Pascal Polverini

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The Three Laws of Softwaristics

Posted by Pascal Polverini on Sep 14, 2015 12:32:48 PM

 

In 1942, Isaac Asimov introduced the sci-fi literature world to the Three Laws of Robotics:

  1. A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm.

  2. A robot must obey the orders given to it by human beings, except where such orders would conflict with the First Law.

  3. A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Law.

Thinking about software application development, debugging, maintenance, deployment and overall application evolution, I propose that the same law structure be applied to software:

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Topics: Mobile, GUI, Application Modernization, Software, Application debugging, XML, RPG, Ruby, PHP, HTML, Java, HTTP, Application development

The IBM i RPG Dude - Part 4c - OpenDSPF Drag&Drop Reference Fields

Posted by Pascal Polverini on Aug 31, 2014 10:07:39 PM

The RPG Dude highlights key points on DB and Drag & Drop fields in this episode, to directly design fields with their definition and also label onto the display.

Tell the RPG Dude what you would like to learn about in the comments section below.

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Topics: IBM i, GUI, RPG Open Access, IDE, looksoftware, DDS

The IBM i RPG Dude - Part 4b - OpenDSPF GUI DOM Control

Posted by Pascal Polverini on Aug 30, 2014 11:00:00 AM

In his next episode titled "The RPG Dude and Open Display Files - GUI Properties Control (DOM Control)", our RPG Dude explores layout attributes and GUI.  What does his boss think about him now? Find out below:

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Topics: IBM i, GUI, RPG Open Access, looksoftware, DDS

The IBM i RPG Dude - Part 4a - OpenDSPF Drag&Drop

Posted by Pascal Polverini on Aug 28, 2014 12:54:00 AM

In previous episodes of the life of our RPG Dude, he covered the key points of Design, Globalization and Integration of RPGOA functionality. It changed his life, that of his boss and others around him on the IBM i.

In the next installments, our RPG Dude delves into the fundamental technology of Open Display Files (OpenDSPF), and how combined functionalities power your mobile and application modernization efforts, from Drag & Drop Design to Reference Fields and GUI and DOM control.

View this episode titled: The RPG Dude on Open Display File Technology for your IBM i - Drag & Drop Design - RPG Generation.



 
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Topics: IBM i, RPG Open Access, looksoftware, DDS

The IBM i RPG Dude - Part 3 - Integration

Posted by Pascal Polverini on Apr 23, 2014 12:00:00 PM

The third installment of the life of our RPG Dude - We have learned how the life of this RPG Dude has changed with Design & Globalization benefits of RPGOA. Now we find out how the integration between processes and workflow of RPGOA and looksoftware's IDE, benefits his applications on the IBM i... and his life ;)




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Topics: IBM i, RPG Open Access, looksoftware, DDS

The IBM i RPG Dude - Part 2 - Globalization

Posted by Pascal Polverini on Apr 19, 2014 11:30:00 AM

The second installment of the life of our RPG Dude - We continue with how multilingual globalization and RPGOA functionality has changed his life with IBM i GUI, rich desktop, mobile and browser using looksoftware's IDE.


 

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Learn more about RPG OA      

Learn more about Mobile & Web Access

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Topics: IBM i, RPG Open Access, looksoftware, DDS

The IBM i RPG Dude - Part 1 - Design

Posted by Pascal Polverini on Apr 14, 2014 11:00:00 AM

A fun brief highlight of RPGOA and DDS functionality for the IBM i GUI, rich desktop, mobile and browser. See how the life of this RPG Dude has evolved with the integration of RPGOA and looksoftware's IDE.


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Topics: IBM i, RPG Open Access, looksoftware, DDS

Multi-tier benefits with UI metadata definition

Posted by Pascal Polverini on Nov 28, 2013 9:24:00 PM

In a previous blog, Finally RPG gets the control it always wanted on IBM i, we looked at some of the benefits of multi-tier architecture provided by Open Access. It's time to revisit the subject in a bit more detail and examine the ways we can leverage these multi-tier benefits with UI metadata definition.

Metadata is information about your I/O fields. It is possible to have metadata within the DDL or your DDS that describes your display file. You can also have metadata that describes elements for a new device or resource your OA handler is connected to.

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Topics: GUI, RPG Open Access, DDS

RPG is now a completely free format language!

Posted by Pascal Polverini on Oct 23, 2013 11:00:00 PM

The announcement of the IBM i 7.1 Technology Refresh (TR7) includes a breaking feature:

RPG is now completely free format!

All the traditional specifications for control, file, field, table, data-structure, procedure, etc... can now be declared in free format! No more fixed column positioning constraints to declare elements in your code.

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Topics: IBM i, RPG Open Access, IBM i Redbook

Finally RPG gets the control it always wanted on IBM i

Posted by Pascal Polverini on Sep 27, 2013 12:30:00 AM

For some RPG developers, Open Access (OA) is considered new technology, for others it is viewed as new architecture. Simply defining OA is a difficult task because it can do so much, including refacing, refactoring and/or new development of applications.

In this post we examine the way OA enables control of new elements within your application. We also look at how to transtion to a true multi-tier architecture.

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Topics: GUI, RPG Open Access, Business Logic

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