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PRESS Articles

Articles from independent journalists giving their opinions on ARCAD solutions and developments,
and Press Releases covering significant ARCAD news and events

It’s Time For An Application Healthcheck

February 2nd, 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

October 15th, 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

September 16th, 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.

Unit Testing Gets A Boost With ARCAD

June 10th, 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

February 27th, 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

November 6th, 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

September 10th, 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

October 26th, 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

January 24th, 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)

January 12th, 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

December 14th, 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

November 1st, 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

September 6th, 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 And GitHub Prepare For A Paradigm Shift

May 17th, 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

May 3rd, 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

April 13th, 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

February 13th, 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

March 23rd, 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 new subsidiary in [...]

ARCAD Software expands to Germany

January 12th, 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. This announcement follows the rollout [...]

ARCAD-Customer 9.5

May 15th, 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 9.5 [...]


May 15th, 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. This [...]

The entire ARCAD Software team is pleased to announce the release of version 8.15 of its software products. Several of the many enhancements made on the 11 software modules are “major advances.”

May 15th, 2012|

ARCAD Software specializes in change management and application modernization solutions for the IBM i environment and open systems. Their products cover all change processes from user requests to testing through multi-platform deployments. ARCAD has now [...]

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.

May 15th, 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 [...]


May 15th, 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 of [...]

ARCAD Opens ALM Suite a Little More

April 18th, 2010|

In recent years ARCAD has focused on opening its suite of tools to provide its customers with ALM functionality beyond i/OS, where it has a solid reputation and hundreds of System i customers around the [...]

Version 8.09 of the ARCAD Application Lifecycle Management or SCM solution offers an overall approach to automating application lifecycles, with effective advances in the deployment phases of Open Systems.

January 15th, 2010|

The most recent technological innovations in ARCAD version 8.09 open up new prospects for managing multi-platform deployments and distribution to Open Systems sites, while extending the integration of CASE tools within the ARCAD product line. [...]


January 15th, 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

April 18th, 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

April 18th, 2008|

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

ARCAD Software Launches V8.06

April 18th, 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

April 18th, 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. [...]

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