Become an OpenEdge Developer

Supercharge your impact and earn a competitive salary as an application developer.

OpenEdge developers build innovative applications that are the backbone of travel, manufacturing, healthcare, financial and other industries.

Programming in OpenEdge is easy. No previous knowledge of coding is required. There is a high demand for OpenEdge Developers across the globe. 

Become a Backend Developer With Progress OpenEdge

Start Your Free OpenEdge Developer Learning Path and Certification


Skill Level


Number of Courses


Assessment Exam


Hours to Complete

Approx. 73 hours
  1. Create a FREE account in the Progress Education Community
  2. Select the Basic OpenEdge Developer Learning Path and Certification Exam (12) from the Content Library
  3. Learn how to develop an app in Progress OpenEdge from the eight available self-paced courses and five assessment exams
  4. Certify as an OpenEdge Developer by passing the Basic OpenEdge Developer Certification Exam (12) 




TrainingsHoursAssessment exam
Introduction to Progress OpenEdge
Introduction to OpenEdge Database
Introduction to OpenEdge Application Architecture
Introduction to Progress Application Server for OpenEdge for Developers
Introduction to Progress Developer Studio for OpenEdge
Introduction to object-oriented Programming
Using ProDataSets
ABL Essentials
OpenEdge Developer Certification Exam

Earn Badges | Get Certified

By passing the assessment exams, you earn badges and points in the Progress Community. The Progress OpenEdge Community offers her developer community on-demand information to ensure the success of projects. Developers can download products, access libraries, user forums, and code samples.

Once certified, you will receive an official OpenEdge certification badge. Also the certification is free.



Looking to recruit OpenEdge Developers or looking for a job as a Progress OpenEdge Developer? Check out this LinkedIn group.

Join the thousands of people who have taken these courses today!

Elevate Your Team

It's never been easier to transform your developers into tomorrow's Progress OpenEdge experts. The free OpenEdge Developer Learning Path and Certification provides your team with a comprehensive training program that covers the basic and advanced features of OpenEdge—a language of choice for business applications.

When you encourage certification, you're not just investing in your company, but also in the personal growth and well-being of your developers. This helps you retain your valuable talent and reduce turnover costs.

Developers who take the course and get certified will:

Boost productivity
and efficiency

Learn best practices
for developing with

Get experience building
modern, secure and
scalable apps

Enhance their skills and

Looking to evaluate your team's strengths and identify improvement areas?


What is Progress OpenEdge

Progress OpenEdge is an integrated and productive application platform for the development, deployment and management of these backend business applications.

Learn ABL

The Advanced Business Language (ABL), a fourth-generation programming language (4GL), is the programming language in the Progress OpenEdge application development platform.

What is a fourth-generation programming language (4GL)?

The 4GL coding language reduces software development's overall time, effort and cost with database queries, report generators, data manipulation and more.

ABL is designed specifically to express business processes as efficiently as possible. ABL is used by more than 100,000 organizations, six million+ business users and many more mobile users.

  • Includes a full-featured tool set, with an editor, compiler, debugger, data dictionary, and data administration utilities

  • Provides an ideal solution for software vendors who want to allow their end users to customize or maintain an application on-site in the cloud

  • Supports Windows, UNIX and Linux platforms

Key Benefits

Clean and Scalable Code

Easy to Learn

Financial and Career Growth

See ABL in Action

Hear From Other Developers

ABL is easy to learn, with a basic syntax and a great IDE that brings productivity to the software engineering team

Lucas Santos Bicalho Developer for Equiplex of the H.Egidio Group 

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Lucas Santos Bicalho

If you just want to fiddle around with code, choose Java or Python. For a business application, you build it in Progress OpenEdge!

Michiel Herpers MES engineer at CGI

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Michiel Herpers

OpenEdge is easy to learn and very efficient to code.

Michaël Vallière OpenEdge Developer at Proginov

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Michael Valliere

I would recommend the course because you learn so much and can become a productive Progress OpenEdge developer in a short amount of time.

Sinan Karer Developer intern at BDC

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Progress OpenEdge Platform Powers

OpenEdge is the most dependable, cutting-edge, and affordable application development platform in the market thanks to its programming language, integrated database, data replication, and numerous other features that keep applications operating efficiently. We’ve heard time and time again, it just works!

The #1 US Bank

The world’s #2 car manufacturer

The world’s #1 chemical distribution company

The world’s largest restaurant chain

#1 breakfast cereal manufacturer

Try It Out Yourself

Without installing any software, you can now write, run, and share ABL code from your browser. ABL can be tested out by new and aspiring OpenEdge developers without the multiple steps of installation and configuration.

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