patrick Tingen

I would like to give a presentation on my open source tool DataDigger. The DataDigger is a 100% Progress 4GL program that shows all tables in the currently connected databases. You can select a table, select which fields you want to see and browse through the data of that table. The way in which the data is showed can be configured easily. In addition, with the DataDigger you can export the data to several formats, change one or more records at the same time or delete data. At the same time the DataDigger can save a backup of all data you change or delete. The focus of the DataDigger has always been to provide an easy and user friendly way of accessing your data and as such the DataDigger is useful for all people that need to work with the data inside the database, whether they are developers, system administrators or whether they are more involved in the functional aspects of the application.

In my presentation I would like to tell something about the development of DataDigger, show some ways it can be used, how the DataDigger can protect users from doing stupid things. Finally I would like to get some feedback to further improve the Digger.

tags: Tools

WebClient-programming on steroids

Brynjar Hasle

The story is how the AppBuilder was "modernized" to create non-database dependent code and further tweeked to provide the tooling for our JukeBox framework. Since it's quite unlikely that someone would embark on a similar journey most of the session would be demo and talking about benefits like simplicity, productivity, stability and performance gained by using the webclient. The webclient is also a perfect partner for a browser-app that don't need to distribute system setup screens, reports and such as part of the web or mobile app.

Also deployment without installation can be discussed. (Very handy for reaching users on Citrix or TS.)

An extra bonus gained by using to ABL widgets is that the code will also run on the Appserver. This makes it really easy to reuse a .w to feed data to a rest interface, f.ex.

tags: WebClient

SQL for a Progress DBA

Bob Brennan

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.

tags: DBA, SQL

Talend - A Primer on ETL (Extract, Transform, Load)

Bob Brennan

Data integration is a key component of any modern system. The days of all data being housed in one database are long gone. We are now challenged to provide levels of integration between disparate systems. Adding to this complexity, each of these data sources potentially has different methods of access. These challenges can be daunting without the use of a tool to help coordinate and execute.

One helpful tool that has gained traction is called Talend Open Studio. In this talk, we will look at some of the challenges developers face and how a tool like Talend can help.

Talend is available both as an Open Source and Commercial product. Our focus will be to use the Open Source toolkit as a basis for our discussion.

Extract – How to access various data sources in a consistent manner.
Transform – Refactor data stream for consistency.
Load – Load or aggregate information into a useful collection.

tags: Talend, ETL, Tools

Health-monitoring console

Patrice Perrot

Hosting and managing more than 10k Progress DB in our own Datacenters, we had to design a full-featured process to check their structures, their startup parameters and the performance issues that could happen with accesses made by the 50 000 Progress objects deployed on our application servers.

By taking metrics every five minutes on all of our databases up to every 0.05 seconds for the most active users, our health-monitoring console allows you to:
• Make the link between a huge activity to the source code / block, and even the precise query and if relevant, the concerned index.
• Highlight a user waiting (user wait)
• Prevent a potentially too long transaction (Transaction duration)
• Suggest the improvements of a DB startup parameters ( -n, -L, -B2, ...) before they become critical that will apply online or at the next start

These direct connections between metrics and code/parameters/recommendations lead to very fast and accurate corrective actions.

This session would be an opportunity for us to present:
• The way we take metrics
• How we establish the links between user’s activity and source code
• The management console GUI
• Several other "home-made" tools (Index analysis, locks visualization, ...)
• Some Progress functionality use case (Statement caching, diagnostic, ...)
• Quick overview of Progress best practices

tags: Monitoring, Tools

Pro2 and CDC

Dominique Demeyer

Details coming soon ...

tags: Pro2, CDC

Dockerizing the Enterprise, Fast and Secure

Wiebe de Roos

The story of the adoption of Docker in ABN AMRO (so far ...). How we move from always overloaded statically defined Jenkins pipelines to a state of the art Cloudbees Jenkins Enterprise implementation on AWS using Docker for Masters and Agents to provide ultimate scalability and flexibility for our DevOps teams.

tags: Docker

Custom rules development for SonarQube

Gilles Querret

Details coming soon ...

tags: SonarQube

DBA and Programmer Challenge Solutions

Pieter Meyer

Details coming soon ...

tags: DBA

Doctor, Doctor it hurts when I do this.

Adam Backman

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.

tags: System Design

A solution using Scalable Vector Graphics

Richard Kelters

I’ve made a solution using SVG (scalable vector graphics) for the central distribution centre of Pearle Benelux from the GrandVision Holding. Actually all the stores from Pearle, EyeWish and GrandOptical (Belgium) profited from it.

For this I’ve done a presentation in Dutch at our Flusso office which was very well received. I think this presentation fits ‘Demonstrates techniques and/or technology’ part that is required for a presentation. Although there’s not much OpenEdge to it it does show how easy even a ABL developer can generate sophisticated images for which there may be a demand. Of course I need to translate the presentation but the attached powerpoint gives a bit of an impression.

Real live develop tryouts on the web:
http://www.kelters.nl/gga
https://jsfiddle.net/Ries/sw9qwe72/
https://jsfiddle.net/Ries/v2xsdoLp/
https://jsfiddle.net/Ries/s7puuyqf/

And together with our marketing manager we made this blog.

 

tags: SVG, Tools, Technology

Progress Breakout Sessions

Personalize the Multi-Channel Experience with Sitefinity Digital Experience Cloud

John Goodland

In this session we will review the typical stages of a web site customer journey, and walk you through a sample implementation of a customer journey using Sitefinity and Digital Experience Cloud features. We will also spend some time discussing how GDPR impacts customer journey management.

tags: Sitefinity, GDPR

OpenEdge Roadmap: The Future Near and Far

Rob Straight

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

tags: Roadmap

Why Migrate to the Progress Application Server?

