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Salvador Viñals
Consultant Product Manager
OpenEdge 10.1A Focus
Improve the productivity of OpenEdge
… to provide our partners significant
competitive advantage through the
software they develop and deploy
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New and enhanced tools for developing
OpenEdge applications
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Enhancements to platform infrastructure and
code management to make applications more
interoperable in production
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Agenda
 Packaging and Installation
 Data Management
 OpenEdge Adapter for SonicMQ®
 Language, Open Client, …
 Development Products
This presentation includes annotations with
additional, complementary information
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OpenEdge Adapter for SonicMQ
A component rather than a product
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OpenEdge 10.0A/B
• No need to order adapter separately
• Available with Client & Application Server products
• Available for download
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New in OpenEdge 10.1A
• Now available with Database Server products as well
• SonicMQ ClientConnect
• SonicMQ ServerConnect
• SonicMQ BrokerConnect
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Auditing
 Audit Functionality, Policy Manager and
Archiving
• Packaged with all OpenEdge RDBMS products
 Audit Policy Maintenance
• Packaging dependent on product
• Complete, GUI only, back-end only
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OpenEdge Distribution
 Product CD
• Samples and tutorial files moved to separate
PDF CD
 Product DVD
• All platforms on one DVD
• Install from specific directory on DVD
 Electronic Software Distribution (ESD)
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Installation
 Embeddable OpenEdge installation
• Custom installs can now be silent
 Updated install screens
• Streamlined flow
• Options to skip Sonic™, WebSpeed™
• Online help during installation
 Faster installation.
Smaller kit.
• New compression algorithm
 License Update Tool
• New serial number supported
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What do Customers Say…
”We were very impressed with the
silent install process. It worked
flawlessly and is a great time saver
during install.”
James Ballentine
Shaker Computer & Management Services, Inc.
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Agenda
 Packaging and Installation
 Data Management
 OpenEdge Adapter for SonicMQ®
 Language, Open Client, …
 Development Products
This presentation includes annotations with
additional, complementary information
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Data Management
OpenEdge RDBMS, OpenEdge SQL, DataServers, ODBC/JDBC
OpenEdge RDBMS and OpenEdge SQL
 Auditing
• Easy, secure and performant way to meet
regulatory requirements
 Multi-threaded and online utilities
• Faster – less time to perform maintenance
• Increase high availability – More maintenance
utilities online
• Self-sustaining features – DBAs can focus on
strategic work
OpenEdge SQL
 Java Transaction API (JTA) support and Type 4
drivers – First class data integration
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Data Management
OpenEdge RDBMS, OpenEdge SQL, DataServers, ODBC/JDBC
OpenEdge DataServers
 Automatically populate a TempTable object using a SQL
result-set with enhanced RUN STORED-PROC
RUN STORED-PROC Send-Sql-Statement
LOAD-RESULT-INTO ttHandle ("SELECT * FROM CUSTOMER").
JDBC Drivers
 Simplified installation and maintenance: Type-4 JDBC
drivers do not require OpenEdge client
 Improved performance with native wire protocol
communications
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Data Management
OpenEdge RDBMS, OpenEdge SQL, DataServers, ODBC/JDBC
ODBC Drivers
 Extended interoperability and simpler configuration with
Unicode support
 Improved performance with native wire protocol
communications
Platforms
 Greater choice of low cost platforms
• 64Bit Linux x86 (AMD & EM64T)
• RedHat EL and Novell SUSE Enterprise distributions
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Agenda
 Packaging and Installation
 Data Management
 OpenEdge Adapter for SonicMQ®
 Language, Open Client, …
 Development Products
This presentation includes annotations with
additional, complementary information
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OpenEdge Adapter for SonicMQ
Support for Messaging Unified Domains
 Unified domains merge point-to-point (PTP)
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and publish/subscribe (PUB/SUB) into a
single/common model
The application can use either without code
changes
 Easier to use
 More generic and reusable code
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Agenda
 Packaging and Installation
 Data Management
 OpenEdge Adapter for SonicMQ®
 Language, Open Client, …
 Development Products
This presentation includes annotations with
additional, complementary information
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Language
OpenEdge ABL
Object-orientation
Read and Write XML Methods
Parameter Passing
SAX-WRITER
XML Schema Validation
Short-hand syntax (::)
… too much to list
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OpenEdge ABL
ABL
ABL = Advanced Business Language
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Progress 4GL renamed to OpenEdge ABL
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OpenEdge ABL takes the Progress 4GL to a new level
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Constant evolution
Latest technical innovations
Unparalleled openness and productivity
Only business-oriented major development language
OpenEdge ABL: Bigger, better, stronger, faster!!
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Introducing Objects
OpenEdge 10.1 introduces formal objectoriented programming through language
extensions that support user-defined
classes. User-defined classes allow you to
define objects, with methods and data, and
interfaces for building business
applications.
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Some Object-orientation (OO) Benefits
Benefits
 Ease hire new developers
 Helps you build OpenEdge Reference
Architecture. More closely support SOA.
