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The Dojo Foundation yesterday announced V1.0 of Dojo, an Open Source JavaScript toolkit for Ajax development that can be used to build rich Web 2.0 applications.

Dojo provides easy-to-use, high-quality UI components and JavaScript infrastructure critical for building responsive Web applications without the need for proprietary plugins or single-vendor solutions. Only 25K in size, the base of Dojo delivers key support for Ajax, progressive enhancement, animations, and opens the door to a wealth of high-quality widgets and extension modules. Dojo supports the Firefox, Safari, Internet Explorer, and Opera browsers.

The Dojo project has attracted a talented and vibrant community of individuals and corporate supporters since its founding in 2004. Dojo is a key part of products from active community members like AOL, BEA, IBM, Sun Microsystems, and many others.

IBM uses Dojo in a number of products including WebSphere Commerce and its popular mashup maker, QEDWiki. "Dojo enabled IBM to create user interfaces that are internationalized and accessible out of the box, which helps us to deliver projects much faster and with more value to our customers," said David Boloker, CTO for Emerging Technologies, IBM Software Group. "And now we will be delivering the Dojo Toolkit in a WebSphere Application Server feature pack for Web 2.0, so that our customers can build rich Web 2.0 style applications using J2EE."

"Congratulations to the entire Dojo community in reaching the 1.0 milestone," said Dylan Schiemann, CEO of SitePen, Inc., and co-founder of the Dojo project. "Dojo 1.0 enables developers and designers to more easily collaborate to build attractive, rich Web interfaces. SitePen proudly offers Dojo development, training, and support services. The feature set makes it a natural choice for the rich, customized applications our customers demand."

The Dojo Toolkit is comprised of three pieces. Dojo Core provides functionality missing from today's Web browsers and helps overcome browser "quirks." Dijit is a collection of rich user interface controls which are skinnable and have global reach through accessible technologies and internationalization. DojoX provides native vector graphics, charting, offline mode, and Comet support, and many more key community extensions to Dojo.

Dojo 1.0 includes:

 

  • Accessibility including keyboard navigation, low vision support, and ARIA markup for assistive technologies
  • High performance grid widget supporting 100,000+ rows of data
  • Browser-native 2-D and 3-D charting
  • A full library of easy-to-use, attractive UI controls
  • Universal data access for simple and fast data-driven widget development
  • Internationalization with localizations provided for 13 major languages
  • CSS-driven themes to make customization and extension simple
  • Dojo Offline, based on Google Gears, which makes offline applications easy to build
  • Support for the OpenAjax Alliance Hub 1.0 to guarantee interoperability with other toolkits
  • Native 2-D and 3-D vector graphics drawing
  • Access to many more widgets and extensions through the Dojo package system


"The Dojo Foundation has made it easy for AOL to contribute code back to the Dojo community, particularly in the area of high performance code loading," said James Burke, lead software design engineer at AOL. "We continue to make Dojo releases available from AOL's content delivery network, free for the community to use, which means you don't even have to download the toolkit to start using it. The Dojo community has made a great toolkit that can be used at both ends of the development spectrum. It enables feature-rich, component-based Web applications, like AOL's Webmail and myAOL personal home pages. The Dojo Toolkit is very capable in more constrained environments too, as illustrated by TinyBuddy IM, an AIM Enabled instant messaging Web application for the iPhone."

"The Dojo Foundation has been a great partner and a terrific working community," said Ed Cobb, vice president, Emerging Technology and Standards, BEA Systems. "We use the Dojo toolkit today in AquaLogic Pages, our business user mash-up platform, and also encourage developers to use the Dojo toolkit to develop their own dynamic applications for use with our WebLogic products. BEA recently expanded its involvement with Dojo technology by becoming a member of the Dojo Foundation. As such, BEA can now leverage many of the native core features of the Dojo 1.0 toolkit in many of our products."

"Dojo has been deployed in production systems for more than two years, and the breadth and maturity of Dojo 1.0 really shows the care taken by all of the project's contributors in building better experiences for everyone," said Alex Russell, Project Lead for the Dojo Toolkit. "Dojo 1.0 gives developers and designers fluid ways to iterate on designs and complex, data-driven behaviors. Dojo's architecture lets teams easily build themeable, modular, responsive interfaces that can be easily localized and optimized for deployment."

