Friday, 20 May 2011

SOA Applications

I found some interesting offer of white papers from SystemINetwork.

The Top Five Myths of Screen Scraping
IBM i applications weren’t designed for today’s Web 2.0 and SOA world. But today’s screen-based application modernization methods solve common application challenges by leveraging IBM i application logic to meet the demands of today’s business. You'll learn:

  • How you can revamp, reuse and integrate your existing apps for today’s environment
  • How to give users a web-friendly application with a new look-and-feel
  • How to reuse and share parts of existing apps using SOA interfaces
  • The differences between screen scraping and screen-based modernization

A Simpler Way to SOA-Enable Existing Applications
Find out the rapid and low-risk way to include and reuse existing IBM i apps and business logic in your SOA, web self-service, and BPM initiatives. Highlights include:

  • Find out how to make existing applications compatible with your SOA strategy
  • Discover how to quickly create SOA interfaces from legacy applications and data
  • Gain insight from real-world SOA integration projects in insurance, financial services, media, and higher education
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Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Integrate Excel and Word with your IBM i Database

I found an interesting news on the SystemINetwork and I have copied below for your convenience

System iNetwork eLearning


Microsoft Excel and Word for IBM i Developers

Thursday, June 9, 2011
Craig Pelkie, InstructorLearning how to integrate Excel and Word with your IBM i database is one of the quickest and most appreciated ways to modernize your users' access to your IBM i. Rather than have users struggle with making database connections, you can give them prepackaged Excel and Word documents that provide the exact access they need to your IBM i.

Join Craig Pelkie for this in-depth eLearning course, and you'll learn techniques to integrate these Microsoft Office applications with your IBM i database.

This eLearning course meets at 3:30 p.m. ET on Thursdays for five sessions starting June 9th.

Register today!

About the instructor:
Craig Pelkie has worked as a programmer with IBM midrange computers for many years. He has also written and lectured extensively on AS/400 and iSeries technologies, including client/server programming, Client Access, Java, WebSphere and Web development.


Wednesday, 11 May 2011

Webcast update Top 3 RPG skills that shorten your PHP learning curve (and improve your RPG applications)

I found an interesting news on the and I copy it below for your information

Jon Paris
Founding Partner Partner400
System i Developer

Marcel Sarrasin
Product Manager

Top 3 RPG skills that shorten your PHP learning curve
(and improve your RPG applications)

Date: May 19
Time: 12:00 PM EST

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So, you've decided to use PHP to provide a web interface for your applications. As it turns out, many modern RPG coding techniques are similar to coding in PHP, so you can make your RPG better at the same time as preparing yourself for an easier PHP learning curve. Either way you can't lose with updating your RPG skills!

In this session Jon Paris will discuss:

  • Key similarities and differences between PHP and RPG
  • Top 3 RPG skills that will best equip you to transition to PHP
  • How these skills will make your RPG applications better than ever

Transitioning from RPG programming to web development can be daunting but having the right tools can further help you reduce the PHP learning curve.

In the second half of this webcast, Marcel Sarrasin, BCD's Product Manager, will show you how:

  • Anyone can create PHP apps in minutes with WebSmart PHP’s Program Templates
  • RPG programmers can leverage their skills with WebSmart
  • Productivity tools in WebSmart facilitate coding any type of web app