Product News

ProTop - The most advanced OpenEdge Monitoring and Alerting solution - now available in Europe

10 October 2018

White Star Software announces a further expansion of their international footprint with ProTop Europe. ProTop is an interactive monitoring and alerting tool for the Progress OpenEdge environments. The ProTop dashboard gives real-time visibility into the state of the business-critical application components, to monitor one database on one server or hundreds of databases, AppServers, WebSpeed, Tomcat and other resources spread around the world.

Adam Backman, president of White Star Software LLC says: “We have a long-standing partnership with Consultingwerk centered around their class-leading OpenEdge development framework which has been a huge benefit to our clients. Consultingwerk’s expertise in the deployment area has expanded greatly over the past few years. They needed a comprehensive solution for monitoring and alerting of all vital components in their customers' OpenEdge environments, which made ProTop the perfect fit. With their strong internal knowledge and White Star’s industry leading DBA team, customers will have peace of mind knowing that they have the best tool backed by the best team. Consultingwerk will host all of the ProTop Europe data in Europe to allow users even greater peace of mind by eliminating any regulatory issues with data storage. We are pleased to support the world’s best business applications with the best tools and the best team.”

“We are delighted to bring the most advanced OpenEdge Monitoring and Alerting solution to Europe together with our partner White Star Software”, says Mike Fechner, Director, Consultingwerk Sofware Services Ltd. “Hosted within the European Union we can guarantee that no data is ever going to leave the Europe. With our team located in Germany and the United Kingdom we can support our customers easily during regular office hours with all enquiries related to setup and configuration of the tools and alerts and can also react quickly in case of database issues. With our software development expertise, we can support customers when adding application specific metrics and business KPI’s to the monitoring dashboard. The ability to combine performance and system health metrics with for instance the number of orders processed or customers in the system is terrific. Not to mention the out of the box integration we are providing for applications based on the SmartComponent Library.”

About Whitestar Software


With 30 years' experience architecting, writing and managing Progress-based applications, White Star Software offers independent, experienced expertise in all aspects of software development and database management. Consultingwerk and White Star Software are collaborating in delivering top class development, modernization and deployment services.

About Consultingwerk


Consultingwerk is the leading and independent provider of OpenEdge development tools for application modernization, application architecture, OpenEdge GUI for .NET, Mobile and Web applications. The SmartComponent Library is the standards compliant framework for OpenEdge GUI for .NET, Angular, Kendo UI, mobile devices, RESTful clients, OpenEdge BPM and Corticon designed to modernize existing OpenEdge applications as well as to start new projects. It provides rich functionality at design time and at runtime and allows integration with existing frameworks while providing flexible customization options.

For more information, please contact info@wss.com or info@consultingwerk.com.


Simplified Tooling for Managing PASOE Instances During Development and in Production

19 February 2018

As part of the SmartComponent Library, we have released scripts that simplify the management of PASOE instances. These scripts allow to query the status and various statistics and support trimming all running PASOE agent processes from the command line. This will reduce the number of times developers and administrators will have to login to OpenEdge management to perform the same tasks and simplifies automated management processes and will result in the same command line capabilities known from the classic OpenEdge AppServer product.

Developers will find technical information here.


Release of the Angular 5 Based Kendo UI Client for the SmartComponent Library

10 February 2018

We are delighted to announce the release of our Angular 5 based web client for SmartComponent Library based applications. The SmartComponentsNG simplifies the development of browser based applications supporting responsive layouts that work equally will on desktop PC’s and mobile devices. The SmartComponentsNG integrates the Progress JSDO component to access standard SmartComponent Library Business Entities on either the PASOE or classic AppServers. Developers can leverage both easy to use development tools supporting drag and drop based graphical screen design but equally well use common text based editors for Angular and TypeScript applications.
The SmartComponentsNG components are available free of charge to our SmartComponent Library customers under active maintenance. Developers will find technical information here.

We support customers during prototyping and with a training class as well as with development and mentoring services.


Announcing CCS Compatibility of the SmartComponent Library

17 October 2017

We are delighted to announce full compatibility of the SmartComponent Library with all CCS (Common Component Specification) specifications. The CCS project provides the framework for partners like Consultingwerk and Progress Software to define standards for the architecture of OpenEdge based business applications. The SmartComponent Library is the first framework to comply with all available specifications. This ensures compatibility of applications based on the SmartComponent Library with various user interface options provided by Progress Software as well as tight integration of backend components with OpenEdge infrastructure. As of OpenEdge 11.7.2 for instance, the SmartComponent Library service manager will be used to manage the life cycle and access to PASOE Web Handlers.


RESTful Interfaces for all SmartComponent Library Business Entities

24 September 2017

Following our steady demand to provide up to date interfaces to Business Applications developed using the SmartComponent Library framework we’re proud to announce a complete implementation of RESTful interfaces including HATEOAS style cross references between resources. Our implementation complies with Level 3 of the REST maturity model. Based on annotations in the Business Logic components it is now possible to define with components or request should be exposed as RESTful resources without the need to develop a single line of additional code. We support URI’s like /web/Salesreps/BBB/Customers?City=Cologne or /web/Customers/42.

The RESTful interfaces are available free of charge to our SmartComponent Library customers under active maintenance. Developers will find technical information here.

RESTful interfaces are currently supported on PASOE AppServers of OpenEdge 11.6 and 11.7.