UIIPA – Our 32nd Year!

UIIPA – Our 32nd Year!

Utah IBM i Professionals Association

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The IBM i Legacy

“It started as a simple idea: create an application system for midsized business.”

Insights from IBMers Frank Soltis, AS/400 Chief Architect, and Steve Will, IBM i Chief Architect, on how integration and investment protection were the foundation for the industry’s most successful midrange system.

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.

January Meeting: Developing Secure Applications

UPDATE: Thank you Robin for a great presentation. For those who would like a copy of his presentation you can click on this link: PowerTech – User Group Presentation – Developing Secure Applications on IBM i

Our January meeting will be held on Wednesday, January 8th at 11:00 a.m. at the Murray City Offices (City Council Chambers), 5025 South State Street. This will be a two-hour session with a free pizza lunch break in the middle.

Our meeting topic will be Developing Secure Applications. Although your IBM i server is one of the most securable platforms available, the protection of critical data is often undermined by weak security design at the application level. 

This session will cover the main considerations that a programmer should be aware of as they design their applications:

  • Object ownership
  • Public and private authorities
  • Adopted authority
  • Command line permission
  • Client-server considerations

Our discussion will include why auditors are often deemed to be a programmer’s nemesis, and what it is that they really need from us.

New PictureOur speaker will be Robin Tatam, Director of Security Technologies for PowerTech and a COMMON subject matter expert (SME) for security.  As an award-winning speaker on security topics, Robin has been interviewed and quoted by industry magazines and has published numerous trade articles.  He is also co-author of IBM’s Redbook publication on IBM i Data Encryption. Robin can be reached by email at robin.tatam@powertech.com.

Who’s fault is it?

Death of the AS/400?

In our user group discussions we hear the undercurrent of worries about the death of the AS/400 and where our jobs will be in the future.  Do I believe that our revered IBM i system is dying? Absolutely not! In fact there is a great LinkedIn discussion going on right now started by Nathan Andelin that I think all of us need to be paying attention to.  It talks about what we need to be doing as Admins and Developers to put the IBM i back in the very viable role as the solution for our respective business communities.  But the responsibility rests on each of our own shoulders.

Take a look and give us your thoughts.

http://www.linkedin.com/groupAnswers?viewQuestionAndAnswers=&discussionID=176660618&gid=1107217&trk=eml-anet_dig-b_nd-pst_ttle-cn&ut=0UQKMXHeL1vBs1

January 11, 2012 – Robin Van Wagenen

Robin Van WagenenRobin, if you haven’t heard, recently retired from IBM as a POWER Systems/Storage Specialist with nearly 33 years of service.  We will miss her as our IBM representative.  Robin shared with us some of her history, background, experiences, insights, highlights, lowlights, and much more that has been packed into those many years with IBM. Enjoy this video of her presentation.

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