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DevOps Means Using The Tools You Already Have Better

29 April 2024|

When modernizing development processes on IBM i, the most efficient thing to do, always, is to make use of enterprise tools already in place within the organization and integrate these into a cohesive IBM i workflow that shepherds code from idea to production all along the way.

Take A Progressive Approach To DevOps

16 October 2023|

As Gene Amdahl, the chief architect of the IBM System/360 mainframe, correctly observed and what was subsequently codified as Amdahl’s Law, any kind of system that implements any kind of process is only as fast as its slowest component.

The First Step In DevOps Is Not Tools, But Culture Change

27 September 2023|

The combination and automation of application development and IT operations, commonly known as DevOps, is itself like the processes it automates – it is a process of continual change through iteration and improvement. And so, like most things in life (other than vacation, maybe), it is a journey – not a destination.

VS Code Is The Full Stack IDE For IBM i

17 March 2023|

In this article, we want to talk about the new features we are exposing in VS Code for users of the application development tooling available from ARCAD Software.

Realizing The Promise Of Cross Platform Development With VS Code

14 February 2023|

The choice of IDE should not hinder developers as they create applications for the IBM i platform, and moreover, the choice of the VS Code IDE commonly used by developers working on Linux, MacOS, and Windows platforms should not stop them from developing code for the IBM i platform.

Expanding Fields Is A Bigger Pain In The Neck Than You Think

27 October 2021|

Remember the Y2K problem, when companies had two-digit dates for years in their applications and the millennial turn was coming and they suddenly needed a four-digit date so all the math would work out right comparing the present, future, and past?

Arcad Software: Git DevOps Going on IBM I

7 September 2021|

With open source technology revolutionizing how DevOps systems work, many businesses running on IBM i find themselves at a crossroads if they want to stay competitive: rebuild their entire codebase from scratch, or modernize their existing application.

IBM i – A legacy of open source

6 July 2021|

IBM’s legacy in the open world has been well-documented, from their work with Linux, Apache, and Eclipse in the early years of open source to more current work across all layers of the cloud stack, application development, blockchain, artificial intelligence, quantum computing, and machine learning...

Git on IBM i: How To Succeed

15 June 2021|

One of the main challenges in integrating Git into IBM i is is the ‘technology gap’ between Git and the antiquated change management systems still in use on the platform. To appreciate this statement, we need to take a look back at the recent history of the IBM i itself, and ask ourselves ‘why Git?’

It’s Time For An Application Healthcheck

2 February 2021|

IBM i applications have the same issues as people, as does all software running on any platform – although software is a bit different in that it can be replaced, renewed, rewritten, refurbished or simply left to rot in its swamp of technical debt.

The New Economy Presents New Opportunities For IBM i

15 October 2020|

Economic downturns don’t cause technology shifts, but they do have a habit of accelerating them. The evolution of any technology follows its own path, as inventors and engineers try to meet customer wants and needs, and this transformation is fairly straightforward when the economy is robust and people feel they can invest time and money in something.

Creating Web Services APIs Can Be Easy On IBM i

16 September 2020|

ARCAD created ARCAD API, a solution which takes heritage applications using the 5250 green screen protocol and allows portions of code to be accessed, wrapped up, and turned into a Web service that can be called like any other API by programming languages old and new.

ARCAD Hooks Cross-Reference Tool into LPEX Editor

19 August 2020|

IBM i developers won’t have to leave the comfort of RDi and the LPEX editor to engage in application cross-referencing tasks, thanks to the recent integration between the ARCAD Observer cross-referencing software with LPEX.

Unit Testing Gets A Boost With ARCAD

10 June 2020|

“If you can’t measure it, you can’t improve it.” The famous management consultant Peter Drucker said those words to relate his philosophy on achieving business success. He didn’t know it at the time, but they would also apply to software development, including the testing of software, which is an area that ARCAD Software knows a thing or two about.

The Gamification Of Good Coding Practices

27 February 2020|

There are many things that are important about creating good code, but perhaps the most important is the idea that there are good coding practices and that everyone coding, no matter what the programming language and no matter what the type of application they are creating, should adhere to some standards of quality.

The All-Knowing, Benevolent Dictator Of Code

6 November 2019|

Not every software project can have an all-knowing benevolent dictator looking through every line of code, and even all projects could have such a person to oversee the quality of the code, there is no reason to not automate as much of this very important code review job as is possible.

