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IBM i Pulse: February 9th, 2018

Posted by Tim Losee on Feb 9, 2018 9:00:00 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 News:

Educational Resources:

Product News:

  • Profound UI 5.13 is now available! If you are a current Profound UI customer you can download the latest version on our Download Page.

  • If you need some assistance in updating Profound UI from an older version (or even a VERY old version) you can follow this week's blog on how to Easily Update Profound UI.

Industry News:

User Questions, and Expert Answers That Prove RPG is Strategic by Steve Will

Recently Steve Will wrote an article on teaching RPG to IBM i developers (we highlighted that article in one of our latest IBM i Pulse Blog posts). This article sparked a lot of comments and follow up questions. Some of those questions were important enough to highlight in a separate blog for Steve. Here are some of those questions and answers:

1. Given that IBM has invested a lot of resources into porting mainstream-language environments to PASE, what is it then that still makes RPG strategic?

So, what makes RPG strategic is a combination of requirement, capability and investment... Most new function is written in more than one language, so RPG is not the only strategic language. But it is a key part of the IBM i strategy...

See the whole answer to all the questions here

The 12 Biggest Issues IT Faces Today by Paul Heltzel

 IT professionals have enough to worry about from data management, security, cost-cutting, technology upgrades, cloud services... the list goes on and one. But what are the 12 biggest issues that stand in the way of current IT professionals today? Here are some of the top issues today according to CIO:
  • IoT Security - "82 percent of organizations struggle to identify and secure network-connected devices. Worse, most were unclear on who is responsible for managing the devices."
  • Retraining - "About 40 percent of IT workers say they’re not getting the training they need to be effective in their jobs, according to a recent CompTIA survey."
  • Skills Gap - "The good news is the number of IT job openings continues to increase. The bad? There aren’t enough workers with needed skills to fill them, particularly in security roles."

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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