OpenROAD is a rapid application development solution. With OpenROAD, developers can quickly build and deploy sophisticated high performance and high availability business applications on a variety of platforms, accessing a broad range of data sources. As a result you can react to business changes faster and protect your investment in existing mainframe and client server data and applications.
OpenROAD is a complete solution that includes a component-based integrated development environment (IDE) delivering all the benefits associated with object-oriented development and a runtime infrastructure to deploy distributed multi-tier applications.
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Businesses now are required to comply with standards and integrate Unicode-based technologies such as Java. Today’s applications must support different character encodings like ASCII, Latin-1, Windows 1252 or UTF-8. Most encodings can represent only a few languages, but UTF-8 handles any language, including Chinese, French and Arabic.
OpenROAD 6.0, the latest version, available only on Windows, enables OpenROAD developers to enhance their applications to meet these new business requirements. The functionality provided with OpenROAD 6.0 will be available on UNIX/Linux in a future release.
The OpenROAD 5.1 release delivers general-purpose system classes for XML support, to allow creation and parsing of arbitrary XML documents without the need to use 3GL Procedures or External Class Libraries. It provides a new XML based export file format that is documented, human readable, produces clean differences between different revisions of a OpenROAD 4GL source files, allow changes to be merged, and allow OpenROAD source assets to be managed by many different Software Configuration Management (SCM) systems. This release of OpenROAD continues to extend the powerful capabilities of the product for the developer.
The OpenROAD 2006 release delivers all the capabilities of OpenROAD with significant advances for the development and deployment processes. This release of OpenROAD extends the powerful capabilities of the product to deliver even greater developer productivity and a wider range of deployment options.
In this section you will find downloads for the enterprise edition. The community edition of OpenROAD, named Empire, is available here