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Fresche Brings the Heat(map) to Legacy Modernization
by Alex Woodie

Before embarking upon a legacy modernization project, it's important to do your homework. Not all IBM i screens are equal, but figuring out which ones are the most widely used is neither easy nor straightforward. This is the challenge that application modernization vendor Fresche Legacy hopes to resolve with the new heatmap solution that it's building for its Newlook modernization suite. READ MORE >

Profound Logic Taps Node.js and COBOL For New Directions
by Dan Burger

We're hearing a lot about Node.js as open source topics are discussed with greater frequency in the IBM i community. On the other hand, COBOL gets far less attention than it deserves considering that 80 percent of enterprise business applications run on this sturdy code. Profound Logic, one of several IBM i vendors leading the way in modernization efforts, is including both these languages in its product roadmap. Profound's CEO Alex Roytman explains why and why now. READ MORE >

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CNX Widens Reach with Sencha Deal, Focus on Modernization
by Alex Woodie

Look out: CNX is going global. The Chicago-based provider of IBM i development tools just signed a partnership deal with Sencha that will see the Silicon Valley firm distributing Valence around the world. CNX also just released Valence version 5, which brings a number of new features, including a stronger focus on modernizing RPG applications. READ MORE >

ARCAD 'DROPS' Deployment Management Into DevOps Pack
by Dan Burger

If you could improve your application and systems software management, what would be the overall effect on your organization be? Greater efficiency and higher productivity come to mind. And the ripple effect touches nearly every employee, customer and business partner. In organizations that depend on the IBM i running on Power Systems, the focus typically begins on the system and on technical components. For the greater good, a multi-platform approach that focuses on functions is the better choice. READ MORE >

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Don't Be the Eeyore of Digital Progress, OpenLegacy Says
by Alex Woodie

The Internet continues to present powerful and compelling new capabilities that many organizations are leveraging to their advantage. But all too often, the tantalizing digital future remains out of reach for IBM i and mainframe shops due to the difficulty--either real or imagined--of engineering those new capabilities to work with legacy systems. Helping organizations overcome those challenges is one of the goals that OpenLegacy has set for itself. READ MORE >

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