Speaker: Greg Patterson, Senior Sales Engineer (BCD, A Division of Fresche)
Topic: From RPG OA to Node.js: Modernization Solutions for the IBM i Platform
Who Should Attend: Developers and Administrators. All (members and non-members) are welcome.
Greg Patterson has been in the IT field for 17 years, the last 8 with BCD, where he is currently a Senior Sales Engineer. In addition to business development activities, Greg also coordinates pre-sales technical demonstrations and discussions, performs business analysis and is sometimes involved at the coding level for specific projects. Greg has a deep knowledge of BCD products from his time spent in support as a Senior Presto Support Specialist.
There are many different approaches to modernizing green screens and developing new IBM i web and mobile applications. In this session, you’ll learn the pros and cons of RPG OA, refacing, PHP and Node.js. If you have an HTTP application workload now, or are considering it in the future, please attend this session and see how easily it can be to administer, developer, and carve out multiple-environments without the complexity and overhead of another LPAR or full OS to manage.
You’ll also see technical demos of how to modernize green screens and develop new web and mobile applications with BCD’s Presto and WebSmart solutions.
Greg will give us 15 minutes covering the pros/cons of the various application modernization methodologies followed by two product demonstrations.
Come on out and show your support for BCD. Special thanks to Maxava (Business Continuity, Disaster Recovery, & High Availability Software for the IBM i) for their generous contributions and support of the UIIPA membership.
Time: 11:00am – 12:30pm (Free parking, Raffle, & Lunch provided by New Generation Software)
Location: Murray City Offices (City Council Chambers)
5025 South State Street, Murray, Utah
Speaker: Rich Diedrich, Senior Technical Staff member (IBM i Applications & Lab Services)
Topic: Cryptography / Encryption for the IBM i
Rich Diedrich is a Senior Technical Staff Member in the IBM Lab Services Power Systems Delivery Practice for IBM i. His specialties include application modernization, cryptography, application communication, and unusual requests. He has been working at IBM Rochester for more than a third of a century and in Lab Services for the last couple of decades.
His presentation covers everything from the history of, to an example PCI implementation. You will learn about these key points:
Symmetric key, Asymmetric key and secure hash algorithms
Business Considerations for data transmissions, data at rest, system/application considerations, and Key management
Specific IBM i Support for Cryptography
IBM i capabilities
IBM i key management
IBM i API’s
Cryptography: Example PCI Implementation
Rich’s material will appeal to both Operational & Development groups, mark your calendar and don’t miss this session.
In attendance this month we also have Diana Stater who is a Business Intelligence and Financial Management Software Specialist with New Generation Software, Inc. New Generation Software, Inc. (NGS) is a leading provider of business intelligence, query/reporting, and analytics solutions designed for IBM i users.
We’d like to thank Rich, Diana, and Maxava (Business Continuity, Disaster Recovery, & High Availability Software for the IBM i) for their generous contributions and support of the UIIPA membership.
P.S. The Annual Christmas Luncheon will be held on Wednesday December 16th2015 at the Sinclair Oil Headquarters near downtown Salt Lake City. More details to follow.
UPDATE: We want to thank Russ Roberts for sharing with us this valuable information regarding IBM i Modernization. Very well done! If you were not able to make it to the meeting you can access the slides for his presentation here: Presentation File
Speaker: Russ Roberts, CHG Healthcare
Topic: IBM i Modernization: Web Services and Browser-based Applications
Date: Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Location: Murray City Offices (City Council Chambers), 5025 South State Street, Murray, Utah.
The November meeting will be a customer presentation given by Kevin Murdock, IT Director for Dealertrack DMS, a local South Jordan based company (http://www.dealertrack.com). (Contact information can be found HERE.)
Date: Wednesday, November 12th, 2014
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
Location: Murray City Offices (City Council Chambers), 5025 South State Street, Murray, Utah.
Lunch: Complimentary lunch will be Subway Sandwich platter, chips and drinks
Kevin will speak to us about the Dealertrack journey and how they’ve built a world class operation on the IBM i. The session will touch on applications, technologies, databases, and share how the platform is being used to deliver global cloud solutions.
Kevin Murdock is the IT Director for Dealertrack DMS. At Dealertrack DMS, Kevin is responsible for a fast growing SaaS application used by 50k+ users in the auto dealership market. At the core of Kevin’s current architecture is the IBM i platform. High availability, disaster recovery, and performance tuning are daily areas of focus for Kevin and his team. Just recently, Kevin and his team performed a successful production datacenter migration.
