mrc Developers Can Share Tips and Code in New Online Forum
Published: January 10, 2006
by Alex Woodie
OS/400 shops that use mrc's Java-centric development tools were presented with a new online forum last week that's designed to help them share tips and code. Called the m-Power community online forum, mrc expects developers to use the forum to provide product feedback, as well as for sharing tips amongst themselves.
Developers will find the forum especially useful for sharing tips about creating custom applications that work with established ERP packages, like BPCS, J.D. Edwards, PeopleSoft, Movex, and Friedman, says Sal Stangarone, a senior product consultant with the Chicago software vendor. "Since users of these packages often share similar problems, and mrc has helped them solve many of these, this could be the perfect forum to compare notes and quickly find easy ways to improve their own solutions," Stangarone says.
The forum will also be useful for new mrc customers, and for mrc customers who are using Java for the first time, says Heather Gately, mrc's marketing director. "The past few months brought a spike of new m-Power customers, which also coincided with a large number of current mrc customers who moved to Java servlets," she says. "We want to make sure that we are giving our clients all of the opportunities and support they need to be successful, and a user forum allows the free exchange of ideas between peers." Current mrc customers can log onto the new forum at www.mrc-productivity.com/userforum.html.