"The release of Dojo 1.0 is an important industry event. The Dojo Foundation is a member of the OpenAjax Alliance Steering Committee, is active on multiple OpenAjax committees, and has participated in both of our InteropFest events," said Jon Ferraiolo, secretary of the OpenAjax Alliance. "We are very happy that Dojo 1.0 includes the OpenAjax Hub as this will promote the ability for application developers to combine Dojo with other Ajax toolkits within the same Web application."

Dojo can be downloaded today from http://dojotoolkit.org and is made available under the commercially friendly BSD and AFL licenses.

IBM's Involvement

Back in June 2006, IBM announced plans to contribute key intellectual assets to the open source community, in an effort to help companies and software developers adopt and share best practices for Ajax software development.

The software contributions were to foster an industry collaboration and adoption of Ajax, a technology that improves Web application responsiveness, and does so at a lower cost point and with less complexity. The technology contributions were to extend the code already available in the Dojo Toolkit enabling internationalization of applications and making them fully accessible to persons with disabilities through a variety of assistive technologies, including DHTML and Accessible widgets. IBM's donation was to extend the data model already in the Dojo Toolkit and provide a foundation architecture and Web-based tools for the industry to engineer, collaborate on, share and reuse software development best practices. The resulting effort is the Dojo Toolkit V1.0 announced yesterday.

Ajax, short for Asynchronous JavaScript+XML, is a type of "Rich Internet Application." The technology enables greater usability and responsiveness of browser-based applications, with the benefits of a zero-install and extremely low maintenance of Web development. Developers have the ability to update portions of a Web page without refreshing the entire screen. This can enable users to scroll through a virtual map or photographs without refreshing their browser screens. Additionally, developers can allow users to drag and drop objects inside a Web browser similar to the capabilities available on computer desktops to move folders and documents around. Ajax provides the ability to develop rich buttons sets, icons, scroll bars, menus and widgets that can ease and speed navigation, as well as simplify information retrieval.

"The breadth and depth of experience, and IBM's continued support of Open Source and Dojo in particular, have been tremendous," said Russell. "IBM's contributions are creating the foundation for even broader adoption of dynamic Web interfaces, even for users that have traditionally not benefited from them. It's clear that IBM is serious about improving the lives of their users and our community is excited to be a part of that."

IBM provided expertise to integrate Dynamic Web Accessibility into the Dojo Toolkit widget set. The Dynamic Web Accessibility specification was developed within the World Wide Web Consortium's (W3C) Web Accessibility Initiative. It provides a mechanism for creating rich user interface components on the Web which are fully accessible via the keyboard and when using assistive technologies such as screen readers and screen magnifiers. This enhanced accessibility, which mimics the behavior of client side user interface controls, is crucial for supporting the rich internet applications built using Ajax and Dojo.

The Dojo Foundation manages the open source JavaScript toolkit that makes professional Ajax web development easier and faster. By contributing intellectual property to help establish a common, open industry framework and ecosystem around Ajax software development, IBM together with the Dojo Foundation and others, hopes to foster more innovation and adoption of Ajax, Boloker said last year. "The Dojo Foundation is an ideal partner for these contributions because of their strong growing community, talented developers, extensible architecture and powerful and innovative abstractions for JavaScript."

Open Standards for Ajax

Open Standards such as DHTML, JavaScript, Cascading Style Sheets, and XML are core to Ajax development activities. Developers must deliver quality applications that meet business goals, visually satisfy customers, and adhere to time and budget requirements. IBM's goal is to help businesses leverage open standards and open source to increase overall interoperability of Ajax based solutions, the company said.

The open sourced Ajax technology is designed to improve software development practices within organizations and throughout the industry. It also could improve the ability to quickly respond to business and market changes that businesses are achieving through standardization in other areas, such as Web services and Service-Oriented Architecture standards that integrate previously siloed data and applications with customers, partners, and suppliers.

"IBM is doing for the Ajax software development process what Eclipse has done for the integration of software tools, what Apache did for Web application servers and what Linux did for operating systems," said Boloker. "This technology contribution enables the greater community and our customers."

The effort represents another milestone in IBM's commitment to open standards and open source technology, the company said. IBM participates in and contributes to more than 150 open source projects—more than any other company. These include Linux, the Globus Alliance, Apache, Eclipse, Cloudscape, the contribution of accessibility technology to Mozilla to make the Firefox browser easier to use by people with disabilities, and the donation of 500 patents from across IBM's portfolio into open source.

