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Mobile App Development Made Easy with Profound Mobile

Posted by DRusso on Jul 28, 2015 2:44:28 AM

The Visual Designer in our Profound UI suite is the easiest way to quickly create browser-based interfaces for your IBM i desktop applications. But did you know that the same technology is available for mobile development?

Profound Mobile offers all of the features that make Profound UI great - including the Visual Designer and RPG Open Access Handler - but streamlined for mobile application development.

In this blog post, I'll walk you through a sample application that I created using Profound Mobile. Aside from a few design considerations for a mobile layout (vs. a desktop application), the development is very similar to what you would create with Profound UI. I've included the Rich Display File DDS, RPG, and CL source for this application at the bottom of this article. The application is driven by a standard RPG program, using the Open Access Handler.

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Topics: Mobile Development, RPG Development, Development

Node.js – the Most Under-Hyped IBM i News… EVER?

Posted by DRusso on Jan 30, 2015 7:47:20 AM

I’ve been working with IBM i going on 10 years now, and it’s amazing to me how far things have come in this time. I’ve always got my eye open for the latest news around our platform, and one of the most exciting developments I’ve seen from IBM in a long time came back in October, when IBM published a feature list for IBM i 7.1 TR9. Among many other things, it was announced that a port of Node.js would be included with IBM i.

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Topics: RPG Development

Tips And Tricks: Populate Dropdown Options from a Universal Display File Program

Posted by DRusso on Sep 2, 2014 6:16:02 AM

One of the most exciting features of Profound UI 5.0 is the Universal Display File Editor and Handler. Universal Display Files are a dead simple way to produce web output from an RPG program.

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, New Features

Browser Detection in JavaScript

Posted by DRusso on Dec 30, 2013 12:37:30 AM

In web development, a sometimes useful (but often misused) capability is to detect which browser the user is accessing the site or application with. This is commonly done in client-side (JavaScript) coding to get around browser quirks or bugs, or to present a different experience to users of one browser or another.

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Topics: Development

The Power of Persistence

Posted by DRusso on Sep 13, 2013 8:35:08 AM

If you have ever created a subfile program with Profound UI, you're probably already aware of the many cool features provided by the grid widget.

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Topics: RPG Development, Development, New Features

Upcoming Features for Mobile Applications

Posted by DRusso on May 14, 2013 3:05:51 AM

Profound UI version 4.6.0 is scheduled for release in early June. With this update comes a set of new features that will help you take your mobile application development to the next level. This article gives a breakdown of the upcoming goodies. Subsequent articles will show how each of them can be used to give your mobile applications that extra bit of functionality and polish.

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Topics: Mobile Development, RPG Development, Development, New Features

Enhancements for Database-driven Components

Posted by DRusso on Mar 26, 2013 1:36:32 AM

In recent releases, Profound UI has been updated to increase the security of database-driven widgets, such as drop downs, grids, charts, and combo boxes. Along with hardened security, the updates also simplify the process of configuring these components to select or omit certain records through the introduction of SQL parameter markers.

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Topics: RPG Development, Development, New Features

SQL Date/Time Formatting Options

Posted by DRusso on Feb 26, 2013 4:23:52 AM

As you may be aware, Profound UI’s database-driven components can save a lot of work! Using these components, you can build dropdowns, grids, charts, etc., over your DB2 data without having to write any manual code.

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Topics: Development, New Features

New JavaScript Editor in Designers

Posted by DRusso on Feb 6, 2013 2:09:36 AM

The Profound UI Visual Designer and Genie Designer include various events that can be used to process user actions (such as a mouse click or a key press) in the browser using JavaScript code.

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Topics: Development, New Features

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