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.
Mobile computing is rapidly maturing into a solid platform for delivering enterprise applications. Many IBM i shops today are realizing that integrating their IBM i with mobile applications is the fast path to improved business workflows, better customer relations, and more responsive business reporting. The ROI that mobile applications can produce for your business is substantial.
This ASNA whitepaper takes a look at mobile computing for the IBM i. It discusses the different ways mobile applications may be used within the enterprise and how ASNA products solve the challenges mobile presents. It also presents the case that you already have the mobile programming team your projects need: that team is your existing RPG development team!
Download your copy today!
The annual Profound Logic ‘State of IBM i Modernization Survey” takes a look at the trends and attitudes that shape the IBM i modernization market. We reached out to the IBM i community, and the response was outstanding: close to 800 people, nearly 300 more than last year, took the survey. This enthusiasm resulted in very interesting findings for how businesses plan to use and modernize the platform in the coming year.
As you read through each section of the survey, you will see our summary of the results and suggestions for the future. We hope the survey will help your business better understand what is possible for your IBM i platform in the coming year.
Protecting your organization from cyberthreats has never been more important—or more difficult.
In 2018, HelpSystems surveyed more than 600 IT and cybersecurity professionals to find out what security exploits loom largest and what strategies they’re turning to for protection.
Watch to learn about:
- Security strategies your peers are most interested in implementing
- How managers and executives prioritize security
- Who is responsible for cybersecurity at organizations around the world
- Where IT pros turn for assistance with security
You'll also get practical tips for using this data to drive cybersecurity conversations at your organization.
It's time to make your apps proud to be seen! Whether you have green screens or a drab GUI, your outdated apps can benefit from modern source code, modern GUIs, and modern tools. Alex Roytman and Liam Allan show you how Free-format RPG and Node.js make it possible to deliver apps your business will love.
You'll learn how you can use both Profound UI and Profound.js to: Transform legacy RPG code to modern free-format RPG and Node.js; Deliver truly modern application interfaces with Profound UI; Extend your RPG applications to include Web Services and NPM packages with Node.js.
TRY the one package that solves all your document design and printing challenges on all your platforms.
Produce bar code labels, electronic forms, ad hoc reports, and RFID tags – without programming! MarkMagic is the only document design and print solution that combines report writing, WYSIWYG label and forms design, and conditional printing in one integrated product.
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 (and staff) efficiency.
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.