Kevin’s 15 year technology background has been focused on enterprise network & security, IBM Midrange computing, storage & virtualization, and datacenter services.
Kevin has a unique perspective from his experience as a customer and a solution provider. Kevin spent 4 years as a pre-sales engineer, providing technical solutions to multiple customers in the western states. These solutions included datacenter design, storage, virtualization, high-availability/disaster recovery and IBM Midrange architectures.
Our March meeting will be held on Wednesday, March 12th at 11:00 a.m. at the Murray City Offices (City Council Chambers), 5025 South State Street. Everyone is welcome to attend.
Come watch Alex Roytman juggle!
While you are it, discover why RPG Open Access is one of the most significant enhancements to RPG we’ve ever seen, and how it simplifies the modernization and development of IBM i applications.
Modernization Magic with Profound UI and RPG Open Access By Alex Roytman CEO of Profound Logic Software
This session will show you through hands-on demonstrations why all three of the following modernization techniques are important:
1) New development and re-development of apps on IBM i 2) Green-screen DDS to Rich UI Conversion 3) 5250 Web-enablement
And will show you how juggling all three is easy – and outright fun – with Profound UI and RPG Open Access!
Alex Roytman is the founder and CEO of Profound Logic Software. His expertise and passion in the field of Web and Mobile development have led his company to create many popular modernization tools, win multiple awards for innovation, and gain over a thousand loyal IBM i customers in more than 50 countries.
He is an IBM i evangelist and educator who shares his knowledge of RPG development, application modernization and RPG Open Access at user groups and events around the world.
Our February meeting will be held on Wednesday, February 12th at 11:00 a.m. at the Murray City Offices (City Council Chambers), 5025 South State Street.
Roger Pence will join us via teleconference for this presentation. There will be several choices of pizza to enjoy while we listen. Please join us.
How to Create Great Mobile Apps with Plain Ol’ RPG
By Roger Pence
ASNA Product Evangelist
Target smartphones or tablets
Empowers your RPG programmers to create mobile apps
Integrate RPG with native mobile facilities such as the phone, text messaging, and geo location
Don’t miss this great session! It isn’t a sales pitch, instead Roger rolls up his sleeves and shows you how to use Mobile RPG to get your mobile on! Read more about ASNA Mobile RPG at http://asna.com/mobile-rpg
Our speaker, Roger Pence, is ASNA’s Product Evangelist and its Marketing Director. Roger has trained thousands of ASNA customers over the years and is also heavily involved with creating technical and educational content for ASNA Marketing. Prior to joining ASNA Roger was a senior technical editor for NEWS/400 magazine and the author of the 400/Group’s AS/400 and Windows newsletter.
On May 9th we will hear from Jorge Merino who will talk about a web tool called Renaissance Framework on the IBM i.
This is a framework for Rapid Application Development on the IBM i, it can be compared with CakePHP, Simphony and other PHP frameworks for RAD.
Some of the features that Renaissance Framework offers Out Of the Box are:
Library List System
Grids, powered with Ajax.
jQuery widgets wrapped with ILE RPG, like drag and drop, Tabs, Accordion, Predictive Text.
It is 100% Ajax Enabled.
JDBC to talk with other DBs such MySQL, SQL Server.
The Framework is free of charge, 100% of the features are free, totally open source including source code owned by Coral Tree Limited company located at the UK. They only ask to give them feedback about bug fixes or enhancements that you would have done to the framework.
They have a forum free of charge and offer support for training and programming.
This is not a wrapper to web enable Green Screen applications, rather, is to create new programs from scratch but sharing some existing logic from legacy systems going 100% on the web.
This month we were priviledged to have Dr. Paul Coleman from CHG Healthcare talk about his full scale Salesforce.com migration and integration with their IBM midrange server (v6r1). They are tying RPG directly to Java classes so the RPG programmers can work directly with the Salesforce webservice APIs (SOAP & REST) without having to use a third-party web services solution, or API calls, or the ILE C compiler (Axis runtime in the XML Toolkit for i). They prototype the Java classes/procedures in /copy members and they call the java routines in free-format RPGILE just as they would any other sub-procedure. They are not using PCML/X.