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Stop Saying "Legacy"!
by David Shirey
- "...for the last 20 years, the worst IT or business insult you could throw at someone was that their system was legacy."
- "In some ways, the legacy confession is a way of transferring responsibility from you to your system for the fact that your system is not all it should be. 'Oh, we can't possibly be held responsible for the state of our system. It's legacy code.' Sorry, but that's a total cop-out."
Technology Focus: Modernizing Your Apps to Keep Up with Technology, Part 2
by John Ghrist
- "This month, in Part 2, we continue the discussion of app modernization with the market need for at least letting mobile devices communicate with server software."
- "Some of the greatest challenges in app modernization seem to be outside the question of whether to follow the Webfacing or the mobile-device access paths."
New RDi Ready For IBM i Developers
by Dan Burger
- "The adoption rate of RDi is unquestionably on the rise, but the pace is closer to a rustle than a hustle. Maybe the new RDi enhancements will up the tempo."
- "Of all the new features added to RDi 9.5, there are three that may turn up the power of persuasion somewhat for shops considering a transition from 100 percent green screen development. At the top of the list are a built-in 5250 emulator, improvements to free-form RPG formatting, and removal of the 80-column code editing restriction."
What Does IBM's Embrace Of Apache Spark Mean To IBM i?
by Alex Woodie
- "IBM is actively embracing a new software framework called Apache Spark as the core engine powering predictive analytics application going forward. The big data world has gone absolutely gaga over Spark, and Big Blue has even put Spark on the venerable z/OS mainframe. But where does that leave its little brother, the IBM i platform?"
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