UIIPA – Our 32nd Year!

UIIPA – Our 32nd Year!

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GSLMUG Meeting on May 9th – Speaker: Jorge Merino – IBM i Web tool: Renaissance Framework

Jorge Merino – Renaissance Framework

ImageOn 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:

Login System
Library List System
Menu System
Grids, powered with Ajax.
jQuery widgets wrapped with ILE RPG, like drag and drop, Tabs, Accordion, Predictive Text.
It is 100% Ajax Enabled.
Session System.
Audit Log.
Web Services
JDBC to talk with other DBs such MySQL, SQL Server.

The nice thing about Renaissance is that the ILE RPG programmer should not learn HTML, CSS or JavaScript, since they are already wrapped in ILE procedures, Binding Directories and Service Programs. Basic understanding of HTML is good to understand bettear about Web page layout. CSS and Javascript would be a plus if you want to wrap other jQuery widgets or create more advanced stuff.

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.

Here is some additional information to review.

http://www.renaissanceframework.com/

http://www.itjungle.com/tfh/tfh031907-story05.html

http://www.mcpressonline.com/software-news/development-tools-utilities/renaissance-framework-gets-a-gui-designer.html

April 13th 2011 – Speaker: Dr. Paul Coleman – CHG Healthcare

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.

See the video of his presentation below: Read more »