OpenEdge Web Services refers to the technology that enables distributed applications to exchange data without considering each other’s specific platform requirements. It can be accessed easily via internet or intranet by adopting necessary industry standard protocols. It uses open protocols for communication that are based on either SOAP or REST. OpenEdge has native ABL Support for Web Services that helps to develop ABL applications and deploy it on an AppServer.
Web Services is built by passing data between Progress ABL web service application and non-OpenEdge client with OpenEdge language and platform independent access to OpenEdge business logic from the clients.