The Progress Common Component Specification Project Hits Major Milestones on First Anniversary
87 members representing 60 companies worldwide collaborate to create standard specifications for building high-productivity tools across multiple application frameworks
"We created the CCS community to enable choices
between standards-based implementations of different components for our
customers and partners and the OpenEdge platform community at large,"
The ultimate goal of the CCS project is to develop a standard set of specifications for various common components needed for building business applications of the future. By engaging the community, the group can collaborate and leverage best practices when creating these standards-based components and tools. Such collaboration will enable new levels of interoperability and flexibility for end users to swap components, based on merit, with minimal effort, resulting in greater efficiencies and effectiveness. It also alleviates component lock-in risk and grants OpenEdge application development customers the choice in collaborating with a variety of vendors that implement the standards.
In less than a year, the CCS has attracted a total of 87 members
representing 60 companies. Member participants include: 1st
In addition to attracting participants from a variety of regions and industries, the group has already completed its first specification, the CCS Architecture specification, which incorporates contributions from nine different community members from seven companies, and was reviewed by the entire community. The Architecture specification lays the technical groundwork for subsequent specifications; it defines a platform of specifications that can be used together, as well as the components and how they communicate with each other. The Architecture specification was unanimously approved by the CCS steering committee, a lengthy vetting process that requires initial submission, steering committee approval, creation of a specification team, specification development, community review, final proposal submission and final approval. In addition to Progress, the steering committee consists of representation from large ERP provider, proALPHA, strategic consulting partner, Consultingwerk and a leading US mortgage lender.
"We wanted to be a member of the CCS so we could participate in and
influence the direction of these component specifications. We also
wanted early access to the specifications in development, to share best
practices and to expand our own connections within the OpenEdge platform
Two additional specifications (Startup Manager and Business Entity) are in community review, and several others are slated for completion by end of year.
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