About the Dojo Foundation

. The Dojo Foundation is a 501(c)(6) non-profit dedicated to creating a level playing field for the development of new Open Web technologies. The Dojo Foundation hosts a growing number of projects including the Dojo Toolkit, OpenRecord, and Cometd. As of a year ago, the Foundation had received code contributions from over 200 individuals and 35 corporations worldwide, and that number has been far exceeded today. Online at http://dojotoolkit.org/foundation.

 

About Dojo

Dojo is an Open Source DHTML toolkit written in JavaScript. It builds on several contributed code bases (nWidgets, Burstlib, f(m)), which is why developers refer to it sometimes as a "unified" toolkit. Dojo aims to solve some long-standing historical problems with DHTML which prevented mass adoption of dynamic Web application development.

Dojo allows you to easily build dynamic capabilities into Web pages and any other environment that supports JavaScript sanely. You can use the components that Dojo provides to make your Web sites more usable, responsive, and functional. With Dojo you can build degradable user interfaces more easily, prototype interactive widgets quickly, and animate transitions. You can use the lower-level APIs and compatibility layers from Dojo to write portable JavaScript and simplify complex scripts. Dojo's event system, I/O APIs, and generic language enhancement form the basis of a powerful programming environment. You can use the Dojo build tools to write command-line unit-tests for your JavaScript code. The Dojo build process helps you optimize your JavaScript for deployment by grouping sets of files together and reuse those groups through "profiles".

Dojo does all of these things by layering capabilities onto a very small core which provides the package system and little else. When you write scripts with Dojo, you can include as little or as much of the available APIs as you need to suit your needs. Dojo provides multiple points of entry, interpreter independence, forward looking APIs, and focuses on reducing barriers to adoption.

The Dojo Foundation yesterday announced V1.0 of Dojo, an Open Source JavaScript toolkit for Ajax development that can be used to build rich Web 2.0 applications.

Dojo provides easy-to-use, high-quality UI components and JavaScript infrastructure critical for building responsive Web applications without the need for proprietary plugins or single-vendor solutions. Only 25K in size, the base of Dojo delivers key support for Ajax, progressive enhancement, animations, and opens the door to a wealth of high-quality widgets and extension modules. Dojo supports the Firefox, Safari, Internet Explorer, and Opera browsers.

The Dojo project has attracted a talented and vibrant community of individuals and corporate supporters since its founding in 2004. Dojo is a key part of products from active community members like AOL, BEA, IBM, Sun Microsystems, and many others.

IBM uses Dojo in a number of products including WebSphere Commerce and its popular mashup maker, QEDWiki. "Dojo enabled IBM to create user interfaces that are internationalized and accessible out of the box, which helps us to deliver projects much faster and with more value to our customers," said David Boloker, CTO for Emerging Technologies, IBM Software Group. "And now we will be delivering the Dojo Toolkit in a WebSphere Application Server feature pack for Web 2.0, so that our customers can build rich Web 2.0 style applications using J2EE."

"Congratulations to the entire Dojo community in reaching the 1.0 milestone," said Dylan Schiemann, CEO of SitePen, Inc., and co-founder of the Dojo project. "Dojo 1.0 enables developers and designers to more easily collaborate to build attractive, rich Web interfaces. SitePen proudly offers Dojo development, training, and support services. The feature set makes it a natural choice for the rich, customized applications our customers demand."

The Dojo Toolkit is comprised of three pieces. Dojo Core provides functionality missing from today's Web browsers and helps overcome browser "quirks." Dijit is a collection of rich user interface controls which are skinnable and have global reach through accessible technologies and internationalization. DojoX provides native vector graphics, charting, offline mode, and Comet support, and many more key community extensions to Dojo.

Dojo 1.0 includes:

 

  • Accessibility including keyboard navigation, low vision support, and ARIA markup for assistive technologies
  • High performance grid widget supporting 100,000+ rows of data
  • Browser-native 2-D and 3-D charting
  • A full library of easy-to-use, attractive UI controls
  • Universal data access for simple and fast data-driven widget development
  • Internationalization with localizations provided for 13 major languages
  • CSS-driven themes to make customization and extension simple
  • Dojo Offline, based on Google Gears, which makes offline applications easy to build
  • Support for the OpenAjax Alliance Hub 1.0 to guarantee interoperability with other toolkits
  • Native 2-D and 3-D vector graphics drawing
  • Access to many more widgets and extensions through the Dojo package system


"The Dojo Foundation has made it easy for AOL to contribute code back to the Dojo community, particularly in the area of high performance code loading," said James Burke, lead software design engineer at AOL. "We continue to make Dojo releases available from AOL's content delivery network, free for the community to use, which means you don't even have to download the toolkit to start using it. The Dojo community has made a great toolkit that can be used at both ends of the development spectrum. It enables feature-rich, component-based Web applications, like AOL's Webmail and myAOL personal home pages. The Dojo Toolkit is very capable in more constrained environments too, as illustrated by TinyBuddy IM, an AIM Enabled instant messaging Web application for the iPhone."

