The significance of the Progress Open Source Software Exchange (POSSE) took another step forward today with
the contribution of a web-enabled toolset from New Zealand-based software house, Applied Logic Systems. The
toolset allows developers to create full-featured applications that run completely from a web-browser. As well
as being free to the whole Progress development community through POSSE, the Progress Company also announced
that the browser-based framework will be integrated into Progress® Dynamics™ and be fully supported by the
company. By sharing their individual developments, the whole Progress development community benefits from
faster enrichment of the Progress tools.
Peter Sliwkowski, vice president of products for the Progress Company, said: “We are pleased that Progress
ISVs, such as Applied Logic Systems, understand the value of these initiatives and are willing to share the
fruits of their labour in order to give the Progress community a collaborative and competitive edge in the
Dynamics is part of the Progress OpenEdge™ e-business platform designed to accelerate the development,
assembly and deployment of business applications and cut the time it takes to bring them to market.
Application objects and their properties are stored in a repository, rather than in source programs. By
storing these object attributes in a repository, OpenEdge developers have less code to write and debug, and
applications can be dynamically generated at runtime--all leading to faster and more efficient application
Progress Dynamics enables user interfaces for different clients’ needs to be dynamically generated, while
keeping the fundamental business logic the same. The initial commercial version of Progress Dynamics does this
for Windows clients; Applied Logic Systems’ contribution will provide comparable functionality for HTML
browser clients. This can be used for applications developed for the application service provider (ASP) model
or for back-office applications that were previously unavailable from a browser.
“We, like so many companies today, have been faced with the task of overcoming the e-business hurdle,” said
Tim Charman, chief executive officer of Applied Logic Systems. “We have invested a lot of time and effort in
creating world-class software that will help simplify this task. By sharing our expertise in Web-enablement
toolsets with the POSSE community, we will help others to overcome the complexities of taking their
applications to the next level, making it a perfect compliment to Progress Dynamics.”
About Applied Logic Systems
Applied Logic specialises in the development and deployment of Internet based business systems for a broad
range of industries. These solutions enable customers to gain a competitive edge through the use of
information systems. The company’s products automate essential business processes including Finance,
Distribution, Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and Service Management. Applied Logic’s solutions are
available ‘anytime, anywhere’ over the Web and by wireless, generating business growth and profitability while
For information about Applied Logic Systems, please visit http://www.applog.co.nz
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 5000 Progress-based applications. This power
enables the 2000 Progress ISVs to further extend POSSE for competitive advantage, and is why over 1600
developers have already joined this open source initiative launched in December 2000.
For more information, visit http://www.possenet.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, messaging servers, 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 50,000 organisations across more than 120 countries - including 70 percent of the Fortune 100 -
rely on Progress-based applications. The Progress Company, an operating unit of Progress Software Corporation
(Nasdaq: PRGS), is headquartered in Bedford, Mass., and can be reached in the UK at 01753 216300 or on the Web at http://www.progress.com
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