In this learning path, new developers are introduced to Progress OpenEdge and its core concepts and tools, including the Progress OpenEdge Developer Studio, the Progress Application Server for OpenEdge, the Progress OpenEdge database, and the Progress OpenEdge Application Architecture. You also learn about the Progress Advanced Business Language (ABL), Progress Software’s proprietary language designed for developing business applications. It is a high-level language that supports procedural, dynamic, and object-oriented programming. You learn how to develop an OpenEdge application using Progress Developer Studio for OpenEdge. You also learn how to incrementally develop an application that utilizes OERA design principles and how to write code using recognized best practices.
You learn to identify when and where to use datasets and then practice incorporating datasets into applications during hands-on exercises using Progress Developer Studio for OpenEdge. You learn how to define, populate, and perform data operations using datasets and then share data with other applications. You also learn how to use the object-oriented capabilities of Progress OpenEdge ABL. You are introduced to key features of Progress’ object-oriented ABL, how to develop and test classes, and how to further develop an application by applying object-oriented programming features such as inheritance, interface classes, singletons, dynamic instances, and events.
You can practice the concepts taught in each course with hands-on exercises, complete with step-by-step guidance and solutions. You can assess your knowledge with in-course Check Your Understanding questions. You can also demonstrate your skills with assessment exams for key courses.