“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.
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.
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:
Public and private authorities
Command line permission
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.
Our 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Robin, 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.