PROGESS SOFTWARE INTRODUCES PROGRESS DYNAMICS APPLICATION FRAMEWORK FOR FASTER APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT Friday 4 January 2002 PDF Print Commercial version of open source Internet Component Framework includes full support, directly from Progress SLOUGH — 4 January, 2002 — Progress Software has introduced Progress® DynamicsÔ, a fully-supported and documented, commercial version of the Internet Component Framework (ICF), to assist the more rapid development of business applications. The ICF is an open source development of POSSE (Progress Open Source Software Exchange) first announced in April 2001. Progress Dynamics for the OpenEdge™ e-business platform is an application development framework. It accelerates application delivery by providing developers with a collection of standards-based, ready-to-use business and service components which address all the essential attributes and facilities of e-business and ASP (Application Service Provider) applications. Simon West, strategic products manager of Progress Software UK, said: “About 85 per cent of applications are made up of standard routines and concepts, so the more of these that we can make available out-of-the-box, the more time developers will have to concentrate on business logic and customising applications. This delivers market advantage without paying the price of lengthy development cycles.” By adding Progress Dynamics to its price book, Progress is providing a fully supported and documented product. Not all independent software vendors and developers want to invest in the skill levels required to take advantage of the open source products available through POSSE. Progress Dynamics offers standard, predefined solutions to the most common requirements of a business application, such as security, menus, toolbars, and interface components. A set of managers to control the application environment such as coordinating and managing the execution of a distributed application and all of its components, including customisation and localisation are also included. Personalised screen views for individual users. The ready-built application objects and their properties are stored in a repository, rather than source programs. This approach has the advantage of enabling the application to be dynamically generated at run time. Simon West explains: “This feature opens the door for Progress developers to customise an application in terms of screen features and layout according to individual user preference. You could have a 100 users each with their own personalised screen views without any additional coding being required.” “Our goal is to make application development more productive and cost-effective,” says Frank McIlroy, managing director Progress UK, “reducing the time it takes to develop the application as well as its cost.” Availability Progress Dynamics is available now and priced at £1100 per user or is free for subscribers of PSDN – the Progress Software Developers Network announced last month. Empowerment Centers Progress Empowerment Centers (located in Rotterdam, Netherlands and Bedford, USA) have been introduced to accelerate the adoption and assimilation of new Progress technologies and practices, such as Progress Dynamics. The Centers are focused on customer development - advancing industry knowledge and generating business opportunities. The first UK Progress partners to avail themselves of this facility and to use Progress Dynamics are human resource and payroll specialists KCS and Proteus, a provider of supply chain and financial accounting solutions. About POSSE The Progress Open Source Software Exchange (POSSE) allows the Progress Company and its development community to work collaboratively to rapidly enhance and extend the Progress development platform for building e-business applications. The Progress Application Development Environment is unique in that it is built with the same Progress 4GL language used to build the more than 5,000 Progress-based applications. This commonality enables the 2,000 Progress ISVs to further extend POSSE for competitive advantage, and is why over 1000 developers have already joined this open source initiative launched in December 2000. For more information, visit http://www.possnet.org About the Progress Company The Progress Company is a global supplier of software technology and services for developing, deploying, integrating and managing e-business solutions. The company provides a comprehensive suite of products that includes application development tools, application servers, the leading e-business messaging server SonicMQ, and the industry's most widely used, lowest-cost-of-ownership embedded database. The Progress Company's partners include more than 2,000 independent software vendors (ISVs) and application service providers (ASPs) who supply annually over $5 billion in Progress®-based applications and related services. Over 40,000 organisations across more than 100 countries - including 70% of the Fortune 100 - rely on Progress-based applications. The Progress Company, an operating company of Progress Software Corporation (NASDAQ: PRGS), is headquartered in Bedford, Mass., and can be reached at 01753 or on the Web at http://www.progress.com Progress, Progress Dynamics, POSSE, OpenEdge, and Empowerment Centers are trademarks, service marks, or registered trademarks of Progress Software Corporation in the U.S. and other countries. Any other trademarks and/or service marks contained herein are the property of their respective owners. -ends- Press enquiries to: Salli Roskilly, Saffron Communications. T: 44 (0)1763 208708 F: 44 (0)1763 208813 E: email@example.com This press release was distributed by ResponseSource Press Release Wire on behalf of Saffron Communications (Hertfordshire) in the following categories: Consumer Technology, Personal Finance, Business & Finance, Computing & Telecoms, for more information visit https://pressreleasewire.responsesource.com/about.