Transforming IBM i Development: Leveraging Visual Studio Code & Azure

Join us to explore how Northdoor can help combine Microsoft Azure, Arcad and Skytap to create a powerful tool for developing and deploying IBM i applications, leveraging the capabilities of Visual Studio Code (VS Code). Discover how together they enhance the IBM i development experience and facilitate seamless collaboration among developers.

In this webinar, we’ll cover:

  • Arcad’s integration with VS Code and Azure to expose metadata, enabling developers to visualize the impact of their changes upfront.
  • Leveraging Git for synchronous and efficient collaboration among developers, bridging the gap between traditional IBM i development tools like SEU or RDi.
  • Arcad extensions for Code Quality/Security, impact analysis, smart build, and conversion to Free Form RPG, tailored for Azure-based IBM i development.
  • Exciting opportunities for non-IBM i developers to contribute directly to IBM i projects, without the need for in-depth knowledge of IBM i specifics, while maintaining efficient oversight of changes.
  • How Northdoor’s pedigree in both IBM i and Azure DevOps provide an ideal technology partner to help you on a modernisation journey.
  • How Skytap creates a simple path to Azure for IBM i workloads to support easy dev and test environments.
  • The benefits and agility of Skytap’s Cloud service for IBM i, allowing Development, Test and UAT environments to be deployed on demand, rapidly, and automatically, if required, without the cost, and delay, of expensive infrastructure.

Join us as we embark on this journey into the future of IBM i development with Northdoor, Arcad, Azure, and Skytap. Watch the replay webinar now!

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The Presenters

Andrew Ireland

Alliance Manager, ARCAD Software

Andrew Ireland is ARCAD Global Alliances Manager. With over 30 years’ experience in both technical and commercial roles. During that period he gained experience in application development, CASE Tools, AI and a understanding of best practices around modernization of legacy applications. The last 10 years he has been helping organisations move toward an agile DevOps environment including integrating their legacy solutions.

Michel Mouchon

CTO & VS Strategy, ARCAD Software

CTO of ARCAD Software since 2000 and today VP Strategy, Michel Mouchon is responsible for defining the global technological strategy of ARCAD, a market pioneer in areas such as DevSecOps and digitalization, to drive the company’s growth. In this capacity, he plays a major role in coordinating the R&D, engineering and pre-sales departments. Michel has built up very cross-disciplinary skills in IT, starting his career with a double degree in electronics and software engineering. Initially a Programmer Analyst on IBM mini-systems, he was appointed Systems and Methodology Manager before joining ARCAD Software. Michel’s gift for communication has strengthened the ARCAD user community and has been instrumental in bringing new technologies to light.

Tom Richards

Practice Leader, Northdoor

Tom has over 20 years’ experience of solution design for Enterprise clients. Currently working as Practice Lead for IBM Systems at Northdoor. Tom is responsible for helping Clients improve their use of  IBM I, AIX and Storage through the use of innovative solution design and technologies. Tom also specialises in Data Security, helping Clients meet their audit, security and compliance goals. Previous projects include technical solution design for a number of IBM’s top 10 POWER clients and four years acting as Technical Account Manager around POWER Systems for HSBC Bank.

Richard Field

Global Business Development, Skytap

Richard is a long standing IBM i professional who has worked in many roles within this sector, including product management, pre-sales solutions architect, freelance consultant and latterly as Cloud Architect then Global Business Development for Skytap, a Cloud provider for IBM POWER. He has a broad spread of knowledge and skills, both technically and commercially, and brings a unique viewpoint to the marketplace.