Software Change Management Has To Change With The DevOps Times

10 September 2019|

It is easier to change a system or a software development stack than it is to change the habits and preferences of people. People are the biggest friction in adopting new technologies – right up until the moment they are not. And then they are easy. So it is with any technology, and the transition from traditional software change management to open source DevOps tools is no different.

Getting Progressive About Regression Testing

26 October 2018|

If you want to employ modern software development and testing techniques, you have to move on from simple unit testing by developers and implement regression testing in your quality assurance (QA) organization. This is perhaps the best way to take the risk out of continuous development – something that companies have to embrace if they are to remain competitive.

Transforming The Art Of Code And The Face Of IBM i

24 January 2018|

ARCAD has been in business for 25 years, and we have done a lot of technical innovation over those years. We started our business with traditional software change management, on the software change management at that time, which is the combination of having a set of tools to manage developer work and then to transfer from development to test to production.

GitHub: How Developers Got to Run the World (sic)

12 January 2018|

Of the world’s most visited websites this month, GitHub rates 59 and climbing. Not bad considering that GitHub’s appeal is limited to software developers, whereas the other popular sites like Google and Amazon have a planetary audience. Is software becoming as important as the written word?

ARCAD Secures Funding To Fuel Expansion

14 December 2017|

The financial incentives instigating investors to back companies that create software and provide services to the IBM i community continue to raise eyebrows and elicit surprise among those unfamiliar with the innovation taking place in the so-called legacy netherworld.

IBM i Vendor Breaks Into Gartner Magic Quadrant

1 November 2017|

Finding an IBM i software vendor in the Gartner Magic Quadrant is sort of like finding a four-leaf clover. It doesn’t happen very often and it feels like a lucky day when you do. Last week, ARCAD Software made it into the coveted quad in the Application Release Automation category.

ARCAD Magnifies The i In Its Multi-Platform Array

6 September 2017|

While RDi development gets some help from one IBM i vendor, another vendor is enhancing its RDi-specific software. ARCAD Software, makers of ARCAD Pack for i, has enhanced its IBM UrbanCode Deploy and improved support for deployment to IBM i.

ARCAD announced its partnership with Apper Systems AB

30 May 2017|

Stockholm, Sweden, 30 May 2017 – ARCAD Software, leading vendor in DevOps and Modernization solutions for IBM i, today announced its partnership with Apper Systems AB, to support major expansion of ARCAD operations in the Nordic region.

ARCAD And GitHub Prepare For A Paradigm Shift

17 May 2017|

One platform. One island. One epic story of survival. That may be over dramatizing the IBM i environment, but it makes a point about the dangers of single-platform thinking in a world that is multi-platform oriented. That thought occurred to me when I first heard that ARCAD Software, an IBM i vendor specializing in application development and DevOps, was partnering with GitHub, a collaboration-oriented software company focused on code sharing and reducing software delivery schedules.

ARCAD Forms Strategic Partnership with GitHub to offer Collaborative Application Development and DevOps on IBM i

3 May 2017|

Peterborough, NH, 28 April 2017 – ARCAD Software, leading vendor in DevOps and Modernization solutions for IBM i, today announced a strategic partnership with GitHub, builder of a web-based collaboration platform used by more than 21M software developers, to advance code sharing and reuse on IBM i, and shorten software delivery schedules.

ARCAD strengthens IBM’s modernization portfolio with ARCAD RPG Converter for IBM i and ARCAD Observer for IBM i

13 April 2017|

Peterborough, NH, 13 April 2017 – ARCAD Software, leading vendor in Enterprise Modernization and DevOps solutions for IBM i, today announced the inclusion of two key ARCAD modernization solutions within IBM’s Configurator e-config (AAS) ordering system, automating the conversion of RPG source code and the analysis of existing IBM i applications.

ARCAD Upgrades DevOps Software For IBM i

13 February 2017|

For IBM i shops that have been using change management software for years, DevOps looks very familiar. Both improve quality and lower risk. And both make use of a framework and collaborative achievements. The major distinction for DevOps is that the collaboration involves a much wider universe of contributors. It takes into account other IT platforms and blows up the individual siloes by integrating tools and processes. And it further integrates IT and business with incremental improvements and enhancements continuously tested and put into production.