"The Dojo Foundation has been a great partner and a terrific working community," said Ed Cobb, vice president, Emerging Technology and Standards, BEA Systems. "We use the Dojo toolkit today in AquaLogic Pages, our business user mash-up platform, and also encourage developers to use the Dojo toolkit to develop their own dynamic applications for use with our WebLogic products. BEA recently expanded its involvement with Dojo technology by becoming a member of the Dojo Foundation. As such, BEA can now leverage many of the native core features of the Dojo 1.0 toolkit in many of our products."

"Dojo has been deployed in production systems for more than two years, and the breadth and maturity of Dojo 1.0 really shows the care taken by all of the project's contributors in building better experiences for everyone," said Alex Russell, Project Lead for the Dojo Toolkit. "Dojo 1.0 gives developers and designers fluid ways to iterate on designs and complex, data-driven behaviors. Dojo's architecture lets teams easily build themeable, modular, responsive interfaces that can be easily localized and optimized for deployment."

"The release of Dojo 1.0 is an important industry event. The Dojo Foundation is a member of the OpenAjax Alliance Steering Committee, is active on multiple OpenAjax committees, and has participated in both of our InteropFest events," said Jon Ferraiolo, secretary of the OpenAjax Alliance. "We are very happy that Dojo 1.0 includes the OpenAjax Hub as this will promote the ability for application developers to combine Dojo with other Ajax toolkits within the same Web application."

Dojo can be downloaded today from http://dojotoolkit.org and is made available under the commercially friendly BSD and AFL licenses.

IBM's Involvement

Back in June 2006, IBM announced plans to contribute key intellectual assets to the open source community, in an effort to help companies and software developers adopt and share best practices for Ajax software development.

The software contributions were to foster an industry collaboration and adoption of Ajax, a technology that improves Web application responsiveness, and does so at a lower cost point and with less complexity. The technology contributions were to extend the code already available in the Dojo Toolkit enabling internationalization of applications and making them fully accessible to persons with disabilities through a variety of assistive technologies, including DHTML and Accessible widgets. IBM's donation was to extend the data model already in the Dojo Toolkit and provide a foundation architecture and Web-based tools for the industry to engineer, collaborate on, share and reuse software development best practices. The resulting effort is the Dojo Toolkit V1.0 announced yesterday.

Ajax, short for Asynchronous JavaScript+XML, is a type of "Rich Internet Application." The technology enables greater usability and responsiveness of browser-based applications, with the benefits of a zero-install and extremely low maintenance of Web development. Developers have the ability to update portions of a Web page without refreshing the entire screen. This can enable users to scroll through a virtual map or photographs without refreshing their browser screens. Additionally, developers can allow users to drag and drop objects inside a Web browser similar to the capabilities available on computer desktops to move folders and documents around. Ajax provides the ability to develop rich buttons sets, icons, scroll bars, menus and widgets that can ease and speed navigation, as well as simplify information retrieval.

"The breadth and depth of experience, and IBM's continued support of Open Source and Dojo in particular, have been tremendous," said Russell. "IBM's contributions are creating the foundation for even broader adoption of dynamic Web interfaces, even for users that have traditionally not benefited from them. It's clear that IBM is serious about improving the lives of their users and our community is excited to be a part of that."

IBM provided expertise to integrate Dynamic Web Accessibility into the Dojo Toolkit widget set. The Dynamic Web Accessibility specification was developed within the World Wide Web Consortium's (W3C) Web Accessibility Initiative. It provides a mechanism for creating rich user interface components on the Web which are fully accessible via the keyboard and when using assistive technologies such as screen readers and screen magnifiers. This enhanced accessibility, which mimics the behavior of client side user interface controls, is crucial for supporting the rich internet applications built using Ajax and Dojo.

