Making time to learn new things: The iBelieve tour is back

Posted by Paul Hodgkinson on Oct 30, 2015 2:15:39 PM

Almost everyone I know in IT is busy.

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Topics: IBM i, Mobile, GUI, RPG Open Access, iBelieve, Application Modernization, ibmi, Optimization, RPG, Strategy, AS400

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.

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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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Learn more about RPG OA      

Learn more about OpenDSPF

 

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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 ;)




If you are eager to learn more and see how such functionalities can enhance your business and applications, please utilize the following links or request a free assessment.

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The power of RPGOA with openlook


Author
Pascal Polverini
IBM i ISV Advisory Council

 

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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.


 

A few great references for you via these buttons below: 

Learn more about RPG OA      

Learn more about Mobile & Web Access

Read Part 3 of the RPG Dude - Integration

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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

RPG All Grown Up

Posted by Brad Suther on Jan 28, 2014 11:00:00 AM

It’s about 4:20 on a sunny Saturday afternoon and I’m blogging today from a comfortable spot in a little joint called Suther Home Wine Closet (motto: “Stiff Food/Hot Drinks”). The service strikes me as slow until you factor in that it’s self-serve.

Anyway, the lovely weather reminded me of a recent customer site visit where I mentioned that we’re not restricted to 6 character field names like we are in RPG. One of the developers laughed (in my mind his laugh was “maniacal” -- but I might be shading that) and said “Man, it has been a long time since you wrote any RPG.” And, you know what? He’s right.

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Topics: RPG Open Access, Open Display Files

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

Modernization of IBM i Legacy Applications

Posted by Sol De Leon on Nov 26, 2013 10:34:00 PM

Modernization of IBM i Legacy Applications - What does this mean for you?

The IBM i has a large installed base of legacy applications that are written in RPG and Cobol with green screens.  These applications are performing core functions for many companies. They were written well before the explosion of the internet, the cloud or mobile devices.

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Topics: RPG Open Access, Application Modernization, Application Integration