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New RPG & DB2 Summit Sessions Help IBM i Developers Achieve Big Goals

ISV Demo Sessions

Create IBM i Web and Mobile Dashboard Apps with No Programming (unless you want to)

The Valence Framework for IBM i, available for free download, includes a browser-based low-code development utility called Nitro App Builder (NAB), through which anyone with a solid understanding of their IBM i database can create slick-looking apps, such as dashboards or web-based queries, all in a matter of minutes! Complete with download-to-Excel functionality, this App Builder tool can also help you create file maintenance apps in which users can adjust content in physical files - you control which fields they can see or edit.

All of this can be done with no coding, though advanced developers can extend the app's functionality with RPG or SQL code to handle business logic as needed. IBM i programmers who really want to get their hands dirty can put other Valence development tools to work to create highly intricate data entry apps, all working hand-in-hand with server-side RPG code.

The bottom line: With Valence, developers and "super users" alike can crank out highly functional web and mobile apps on IBM i in no time - no prior experience in web or mobile development required. Come to this demo session to see how easy it can be to build such an app on your system today!

Speaker: CNX
Rob Swanson

End to End DevOps and Modernization on IBM i

DevOps is all about improving the way organizations work in order to deliver better software value faster. It starts with three things, people, processes and tools. In this session, you'll learn how you or your IT leaders can lead transformation change within their own organizations. Where to begin a modernization or refactoring practice, built around best practices and proven solutions. In addition, attract, develop, retain and close the talent gap needed for Modernization success with the experts, Arcad Software..

Speaker: Arcad
Floyd Del Muro

Profound UI and Profound.js: Agile modernization with ease!

In this session, we discuss what sets Profound Logic's suite of integrated, innovative products apart. Learn how Profound UI modernizes green screen applications, how it can run with existing RPG code and work seamlessly on the IBM i. Be introduced to Profound.js and the exciting possibilities of development on IBM i with new talent and technologies.

Speaker: Profound
Ted Holt

Fresche Strategies for IBM i Modernization Success.

Join IBM i Champion and expert, Mike Pavlak, and Pete Isaksson, as they share how Fresche Solutions have been successfully helping IBM i customers map out a strategy to evolve from heritage applications and tools to contemporary applications and toolsets.

Learn from the experiences of other IBM i customers, and how to avoid common mistakes to ensure that your IBM i projects can be delivered on time, and on budget.

Advantages of attending:

  1. Understand the "why" and ROI of modernization
  2. Develop the success criteria that ensures a successful modernization strategy
  3. Learn how this strategic approach leads to accurate timeline and budget estimations.

Speaker: Fresche Solutions
Mike Pavlak and Pete Isaksson

APIs and the Modern User Experience

The business cares about productivity and profits, not hardware and software. IBM i has powered your organization for years, and there's no reason it can't deliver the goods for the intuitive web and mobile user experiences you need to delivery today. The key is delivering the business functions as RESTful APIs that any application can use providing the fastest results and greatest productivity gains for your key stakeholders.

This session will cover:

  • Methods for creating APIs
  • Using APIs to support mobile and web user interfaces
  • Orchestrating services from multiple sources to meet complex needs
  • Managing APIs for optimal use and potential profit

Speaker: Rocket Software
Robert Young

The future (and present) of application development.

In this presentation we will show you how to generate RPG (batch and interactive), web responsive applications, Android and iOS Apps using a single tool and even the same code. We will explain how GeneXus uses AI to generate programs based on high-level specs. We will explain why you too, should take GeneXus for a test drive.

Speaker: Genexus
Sergio Prusky

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