Eamon Musallam

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lookserver 10 released on 10/10

Posted by Eamon Musallam on Oct 3, 2013 9:22:00 PM

In case you haven't heard yet, we are a week away from launching lookserver 10. As we neared committing to a GA release date for early October, it made sense to make it the 10th day of the 10th month of the year.

This release brings together a combination of enhancements requested from existing customers as well as taking advantage of the advancements in HTML5 and CSS3. The theme of this release is power with simplicity.

The greatest thing about lookserver 10 is that you can get great results almost immediately with minimal effort, but your solutions can also be extended in almost limitless ways.

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Topics: HTML5, Mobile, lookserver

Feature video: newlook 10 toolbars and layout in detail

Posted by Eamon Musallam on Sep 10, 2013 7:54:00 PM

new toolbars
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Topics: IBM i, GUI, newlook

newlook 10 design surface video

Posted by Eamon Musallam on Aug 26, 2013 6:41:00 PM


At looksoftware we have been receiving extremely positive feedback about newlook version 10, and in particular our updated design surface. The IDE now allows the ability to perform design work outside the form layout area, making it easier to rearrange busy screens and work with features like tab controls with more room.

newlook10 design surface
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Topics: IBM i, Application Modernization, newlook

newlook version 10 is now available!

Posted by Eamon Musallam on Jul 30, 2013 9:38:00 PM

newlook10 name swirl only
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Topics: IBM i, Application Modernization, newlook

Modernization By The Numbers

Posted by Eamon Musallam on Jun 24, 2013 11:51:00 PM

Recently we ran a webinar entitled i Modernize i Deliver i Succeed. In order to get some insight as to what's driving the community towards modernization, what's potentially holding them back, and how urgent their need is, we conducted three poll questions. I would like to report on the results we received and provide some of our findings  ...

The first thing we asked was 'what are the main business benefits driving your modernization requirements?'

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Topics: IBM i, Application Modernization

Dr. Frank Soltis i - IBM i

Posted by Eamon Musallam on Oct 14, 2012 10:35:00 PM


Two weeks ago I was fortunate to be part of the looksoftware team hosting the iBelieve event in New York. 

These events have been so valuable to me on many levels, especially meeting with the attendees and speakers.

However, a particular highlight for me has been the opportunity to get some real quality time with Dr. Frank Soltis. Most, if not all of you, would have heard his name before, and if you’ve had the privilege of hearing him speak you will be aware of just how important and significant he is as a world-renowned computer scientist.

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Topics: IBM i, iBelieve

Simplification - IBM i

Posted by Eamon Musallam on Sep 25, 2012 1:09:00 PM


At looksoftware one of our core values is simplicity. I’m a firm believer that the biggest enemy of the IBM i platform today is not Windows, Linux or some other competing platform, but unnecessary complexity. We’re overloaded with the effects of too much new technology and the rapid change of software development to support it.

That’s why I’ve named my blog series Simplif-i. We’re committed to helping our community succeed & thrive, and we believe this can be achieved by delivering the best experience possible to our end-users through simple yet effective solutions.

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Topics: IBM i, RPG Open Access

Two Screens, a Cloud and IBM i

Posted by Eamon Musallam on Aug 24, 2012 1:06:00 PM


I recently heard the expression ‘three screens and a cloud’ for the first time in a while. Microsoft introduced this concept back in May 2009 as part of their core strategy for the Windows platform moving forward. This time it resonated with me with regard to the IBM i community. Fast-forward to June 2012 and I would suggest that the norm for today’s workforce is that our interactions with personal computers, smartphones, TVs and the Internet have become ingrained into the fabric of our daily lives.

This is why the concept of ‘three screens and a cloud’ makes perfect sense when approaching application design and delivery. We now have the potential to provide users with unprecedented flexibility and efficiencies in application access.

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Topics: IBM i, Application Modernization