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

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

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

Profound Pro Tip: 3 UI's Used with Profound.js

Posted by Tim Losee on Aug 14, 2018 3:53:53 PM

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.

Because of its incredible flexibility, Profound.js allows you to develop 3 different types of User Interfaces, giving you the ability to choose which UI is best for your business based on your current applications, code, developer knowledge, and needs. Below are the 3 different user Interfaces that you can use with Profound.js and reasons why a particular UI might be right for you.

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

IBM i Celebrates 30 Years by Showcasing 4 Profound Logic Customers

Posted by Tim Losee on Aug 8, 2018 10:00:20 AM

As we continue through 2018 we continue to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the IBM i platform. IBM i has clients in over 117 countries creating innovative solutions for their platforms. Recently IBM released several case studies highlighting the amazing work people are doing on the platform, four of which are Profound Logic customers!

We feel honored to have Profound Logic customers Geodis, Kuehne + Nagel Group, Beesd A2, and Nesco Resource were all highlighted by IBM as examples of excellence on the IBM i platform. Keep going to read those case studies.... 

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

7 Reasons AI is the Future of IBM i Customer Service

Posted by Tim Losee on Jul 30, 2018 10:27:18 AM
Automation is everywhere nowadays, helping end-users perform a wide range of tasks to help better their lives, including customer service. Experts suggest that by 2020, 80-85% of customer interactions can be handled without the need of a human agent. The basic tier-1 customer needs can be handled by AI such as chatbots and automated self-serve technology. This frees up customer service representatives for more complex support needs. Creating easy to use and helpful AI technology for your IBM i platform can improve brand loyalty, increase revenue streams, and increase your brand awareness.

Here are 7 reasons AI can improve your IBM i customer service in the future.

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

Profound Pro Tips: Vertically Center HTML Container in a Grid

Posted by Tim Losee on Jul 12, 2018 2:37:22 PM

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: Vertically Centering HTML Code in Grids

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

Profound Pro Tips: Top 10 Visual Designer Version 6 Tips and Tricks

Posted by Tim Losee on Jul 3, 2018 1:42:12 PM

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: Top 10 Visual Designer Version 6 Tips and Tricks

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

5 Predictions For the Future of IoT

Posted by Tim Losee on Jun 26, 2018 9:50:30 AM

The future looks bright for the Internet of Things (IoT) community.  According to technology analyst firm Gartner, the number of IoT devices increased 31% year-over-year to 8.4 billion in 2017 and it is estimated that there will be 30 billion devices by 2020. The global market value of IoT is projected to reach $7.1 trillion by 2020.

But is IoT a short-term fad that will be beat out by new technologies, or is it a long-term solution for our world? To answer that we have to look to the future of how IoT can adapt and change to make the world of technology better. Here are 5 predictions on where IoT is going in the future, and why they are so important.

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

Profound Pro Tips: Profound.js API Intellisense in Visual Studio Code

Posted by Tim Losee on Jun 11, 2018 3:56:28 PM

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: How to access the Profound.js API via Intellisense with Visual Studio Code.

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

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