The Dojo Foundation manages the open source JavaScript toolkit that makes professional Ajax web development easier and faster. By contributing intellectual property to help establish a common, open industry framework and ecosystem around Ajax software development, IBM together with the Dojo Foundation and others, hopes to foster more innovation and adoption of Ajax, Boloker said last year. "The Dojo Foundation is an ideal partner for these contributions because of their strong growing community, talented developers, extensible architecture and powerful and innovative abstractions for JavaScript."

Open Standards for Ajax

Open Standards such as DHTML, JavaScript, Cascading Style Sheets, and XML are core to Ajax development activities. Developers must deliver quality applications that meet business goals, visually satisfy customers, and adhere to time and budget requirements. IBM's goal is to help businesses leverage open standards and open source to increase overall interoperability of Ajax based solutions, the company said.

The open sourced Ajax technology is designed to improve software development practices within organizations and throughout the industry. It also could improve the ability to quickly respond to business and market changes that businesses are achieving through standardization in other areas, such as Web services and Service-Oriented Architecture standards that integrate previously siloed data and applications with customers, partners, and suppliers.

"IBM is doing for the Ajax software development process what Eclipse has done for the integration of software tools, what Apache did for Web application servers and what Linux did for operating systems," said Boloker. "This technology contribution enables the greater community and our customers."

The effort represents another milestone in IBM's commitment to open standards and open source technology, the company said. IBM participates in and contributes to more than 150 open source projects—more than any other company. These include Linux, the Globus Alliance, Apache, Eclipse, Cloudscape, the contribution of accessibility technology to Mozilla to make the Firefox browser easier to use by people with disabilities, and the donation of 500 patents from across IBM's portfolio into open source.

About the Dojo Foundation

. The Dojo Foundation is a 501(c)(6) non-profit dedicated to creating a level playing field for the development of new Open Web technologies. The Dojo Foundation hosts a growing number of projects including the Dojo Toolkit, OpenRecord, and Cometd. As of a year ago, the Foundation had received code contributions from over 200 individuals and 35 corporations worldwide, and that number has been far exceeded today. Online at http://dojotoolkit.org/foundation.

 

About Dojo

Dojo is an Open Source DHTML toolkit written in JavaScript. It builds on several contributed code bases (nWidgets, Burstlib, f(m)), which is why developers refer to it sometimes as a "unified" toolkit. Dojo aims to solve some long-standing historical problems with DHTML which prevented mass adoption of dynamic Web application development.

Dojo allows you to easily build dynamic capabilities into Web pages and any other environment that supports JavaScript sanely. You can use the components that Dojo provides to make your Web sites more usable, responsive, and functional. With Dojo you can build degradable user interfaces more easily, prototype interactive widgets quickly, and animate transitions. You can use the lower-level APIs and compatibility layers from Dojo to write portable JavaScript and simplify complex scripts. Dojo's event system, I/O APIs, and generic language enhancement form the basis of a powerful programming environment. You can use the Dojo build tools to write command-line unit-tests for your JavaScript code. The Dojo build process helps you optimize your JavaScript for deployment by grouping sets of files together and reuse those groups through "profiles".

Dojo does all of these things by layering capabilities onto a very small core which provides the package system and little else. When you write scripts with Dojo, you can include as little or as much of the available APIs as you need to suit your needs. Dojo provides multiple points of entry, interpreter independence, forward looking APIs, and focuses on reducing barriers to adoption.

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    SB_HelpSystems_WC_GenericIt’s time to develop a strategy that will help you meet your informational challenges head-on. Watch the webinar to learn how to set your IT department up for business intelligence success. You’ll learn how the right data access tool will help you:

    • Access IBM i data faster
    • Deliver useful information to executives and business users
    • Empower users with secure data access

    Ready to make your game plan and finally keep up with your data access requests?

     

  • Controlling Insider Threats on IBM i

    SB_HelpSystems_WC_GenericLet’s face facts: servers don’t hack other servers. Despite the avalanche of regulations, news headlines remain chock full of stories about data breaches, all initiated by insiders or intruders masquerading as insiders.
    User profiles are often duplicated or restored and are rarely reviewed for the appropriateness of their current configuration. This increases the risk of the profile being able to access data without the intended authority or having privileges that should be reserved for administrators.
    Watch security expert Robin Tatam as he discusses a new approach for onboarding new users on IBM i and best-practices techniques for managing and monitoring activities after they sign on.

  • Don't Just Settle for Query/400...