David Cleary

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.

tags: PASOE, Migration

Demystify OpenEdge REST Services

Ruben Dröge & Jarmo Nieminen

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.

tags: REST, Kendo UI, Kinvey

Cloud-first Applications with OpenEdge and Progress Kinvey

Ruben Dröge & Julian Steiner

As a complete and proven serverless platform, Progress Kinvey provides an open and standards-based architecture that can be run on any cloud. Learn how you can accelerate your OpenEdge application through reusable services and achieve enterprise-level SLAs on a robust, highly-secure cloud-native infrastructure.

tags: Kinvey

Beautiful Native Mobile Apps with NativeScript and OpenEdge

Miguel Saez & Marco Squintani

In this session, you will learn how to use the new DataSource component to access the OpenEdge backend. Internally, the DataSource uses the Progress JavaScript Data Object (JSDO) so that your mobile apps can use the same Progress Data Service used by Kendo UI Builder. We will use a starter template based on NativeScript with Angular and also show CRUD operations, server-side filtering and sorting with a table on the OpenEdge database.

tags: JSDO, NativeScript, Angular, Kendo UI

Data Management: Table Partitioning and Multi-tenancy

Libor Laubacher & Stefan Bolte

Table Partitioning and Multi-tenancy are two methods of securely dividing an OpenEdge database. One increases performance and scale, especially for analytics needs, while the other can drive down costs and increase margins in cloud environments. Learn how to apply these technologies for a competitive advantage.

tags: Performance

Leave the Driving to Us with the Progress Managed Database Service

Mike Furgal

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 Partners, 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.

tags: MDBA

Behind the Scenes of Patent-Pending NativeChat

Julian Steiner

Developers—take a deep dive into NativeChat technology. Join us to learn more about Cognitive Flow, Natural Language Processing, Conversational UI and all the components an intelligent chatbot requires. In this session you’ll also learn how to use AI to train a bot.

tags: NativeChat, Chatbot

A Lap Around Kendo UI Builder

Shelley Chase

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.

tags: Kendo UI

Implement Continuous Delivery with OpenEdge

Peter Judge

Continuous Delivery is a key practice in a modern application development environment. Learn how at Progress we transformed our own practices to better coordinate development using the SAFe methodology, shorten QA cycles, improve quality and accelerate velocity, and get customer feedback as early as possible using the new Customer Validation Program.

tags: Continuous Delivery

Cool Apps - Chatbots, Serverless & Cross-platform Mobile Apps in Action!

Julian Steiner & Sebastian Witalec

You've heard of NativeChat, NativeScript, Kinvey or Corticon, but now you're curious how all these technologies fit together? In this session you’ll learn how you can extend your existing architecture with chatbots and Conversational UI using the Progress Mobility stack and NativeChat. You'll learn how easy it is to create a great mobile UX and compelling apps that are fully integrated into your IT ecosystem.

tags: NativeChat, Chatbot, UX

Create New OpenEdge Revenue Streams with Predictive Maintenance

Harold-Jan Verlee

Learn how Progress OpenEdge PdM Integrator Kit helps to combine the power of Progress DataRPM with the flexibility of Progress OpenEdge. Customers and partners will be able to detect equipment and machine anomalies that may lead to failure or operational issues, prioritize and predict which anomalies are important, and automate the response with OpenEdge. The result is an ideal proactive maintenance strategy that drives significant cost-savings, better business results and new revenue for you.

tags: Maintenance, PdM, DataRPM

Address the Requirements of GDPR

Conor Patten & Laurent Kieffer

On May 25, 2018, non-compliance to GDPR could lead to large fines. Many companies will be seeking solutions that help them address the requirements of GDPR when renewing or procuring IT products and services. In this session, although we cannot assure your overall GDPR-compliance, as your technology partner we wish to provide you information and points of consideration as it relates to your OpenEdge applications to help you as you continue your GDPR journey.

tags: GDPR

Demo: Use OpenEdge CDC to Build Event-Driven Architectures

Rich Banville & Stefan Bolte

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 Lambda Architecture.

tags: CDC, Architecture

Introducing the On-Premises Data Connector for OpenEdge

Brent Adonis

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.

tags: Connectivity, Architecture

Tips and Tricks to be successful with PAS for OE in production

Mike Banks

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.

tags: PASOE

Index Internals Part 1

Mike Furgal

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.

tags: Indexes

Minimize Unplanned Downtime and Data Loss with OpenEdge

Mike Furgal

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.

tags: Planning

Meet the Next Generation OpenEdge Pro2

Raghu Rangan

Progress OpenEdge Pro2 replication provides you with the ability to load changes from your OpenEdge system into MSSQL, Oracle or another OpenEdge database for easy BI and analytics. We'll look at the different technologies in use and talk about the pros and cons of each approach. We’ll look at how Pro2 can help you unlock the data inside your OpenEdge database. We will also discuss the future direction of Pro2. This includes possibly connecting to more data targets beyond MS SQL and Oracle. Finally, we will show some of the UI overhaul work that is happening right now.

tags: Pro2

Securing Your OpenEdge Deployment

Cammy Choy

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.

tags: Security

OpenEdge 12: Multi-threaded Database Server and Server-side JOINs

Rich Banville

The OpenEdge team has been working hard on some exciting database innovations that will result in improved performance for all. Come hear 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.

tags: Performance

OpenEdge Applications as Docker Containers

Oleg Kupershmidt & Ravi Sankar

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.

tags: Docker

OpenEdge Development in the Cloud

Oleg Kupershmidt

Details coming soon ...

tags: Cloud

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