3 steps to zero-risk Modernization on IBM i
Starting a modernization project on IBM i can be a daunting prospect, faced with the many options out there: Webservices? N-tier? Web, mobile? Java, .NET?
Join us for our three-part Modernization Webinar Series on September 18th, 25th and 27th with Barbara Morris, Scott Forstie and Tim Rowe, and learn how to get from A-Z with minimum risk !
Featuring actual case studies, our series is structured around a 3-step approach to risk-free modernization :
- Step 1: Analyze – Where do I start to modernize? What are my choices?
- Step 2: Structure – Laying a secure foundation with a structured DevOps process
- Step 3: Transform – Automating the conversion of RPG source code, database and UI
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Our special Guests
1st Part – Tim Rowe takes a tour of the very latest technology options on IBM i, with the goal of “Making IBM i normal !”. Tim guides us into making the right choice of development language, database, method and tooling using the “best tool for the job”, taking performance and data integration into account. Assess the use of open source tools like Git and Jenkins in an enterprise DevOps setting. Learn the latest in connectors including MQ, JDBC, ODBC, REST and SQL Services… A round trip of the “art of the possible” on IBM i !
2nd Part – Barbara Morris proves that Free Form RPG is a game-changer, making RPG universally easy to code and maintain. Learn which “old-fashioned” RPG coding patterns to avoid. Code modularity means breaking up code into smaller pieces for easier re-use. But how to make existing monolithic RPG code modular ? Start with a prior analysis of the code, and a gradual implementation of changes – from simple improvement of variable names, through to complex changes, such as pulling out a section of code into a procedure. Safeguard your work with continual testing, already in place before making large-scale changes to the code.
3rd Part – Scott Forstie takes the subject of modernization down to the database, discussing the options for automated conversion to SQL and the rights and wrongs of a surrogate approach.
Floyd Del Muro
Business Development Manager, ARCAD Software
With 26 years of experience on the IBM midrange platform, Floyd is Business Development Manager for the ARCAD Software group. In his role at ARCAD Software, Floyd has been extensively involved in the management of DevOps and Enterprise Modernization projects on IBM i, from planning stages through to delivery. Drawing on his experience in managed services and the introduction of agile methods, Floyd is a trusted advisor and speaker on the subjects of DevOps, Test Automation and Application Lifecycle Management.
About ARCAD Software
Created in 1992, the ARCAD Software group is leading international vendor in integrated DevOps and Enterprise Modernization solutions, with subsidiaries in Europe, USA and Asia, supporting 1000+ installations across 35 countries. ARCAD solutions are distributed by IBM worldwide. ARCAD’s DevOps technology is positioned in the 2017 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Application Release Automation (ARA).