 Natural integration with
• modeling tools
• other OO platforms
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Interoperability
Procedures and Classes
Procedural available and fully supported
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Procedures
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Can NEW a CLASS
Can DELETE an object
Invoke methods using object reference
Can pass object reference as a parameter
Classes
• Can RUN a procedure
• Can invoke internal procedure / UDF using procedure
handle
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New Read and Write XML Methods
One statement replace tens/hundreds of lines of code
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READ-XML and
WRITE-XML methods
DataSet
ttOrder
• Allow ABL structures to
be converted to and
from XML documents
ttItem
ttOline
• Data = .xml
• Schema = .xsd
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Supported structures
• ProDataSet
• Temp-Tables
– Buffers
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.xsd
.xsd
.xml
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What do Customers Say…
”The power of the Temp Table /
ProDataSet READ-XML / WRITE-XML is
absolutely incredible.
This has increased my productivity at
least one order of magnitude and has
made our application incredibly more
flexible.”
Jeffrey Kodman
Manuvis
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WRITE-XML() Syntax
DATASET dsOrder:WRITE-XML ("FILE",
/* target-type */
"pOrderWriteXMLSchema.xml", /* file-name */
TRUE,
/* formatted */
?,
/* encoding */
?,
/* schema location */
TRUE,
/* write schema */
?,
/* min schema */
TRUE).
/* write before image */
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Easier than SAX and DOM
• No need to write your own code using DOM or SAX
• Supports in and out of XML to ABL objects
• XML data, XML Schema (.xsd)
• Both
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READ-XML(), READ-XMLSCHEMA() and WRITE-XMLSCHEMA()
not shown here
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BY-REFERENCE parameter passing
 New BY-REFERENCE for Temp-Table
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parameters
New REFERENCE-ONLY, BIND keywords
UDFs support parameter passing for
DATASET & DATASET-HANDLE
 Less memory resources
 Better performance
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SAX-WRITER object
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Simple API for XML (SAX)
• Stream – forward only
• Event driven API. Application logic – Callbacks
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SAX-WRITER
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Allows to stream out XML
Significant reduction memory requirements
Supports handling of very large XML documents
Write tags automatically
Checks XML document is well-formed
CREATE SAX-WRITER handle [ IN WIDGET-POOL pool-name ] [ NO-ERROR ]
handle [ :attribute | :method ]
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XML Schema validation
 OpenEdge 10.1A use XSD
• Verify that data exchanged adheres to an
agreed upon format
• Validation occurs at runtime using the supplied
XML Schema
• Works with DOM and SAX
hXdoc:ADD-SCHEMA-LOCATION("http://www.example.com", "com.xsd").
hSaxReader:ADD-SCHEMA-LOCATION("http://www.example.com", "com.xsd").
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Short-hand syntax (::) for dynamic references
 Write much less code
 Less error prone
 Example:
hb:buffer-field("cust-num"):buffer-value
/* becomes */
hb::cust-num
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xsdto4gl utility
 Command line utility
 Generates an OpenEdge ABL definition from
an XML Schema definition file (xsd)
• Works for ProDataSet and Temp-Table
• Generated OpenEdge ABL include definition
– Default filename = xsd filename .i extension
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New XML attributes
 NAMESPACE-URI, NAMESPACE-PREFIX,
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NESTED, XML-NODE-TYPE, XML-DATATYPE
Attributes added for ProDataSet, Temp-Table,
and Buffer-Field objects
 Syntax has also been added to static
definitions for these objects
• DEFINE DATASET
• DEFINE TEMP-TABLE
• DEFINE BUFFER
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64bit r-code
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On 64bit platforms
64bit r-code runs faster on 64bit platforms!
64bit r-code not portable to 32bit platforms, and vice
versa
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General OpenEdge 10 products compatibility and
connectivity not changed*
• Client to Database: one version back
• Client to AppServer: one version back/forward
• Shared Memory: client & server match version
* Auditing requires min OpenEdge 10.1A client and DB server
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Connectivity/Compatibility
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Backwards/forwards extended compatibility
Mixed deployment configurations
Allow easier, gradual upgrades and migration
Client
NEW in
OpenEdge 10
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Application Server
Database
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Refer to product by product information for further details
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GENERATE-UUID and GUID functions
 GENERATE-UUID function
• Generates a universally unique identifier (UUID)
 GUID function
• Converts a UUID value into a globally unique
identifier (GUID) value
 What is the difference between UUID and GUID?
DEFINE VARIABLE MyUUID as RAW.
DEFINE VARIABLE vGUID as CHARACTER.
MyUUID = GENERATE-UUID.
vGUID = GUID(MyUUID).
