With the introduction of incremental build support, OpenTelemetry integration, and dynamic data masking, developers are empowered to create more secure and robust business applications, enhancing overall performance and efficiency.
Progress has unveiled the latest update to its application development platform, OpenEdge, marking a significant stride in infrastructure software. It serves over 100,000 customers worldwide and is a pivotal tool in enhancing critical business applications’ development, deployment, and management, ensuring they are more secure, scalable, and agile.
The platform is designed to cater to diverse professionals, from ABL developers and database administrators to security experts, by offering improved productivity tools, streamlined management capabilities, and advanced security measures.
The new version introduces significant enhancements to developer productivity. Integrating OpenTelemetry offers comprehensive observability through operational metrics and trace information, aiding in application management and performance optimization. Additionally, incremental build support facilitates rapid development cycles by allowing quick rebuilds of affected codebase sections.
On the integration and management front, the platform brings forth improved monitoring and administration features. It enables real-time messaging and data streaming through Apache Kafka integration and introduces the OpenEdge Command Center (OECC) for simplified application management. The update also addresses database maintenance, allowing more tasks to be performed online, thus minimizing downtime.
Security receives a substantial boost in the platform, with the introduction of Dynamic Data Masking (DDM) for data privacy compliance, Hardware Security Module (HSM) support for enhanced cryptographic security, and Transport Layer Security (TLS) 1.3 for improved encryption protocols.
The platform is a premier choice for developing enterprise applications requiring high performance and reliability across various industries, including healthcare, financial services, and manufacturing. The application development platform is now available, offering a comprehensive solution for modern business application needs.