OpenWorks development kit to be available free on Internet. (February 1998)
As of April 1998 the OpenWorks development kit(API) will be made freely available to third party programmers to develop plug ins to thisenvironment. You may need to acquire some third party software - such as an Oracle license- to make this operational. Note also that this is not strictly speaking a POSC compliantentry point into OpenWorks development environment. The OpenWorks API exposes higher levelobjects than the POSC Data Access and Exchange middleware (DAE). DAE type access isconsidered too low level for most E&P programmers (hence POSC's Business Objectsinitiative). The OpenWorks API exposes objects of a more suitable granularity and are saidto be more manageable by the E&P developer.