September 19, 2018
- LEAD ARTICLE: ILEditor Comes Out Swinging for Round Two
- FEATURED ARTICLE: Introducing Watson Studio
- FEATURED ARTICLE: 3 Steps to Better Application Modernization
- NEWS HIGHLIGHT: HelpSystems Recognized as Top Privileged Access Management Provider
- WEBCAST: Survey Results: 2018 Top Cybersecurity Risks and Mitigation Strategies
- FEATURED VIDEO: Design an Invoice in 10 Minutes
- EVENT: Innovate at the RPG & DB2 Summit
Liam Allan is building on the success of his lightweight IDE with ILEditor 2.
By Steve Pitcher
Earlier this year, I did a feature article on an open-source project called ILEditor by IBM Champion and Fresh Face of IBM i Liam Allan. ILEditor’s design concept was simple: a lightweight IDE for IBM i application development. But, while lightweight, it hit far above its weight class in terms of speed and features. Updating it with new features took literally seconds. Requests for enhancements were done incredibly quickly. I’m not much of a developer these days, but even I was able to acquire a very quick time-to-value in which I could install ILEditor, open a source member, make a change, and then compile within minutes. So simple that even I could use it. Quick and easy.
We are going to turn our attention over the next two months to the Watson Studio and Watson Knowledge Catalog. Come on in and look around.
By Dave Shirey
Watson Studio, as opposed to the APIs that we have been looking at for a couple of years, which have a single focus and perform just one sort of task, is actually more of an environment, an environment where you can work on various things and do a broad range of activities.
Business users want new applications now. Market and regulatory pressures require faster application updates and delivery into production. Your IBM i developers may be approaching retirement, and you see no sure way to fill their positions with experienced developers. In addition, you may be caught between maintaining your existing applications and the uncertainty of moving to something new.
In this white paper, you’ll learn how to think of these issues as opportunities rather than problems. We’ll explore motivations to migrate or modernize, their risks and considerations you should be aware of before embarking on a (migration or modernization) project.
Lastly, we’ll discuss how modernizing IBM i applications with optimized business workflows, integration with other technologies and new mobile and web user interfaces will enable IT – and the business – to experience time added value and much more.
More than ever, there is a demand for IT to deliver innovation.
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.
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.
Part 1 will teach you what Node.js is, why it's a great option for IBM i shops, and how to take advantage of the ecosystem surrounding Node.
In addition to background information, our Director of Product Development Scott Klement will demonstrate applications that take advantage of the Node Package Manager (npm).
Forms of ransomware has been around for over 30 years, and with more and more organizations suffering attacks each year, it continues to endure. What has made ransomware such a durable threat and what is the best way to combat it? In order to prevent ransomware, organizations must first understand how it works.
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Set up your RPG modernization project for success by first deciding if the app is worth modernizing, then take it slow, set realistic goals, and let go of old programming habits
by Rafael Victória-Pereira
Editor’s Note: This article is excerpted from chapter 12 of Evolve Your RPG Coding: Move from OPM to ILE ... and Beyond, by Rafael Victória-Pereira.
Are you considering modernizing your tried-and-true RPG applications? Before you get started, consider these three tips to help you give your project better odds of success.