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Numbers Don't Lie - 4 Reasons Node.js is the Future

Posted by Tim Losee on Aug 8, 2017 2:43:41 PM

Recently the Node.js Foundation released their 2nd annual survey and it was a great one for the framework. Node.js has proven itself a leader in universal development with a wide range of applications for it's users. This survey took a look at key elements to determine who was using Node.js and what were they using it for. 

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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, green screen modernization, 5250

5 Ways Modernizing your Green Screen can Boost Employee Moral

Posted by Tim Losee on Aug 1, 2017 2:38:26 PM

Today's modern workforce is ever changing and companies must continue to modernize the way they do business as well as the way their business looks. Modernizing the look and feel of your green screen is an essential step in keeping up with the modern workforce and can be a huge moral boost for any IBM i shop. 

The green screen (5250 emulator) terminal was created in 1977, so those who are still utilizing the 5250 are missing out on 30 years in advancements in UI/UX technology. To be competitive, today's businesses must offer employees a modern graphical user interfaces. But Why? Here are 5 employee benefits to modernizing your green screens:

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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, green screen modernization, 5250

Profound Pro Tips: Creating Custom Themes

Posted by Tim Losee on Jul 26, 2017 12:21:42 PM

Profound Pro Tips is a blog series that is focused on reoccurring customer issues that our support team receives and aims to answer questions our Profound Logic customers might have before they even have them! Many of our customers have similar questions and concerns which lead us to create Profound Pro Tips... an easy to reference set of reoccurring questions you might have. Don't see your question/concern in Profound Pro Tips? Please feel free to submit a support ticket and our amazing support team will be happy to help any way they can. 

This week we are discussing a quick and easy way to create custom themes for a custom CSS panel/button...

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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

All400s Questions with John Rockwell

Posted by Tim Losee on Jul 18, 2017 12:50:13 PM

As children, we learn a lot of basic skills; reading, writing and arithmetic are the first that comes to mind. Counting is one of the essential building blocks of education and is encouraged at the earliest of ages. As we get older we continue to use these skills, but in a more sophisticated way. John Rockwell is taking the basic skill of counting and making it useful for thousands of IBM i business' and hundreds of thousands of their employees. 

Rockwell has worked in the IBM mid-range area for more than 31 years and although he considers himself semi-retired, he still feels he has a huge mission to accomplish. He is attempting to create a list of every verifiable company in the world who is running mission critical applications on the IBM i system and has them listed on his website  www.all400s.com. The goal for Rockwell is to be a massive information sharing network that gives verifiable proof of the amount of companies using (or not using) the IBM i system.

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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

5 Reasons You Should Be Using Profound.js Right Now

Posted by Tim Losee on Jul 11, 2017 4:07:19 PM

 If you know Profound Logic, then I am sure you have heard about Profound.js 2.0. We released the newest version of Profound.js on May 5th during the 2017 Spring Common Conference and Expo. Over the last few weeks we have been discussing the different aspects of Profound.js 2.0 as well as how to get started with using it. But you may be asking, "But why should MY company be using Profound.js?"  Well here are 5 reasons why you should modernize your legacy IBM i with Profound.js 2.0.

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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

Getting Started with Profound.js

Posted by Tim Losee on Jul 5, 2017 1:33:36 PM

Over the past couple of weeks we have been taking an in depth look into Profound Logic's newest product... Profound.js 2.0. We discussed the benefits, the different components and now we are going to discuss the easiest ways for you to access Profound.js 2.0 for your needs. Profound.js 2.0 enables you to easily adopt Node.js in your business, and to take advantage of the many benefits of Node, including access to a much larger pool of developers for IBM i and access to countless reusable open source code packages on NPM (Node Package Manager)

Last week we finished discussing the components of Profound.js 2.0 , this week we are discussing how to get started with using Profound.js:

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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

Components of Profound.js 2.0 (Part 3)

Posted by Tim Losee on Jun 27, 2017 4:32:18 PM

Over the next several weeks we will be taking an in depth look into Profound Logic's newest product... Profound.js 2.0. We will be discussing the benefits, the different components as well as the easiest ways for you to access Profound.js 2.0 for your needs. Profound.js 2.0 enables you to easily adopt Node.js in your business, and to take advantage of the many benefits of Node, including access to a much larger pool of developers for IBM i and access to countless reusable open source code packages on NPM (Node Package Manager)

Last week we continued to discuss the components of Profound.js 2.0 by beginning to discuss the Converter Module of Profound.js 2.0. This week we are going to finish our discussion on the Converter Module and its benefits:

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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

Components of Profound.js 2.0 (Part 2)

Posted by Tim Losee on Jun 20, 2017 3:22:20 PM

Over the next several weeks we will be taking an in depth look into Profound Logic's newest product... Profound.js 2.0. We will be discussing the benefits, the different components as well as the easiest ways for you to access Profound.js 2.0 for your needs. Profound.js 2.0 enables you to easily adopt Node.js in your business, and to take advantage of the many benefits of Node, including access to a much larger pool of developers for IBM i and access to countless reusable open source code packages on NPM (Node Package Manager)

Last week we began to discuss the components of Profound.js 2.0 by discussing the Framework and the Connector module. This week we are going to begin to discuss the largest module of Profound.js 2.0, the Converter module:

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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

Components of Profound.js 2.0

Posted by Tim Losee on Jun 13, 2017 3:04:50 PM

Over the next several weeks we will be taking an in depth look into Profound Logic's newest product... Profound.js 2.0. We will be discussing the benefits, the different components as well as the easiest ways for you to access Profound.js 2.0 for your needs. Profound.js 2.0 enables you to easily adopt Node.js in your business, and to take advantage of the many benefits of Node, including access to a much larger pool of developers for IBM i and access to countless reusable open source code packages on NPM (Node Package Manager)

Lets take a deeper dive into the components of Profound.js 2.0 and how it can help modernize your legacy IBM i. There are three major components to Profound.js 2.0; the Framework, the Connector, and the Converter:

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Topics: RPG Development, Application modernization, IBM i applications, Node.js, Profound.js, IBM i, RPG

New Case Study: Kansas Turnpike Authority

Posted by Amanda Blackburn on Apr 4, 2016 5:25:29 PM

"By moving our interfaces to Profound UI, we’re protecting our technology investment while supporting our company’s future success, and proving to upper management that the IBM i is just as modern as any other business platform." 
Blake Butterworth, Application Development Manager 
Kansas Turnpike Authority

When faced with modernizing a decades-old IBM i (AS/400) application that has been maintained by several different RPG developers, it's easy to see how an IBM i development team might feel overwhelmed about where to begin. Not only could such a large-scale application modernization project be expensive, but it could potentially take a very long time and be very disruptive to the business.

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Topics: RPG Development, Case Study, Development, Application modernization

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