    SB_HelpSystems_WC_GenericWhile introducing Sequel Data Access, we’ll address common frustrations with Query/400, discuss major data access, distribution trends, and more advanced query tools. Plus, you’ll learn how a tool like Sequel lightens IT’s load by:

    - Accessing real-time data, so you can make real-time decisions
    - Providing run-time prompts, so users can help themselves
    - Delivering instant results in Microsoft Excel and PDF, without the wait
    - Automating the query process with on-demand data, dashboards, and scheduled jobs

  • How to Manage Documents the Easy Way

    SB_HelpSystems_WC_GenericWhat happens when your company depends on an outdated document management strategy?
    Everything is harder.
    You don’t need to stick with status quo anymore.
    Watch the webinar to learn how to put effective document management into practice and:

    • Capture documents faster, instead of wasting everyone’s time
    • Manage documents easily, so you can always find them
    • Distribute documents automatically, and move on to the next task

     

  • Lessons Learned from the AS/400 Breach

    SB_PowerTech_WC_GenericGet actionable info to avoid becoming the next cyberattack victim.
    In “Data breach digest—Scenarios from the field,” Verizon documented an AS/400 security breach. Whether you call it AS/400, iSeries, or IBM i, you now have proof that the system has been breached.
    Watch IBM i security expert Robin Tatam give an insightful discussion of the issues surrounding this specific scenario.
    Robin will also draw on his extensive cybersecurity experience to discuss policies, processes, and configuration details that you can implement to help reduce the risk of your system being the next victim of an attack.

  • Overwhelmed by Operating Systems?

    SB_HelpSystems_WC_GenericIn this 30-minute recorded webinar, our experts demonstrate how you can:

    • Manage multiple platforms from a central location
    • View monitoring results in a single pane of glass on your desktop or mobile device
    • Take advantage of best practice, plug-and-play monitoring templates
    • Create rules to automate daily checks across your entire infrastructure
    • Receive notification if something is wrong or about to go wrong

    This presentation includes a live demo of Network Server Suite.

     

  • Real-Time Disk Monitoring with Robot Monitor

    SB_HelpSystems_WC_GenericYou need to know when IBM i disk space starts to disappear and where it has gone before system performance and productivity start to suffer. Our experts will show you how Robot Monitor can help you pinpoint exactly when your auxiliary storage starts to disappear and why, so you can start taking a proactive approach to disk monitoring and analysis. You’ll also get insight into:

    • The main sources of disk consumption
    • How to monitor temporary storage and QTEMP objects in real time
    • How to monitor objects and libraries in real time and near-real time
    • How to track long-term disk trends

     

     

  • Stop Re-keying Data Between IBM I and Other Applications

    SB_HelpSystems_WC_GenericMany business still depend on RPG for their daily business processes and report generation.Wouldn’t it be nice if you could stop re-keying data between IBM i and other applications? Or if you could stop replicating data and start processing orders faster? Or what if you could automatically extract data from existing reports instead of re-keying? It’s all possible. Watch this webinar to learn about:

    • The data dilemma
    • 3 ways to stop re-keying data
    • Data automation in practice

    Plus, see how HelpSystems data automation software will help you stop re-keying data.

     

  • The Top Five RPG Open Access Myths....BUSTED!

    SB_Profound_WC_GenericWhen it comes to IBM Rational Open Access: RPG Edition, there are still many misconceptions - especially where application modernization is concerned!

    In this Webinar, we'll address some of the biggest myths about RPG Open Access, including:

    • Modernizing with RPG OA requires significant changes to the source code
    • The RPG language is outdated and impractical for modernizing applications
    • Modernizing with RPG OA is the equivalent to "screen scraping"

     

  • Time to Remove the Paper from Your Desk and Become More Efficient

    SB_HelpSystems_WC_GenericToo much paper is wasted. Attempts to locate documents in endless filing cabinets.And distributing documents is expensive and takes up far too much time.
    These are just three common reasons why it might be time for your company to implement a paperless document management system.
    Watch the webinar to learn more and discover how easy it can be to:

    • Capture
    • Manage
    • And distribute documents digitally

     

  • IBM i: It’s Not Just AS/400

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    IBM’s Steve Will talks AS/400, POWER9, cognitive systems, and everything in between

    Are there still companies that use AS400? Of course!

