Roving Curmudgeon, Consultant
Tom has been working with Progress since 1987 and is well-known to the Progess community for his frequent postings in online forums reminding people that version 9 is ancient, obsolete and unsupported and that OE10 will be following in those shoes very soon. He also occasionally posts helpful information on getting the most out of OpenEdge - even if you are still running v9 (if you are still running v9 you should, of course, upgrade). When he is not taking people to task for running dangerously obsolete releases or complaining about paperwork Tom is either working on developing ProTop, the Best OpenEdge DB Monitoring tool in the Galaxy, or consulting with customers throughout the world helping improve their OpenEdge system's performance and scalability. Or he might be walking the dog. Walking the dog is very relaxing. Tom also has a fondness for a good dark beer and has been known to bite his tongue regarding the wisdom of continuing to run v9 if a nice cold porter or stout is in hand.
Thu, 09 May | 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Coding for Network Performance
Truly scalable, n-tiered deployments require you to move from self-service, co-located architectures to remote connections. This session will discuss the OpenEdge client/server messaging protocol and its impact on the performance of OpenEdge database queries.
We will cover coding best practices, tuning opportunities, the impact of new OpenEdge 12.0 enhancements, testing methodologies and present benchmark results.