Progress Offers Free Enterprise Tools To Students

Progress has brought forth its latest software release in the shape of the its OpenEdge Developer Kit: Classroom Edition — a downloadable application development toolkit for business application developers.

Progress OpenEdge Developer Kit: Classroom Edition enables software development students to design enterprise-class applications

For the young ones — Progress OpenEdge Developer Kit: Classroom Edition enables software development students to design enterprise-class applications

The company (pronounced Prog-Ress, not Pro-gress) says that the toolkit gives students, new developers and future entrepreneurs free access to a package of powerful application development tools that are simple to learn and use.

Tough lessons

Schools and universities are faced with a difficult task – making sure that the technology students of today are ready to solve the problems of tomorrow using tools and technologies that are either under development or do not currently exist.

NOTE: In particular, the job market for mobile application developers is expected to skyrocket by 32 percent from 2010 through 2020, creating close to 300,000 new positions.

This is heralding one of the decade’s largest increases for any occupation. Using the Classroom Edition of the Progress OpenEdge Developer Kit, technology students, recent graduates and new developers can hone their skills, developing business applications for any device, including a wide range of mobile platforms.

“For more than 30 years, Progress has enabled application developers to harness the latest technology to turn their big ideas into business reality. With the release of the Classroom Edition of the OpenEdge Developer Kit, our goal is to continue to inspire the next generation of developer ‘entrepreneurs’,” said Jerry Rulli, chief operating officer, Progress. “This free offering provides today’s students with the opportunity to become tomorrow’s leaders by giving them unique access to the most innovative, enterprise-class development tools available, including Progress OpenEdge.”

Progress OpenEdge is a complete development platform to build dynamic, business process-enabled applications for secure deployment across any platform, mobile device and Cloud.

In addition to the downloadable package of application developments tools, Progress is also providing complimentary education offerings through seminars, boot camps and direct access to Progress OpenEdge developers. The first seminar will be held at Telerik Academy in Sofia, Bulgaria on October 17-18, 2015.

To learn more about Progress OpenEdge Developer Kit: Classroom Edition and related training opportunities, visit this link.

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About Adrian Bridgwater

Adrian Bridgwater is a freelance journalist specialising in cross platform software application development and data analytics as well as all related aspects of software engineering and project management.   Adrian is a regular writer and blogger with Computer Weekly, Forbes, The Register and others. His journalistic creed is to bring forward-thinking, impartial, technology editorial to a professional (and hobbyist) technology audience around the world. His mission is to objectively inform, educate and challenge.
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