    IBM i was built on the same foundation.
    Watch this recorded webinar with IBM i Chief Architect Steve Will and IBM Power Champion Tom Huntington to gain a unique perspective on the direction of this platform, including:

    • IBM i development strategies in progress at IBM
    • Ways that Watson will shake hands with IBM i
    • Key takeaways from the AS/400 days

     

  • Ask the RDi Experts

    SB_HelpSystems_WC_GenericWatch this recording where Jim Buck, Susan Gantner, and Charlie Guarino answered your questions, including:

    • What are the “hidden gems” in RDi that can make me more productive?
    • What makes RDi Debug better than the STRDBG green screen debugger?
    • How can RDi help me find out if I’ve tested all lines of a program?
    • What’s the best way to transition from PDM to RDi?
    • How do I convince my long-term developers to use RDi?

    This is a unique, online opportunity to hear how you can get more out of RDi.

     

  • Node.js on IBM i Webinar Series Pt. 2: Setting Up Your Development Tools

    Profound Logic Software, Inc.Have you been wondering about Node.js? Our free Node.js Webinar Series takes you from total beginner to creating a fully-functional IBM i Node.js business application. In Part 2, Brian May teaches you the different tooling options available for writing code, debugging, and using Git for version control. Attend this webinar to learn:

    • Different tools to develop Node.js applications on IBM i
    • Debugging Node.js
    • The basics of Git and tools to help those new to it
    • Using NodeRun.com as a pre-built development environment

     

     

  • Inside the Integrated File System (IFS)

    SB_HelpSystems_WC_GenericDuring this webinar, you’ll learn basic tips, helpful tools, and integrated file system commands—including WRKLNK—for managing your IFS directories and Access Client Solutions (ACS). We’ll answer your most pressing IFS questions, including:

    • What is stored inside my IFS directories?
    • How do I monitor the IFS?
    • How do I replicate the IFS or back it up?
    • How do I secure the IFS?

    Understanding what the integrated file system is and how to work with it must be a critical part of your systems management plans for IBM i.

     

  • Expert Tips for IBM i Security: Beyond the Basics

    SB PowerTech WC GenericIn this session, IBM i security expert Robin Tatam provides a quick recap of IBM i security basics and guides you through some advanced cybersecurity techniques that can help you take data protection to the next level. Robin will cover:

    • Reducing the risk posed by special authorities
    • Establishing object-level security
    • Overseeing user actions and data access

    Don't miss this chance to take your knowledge of IBM i security beyond the basics.

     

     

  • 5 IBM i Security Quick Wins

    SB PowerTech WC GenericIn today’s threat landscape, upper management is laser-focused on cybersecurity. You need to make progress in securing your systems—and make it fast.
    There’s no shortage of actions you could take, but what tactics will actually deliver the results you need? And how can you find a security strategy that fits your budget and time constraints?
    Join top IBM i security expert Robin Tatam as he outlines the five fastest and most impactful changes you can make to strengthen IBM i security this year.
    Your system didn’t become unsecure overnight and you won’t be able to turn it around overnight either. But quick wins are possible with IBM i security, and Robin Tatam will show you how to achieve them.

  • How to Meet the Newest Encryption Requirements on IBM i

    SB PowerTech WC GenericA growing number of compliance mandates require sensitive data to be encrypted. But what kind of encryption solution will satisfy an auditor and how can you implement encryption on IBM i? Watch this on-demand webinar to find out how to meet today’s most common encryption requirements on IBM i. You’ll also learn:

    • Why disk encryption isn’t enough
    • What sets strong encryption apart from other solutions
    • Important considerations before implementing encryption

     

     

  • Security Bulletin: Malware Infection Discovered on IBM i Server!

    SB PowerTech WC GenericMalicious programs can bring entire businesses to their knees—and IBM i shops are not immune. It’s critical to grasp the true impact malware can have on IBM i and the network that connects to it. Attend this webinar to gain a thorough understanding of the relationships between:

    • Viruses, native objects, and the integrated file system (IFS)
    • Power Systems and Windows-based viruses and malware
    • PC-based anti-virus scanning versus native IBM i scanning

    There are a number of ways you can minimize your exposure to viruses. IBM i security expert Sandi Moore explains the facts, including how to ensure you're fully protected and compliant with regulations such as PCI.

     

     

  • Fight Cyber Threats with IBM i Encryption

    SB PowerTech WC GenericCyber attacks often target mission-critical servers, and those attack strategies are constantly changing. To stay on top of these threats, your cybersecurity strategies must evolve, too. In this session, IBM i security expert Robin Tatam provides a quick recap of IBM i security basics and guides you through some advanced cybersecurity techniques that can help you take data protection to the next level. Robin will cover:

    • Reducing the risk posed by special authorities
    • Establishing object-level security
    • Overseeing user actions and data access

     

     

     

  • 10 Practical IBM i Security Tips for Surviving Covid-19 and Working From Home

    SB PowerTech WC GenericNow that many organizations have moved to a work from home model, security concerns have risen.