ARCAD Software expands to Nordics

23 March 2016|

Stockholm, 10 March 2016 – ARCAD Software, leading vendor in Enterprise Modernization and DevOps solutions for IBM i, today announced the launch of a new subsidiary, ARCAD Software Nordic.The creation of this ...

ARCAD Software expands to Germany

12 January 2016|

Hamburg, 8 December 2015 – ARCAD Software, leading vendor in Enterprise Modernization and DevOps solutions for IBM i, today announced the launch of its new subsidiary, ARCAD Software Germany GmbH. ...

ARCAD Software takes on Database Modernization

20 May 2015|

If you’ve seen IBM‘s Redbook on modernization for i-centric customers, it’s clear the direction Big Blue recommends includes the DB2 for i database as an integral part of the modernization process. In application-first environments, which dominate ...


10 June 2013|

There’s a world of difference between old RPG and modern RPG. For one thing, if your code is written in RPG III or an earlier version, almost no one except for veteran RPG programmers can ...

MC PRESS ONLINE – RPG Free-Format and DB2

10 June 2013|

What's New in IBM i 7.1 TR7? Today IBM announces IBM i 7.1 Technology Refresh 7. Here are the details: RPG IV Is Free-Form Probably the biggest news in this announcement is the fact that ...


10 June 2013|

Native RPG development on the IBM i server was largely tamed long ago by change management and application lifecycle management (ALM) tools. But as IBM i shops extend their RPG investments with new Web-based ...

DV Dialog (in German) Arcad Software und BCD werden Technologiepartner

10 June 2013|

Zwei Experten in Sachen Software-Entwicklung für das Power System i begründen eine transatlantische Partnerschaft: Die französische Software-Schmiede Arcad verknüpft ihre Tool-Suite Skipper für das Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) mit der Entwicklungsplattformen Websmart ILE bzw. PHP ...


10 June 2013|

ARCAD Software,, a leading vendor in software solutions for Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) on IBM Power, and Business Computer Design (BCD), a market leader in IBM i and multi-platform application modernization solutions, announced today a strategic ...

MC PRESS ONLINE – Enterprise Award

10 June 2013|

ARCAD Software received the Innovation in Enterprise Modernization Development Award at IBM Innovate 2013. The award recognizes IBM Business Partner solutions delivering an enterprise modernization solution that helps customers extend the value and performance of ...


10 June 2013|

JD Edwards World shops that make a lot of customizations and modifications to their ERP environments may be interested in knowing that ARCAD Software just announced that its application lifecycle management (ALM) tool is ...


10 June 2013|

Making it easier to upgrade to IBM i 7.1 Read this article


10 June 2013|

ARCAD Software recently rolled out a new piece of freeware that might interest RPG programmers who use Rational Development for Power Systems (RDp). The new product, called Data Area Editor, provides a way for RDp ...

ARCAD-Customer 9.5

15 May 2013|

ARCAD Software announces Version 9.5 of their IT Service Management solution ARCAD-Customer – to optimize communications between users and the service desk, and simplify the adoption of ITIL best practices in any organization. Version ...


10 June 2012|

ARCAD Software has achieved Unicode compliance with version 9 of its application lifecycle management (ALM) tools, thereby enabling the French company to address new markets for its IBM i software, particularly China and Japan. ...

MC Press Online | Development Tools / Utilities

10 June 2012|

Considered the ‘globalization’ version, the V9 is without doubt the most significant release to date. ARCAD Software, vendor of software change management and application modernization solutions in the IBM i environment and for open ...


10 June 2012|

ARCAD Software is now shipping version 8.12 of its application lifecycle management (ALM) suite for the IBM i OS. Among the enhancements is the capability of its regression testing product, called Verifier, to test multiple types ...


10 June 2012|

ARCAD Software is exposing more of its application lifecycle management (ALM) suite to third-party products, including Microsoft .NET, IBM Rational Team Concert, the popular JIRA bug tracker, and even Rocket Aldon, with version 8.15 of ...

Tester Tools

10 June 2012|

The ARCAD ALM suite is a collection of tools used to aid developers in the development, testing, and roll-out of new and enhanced applications.


15 May 2012|

The entire ARCAD Software team is pleased to announce the release of version V9 of its software product line. Considered the ‘globalization’ version, the V9 is without doubt the most significant release to date. ...

