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5 Profound Pro Tip You Don't Want to Miss

Posted by Tim Losee on Oct 23, 2018 10:41:19 AM

Profound Pro Tips is a blog series focused on issues that our support team receives and questions our Profound Logic customers have. Don't see your question/concern in Profound Pro Tips? Please feel free to contact our team or leave us a comment below. 

Today we will be taking a look back at some of our most popular Profound Pro Tips this year:

Increasing Responsiveness in Tabs

Our support team had received numerous support tickets on helping to increase the response time when dealing with substantial amounts of data within Tab panels. One of their suggestions is to break up the tab panel between multiple record formats, allowing you to load the widgets of the active tab without rendering the widgets that are on the inactive tabs. The only downside to this method is that the RPG program has to control the logic for changing the tabs due to each tab panel being a separate record format. This Profound Pro Tip walks you through each step to increase the responsiveness in your tabs. 

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10 Visual Designer Version 6 Tips and Tricks

Recently Profound Logic released Version 6 of Profound UI which included an update to our visual designer tool. With such a large update came many new and exciting additions to one of our more popular tools. We sat down with our team and compiled 10 tips and tricks to help our customers navigate Version 6 of the visual design tool quickly and efficiently. We also created a helpful video to walk you through these tips and tricks as well. 

This wasn't a customer request per say, but our support team felt it would be useful, and they were right! This was one of our most popular Profound Pro Tips by far!

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3 UI's Used with Profound.js

Another Profound Pro Tip that wasn't a customer request, but became a very popular entry was our focus on the flexibility of Profound.js and how it allows you to develop 3 different types of User Interfaces, giving you the ability to choose which UI is best for your business practices. This Pro Tip showcased the 3 different user interfaces and the reasons why each UI could be right for you. 

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Simplify Database Access with pjs.query()

One of the first goals of Profound.js was to enable a direct conversion between RPG and Node. Providing this functionality, Profound.js was written with several functions that mimic several of the RPG opcodes. In the area of database access, this includes record level access functions as well as SQL function which correlate to the embedded SQL opcodes in RPG. This Profound Pro Tip shows you how you can prepare a statement with pjs.prepare(), set parameters for placeholders with pjs.bindParameteres(), execute the statement, pjs.execute(), fetch the results with pjs.fetch() and finally close the cursor using pjs.close().

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4 Fundamental Concepts of Profound.js

Profound.js is Profound Logic's solution for Enterprise business application development using Node.js. It aims to bring together client-side and server-side development technologies which allows developers to build database-driven business applications quicker and more efficiently than ever before. By using Node.js we can extend your applications to open-source technologies and open up your business to endless possibilities. This Pro Tip focused on the fundamental concepts that make up Profound.js and how it can best serve you and your business. 

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We hope you have enjoyed this look down memory lane and some of our more popular Profound Pro Tips. Didn't see your favorite one on the list? Let us know in the comments below. Have an issue that you want to see resolved? reach out to our support team, or leave us a comment below. 

Topics: Node.js, Profound.js, IBM i applications, IBM i, RPG Development, RPG, Application modernization, AS400 modernization, IBM i Modernization, Agile modernization, Profound UI, iSeries, AS 400, AS_400, Profound Logic, Legacy Modernization

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