(6.) OLE Automation
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Early OLE development resulted in another important technology: OLE Automation. Since its early development, OLE Automation has been heavily productized, establishing the first concepts of object brokering and publishing over the network for PC-to-server computing.
OLE Automation provides an enabling technology for data and process communication that does not burden the network or client delivering the process.
OLE Automation enables dynamic linking, the ability to connect business processes as they become necessary to deliver user information within an application.
Second, OLE Automation provides a framework to set a standard for the Common Object Model (COM), enabling users to create building blocks for application development and code that can be reusable.
"For example, a manufacturer with a standard product line could use OLE Automation to put together a parametrically driven system for use by salespeople in the field," he added.
"With OLE Automation, all you need to know is something like Visual Basic or Visual C++, which offer open programming environments," Corbridge said.
WebSite's CGI can also accommodate ODBC and OLE automation
within Web documents on the server.
A version with Microsoft Visual Basic Scripting Edition is also available, combining the power and ease of use of the Macro Scheduler script engine (MacroScript) with the popular syntax of VBScript, and allowing increased flexibility and advanced OLE automation
Additionally OLE automation and support for Active X controls provides for totally extensible applications.
* OLE Automation and Active X support has been added
A version with Microsoft Visual Basic Scripting Edition is also available, combining the power and ease of use of the Macro Scheduler script engine with the popular syntax of VBScript and allowing increased flexibility and advanced OLE automation