Progress Ships User Interface Toolset

Progress has introduced a web UI tool intended to help enterprises with modernizing their legacy application portfolios. Kendo UI Builder is intended to enable Progress OpenEdge application partners and customers to create “future-proof” web application experiences.

Kendo UI Builder is based upon the popular Kendo UI framework, and is designed to blend the OpenEdge application development platform with digital transformation efforts.

“While web interfaces are not new, historically, our customers have focused on the power, reliability and lower total cost of ownership that the OpenEdge platform is known for. With the evolution of digital business, an elegant end user experience is no longer a nice to have, but a requirement,” said Colleen Smith, vice president and general manager for Progress OpenEdge.

Progress OpenEdge application users can develop data-driven views from out-of-the box templates available in the Kendo UI Designer tool. The meta-data-driven UIs help future-proof OpenEdge applications, making it easier to adjust the application on the fly, to stay current with the latest technology trends.

The Kendo UI Builder tool also extends existing skills for Advanced Business Logic (ABL) developers with open standards-based technology, enabling them to leverage JavaScript framework (Angular 1.5) based code. It auto-generates 80% of UI code and provides UI component templates that define the views for rapid time-to-market, and utilizes REST and JSDO as data sources for data-driven UI.

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