Dr. Strangetech Pt II - Paint Your IBM i Wagon

Posted by Pete Isaksson on Oct 16, 2013 10:30:00 AM

"Beneath the surface of IBM’s No Name City are decades of value in the form of data and well defined business processes..."

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Topics: HTML5, IBM i, Application Modernization

lookserver 10 released on 10/10

Posted by Eamon Musallam on Oct 3, 2013 9:22:00 PM

In case you haven't heard yet, we are a week away from launching lookserver 10. As we neared committing to a GA release date for early October, it made sense to make it the 10th day of the 10th month of the year.

This release brings together a combination of enhancements requested from existing customers as well as taking advantage of the advancements in HTML5 and CSS3. The theme of this release is power with simplicity.

The greatest thing about lookserver 10 is that you can get great results almost immediately with minimal effort, but your solutions can also be extended in almost limitless ways.

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Topics: HTML5, Mobile, lookserver

IBM i and web apps can't do that....

Posted by Nick Hampson on Sep 12, 2013 2:28:00 AM

I am concerned when listening to the luminaries in the IBM i community talking about what can be done with web apps vs. hybrid vs. native. I really wish these guys would 'pony up' buy some books and learn the facts.

With status comes responsibility and luminaries are trusted by many, their word is gospel or pretty close. So when talking about topics where they have little knowledge they pass on half truths, miss what's possible or even worse bend the truth to the tune of what they wish to sell you, this upsets me greatly.

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Topics: HTML5, IBM i, Mobile, GUI

HTML5 & IBM i - CSS3

Posted by Nick Hampson on Jul 22, 2013 12:21:00 AM

We are at the end of my blog series on HTML5 and I have saved the best for last – one of my favorite subjects, CSS.

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Topics: HTML5, IBM i, GUI

HTML5 & IBM i - Multimedia

Posted by Nick Hampson on Jul 17, 2013 7:39:00 PM

So multimedia eh? Still annoyed with IBM for not letting us have WRKFMV (Work with Full Motion Video)?

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Topics: HTML5, IBM i, GUI

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

What will iOS 7 tell us about the future of IBM i design?

Posted by Brendan Kay on Jul 8, 2013 2:45:00 PM

iOS7 Design

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Topics: HTML5, IBM i, Mobile, GUI, RPG Open Access

Info graphic on IBM i past, present and future

Posted by Brendan Kay on Jun 10, 2013 12:15:00 PM

The IBM i operating system has more clients than any other operating system from IBM. There are hundreds of thousands of installations across more than one hundred thousand organizations.

looksoftware has created a fascinating info graphic on the state of play for IBM i. It highlights some of the reasons that have made the IBM i the best platform for writing and running business applications. It also highlights the direction that business applications will be heading as they adapt to the ever-changing requirements of business users, IT departments and business executives.

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Topics: HTML5, IBM i, Mobile, GUI, RPG Open Access, Application Modernization

HTML5 & IBM i - Connectivity

Posted by Nick Hampson on Jun 5, 2013 6:46:00 PM


So, connectivity, doesn't sound like a revolution or even very exciting does it?
The truth could not be further from that, web sockets are for me the biggest revolution of the web, they removes the issues in building modern applications based on technologies only setup to display web pages.

That’s a strong statement from a guy who like to draw pretty pictures and can't actually program, but bear with me, I know this stuff pretty well and its lives up to the hyperbole. While we can get into XHR's, AJAX and a million other acronyms, the simple reality of web sockets is easy to understand and easy to see why it’s a revolution.

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Topics: HTML5, IBM i

HTML5 & IBM i - Device Access

Posted by Nick Hampson on May 7, 2013 8:49:00 PM


HTML5 & IBM i - Device Access

I've written this blog entry three times trying to get it right, I'm not sure I've hit the mark, so if you want to see anything else or more detail add some comments. While trying to write up this entry I've done endless technical detail and even tried a video but on reflection, the detail misses the entire point of device access. For me the point of device access is not the individual things you can do (and I will cover them) but the value this brings to browser-based apps, it is a real game changer.

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Topics: HTML5, IBM i, Mobile