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.
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.