    During this session Carol Woodbury will discuss the issues that the world is currently seeing such as increased malware attacks and then provide practical actions you can take to both monitor and protect your IBM i during this challenging time.

     

  • How to Transfer IBM i Data to Microsoft Excel

    SB_HelpSystems_WC_Generic3 easy ways to get IBM i data into Excel every time
    There’s an easy, more reliable way to import your IBM i data to Excel? It’s called Sequel. During this webinar, our data access experts demonstrate how you can simplify the process of getting data from multiple sources—including Db2 for i—into Excel. Watch to learn how to:

    • Download your IBM i data to Excel in a single step
    • Deliver data to business users in Excel via email or a scheduled job
    • Access IBM i data directly using the Excel add-in in Sequel

    Make 2020 the year you finally see your data clearly, quickly, and securely. Start by giving business users the ability to access crucial business data from IBM i the way they want it—in Microsoft Excel.

     

     

  • HA Alternatives: MIMIX Is Not Your Only Option on IBM i

    SB_HelpSystems_WC_GenericIn this recorded webinar, our experts introduce you to the new HA transition technology available with our Robot HA software. You’ll learn how to:

    • Transition your rules from MIMIX (if you’re happy with them)
    • Simplify your day-to-day activities around high availability
    • Gain back time in your work week
    • Make your CEO happy about reducing IT costs

    Don’t stick with a legacy high availability solution that makes you uncomfortable when transitioning to something better can be simple, safe, and cost-effective.

     

     

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  • Backup and Recovery on IBM i: Your Strategy for the Unexpected

    SB HelpSystems SC 5413Robot automates the routine tasks of iSeries backup and recovery, saving you time and money and making the process safer and more reliable. Automate your backups with the Robot Backup and Recovery Solution. Key features include:
    - Simplified backup procedures
    - Easy data encryption
    - Save media management
    - Guided restoration
    - Seamless product integration
    Make sure your data survives when catastrophe hits. Try the Robot Backup and Recovery Solution FREE for 30 days.

  • Manage IBM i Messages by Exception with Robot

    SB HelpSystems SC 5413Managing messages on your IBM i can be more than a full-time job if you have to do it manually. How can you be sure you won’t miss important system events?
    Automate your message center with the Robot Message Management Solution. Key features include:
    - Automated message management
    - Tailored notifications and automatic escalation
    - System-wide control of your IBM i partitions
    - Two-way system notifications from your mobile device
    - Seamless product integration
    Try the Robot Message Management Solution FREE for 30 days.

  • Easiest Way to Save Money? Stop Printing IBM i Reports

    SB HelpSystems SC 5413Robot automates report bursting, distribution, bundling, and archiving, and offers secure, selective online report viewing.
    Manage your reports with the Robot Report Management Solution. Key features include:

    - Automated report distribution
    - View online without delay
    - Browser interface to make notes
    - Custom retention capabilities
    - Seamless product integration
    Rerun another report? Never again. Try the Robot Report Management Solution FREE for 30 days.

  • Hassle-Free IBM i Operations around the Clock

    SB HelpSystems SC 5413For over 30 years, Robot has been a leader in systems management for IBM i.
    Manage your job schedule with the Robot Job Scheduling Solution. Key features include:
    - Automated batch, interactive, and cross-platform scheduling
    - Event-driven dependency processing
    - Centralized monitoring and reporting
    - Audit log and ready-to-use reports
    - Seamless product integration
    Scale your software, not your staff. Try the Robot Job Scheduling Solution FREE for 30 days.

  • ACO MONITOR Manages your IBM i 24/7 and Notifies You When Your IBM i Needs Assistance!

    SB DDL Systems 5429More than a paging system - ACO MONITOR is a complete systems management solution for your Power Systems running IBM i. ACO MONITOR manages your Power System 24/7, uses advanced technology (like two-way messaging) to notify on-duty support personnel, and responds to complex problems before they reach critical status.

    ACO MONITOR is proven technology and is capable of processing thousands of mission-critical events daily. The software is pre-configured, easy to install, scalable, and greatly improves data center efficiency.