February 8, 2011 Alex Woodie
Island Pacific is putting the finishing touches on a cutting edge user interface (UI) framework that delivers Web 2.0-style ease of use on top of a new Web services interface into its core IBM i-based merchandising software. The Southern California software vendor has already won rave reviews from analysts and early adopters for the new framework, which it dubbed SmartRetail. IBM i professionals may be interested in how Island Pacific developers selected the tools that got them there.
Island Pacific has a long history of developing merchandise management systems on the IBM i platform, and like most other midrange software