Code & Database Transformation

Happy 31st Birthday, IBM i

11:25 21 June in Blog, Code & Database Transformation, Green Screen Modernization, IBM i Developer Productivity, IT Strategy, Reporting and Document Distribution, Staff Augmentation / Skills & Expertise, Web & Mobile Development by Trevor Perry

Happy birthday, IBM i. What’s the significance of this celebration that June 21st has for the IBM i community? IBM chose the release date of the AS/400 to celebrate the start of what has become the modern IBM i on Power Systems platform. So there’s...

Java and i (Part 1) – How to Connect Spring Boot to the IBM Db2 for i Database

09:47 01 May in Blog, Code & Database Transformation, Green Screen Modernization, IBM i Developer Productivity by Claudio Lawira

Introduction This is the first part of a series of technical articles about Java and IBM i integration, called "Java and i" (yes, some pun intended). We will explore running Java applications on IBM i and leveraging the integrated IBM Db2 for i database. Initially, we will...

IBM i modernization projects – Cleanup on Aisle New

09:28 25 April in Blog, Code & Database Transformation, Green Screen Modernization, IBM i Developer Productivity, IT Strategy by Michael Ryan

There are some fundamental parts in almost all IBM i modernization projects: - Reengineer the database (DB2 for i) - Refactor the code (RPG or COBOL) - Improve the user interface (DDS or panels) Of course, the details of these three components are what makes modernization discussions so interesting. How...

Modernizing My IBM i, Really? Three Key Aspects of Modernization

12:28 12 December in Blog, Code & Database Transformation, Green Screen Modernization, IT Strategy, Web & Mobile Development by Daniel Lefebvre

You have a meeting scheduled for this afternoon with a new company executive, and you already know how the conversation will go with regard to the company’s current IT systems: "What’s with these old green screens? At the previous company I worked for, we used solution...