UIIPA – Our 33rd Year!

UIIPA – Our 33rd Year!

Utah IBM i Professionals Association

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From RPG OA to Node.js: Modernization Solutions for the IBM i Platform

Date: Wednesday, October 12th, 2016

Time: 11:00am – 12:30 pm (Free parking, Raffle, Lunch, & Networking)

Location: *SAME NEW LOCATION!*

ADP Salt Lake City – 2835 Decker Lake Drive, Salt Lake City, UT 84119 [Directions/Parking Info]

Lunch: Lunch & Networking beginning at Noon

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.

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http://www.bcdsoftware.com/iseries400solutions/presto/

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http://www.bcdsoftware.com/iseries400solutions/websmart/editions/

http://www.bcdsoftware.com/lp/websmart-node/websmart-node.php

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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.

 

 

Cryptography / Encryption for the IBM i

Date: Wednesday, November 18th, 2015encryption

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

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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
  • Cryptographic protocols
  • 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 16th 2015 at the Sinclair Oil Headquarters near downtown Salt Lake City.  More details to follow.

 

Downloadables:

2015-11-18 UIIPA IBM Lab Services, Diedrich, Rich – Cryptography – Charts and notes

We’re back! September Meeting Announced

September marks the return of our monthly meets.  We hope you have had a nice summer break and are ready to get back into the groove of things.  We have some excellent speakers lined up.  Here’s the next one:

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Date: Wednesday, September 16th

Time: 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Location: Murray City Offices (City Council Chambers)

5025 South State Street, Murray, Utah.

Speaker: Mike Pavlak, Solutions Consultant, Zend Technologies

Topic: RPG/PHP [Development]

Bio:

Mike Pavlak-Small picMike Pavlak has been working with IBM midrange solutions since 1992 and IBM Mainframes before that.  After years of developing applications using RPG, CL and PHP he managed IT development and IT for power protection manufacturer Tripp Lite.

Mike joined Zend Technologies as a Solutions Consultant working with the IBM sales team in 2008 and enjoys helping IBM i customers explore PHP as a state of the art solution for application modernization.

In addition to several roles as a volunteer with COMMON the premier IBM midrange user group, Mike also teaches PHP classes part time at Moraine Valley Community College in Suburban Chicago.

Mike lives in suburban Chicago with his wife, five kids, two dogs, two cats, a leopard spotted gecko, Russian tortoise, two rabbits, and a half dozen fish.

 

Downloadables:

Mike Pavlak – Intro And RPG Examples 2.0

April Meeting: IBM i Modernization – Web Services and Browser-based Applications

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.

ModernizationOur presentation this month will be given by Russ Roberts of CHG Healthcare. He will focus on the use of the IBM i as a Web Server to serve data to browser-based applications. Russ will discuss how the two work together to provide a much better user experience over the 5250 interface and how this changes how we develop applications. It makes application development more diverse so Russ will do a brief overview of HTML and CSS, what they are and what they do. A more in-depth discussion will be on JavaScript and IBM i Web Services, along with Russ’s software, DB2 for i Web Services, which provides create, read, update, and delete capabilities to your applications. Other things that will be covered are:

  • The Basics of JavaScript syntax
  • Introduction to JavaScript Frameworks
  • The Chrome Developer Console
  • Code Editor Options

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November Meeting: Customer Presentation – Building World Class Operations on the IBM i

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

 

8461870667_388b8e8e40_zKevin 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.

3857e80Kevin’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.

 

March Meeting: Perform Modernization Magic with Profound UI and RPG Open Access

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!  Profound Logic Software

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 RoytmanAlex 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.

February Meeting: Creating Mobile Apps with Plain ol’ RPG

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

mobile-rpg-intro-350x353ASNA recently released ASNA Mobile RPG (MR). MR lets you create a great mobile user interface and write mobile applications (that target either smartphones and/or tablets) for it with ILE RPG. Your RPG programmers won’t need to spend months learning HTML, JavaScript, CSS, or any of the other traditional technologies used to create mobile apps. You will get the full scoop on MR in this session ASNA Mobile RPG benefits include:

  • Rapid results
  • Target smartphones or tablets
  • No HTML5, JavaScript, CSS, Objective C or other traditional technologies to learn
  • 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

Roger PenceATT00001Our 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.

GSLMUG Meeting – May 8th – RPG Free

Our May meeting is tomorrow at the Murray City Auditorium as usual at 11 am.  Bill Hunter will be presenting tomorrow about RPG Free, the free format coding standard.
Here is a short outline of what he will be covering.
– Overview
– There’s no such thing as a “/free” lunch
– Rules for coding a /free – /end-free code block
– What did I loose and how do I get around them
– Program flow and I/O
– What are the Gotchas
– Examples
– Q&A
Hope to see you all there…
Your group presidency.

Video: Christoph Heinrich presents Agile Application Lifecycle Management.

January 16, 2013

At our GSLMUG User Group meeting this week, Christoph Heinrich taught us the principles of Agile Application Lifecycle Management and how it can benefit IBM i application development teams.  See the presentation in the video below.

http://youtu.be/aM9loqsNOrw

Here is the powerpoint file of his presentation.