Version 8.12 of ARCAD’s Application Lifecycle Management software brings new features across all product lines – including test automation solutions for teams running several types of application user interface.

15 May 2011|

Major innovations in this new release include enhanced data monitoring in regression testing, offering a multi-platform capture interface, so that application tests can be recorded from green-screen, Web, and client-server interfaces. Read ...


15 May 2011|

Version 8.10 of ARCAD’s ALM Software offers a new bridge between the IBM Rational Team Concert and ARCAD’s deployment solution and signals a new era in the overall ARCAD offering with a profound reorganization ...

ARCAD Updates Application Lifecycle Management Software

18 April 2011|

Arcad has announced the release of version 8.12 of its ARCAD application lifecycle management suite. In this version the ARCAD-Verifier regression-test solution has been designed to maximize the scope and range of tests. Read this ...

ARCAD Opens ALM Suite a Little More

18 April 2010|

Companies that use ARCAD Software‘s suite of application lifecycle management (ALM) tools are now able to mange the release and deployment of applications on open systems platforms, such as Windows, Unix, and Linux, as well ...

Focus on Data Management with App Modernization Projects

18 April 2009|

Companies getting into application modernization projects have their hands full. That’s not necessarily because the modernization project is a nightmare for IBM i shops. Nearly 100 percent of IT departments are struggling to keep up ...

Build and Deploy across multiple platforms

18 April 2009|

In today's enterprise environment, very few companies have the luxury of having a single platform to support. This means multiple development tools supporting multiple applications on multiple platforms. You may even be supporting ‘separate but ...


15 January 2009|

Version 8.08 of ARCAD's ALM Software Brings Additional Open Systems Enhancements. Latest technical innovations offer new options for managing changes to software, critical data, and LANSA components, interacting with external apps, and more. Read ...

Vendors Without Borders

18 April 2008|

If you travel to the Netherlands or Bermuda, you might hear about international connections involving LANSA and ARCAD Software. A student career website bears LANSA's mark, and ARCAD has opened a new European office. Read ...

Singapore or Bust

18 April 2008|

The change management vendor has opened an office in bustling Singapore.... "We are shaking the market." Read this article

ARCAD Opens New Office in Singapore

18 April 2008|

ARCAD, aka "The Kilt People," has opened a new office in Singapore.... Recently, the company has moved aggressively to fill the void for change management tools. ARCAD Software, aka “The Kilt People,” last week announced ...

Best Practices for Selecting Application Development Tools

18 April 2008|

ARCAD Software‘s president and CEO Philippe Magne points to two critical factors that modernization projects need to address. The first is control over the knowledge of existing applications. The second is control over the change ...

Extending RDi Using Plugins

18 April 2008|

Plugins open up a whole world of opportunity to make RDi programmers more productive. Read this article

Managing SQL is Easy with Change Management Tools

18 April 2008|

There's no reason not to forge ahead with new techniques such as SQL as long as you have the right tools in place. Structured Query Language (SQL) is a keyword-oriented language, which makes it easy ...

Renaissance Man

18 April 2008|

Philippe Magne innovates in rocket science, music, and software development. Read this article

ARCAD Goes Dutch with New Office

18 April 2008|

New Dutch office will provide a staging ground for the French company to target new System i customers in the region... System i change management vendor ARCAD Software recently announced it has opened a new ...

ARCAD Software Launches V8.06

18 April 2007|

ARCAD Software solution is now totally integrated with Eclipse to facilitate running System i applications in the Java J2EE environment or with SOA architectures. Read

ARCAD Delivers Free Emulator, Tester for WDSc

18 April 2007|

The up-and-coming provider of programmers' tools for the System i platform, recently announced that it's giving away a 5250 emulator that plugs into IBM's WDSc development environment, and a utility for testing System i objects. ...

Selecting Help Desk Software

18 April 2007|

A good help desk solution not only provides answers to users’ questions, but also helps to manage assets and lifecycle changes. Read this article

Change Management Software Gets Boost from Mighty Ant

18 April 2007|

ARCAD Software has rolled the multi-platform software management stone closer to its final destination by releasing Version 8.06.06 of its IBM System i-based application lifecycle management suite. For companies doing application development that spans more ...

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