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IBM i Pulse: August 31, 2015

Posted by Thao Tran on Aug 31, 2015 8:10:02 AM

You’re reading IBM i Pulse, our weekly bite-sized roundup of the latest headlines in the IBM i industry.

Starting off this week's edition with this special announcement...

Profound Hires Guru Editor; Begins IBM i Internship Program
by Dan Burger

  • "Profound Logic Software, one of the leading IBM i vendors in the application modernization field, has hired Ted Holt, editor of our Four Hundred Guru newsletter. Holt is well known in the IBM midrange community for his knowledge of the platform, advocacy for IBM i education, and his contributions as a writer and speaker."

Source: http://www.itjungle.com/tfh/tfh083115-story05.html

What IBM Can Learn From Free-Form RPG
by Dan Burger

  • "I've not talked with anyone who believes IBM is doing enough to encourage free-form conversion of old RPG code. But there is more to say about whether the benefits and the effort it takes to make the code conversion."
  • "It's not that the IBM i community is totally unaware of free format RPG. It's that their awareness is based on the old free-format RPG, which was much more limited in what it could do."
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Topics: Events & Education

IBM i Pulse: August 24, 2015

Posted by Thao Tran on Aug 24, 2015 2:23:38 AM

You’re reading IBM i Pulse, our weekly bite-sized roundup of the latest headlines in the IBM i industry. Let's get to it.

Young RPG Talent: It Exists If You Make an Investment
by Brian May

  • "I am told at least 15 times at every conference I attend that companies cannot find RPG developers. Amazingly, I also hear from dozens of developers who say there are no jobs. Something is obviously awry here."

Source: http://www.mcpressonline.com/rpg/young-rpg-talent-it-exists-if-you-make-an-investment.html

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Topics: Events & Education

3 Guidelines For Delivering Power-Packed Enterprise Mobile Applications

Posted by Profound Logic on Aug 19, 2015 6:55:31 AM

As the demand for mobile enterprise applications in your business grows, and you feel the pressure to deliver, it becomes vital to make those applications as impactful as possible. But when you're a traditional RPG developer with no or limited mobile development experience, it can be overwhelming. In fact, you could be tempted to simply make your desktop applications responsive. If you’re still using green screens, you may even be tempted to use a mobile emulator for 5250. However, are those the best choices for your mobile application design?

Experts say ‘no’. While responsive desktop apps and emulators might be a tempting shortcut, you could also be robbing your end users of the elements they need to get the most from your apps. The good news is that there are many ways to deliver high-impact mobile applications, even if you have limited or no mobile development experience, thanks to rapid-development tools like Profound Mobile.

Here are three tips for designing mobile applications that have staying power:

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Topics: Mobile Development, Tips and Tricks

IBM i Pulse: August 17, 2015

Posted by Thao Tran on Aug 17, 2015 5:33:04 AM

You’re reading IBM i Pulse, our weekly bite-sized roundup of the latest headlines in the IBM i industry. Tune in every Monday to stay in the loop!

In the Wheelhouse: Modernizing Legacy Applications
by Steve Pitcher

  • "While I was quick to point out the great Colin Parris quote that "legacy means proven," we all must acknowledge that there is a much-needed trend to modernize applications. This modernization is not an end game but a strategic method. We must all be looking forward. We must be designing applications for the users of tomorrow with the tools we have today."

Source: http://www.mcpressonline.com/commentary/in-the-wheelhouse-modernizing-legacy-applications.html

Technology Focus: Modernizing Your Apps to Keep Up with Technology, Part 1
by John Ghrist

  • "What follows is a two-part article covering application modernization tools and some commentary from modernization tool vendors that shows how they view some of the issues in their market. Part 1, published this month, will cover refacing apps for display on the web, as well as list approximately half of the vendors offering all types of modernization tools..."
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Topics: Events & Education

Overcoming Common IBM i Mobile Development Roadblocks

Posted by Profound Logic on Aug 10, 2015 9:21:48 AM

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Topics: Mobile Development, Events & Education

IBM i Pulse: August 10, 2015

Posted by Thao Tran on Aug 10, 2015 3:09:43 AM

You’re reading IBM i Pulse, our weekly bite-sized roundup of the latest headlines in the IBM i industry. Tune in every Monday to stay in the loop!

Lack Of Awareness Plagues Free-Form RPG
by Dan Burger

  • "How could IBM be more successful with IBM i? How about this novel idea: product promotion. For all the money it spends on product development, IBM fails to expand the IBM i market because product awareness remains low."
  • "The 2015 IBM i Marketplace Survey is the best available indicator of priorities. It shows half of all the IBM i shops are concerned about future skills depletion in the IBM i workforce. Free-form RPG is a solution for that."

Source: http://www.itjungle.com/tfh/tfh081015-story02.html

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Topics: Events & Education

IBM i Pulse: August 3, 2015

Posted by Thao Tran on Aug 3, 2015 3:38:51 AM

You’re reading IBM i Pulse, our weekly bite-sized roundup of the latest headlines in the IBM i industry. Tune in every Monday to stay in the loop!

Investigation about the Future of IBM i
by Torbjörn Appehl

  • "Earlier this year, two students at the Swedish bank “Handelsbanken” were asked to do an investigation about IBM i and the future of the platform. The two students, Veronica Randleff och Victor produced among other things the following article."

Source: http://www.data3.se/?p=6046

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Topics: Events & Education

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