February 3, 2021
- LEAD ARTICLE: Practical OSS: MkDocs for the IBM i, Part 1
- FEATURED ARTICLE: RPG Academy: UI Modernization, Part 7 - Rational Open Access Vendors
- NEWS HIGHLIGHT: Free Registration Announced for RPG & DB2 Summit Lunch & Learn Series
- FEATURED ARTICLE: Node.js for Enterprise IBM i Modernization
- WHITE PAPER: What to Do When Your AS/400 Talent Retires
- FEATURED VIDEO: Design an Invoice in 10 Minutes
- EVENT: i Am The Future - NEUGC Conference, May 3 - 5, 2021
MkDocs may be the shortest path from tribal knowledge to IT portal.
By Joe Pluta
During my continuing foray into open-source software (OSS), I ran across a very interesting tool named MkDocs. Richard Schoen mentioned it on the Midrange mailing lists. I was a little concerned—not because it was open source, but because it used the dreaded Python language. Personally, I’ll program in any language; I wrote a lot of Lisp back in the ‘80s when it was the primary language for programmable synthesizers. But Python and its reliance on the number of spaces at the beginning of a line of code has always given me the heebie-jeebies. That being said, the concept of MkDocs became more intriguing the more I read, and it seemed like I wouldn’t really have to learn much about Python to make it work. (Yeah, that was wrong, but still.)
Let’s continue to discuss Rational Open Access: RPG Edition and its most well-known vendors.
By Rafael Victória-Pereira
If you read the previous TechTip, you should know by now that Rational Open Access: RPG Edition (ROA) provides a great way to modernize the UI of your IBM i–based application by extending the frontend of it to “Browsers, Mobile devices, Cloud computing resources, Web services, External databases, XML files, Spreadsheets and more,” according to IBM.
Explore the main considerations you should be aware of before embarking on a (migration or modernization) project. Take a deeper dive into business motivations and factors that could potentially influence your decision to migrate or modernize your existing IT platform and its risks.
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Your IBM i has been an essential part of your business operations for years. However, your organization may struggle to maintain the current system and implement new projects.
The thousands of customers we've worked with and surveyed state that expectations regarding the digital footprint and vision of the companyare not aligned with the current IT environment.
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Five Reasons Why Node Is the Solution your Company Needs Right Now
By Profound Logic Software, Inc.
Editor's note: This article introduces the updated white paper White Paper: Node.js for Enterprise IBM i Modernization, which is free to download from the MC White Paper Center.
Every business around the world uses legacy applications or code to some extent. Fortunately, for businesses on IBM i, these applications are typically very reliable and stable.