A Fresche look at Modernizing Your IBM i UI, Applications and Database

Posted by Chris Koppe on Dec 4, 2014 10:10:00 PM

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Topics: IBM i, GUI, Application Modernization, Application Integration

Migrating to version 10 of the looksoftware development suite

Posted by Vas Mintzikos on Apr 10, 2014 12:30:00 PM

Version 10 of the looksoftware development suite has many improvements over previous development environments and with those improvements come different approaches to accomplishing familiar tasks.

Most developers using or planning to use version 10 within their IBM i Development Environment, will be coming from earlier product versions, so this blog post will focus on the major changes you can expect to your development environment.

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Topics: IBM i, Application Modernization, Application Integration, advanced ibm i design tool, Windows, version 10, IBM i Development Environment

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

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

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

Four keys to effective software evaluations on your IBM i:

Posted by Paul Hodgkinson on Sep 15, 2013 11:35:00 PM

An effective software evaluation is key to success...

Purchasing software has always been something of a risk, however in today’s climate there is more pressure than ever before to make the right decision.  With a reported 70% of software projects failing to deliver the pre-purchase objectives, it seems easier to make the wrong decision than the right one.  I believe there are a couple of significant reasons behind this failure rate:

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Topics: IBM i, Application Modernization, Application Integration

HTML5 & IBM i - Performance and Integration

Posted by Nick Hampson on Jul 14, 2013 8:47:00 PM

Performance and Integration. Something we all would be happy with but often not in direct association with HTML.

This really boils down to two key elements:

XML HTTP request 2 and web workers - tools built to make web applications yet run like Native applications.

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Topics: HTML5, IBM i, GUI, Application Integration