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To Code or Not To Code: That is the Question

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This presentation was originally given 7 June 2011 at PUG Challenge Americas.

One of the big advantages of ABL over 3GLs is its productivity, but doesn’t everyone use even more productivity? The speakers will discuss two real world development efforts which use code generation – one very simple that required little investment and provides immediate return and one that took more up-front investment, but which provided greater flexibility and control. The former effort is new and written entirely in ABL while the other began 20 years ago and has been used to produce over 1 million lines of ABL. We will also discuss the prospects for Model-to-Code translation, which will provide an exciting opportunity for many developers and which has been pioneered by Progress Professional Services.

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