UIIPA – Our 33rd Year!

UIIPA – Our 33rd Year!

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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 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