The OpenEdge Developers Kit (OEDK) provides development, deployment and testing tools, plus support, that fits your business model. By choosing the affordable subscription edition that best fits your needs, you can optimize the product development costs for your business. The following OEDK editions are available:
Classroom – Designed for students, hobbyists and those developers wishing to try out building best-of-breed business applications. It is subscription free and includes access to the latest Long Term Supported (LTS) release of Progress Developer Studio for OpenEdge, together with Education materials, and support from the Progress Community.
Basic – Designed for independent developers who require a little more support while they serve their customers, such as through freelance contracts or on specific development projects. The edition is a low-cost subscription that entitles access to a selected release of Progress Developer Studio for OpenEdge, a small testing environment, online support ticketing, and access to the Knowledge Base and Education materials.
Corporate – Designed more for the developers who work in teams within the IT Departments of Enterprise customers of Progress Software. In addition to requiring the development environment they need multi-user testing environments to work on projects within the IT Department and sometimes integrating with other database and software development technologies. These teams clearly need a good standard of support and the product education to go along with the software components.
Premier – Designed more for the developers who work in teams within the IT Departments of Enterprise customers of Progress Software. In addition to requiring the development environment they need multi-user testing environments to work on projects within the IT Department and sometimes integrating with other database and software development technologies. These teams clearly need a good standard of support and the product education to go along with the software components.
Innovator Edition – Created for the Research and Development specialists within the development teams who look to enhance their business applications with newer technologies. These developers have similar requirements to those of the OEDK Premier Edition but also require other application development toolsets that work well with the OpenEdge Platform and are supplied by Progress.
OEDK editions have been designed for ALL OpenEdge developers, from the independent consultant, through the IT departments of enterprise customers, to Service Delivery and Application Partners. There is an OEDK edition that will suit the requirements of every OpenEdge customer or partner.
Each OpenEdge Developers Kit subscription, whether new, as a renewal, or contracted at the time of an upgrade, is offered for a minimum of 12 months. You may choose to add additional months in order to change the timing of next renewal if desired. In that case, the pricing will be adjusted accordingly.
All OpenEdge Developers Kit editions include one Active or Sunset release of OpenEdge products for all supported platforms, as specified during the subscription. For example, all OEDK Release 12.2 editions include OpenEdge 12.2 products, and all OEDK Release 11.7 editions include OpenEdge 11.7 products. In addition, Premium and Innovator OEDK editions also include available Sunset OpenEdge releases for all supported platforms.
If you are looking to continue development and/or support of applications running on retired releases of any of the Progress products, then you can add OpenEdge Developers Kit (OEDK) Add-on Kits for the relevant retired OpenEdge releases.
These Add-on kits are not for new development. The OEDK Add-on Kits will co-terminate with the associated OEDK subscription plan. (An existing OEDK subscription plan is required).
The newer product releases will not be provided automatically. You will need to either Update or Upgrade your OEDK subscription plan using the Self-Service Portal. Please reference the OEDK documentation for additional instructions.
When an OpenEdge release is retired, it is no longer included in any edition of OEDK. Products for that Retired release can continue to be used, until their license code expires. Once you renew or upgrade your OEDK subscription the license codes for the retired releases will no longer be available for use.
Should you wish to continue using the newly retired product release, then you can add to your subscription optional OpenEdge Developers Kit (OEDK) Add-on Kit, as described above.
For all OpenEdge Developers Kit editions that require a subscription (other than Classroom Edition) each developer must choose the releases, platforms and products that they wish to utilize within their own software kit. To see the earlier, supported releases of OpenEdge and within each OpenEdge Developers Kit edition see the OEDK Contents document.
There are pages on the Customer Self-Service Portal to enter those choices and generate custom set of license keys, provided the necessary entitlements are available based upon the subscribed OEDK edition.
Each developer must have a ProgressID registered with Progress and that ProgressID is associated with a subscription plan. The developers can then download the appropriate media files from the Electronic Software Download (ESD) center and install the software kit on as many machines and for as many developers as their OEDK subscription covers.
The Updates for the various product releases included in OEDK will be made available on the Electronic Software Download (ESD) site, alongside the media files for the OpenEdge Developers Kit (OEDK) edition to which the developer has subscribed. Developers can choose to download and apply the Updates when they need them.
You can choose to move to a higher level OEDK Edition at subscription plan renewal or you can Upgrade any time before the plan expires. The Upgrade can be applied to any number of developers in the subscription plan, even if the subscription was contracted as a benefit of the Progress Accelerate Program.
Downgrading can be done when renewing the subscription and only 30 days before the expiration date. Note that the new subscription will not take effect until the end of the term of the existing subscription plan. No credits are given for unused months.
OEDK subscriptions will not be renewed automatically but you will be notified of the expiry date in advance in order to allow you time to renew the subscription. If you do not renew an OEDK subscription, the subscription will expire, and you or your developers will no longer be able to use the products in the kit.
Renewal of an OEDK subscription is easy to perform and can be made through the Self-Service Portal; just click on the button next to the subscription line, which is only shown when a renewal is pending.
OEDK Classroom Edition is a downloadable application development toolkit for the next generation of aspiring business application developers. This free edition designed for students, new developers and future entrepreneurs offers access to powerful application development tools that are simple to learn and easy-to-use. It is based on the latest LTS release of OpenEdge for the Win-64 platform.
Other OEDK editions require a paid subscription and may include additional products from other releases of OpenEdge, support for other platforms and Technical Support. Some complementary seats for paid OEDK edition subscriptions may be available as a benefit for partners participating in the Progress Accelerate program.
The Progress OpenEdge Developers Kit (OEDK) have been designed for ALL OpenEdge developers, from the independent consultant, through the IT departments of enterprise customers, to Service Delivery and Application Partners. There is an edition of OEDK that will suit the requirements of every OpenEdge customer or partner.
Participation in the Progress Accelerate program may entitle partners to some complementary seats of an OpenEdge Developers Kit subscription, depending upon their partner type and level. Please contact your Progress account manager to determine the appropriate Progress Partner benefit to the OpenEdge Developers Kit.
Existing licenses that customers hold, such as OpenEdge Studio or Progress Developer Studio for OpenEdge, will have been purchased as perpetual licenses with an annual maintenance contract that covers customer support. This is a different licensing model than the subscription model of OEDK. Therefore, it is not possible to trade-in any values from these perpetual licenses.
Customers may decide to forego the renewal of their maintenance on the perpetual licenses and take out a subscription for an OEDK Edition as an alternative.