UIIPA – Our 34th Year!

UIIPA – Our 34th Year!

Utah IBM i Professionals Association

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Emerging trends for IBM i shops in 2018 – Annual Christmas luncheon

We are excited to announce our annual Christmas luncheon!  We give special thanks to Rocket Software for their contribution and support for this luncheon and meeting.  Please come out for some holiday cheer with UIIPA.ORG and Rocket Software, who has gone to great lengths to make this a NO-CHARGE event.

This year’s raffle will be SIGNIFICANT, so make sure your membership is current (paid dues), arrive on-time, stay with us for 90 minutes or so, and you could be a BIG holiday winner !  Renew memberships here in advance:  http://uiipa.org/membership/

Date: Wednesday, December 13th, 2017

Time: 11:00am – 1:00 pm

Location: ADP Salt Lake City – 2835 Decker Lake Drive, Salt Lake City,  UT 84119 [Directions/Parking Info] (free parking)

Lunch: Rocket Software is sponsoring our lunch this year so lunch will be at no cost (even without membership)!

Catered by Tandoor Indian Grill (and the uiipa.org traditional holiday Cheesecake !)

Please RSVP for any portion of this session (Thank you for the RSVP’s already received).

Topic: Emerging trends for IBM i shops in 2018

Speaker:  Charles Jones, Engineer, Rocket SoftwareImage result for rocket software

Session abstract: 

  • Building and scaling APIs (web services) on the IBM i: approaches and success stories
    • This is a good follow-on to the Web Services topic presented at our October meeting
  • Bridge the skills gap by empowering programmers to use modern languages with your IBM i apps
  • Keeping the IBM i current in the world of web and mobile
  • Node.js development for IBM i
  • Enable bimodal development

Who Should Attend: Developers, Administrators, Engineers, Managers/Management, Business Partners, anyone interested in the IBM i and its future.

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.

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)


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.













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.



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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GSLMUG Meeting for April 10th

springFeverAlright! Winter is now over and it’s Spring Fever!  

Time for the new, refreshing change of pace.  This Wednesday, April 10th, in the Murray City Auditorium at 11 am, we’ll be instructed by Ammon Lee, the webmaster for Alpine School District.

No matter what server a company is running for their business, these days they also need a web site.  The bigger the company, the more complex that becomes. Ammon manages a site with over 100 schools and departments that have content for the site.  He uses WordPress to accomplish that.

Here is his description of what he is going to be presenting:

Intro to WordPress


Learn about one of the most successful and used open source applications for building a website. In this presentation, we will cover many of the features that have made Wordpress such a popular platform for webpage creation and management. We will also be covering everything you need to set up your very own Wordpress installation, and build a very professional looking website with little to no coding experience in less than an hour. In addition, will discuss current ways people, companies, and public organizations are using Wordpress in various different types of applications.

Good new stuff!  Come and join us.

July 20th – Jason Nacey on IBM i Web Integration with Java

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Jason Nacey from ADP gave us an excellent presentation on the basics of building web pages to access the IBM i database using Java tools. He gave us examples and links to additional resources that are great to help us get started on our own projects.  Great presentation and great questions by the users. Read more »