Progress Pacific: Contemporary App Development


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Getting ahead and staying ahead of Contemporary Application Development

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Progress Pacific: Contemporary App Development

  1. 1. Gary Calcott @ttoclacg Contemporary App Dev getting ahead and staying ahead
  2. 2. © 2014 Progress Software Corporation. All rights reserved.2 In the beginning…. Core Systems Of Record are important and won‘t be going away anytime soon They have powerful characteristics • Bullet-proof • Tried and tested • Highly resilient
  3. 3. © 2014 Progress Software Corporation. All rights reserved.3 They also have some downsides... • They‘re big, complex and monolithic • They‘re often rigid and brittle • They‘re difficult to evolve Think IBM CICS, SAP R/3, MFG/Pro
  4. 4. © 2014 Progress Software Corporation. All rights reserved.4 Leveraging the Core • Systems Of Record capture the core capabilities of the Enterprise (Data and Business Logic) • Build entry points to core capabilities and enable safe and secure access via APIs (typically REST/JSON) • Support full read/write semantics to Business Entities • Build the underpinnings for building Systems Of Differentiation
  5. 5. © 2014 Progress Software Corporation. All rights reserved.5 New Rules for Differentiated Businesses Enterprises need to differentiate Products and Services more quickly and efficiently than ever before – IT and LOB-driven Systems Of Differentiation are a key enabler Systems of Differentiation have powerful characteristics: • They leverage core System Of Record assets • Updates are typically pushed out on a monthy cadence • The authoring environment is a PaaS • Snap-in access to Data Sources and 3rd-Party Services • Development is model-based and geared towards maximum Productivity
  6. 6. © 2014 Progress Software Corporation. All rights reserved.6 Getting to Best-In-Class • Systems of Differentiation can be further leveraged to support Innovation • Mobile is a great example – tweak changes or deliver existing Web-based Applications for a mobile use-case • Adaptation for mobile from Ideation to Delivery in days, not weeks • Experiment and Learn – dispose if necessary
  7. 7. © 2014 Progress Software Corporation. All rights reserved.7 Progress Pacific Enterprise PaaS • Strong support for exposing access to System Of Record data and processes e.g. OpenEdge Service Objects • Industry-leading RAD with Rollbase, including State-Of-The-Art Mobile App development in a single product for building Systems of Differentiation and Innovation • Industry-leading Data Access (Cloud or on-premise) with DataDirect Product Portfolio • Emerging Backend-As-A-Service offerings (Push notifications, Database access,...) • All on a single, unified platform