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Volume 14, Number 10 -- May 6, 2014
Four Hundred Stuff is taking a hiatus next week. We will resume publishing on May 20.
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ARCAD SOFTWARE

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- plan and track projects,
- manage all source changes (RPG, Java, .NET, PHP),
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- collaborate between teams. . .

 

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Programmers don't need to learn obtuse languages like HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Java or Objective C.

 

The only skills required to create superb mobile applications with Mobile RPG are traditional RPG coding skills--period!

 

Learn more about
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What's New in IBM i 7.2--At a Glance
by Alex Woodie

There's a whole bunch of new stuff in IBM i 7.2, which IBM formally announced last Monday and actually shipped on Friday. Together with the new Power 8 servers and other major software product releases, these are exciting times in the Power Systems and IBM i community. Here you'll find a quick, 30,000-foot view of last week's announcements. READ MORE >

Halcyon Adds Forecasts to IBM i Job Scheduler
by Alex Woodie

Finding quiet time can be a challenge in today's fast-pace corporate environment, for people and servers. With the version 12 release of Halcyon Software's Advanced Job Scheduler, system administrators get a new forecasting feature designed to easily find lulls in the IBM i job schedule in which to run reports or apply updates. The company also used the COMMON conference to unveil features to its new WebSphereMQ offering. READ MORE >


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Looksoftware Introduces Open Access to COBOL Development
by Dan Burger

Time reveals all secrets. RPG Open Access is a good example. It didn't take long for COBOL developers to hear about RPG OA and soon they began asking for an Open Access of their own. So this week, looksoftware, one of the early pioneers in RPG OA, is adding Open Access for COBOL to its product line, which has had a singular RPG orientation up to this point. What's good for RPG is good for COBOL. Makes sense. READ MORE >


BCD Rides Demand for Scrollable Grids to RPG OA
by Alex Woodie

BCD Software yesterday rolled out a new release of Presto--its IBM i application modernization tool--that now supports IBM's RPG Open Access technology. Developing a handler for the RPG OA technology enables BCD to support scrollable grids in Presto, which is something that wasn't feasible before, the company says. READ MORE >




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RJS SOFTWARE SYSTEMS

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WebDocs helps you streamline business processes and eliminate paper by digitally managing IBM i spool files, PC and business system-generated content, invoices, emails and more.

 

Visit us at rjssoftware.com to learn more.




Mincron Goes GUI and Mobile with LANSA
by Dan Burger

Mincron is an old school IBM ISV with its roots reaching back to the days of the System/38 and green screen applications with RPG lineage. It's a niche ERP software vendor serving the durable goods wholesale industry. In the beginning, the suite of applications were all green screen all the time. Then came the day when Mincron executives realized the world was moving beyond text-based data presentation. READ MORE >


News Briefs and Product Shorts:

• CNX Debuts AutoCode Tool at COMMON

• Raz-Lee Rolls Out Business-Item Capture Solution

• Remain Ties TD/OMS Into IBM's Rational Team Concert

• Kisco Hooks SafeNet Into IBM's SIEM

• m-Power Brings 2FA to Web Apps


Reader Feedback and Insights

We value your feedback and insights.  Feel free to send a letter to the editor.  Letters may be printed, unless otherwise specified, and edited for clarity or length. READ MORE >


 
Editor: Alex Woodie
Contributing Editors: Dan Burger, Timothy Prickett Morgan
Publisher and Advertising Director: Jenny Thomas
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Go to our contacts page and send us a message.

 

Sponsored Links

Symtrax:  SAP Webinar: Go Paperless with ePayslips for SAP - 13th of May, 4pm EDT
LANSA:  Webinar: Mobile and the IBM i: Why Should You Care? May 21, 9 am PT/11 am CT/Noon ET
BCD:  Watch the 2-minute video: Presto 5.5 Supports RPG Open Access


 

More IT Jungle Resources:

System i PTF Guide: Weekly PTF Updates
IBM i Events Calendar: National Conferences, Local Events, and Webinars
Breaking News: News Hot Off The Press
TPM @ EnterpriseTech: High Performance Computing Industry News From ITJ EIC Timothy Prickett Morgan


 
The Four Hundred
IBM i 7.2 Available May 2

IBM Debuts 'HyperSwap' With PowerHA Express Edition

TFH Flashback: Self Reliance

As I See It: What's In Your Wallet?

Power8 Before It's Too Late

Four Hundred Guru
Emulate sp_Help In DB2 For i

PDF = Pretty Darn Fine!

Where Do I Find These IBM i Licensed Products?

Four Hundred Monitor
Four Hundred Monitor's
Full iSeries Events Calendar

System i PTF Guide
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April 26, 2014: Volume 16, Number 17

April 19, 2014: Volume 16, Number 16

April 12, 2014: Volume 16, Number 15

April 5, 2014: Volume 16, Number 14

March 29, 2014: Volume 16, Number 13

TPM at EnterpriseTech
Is Amazon Making Its Own ARM Server Chips?

HP Forms Hyperscale Server Venture With Foxconn

Oracle Previews OpenStack-Solaris Hybrid

Inside Google, Tyan Power8 Server Boards

HP Tweaks NonStop, HP-UX Systems

Fusion-io Flash Pushes SQL Server 2014 In-Memory Further

ADP, Dow Jones Help Mainstream Node.js

AWS Adopts Docker Containers For Elastic Beanstalk

IBM, Google Show Off Power8 Systems And OpenPower Efforts

Violin Scales Back Windows Flash Array – For Now

Open Compute In Full Bloom At Facebook North Carolina Datacenter

OpenStack Gets Enterprise Polish With "Icehouse" Release

THIS ISSUE SPONSORED BY:

ARCAD Software
ASNA
Essextec
Linoma Software
RJS Software Systems



TABLE OF CONTENTS
What's New in IBM i 7.2--At a Glance

Halcyon Adds Forecasts to IBM i Job Scheduler

Looksoftware Introduces Open Access to COBOL Development

BCD Rides Demand for Scrollable Grids to RPG OA

Mincron Goes GUI and Mobile with LANSA

News Briefs and Product Shorts:

CNX Debuts AutoCode Tool at COMMON . . . Raz-Lee Rolls Out Business-Item Capture Solution . . . Remain Ties TD/OMS Into IBM's Rational Team Concert . . . Kisco Hooks SafeNet Into IBM's SIEM . . . m-Power Brings 2FA to Web Apps . . .


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