How to Call an IBM i API Using newlook Remote Procedure Call (RPC)

Posted by Francisco Hoya on Nov 12, 2015 12:50:28 PM

How to Call an IBM i API Using newlook Remote Procedure Call (RPC) 

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Topics: IBM i, newlook, RPC, ibmi, remote procedure call, IBM i API

1000 screens to reface: where to start? Breaking large refacing projects into manageable chunks

Posted by Nick Hampson on Jan 13, 2014 11:00:00 AM

Over the years many of the projects we have worked on with customers have been in the thousands of screens, some upwards of 8000, one around 10,000, often with sections being written by different people to different standards (for instance different F-keys for the same action app to app).

The first thing to do at the start of any project is take a breath. Never just dive in and 'start fixing stuff' without a plan.

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Topics: GUI, Application Modernization, newlook

How to integrate Google maps & charts with newlook

Posted by Rasmiya Cader on Dec 17, 2013 10:04:54 PM

Google maps can be integrated with newlook screens to assist users to find an address, view maps, or get driving directions. 

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Topics: Application Integration, newlook, looksoftware

How looksoftware supports its customers and partners

Posted by Rasmiya Cader on Oct 2, 2013 11:30:00 AM

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looksoftware provides support for software development tools that are, in turn, used by our customers and partners to create customized solutions.


looksoftware combines superior service and quality products with the technology oriented support customers and partners need. Our support team comprises of highly experienced technical support consultants who are located in different parts of the world to cater for the needs of our user base. A maximum of 24 hours response is provided however critical items are escalated and expedited.

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Topics: lookserver, newlook, looksoftware

The looksoftware SDK

Posted by Vas Mintzikos on Sep 20, 2013 1:18:00 AM


The looksoftware SDK is a packaged solution containing a large selection of samples showcasing commonly used and requested functionality.

These samples can be reused as-is or as starting points for your own projects.

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Topics: Application Modernization, Application Integration, soarchitect, newlook, IDE, SDK, looksoftware

Hidden Gems with looksoftware - Change History Management

Posted by Vas Mintzikos on Sep 18, 2013 1:25:00 AM

Hidden Gems: Part 1

With every major release of the looksoftware product suite a bunch of new features are made available. However we often find that some of those features are misunderstood, underutilized and occasionally overlooked to the detriment to both you, the developer, and the solutions you create.

As part of an ongoing series we plan to revisit the product features that historically have fallen into the "Hidden Gem" category.

The first of these underutilized features is Change History Management within the looksoftware IDE which we'll discuss in further detail.

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Topics: IBM i, soarchitect, newlook, IDE, looksoftware

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