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Application Modernization Best Practices

Posted by Tim Losee on Oct 11, 2018 3:03:30 PM


Modernizing your IBM i (aka iSeries & AS/400) RPG applications can take many forms and can have some amazing results for your business. But before you get started, you will want to consider some best practices to help your modernization project be as successful as it can be. 

Asking the right questions, understanding the pitfalls, and creating clear goals for your modernization project are all vital in creating the best practices for your application modernization project. Today we take a look at some of the best practices you should be looking at before you begin to modernize your applications. 

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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

IBM i Pulse: October 5th, 2018

Posted by Tim Losee on Oct 5, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Glad to have you back for this week's IBM i Pulse! Each week we'll take a deeper look at the latest IBM i and Profound Logic news. 

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Topics: Events & Education, Agile modernization, Application modernization, IBM i applications, IBM i, IBM i Modernization, RPG, iSeries, AS400 modernization, Profound.js, Legacy Modernization, Node.js

Profound Pro Tip: 4 Fundamental Concepts of Using Profound.js and Node.js

Posted by Tim Losee on Oct 3, 2018 10:23:17 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’s Topic: Fundamental Concepts of Using Profound.js and Node.js

If you haven't heard by now, Profound.js is Profound Logic's solution for Enterprise business application development using Node.js. It brings together client-side and server-side development technologies, allowing developers to build database-driven business applications quicker than ever before.

By utilizing Node.js, Profound.js can extend your applications to open-source technologies, opening your business up to endless possibilities. Below are the 4 fundamental concepts of Profound.js:

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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

IBM i Pulse: September 28th, 2018

Posted by Tim Losee on Sep 27, 2018 11:28:59 AM

Glad to have you back for this week's IBM i Pulse! Each week we'll take a deeper look at the latest IBM i and Profound Logic news. 

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Topics: Events & Education, Agile modernization, Application modernization, IBM i applications, IBM i, IBM i Modernization, RPG, iSeries, AS400 modernization, Profound.js, Legacy Modernization, Node.js

Removing the Mystery of Responsive Design

Posted by Tim Losee on Sep 17, 2018 4:32:47 PM

As modern-day development continues to grow, it has become more important to build an interactive and responsive design around your content. But what is responsive design, and how can it benefit your business? We decided to tackle some of the big questions that developers seem to have when confronted with the concept of responsive design to help clear up any confusion there might be on the subject.

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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

IBM i Pulse: September 14th, 2018

Posted by Tim Losee on Sep 14, 2018 9:46:56 AM

Glad to have you back for this week's IBM i Pulse! Each week we'll take a deeper look at the latest IBM i and Profound Logic news. 

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Topics: Events & Education, Agile modernization, Application modernization, IBM i applications, IBM i, IBM i Modernization, RPG, iSeries, AS400 modernization, Profound.js, Legacy Modernization, Node.js

Profound Pro Tips: Simplify Database Access with pjs.query()

Posted by Al Lusher on Sep 11, 2018 11:42:15 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’s Topic: Simplifying Your Database Access with pjs.query()

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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

IBM i Pulse: August 31st, 2018

Posted by Tim Losee on Aug 31, 2018 7:00:00 AM

Glad to have you back for this week's IBM i Pulse! Each week we'll take a deeper look at the latest IBM i and Profound Logic news. 

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Topics: Events & Education, Agile modernization, Application modernization, IBM i applications, IBM i, IBM i Modernization, RPG, iSeries, AS400 modernization, Profound.js, Legacy Modernization, Node.js

Are Low-Code Apps Good for IBM i Developers?

Posted by Tim Losee on Aug 22, 2018 11:12:25 AM

Low-code app builders have become increasingly popular recently and many people have questions about how it can help (or even hurt) IBM i development. A Low-Code tool is "software that provides an environment programmers use to create application software through graphical user interfaces and configuration instead of traditional computer programming. The platform may focus on design and development of a particular kind of application: such as databases, business processes, or user interfaces such as web applications. Such platforms may produce entirely operational applications, or require additional coding for specific situations. Low-code development platforms reduce the amount of traditional hand-coding, enabling accelerated delivery of business applicationst," according to Wikipedia.

These low-code apps are quickly taking over as the development method for many applications that would normally be coded by hand. Low-code development tools create useful apps by configuring them interactively with little or no programming required.

Depending who you ask, these low-code apps are either a blessing or a curse. Many directors, managers, and C-Level people love the idea of these low-code apps. Whatever helps get useful apps into their users' hands faster and cheaper... they are all for it. But some IBM i developers have a different thought process on these low-code apps. They have questions about the day-to-day use of low-code app builders, including:

  • Will I lose the ability to control the fine details of my app when using a "builder?"
  • Will this tool take away my job, or make my job seem less valuable?
  • How do I handle those users that are very picky and demand that minute details be built into the app?

Let's discuss each one in detail:

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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

IBM i Pulse: August 17th, 2018

Posted by Tim Losee on Aug 16, 2018 8:18:58 PM

Glad to have you back for this week's IBM i Pulse! Each week we'll take a deeper look at the latest IBM i and Profound Logic news. 

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Topics: Events & Education, Agile modernization, Application modernization, IBM i applications, IBM i, IBM i Modernization, RPG, iSeries, AS400 modernization, Profound.js, Legacy Modernization, Node.js

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