2013 was a great year for IBM i customers

Posted by Trevor Perry on Jun 18, 2013 11:13:00 PM

   
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Ten years ago this month, IBM Systems Magazine published an article I wrote about modernization, titled "Refacing Challenges".

What is amazing to me is that it is still highly relevant to IBM i customers who are taking their first step into refacing. I have updated much of the approach in the sessions I present on this topic, however, the core message remains the same.
 

My favorite update is to the green screen rules of design. Originally two rules, I have discovered there are actually three. They are:

  1. There's room on the screen, stick a field in it
     
  2. There's no more room on the screen, abbreviate everything, now there is room, stick a field in it
     
  3. There's no more room on the screen, everything is abbreviated, move to 27x132, now there is room, stick a field in it.

Enjoy!

Topics: IBM i, Application Modernization