PUG CHALLENGE SOUTH AFRICA 2019 – Registrations Closed

The time has come. The venue is booked, the speakers are ready and you need to reserve your place for 6 & 7 March 2019 at Midrand Conference Centre, 661 Pendulum Road, Midrand.

We have listened to your feedback and this year we have 3 workshops to give you the hands-on experience you wanted and 22 exciting breakout sessions.

This year, in association with AIGS, we are also hosting a Business Track. Invite your clients and show them the future of OpenEdge and how the new technology can advance their business with your software.

What can you expect this year?

How much will it cost?

AIGS – Business Track – 6 March 2019

The AIGS Business Track – Reinvent Yourself, will be held in the Bartok room and is priced at R1,250 per delegate.

If you need more information on the AIGS Business Track, please contact Gustav Piater at AIGS.


For those patrons that travel from far… the conference fee does not include your accommodation, but this year’s venue does have a hotel and bookings can be made. Please visit http://midrandconferencecentre.co.za/ and tell them that you are booking for the PUG AFRICA conference. Do not delay, book today.


This year’s workshops will run for 3 hours each. NOTE: You must book your space in one of these workshops – limited space is available. We’ll book on a First-come-first-serve basis.

OpenEdge DBA Basics (Tom Bascom & James Palmer)
4GL Code performance workshop, part 3: Indexes (Mike Fechner & Peter Judge)
OO Patterns and Architecture (Mike Fechner & Peter Judge)

Breakout Sessions

Patterns for migrating fat client GUI applications to stateless, n-tier, web-enabled applications
ABL structured error handling best practices, and OE 11.7/12.0 update on structured error handling
SmartComponent Library – The OpenEdge modernization framework – Commercial
Really Bad Infrastructure Choices (and how to avoid them)
Best Practices for OpenEdge Coding
Scope: Buffers, Transactions and Locks
SQL for a Progress DBA
Your Current Monitoring is Not Enough: the Business Benefits of Proactive Monitoring with ProTop – Commercial
How heroes navigate the query minefield
Back to the future (why you should upgrade)
The Captain’s Log
I’m sorry, I haven’t a clue – DBA basics for the non DBA
How to write good Unit Tests
Application Modernization – Why you should be looking at a Web UI
Understanding usage patterns of your ABL application
Your first Cross-platform Mobile application. A look at using OpenEdge and Microsoft Xamarin.Forms for Mobile development
Case study: Monitoring your environment – tools and tricks
What’s new in OE12? – Commercial – Will most likely be part of the opening session
CI/CD for OE (incl docker of some description)
Talks about how to expose ABL business logic using the Data Object Handler. What is the DOH, how does it work, use-cases (JSDO, odata, resty), customisation etc (yes, I like webhandlers)
Security in PASOE (with or without authentication gateway)
OO patterns

Download the PUG SA App and prepare yourself for the conference

Registrations are now Closed

We are sorry – registrations closed on 27 February 2019.

For those who registered, we’ll see you at the event.

For any further information on the PUG Africa Challenge 2019 conference, please send an email to admin@pugsa.org.

If you need more information on the AIGS Business Track, please contact Gustav Piater at AIGS.

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