3-Part Webinar Series – Step-by-step DevOps on IBM i – start simple, grow at your own pace!

In this 3-Part series, we will lay out a plan for a Phased and Step-by-Step Approach to DevOps.  Starting with a simple IBM i workflow in ARCAD’s “classic” DevOps suite, we’ll upgrade to Git for source control along with Azure DevOps (or Jenkins) for automated CI/CD.  And finally, we’ll introduce testing and code quality tools to achieve a complete DevSecOps pipeline on IBM i.

Don’t miss this Series to see how to smooth your DevOps adoption on IBM i!

Thursday, April 11 (30 minutes) 12pm ET
Speakers: Ray Bernardi and Alan Ashley

Take the first step in a practical IBM i approach with “classic” ARCAD for DevOps (without Git). Migrate from an in-house process or upgrade from a legacy tool to one that is more functional, automated, and extensible. Join us to see:

  • A fully automated workflow through analysis, version control, build and deploy
  • Concurrent versioning
  • Key strengths that include a rich cross-reference, ‘smart’ build, advanced support for SQL and ILE, and workflow options that range from simple ‘out of the box’ to customized.

We’ll set the stage for Part 2, ready for pipeline automation and Git with the same components, same workflow and same IDE!

Thursday, April 18 (30 minutes) 12pm ET
Speakers: Jeff Tickner and Alan Ashley

Take automation to the next level with Git and an orchestrated CI/CD pipeline! In our example, we’ll use Azure DevOps, but you can achieve the same with Jenkins, Bamboo, or another tool of your choice. Whether you use RDi, VS Code or 5250, upgrading to Git is easy, and we keep your same workflow and metadata. Join us to see:

  • A seamless move to Azure DevOps (or Jenkins…) on IBM i
  • Easy concurrent development with Git
  • How to turn open projects into branches
  • Spoiler alert — .net developers love the integration and the visibility of active changes

Thursday, May 9 (30 minutes) 12pm ET
Speakers: Ray Bernardi
and Alan Ashley

Build out the full pipeline with automated unit testing and code quality checking. ‘Shift defects left’ to detect errors early in the development phase, from either RDi or VS Code. Join in to see:

  • Rich ARCAD iUnit features on both modular and monolithic code,
  • Built-in Quality and Security code checking with ARCAD CodeChecker and its 100+ predefined rules.
  • How to make quality a “continuous process” in your development team

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The Presenters

Jeff Tickner

Jeff Tickner

CTO North America, ARCAD Software

Jeff Tickner is CTO, North America for ARCAD Software. He has worked in the Application Lifecyle Management sector on the IBM i for 22 years. He leads client engagements in product implementation and training, including ARCAD for DevOps, ARCAD Transformer for application modernization, and ARCAD Verifier test automation. Jeff lends his expertise in the DevTestOps field as frequent speaker at conferences around the world.

Ray Bernardi ARCAD

Ray Bernardi

Senior Solution Architect, ARCAD Software

Ray Bernardi is a 30-year veteran involved in the System 38/AS/400/iSeries/IBM i development and currently is a Pre/Post Sales technical Support Specialist for ARCAD Software, international ISV and IBM Business Partner. Ray has been involved with the development and sales of many cutting edge software products throughout his career, with specialist knowledge in Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) products from ARCAD Software covering a broad range of functional areas including enterprise IBM i modernization and DevOps. In addition, Ray is a frequent speaker at COMMON and many other technical conferences around the world and has authored articles in several IBM i publications on the subject of application analysis and modernization, SQL, and business intelligence.

Alan Ashley

Alan Ashley

Solution Architect, ARCAD Software

Alan Ashley has been in support and promotion of the IBM i platform for over 30 years and is the Presales Consultant for DevOps on IBM i role with ARCAD Software. Prior to joining ARCAD Software, he spent many years in multiple roles within IBM from supporting customers through HA to DR to Application promotion to migrations of the IBM i to the cloud. In those roles, he saw first hand the pains many have with Application Lifecycle Management, modernization, and data protection. His passion in those areas fits right in with the ARCAD suite of products.