As you may have guessed from some of my recent posts, I am working on an API that allows an OpenEdge developer to interact with a Microsoft Exchange Server. From the API you will be able to do things like create, update, and delete e-mails, appointments, tasks, and contacts. You will also be able to get attendee availability, and some of the clever stuff that you can do today in Outlook from an OpenEdge application.
The intention is that this API will be accessible from any ABL session (whether character, GUI, GUI for .NET, AppServer or WebSpeed). Obviously, this means that you will need to be able to program against the API and that’s where this survey comes in.
The responses to this survey that was conducted between May 7th, 2010, and May 14th, 2010, are now posted.
In looking at these new projects, cost is a serious concern. I need to be able to develop these applications with very low initial and annual maintenance costs. This needs to be balanced with the need to provide the enterprise with a stable, high-performance, enterprise-class solution. The cost of the software that I use to build the applications is thus a serious concern.