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:
- Ted Holt shows you how to Continue A Sequence When Inserting with his latest Guru addition to IT Jungle.
- Scott Klement has started a monthly blog series about IBM i programming for COMMON User Group. Check out Welcome to Scott's iLand today!
Profound Logic News:
- Profound Logic's year-end State of IBM i Modernization survey for 2017 is completed! After surveying over 500 IBM i professionals, see how your modernization efforts stack up to the rest of the community. In addition IT Jungle took a deeper look into the Importance of Modernization with the Profound Logic State of IBM i Modernization survey.
New Educational Resources:
- Alex Roytman shows you the secret on how to build a database-driven Single Page Applications with Profound.js.
- Featured Video: Matt Denninghoff showcases our application generator JumpStart with Profound.js.
- Profound.js 4.0 is now available! Get started with our Free Node.js Framework today!
- Our support team shows you how to Troubleshoot Universal Display File Programs.
Key Considerations of AI, IoT and Digital Transformation by Mark Troester
The talk of the tech world recently has been dominated by Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things, and Digital Transformation. As companies embrace these new technologies they are beginning to understand the value that they can bring, but not always the cost and effort that is needed.
Artificial Intelligence has lead to the bulk of the excitement (with mainstream commercials for Watson helping) and in a recent survey that was conducted by MIT Sloan Management Group, nearly 9 out of 10 executives say that AI can give their business a competitive advantage over their competition as well as open up new revenue streams. But those same executives don't seem to know how to implement AI into their current business plans or even how much AI development will cost them. These are important key considerations if you are interested in bringing AI to your company. Luckily Profound.js can make the transition a lot easier.
Teaching RPG to IBM i Developers by Steve Wills
Jim: The courses at imPower can serve young developers new to RPG as well as experienced developers wanting to improve/update existing skills, as well as organizations that have been unable to find RPG programmers and are willing to hire Computer Science graduates and train them in RPG.
Paul: I usually deal with customers at the early stages of a modernization process. Their long-term goal is modernization (which is usually a broad concept as opposed to an actual plan) - but there is always the requirement to get a base skill set in place. It is usually a chicken and egg situation - developers don’t know what they can do until they learn the skills and (they feel) they don’t know what skills they need until they decide what to do.
Jim: Once long-time RPG programmers are introduced to the NEW RPG and programming concepts, they are usually excited and quickly adopt the new technology. Experienced programmers who know other languages quickly pick up the language and are impressed by RPG because of its ease of database access. As for programmers straight out of school, they come from a PC or mobile environment and when presented with the power of these IBM i systems they’re fascinated by the system's possibilities.