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IBM i Pulse: December 1st, 2017

Posted by Tim Losee on Dec 1, 2017 10:24:56 AM


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

From Our Experts:

Profound Logic in the News

New Educational Resources

  • Our new Profound.js Video series, featuring videos from Alex Roytman and Liam Allan, will jump start your Node-on-IBM i projects.  Start using Node.js to modernize your applications today!
  • Featured Video: Rob Ferguson gives a demo of our screen-scraper Genie tool in this video.

Product News

  • Profound UI v5.12 is now available, and includes enhancements to the Visual Designer, Genie, and JumpStart.   Learn more here.

Industry News

Jim Buck on Gateway College and New Ventures by Paul Tuohy

Recently Jim Buck spoke at Profound Logic's PLUS Conference, but before he came to Ohio to speak at our conference, he sat down with IBM Systems Magazine's Paul Tuohy and discussed his 15 years at Gateway College as a professor (where he has taught over 200 RPG programmers) and the future projects that Jim is working on. 

" I started a business, it's called IMpower Technologies. I'm very excited about it because what I'm doing is I'm teaching online now, and it's based on Brian Meyers and my programming in ILE-RPG. I've condensed what I did in a whole year into eight sections that covers that whole book. In fact, I even got a little bit farther with the class."

See the full interview here.

IBM Expands Flash Drives For Power8 Iron by Timothy Prickett Morgan

In October, IBM announced their intention to bring a new lineup of small form factor disk drives with 1.8 in and 2.5 in form factors. They will also offer updates for 2.5 in flash drives that customers complained were too large. Many think that the new lineup of Flash Drives will be co-launched with the new Power9 servers come early 2018. 

On November 21st, IBM also rolled out their new 2.5 in flash drives that are based on 3D NAND flash memory. These are rated very high ten drive writes per day for their duty cycle over a 5 year period. The new flash drives will support 4224 and 528 byte sector formats, but will not support 512 byte formats. Timothy has a great chart comparison of the new flash drives that IBM plans on rolling out.

See the comparisons here.

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

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