Automating IBM i Modernization: From Legacy RPG to Procedures with Transformer Microservices

Discover how to automate the transformation of complex IBM i applications. Using ARCAD Transformer Microservices, our experts will demonstrate how to refactor monolithic RPG code into modular, reusable procedures, making your legacy systems more agile and easier to integrate with modern web and mobile applications.

Right from your IDE, you can now automatically identify similar code patterns, generate reusable procedures, convert variables into parameters, and replace redundant code with a procedure call.

  • Modular transformation: Convert your proven IBM i applications into a modular set of functions ready for use as web services.
  • Secure access: Use existing DB2 database logic via web and mobile applications.
  • Enhanced connectivity: Connect existing web applications to IBM i application functionality.

Open your IBM i to a modern digital future…

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Speakers

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 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.

Andrew Clark

Andrew Clark

Product Manager, ARCAD Software

Andrew Clark has been working on the IBM i platform for more than 30 years, beginning with the “secret Mankato Project” on a pre-release version of os/400, and an internship at IBM Rochester working on the Query team. He has development expertise in more than a dozen languages on multiple platforms, as well as a background in green-screen, Windows, mobile and web development. His major responsibilities included coordinating developers from four different offices in three different continents while still maintaining Architect responsibilities. He is proficient at everything DB/SQL on IBM i, and has extensive experience in the entire DevOps lifecycle.