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XP look with manifests
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Using manifest files, OpenEdge 10.1A provides support for the
Windows XP look (rounded corners, non-3D appearance) for the
following widgets
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Buttons with images
NO-FOCUS buttons
FLAT-BUTTON buttons
Browses
Status area
Rectangles
OpenEdge 10.1A installation includes the prowin32.exe.manifest file
in the install-dir/bin directory (prowc.exe.manifest for WebClient)
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Consuming Web Services enhancements
 Improved Complex Data Support
• ProDataSet and Temp-Table
– Serialized as an XML document
– Deserialize XML document
 WSDL Analyzer will indicate if mapping is possible
 Unwrapped Wrapped Document Literal
• Simplified programming
– Multiple simple parameters easier to work with
than one complex document
• Improved interoperability with ABL Web
Services
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Open Client enhancements
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Support Java™ Service Data Objects
• “ProDataSets for Java”
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Schema marshalling control for reducing calls to
AppServer®
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OpenAPI
• Run procedures on the AppServer without a proxy
• A set of classes used in place of generated proxies
– One set of classes for .NET Open Client
– One set of classes for Java Open Client
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New LOG-MANAGER methods
 WRITE-MESSAGE ()
 CLOSE-LOG ()
 CLEAR-LOG ()
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BLOB upload support for WebSpeed
 Previous OpenEdge releases introduced the
BLOB data type and enabled WebSpeed
applications to output BLOBs
 OpenEdge 10.1A supports the upload of
BLOBs to WebSpeed applications
• No need to hand code
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… and more
 ROW-UPDATE event
 QUERY attribute for BUFFER
 ATTACH-PAIRLIST attribute on BUFFER
 Create-field arg for SAVE-ROW-CHANGES
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becomes list
GET-CALLBACK-PROCEDURE methods on
BUFFER, DATASET, QUERY
DATA-SOURCE:FILL-WHERE-STRING
becomes WRITEable
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Agenda
 Packaging and Installation
 Data Management
 OpenEdge Adapter for SonicMQ®
 Language, Java™ Open Client, …
 Development Products
This presentation includes annotations with
additional, complementary information
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OpenEdge Architect
Simplifies Designing, Developing, and Testing
Open Edge Architect is an integrated development environment tailored
for building applications using an architected, business-logic centric
approach
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OpenEdge Architect
Key Contents
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Project Based Development
OpenEdge plug-ins
• DB Navigator
OpenEdge
Architect
Meta
Catalog
Database
Navigator
Services
• Meta Catalog
• Tools for Business Logic (T4BL)
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3rd party plug-ins
• Provides vast array of customization options
• Modeling, SCM, Additional languages, etc
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OpenEdge Architect
OpenEdge Architect
ABL Editor
Component
Designer
Meta Catalog
Future:
DB Navigator
Debugger
New Plugins
Eclipse (foundation platform)
OpenEdge Development Server
OpenEdge Studio
AppServer
WebSpeed Transaction Server
Client Networking
AppBuilder
Pro*Tools (incl. ProxyGen)
WebSpeed® Workshop
Personal Database
Data Administration
OpenEdge Runtime
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OpenEdge Architect
Benefits
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Provides a modern, intuitive new toolset
• Built on open tools platform
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More productivity
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Greater choice
• Over 300 plug-ins available
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Allows you to transition at your own pace
• Learn as you go
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In Summary
 We just scratched
the surface of
what’s in
OpenEdge 10.1A
 Don’t walk, run to
go get it!!
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Questions?
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Relevant Exchange Sessions
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DEV-1: Introduction to Object-Oriented Language Concepts and Programming in OpenEdge ABL - Evan Bleicher
DEV-6: Using OpenEdge 10 to Develop Business Applications (advanced OO programming) - Evan Bleicher, Shelley Chase
DEV-2, DEV-3: Getting Started with OpenEdge Architect - Part I and Part II - Mark Hanley, David Lund
DEV-8: OpenEdge Architect - Extensibility and Third Party Integration - Sunil Belgaonkar, Phil Magnay
DEV-17: Effective Design and Deployment of OpenEdge Audit Policies -Mike Jacobs
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MOVE-11: Using classes and procedures in OpenEdge 10 - Bruce Gruenbaum
MOVE-13: Adopting OpenEdge Architect - Sunil Belgaonkar
MOVE-9: Audit Enable your Application the Easy Way - Anthony Swindells
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SOA-1: Fundamentals of Service-Oriented Architecture - Rob Straight
SOA-2: OpenEdge 10.1A Adapters for SonicMQ - New Install, New Architecture, and New APIs - Cheryl Labarge
SOA-5: Accessing the Application Server from Anywhere and Everywhere -David Lund
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ARCH-3: Context Management in the OpenEdge Reference Architecture - John Sadd
ARCH-5: Service Interfaces in Practice - Christian Stiller
ARCH-7: Integrate this! SonicMQ and the OpenEdge Reference Architecture - Christian Stiller
ARCH-8: Implementing the OpenEdge Reference Architecture with OpenEdge 10.1 - Eric Debeij, Bart Schouw
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DB-1: Understanding and Leveraging the Latest ODBC and JDBC Technology - Rob Steward
DB-4: Who does What and When regarding Auditing? - Julio Alcantara
DB-6: Advice and Techniques for Microsoft SQL Server DataServer - Simon Epps
DB-5: OpenEdge Database Performance Made Easy - Adam Backman
DB-7: OpenEdge Database Performance Tuning - Gus Björklund
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Thank you for
your time
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Education / Documentation References
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