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IBM i Pulse: July 26th, 2019

Posted by Thao Tran on Jul 26, 2019 7:30:00 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. This week we announce two exciting Profound Logic events and delve into industry news.

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

IBM i Pulse: July 12th, 2019

Posted by Tim Losee on Jul 12, 2019 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. This week we are looking at a major acquisition from IBM and an interview from across the pond with Therese Eaton from IBM UK.

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

4 Tips to Building the Best Modernization Business Case

Posted by Tim Losee on Jul 9, 2019 1:58:58 PM

 



The term 'Modernization' is thrown around a lot lately in industries like transportation, medicine, and most notably in technology. Many companies fear change because it brings with it a sense of discomfort and uncertainty, and the term 'Modernization' can represent large scale change when it comes to application modernization. This means that convincing management to buy into these changes can be tricky and complicated. Many developers struggle to develop a successful business case to help sell their 'Modernization' plans. The plans that do succeed are the ones that focus on critical business capabilities on multiple levels. 

Here are four areas to focus on when building your 'Modernization' business case.  

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Profound Pro Tip: Painlessly Passing Custom Widget Input Data to the Server

Posted by Matthew Denninghoff on Jul 3, 2019 9:49:36 AM

Profound Pro Tips is a blog series focused on issues that our support team receives and questions our Profound Logic customers have. Have a topic you’d like to see a Profound Pro Tip for? Please contact our team or leave us a comment below. We’re here to help!

Today’s Topic: Painlessly Passing Custom Widget Input Data to the Server

Profound UI provides dozens of useful widgets for application displays, but sometimes developers find it better to write their own or adopt widgets from other frameworks. The Custom Widget API makes that possible, but a common question is: how do you pass input from a custom widget to the server-side program?

The answer is: by binding an input field and writing custom JavaScript to read that input. This blog illustrates how to handle bound input fields on custom widgets. First, we look at code for creating a simple color-picker widget. Next, we discuss a limited solution that requires modifying an “onsubmit” method of every screen using the custom widgets. Finally, we study a solution that automatically passes the input data to Profound UI without needing to modify any “onsubmit” events.

All code for this article is available for download. See links at the bottom.

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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 Pulse: June 28th, 2019

Posted by Tim Losee on Jun 28, 2019 12:01:00 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. This week we are looking at some guidelines on helping you assess your legacy IBM platform and price comparison on IBM's new cloud service.

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

Profound Pro Tip: Using Genie Customizations to Configure Subfiles

Posted by Megan Bond on Jun 25, 2019 12:17:22 PM

Profound Pro Tips is a blog series focused on issues that our support team receives and questions our Profound Logic customers have. Have a topic you’d like to see a Profound Pro Tip for? Please contact our team or leave us a comment below. We’re here to help!

Today’s Topic: Using Genie Customizations to Configure Subfiles

Genie does not contain a built in option to automatically adjust your subfiles, but it is possible to use Genie Customizations to manually configure your subfile. Below is an example on how to modify your subfiles to submit a response when clicking on a row.

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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 Pulse: June 21st, 2019

Posted by Tim Losee on Jun 21, 2019 12:42:00 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. This week we are looking at an interview with the new IBM i Security Architect for IBM and five security vulnerabilities to look out for.

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

Profound Pro Tip: Adding Image Uploads to Genie Screens

Posted by Megan Bond on Jun 19, 2019 9:27:54 AM

Profound Pro Tips is a blog series focused on issues that our support team receives and questions our Profound Logic customers have. Have a topic you’d like to see a Profound Pro Tip for? Please contact our team or leave us a comment below! We’re here to help!

Today’s Topic: Adding image upload to Genie screens

You know that you can rearrange and beautify your 5250 screens using the Genie editor. But did you know you can add images that change based on the on-screen information and even add the ability for a user to upload new images? This blog post will show you how to add an image and upload option to an item description page.

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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 Pulse: June 14th, 2019

Posted by Tim Losee on Jun 14, 2019 8:27:07 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. This week we are looking at some recommendations before you think about leaving the IBM i platform and we highlight the story of imPOWER Technologies.

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

Profound Pro Tip: Set a Default Value for a Bound Field

Posted by Megan Bond on Jun 11, 2019 1:55:30 PM

Profound Pro Tips is a blog series focused on issues that our support team receives and questions our Profound Logic customers have. Have a topic you’d like to see a Profound Pro Tip for? Please contact our team or leave us a comment below! We’re here to help!

Today’s Topic: Set a Default Value for a Bound Field

Depending on what you are looking to accomplish, the default value of a bound field can be set in numerous ways. In this Profound Pro Tip, we will be looking at setting the default value of a list box, combo box, and select box. Perhaps the easiest way to set a default value for a bound field is to do so in your RPG program, but this isn’t always practical or desirable for legacy programs. Here’s the alternatives this Profound Pro Tip will show, but remember, there’s plenty more ways to do this! Have an alternative way you like to use? Please let us and the community know in the comments below!

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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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