[Webinar series] Welcome to a New Year, Allow Arcad to enhance your development journey

As the new year begins, are you continuing to look for ways to solidify your development cycle and save on the bottom line? Often time, these two items don’t go hand in hand. With Arcad Software and our Suite of DevOps tools, we can help you in this journey. Join us for a 4-part series starting with discussions on The Build with IBM i and Git, through testing automation, deployment, and finally, the full pipeline.

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Let us show you native source controlled by Git, and how ARCAD’s solution automates the build!

As the new year rolls in, discussion will turn to how your IBM i applications and development can blend with your open-source applications being developed in tools like GitLab or GitHub. Enterprises need simplified Source Code Management. You may think that your organization can’t work with Git because code needs to be compiled directly on the IBM i, but this is where Arcad Software steps in. With tools like Observer, Skipper, and Builder, Arcad will handle the heavy lifting of maintaining your SCM while using Git.

How ARCAD can help your code quality and security through automation while “shifting to the left”.

When development begins, one of the roadblocks is often testing. This can be a labor-intensive task that is open to human error. With tools like Arcad Code Checker, iUnit, and Verifier, the roadblocks are removed, “shifting left” errors in development to save your organization time and money. Check your code for security flaws, schedule unit testing and regression testing at integration time, before it gets to users.

Allow DROPS by Arcad to handle your Release Management

Secure the deployment process, Minimize the risk of errors in production, Keep operational control over application availability, and Safeguard against costly downtime. This is what DROPS is and what DROPS does. If any of those sound familiar as a request from management, then DROPS is for you and your business.

See how all the parts fit together into your process. From Jira to Deployment, from Skipper to Drops. Now that you have a cleaner process and understand how Arcad can help, here are some areas outside of DevOps where Arcad will assist. Test Data Management with DOT-Anonymizer, Release Management with DROPS, and Modernization with tools like Transformer RPG.

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The Presenters

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

Solution Architect, ARCAD Software

Alan 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.

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 23 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 DevSecOps field as frequent speaker at conferences around the world. He lives in NH with his wife and 2 children and enjoys hiking, skiing and old VWs and wrote his first program in High School on punch cards.


Scott Heinlein

DevOps Consultant, ARCAD Software

Scott is a DevOps Consultant based in Dallas, Texas who joined the Arcad team in 2017. He has expertise in helping organizations adopt DevOps practices. Scott specializes in open systems and integration with Git, Jira and Jenkins for an enterprise CI/CT/CD workflow. He leads client engagements in product implementation and training, including ARCAD for DevOps, DROPS, DROPS for Distributed Systems, ARCAD Builder, and DOT Anonymizer.