HelpSystems’ recent IBM i Market Survey identified modernising applications and IBM i skills as two growing concerns for businesses operating on the IBM i enterprise.
RPG continues to be the backbone of IBM i development. So the big question is:
How can we leverage our investment in IBM i to create web applications?
RPG is one of the most common development languages used on the IBM i, with thousands of existing business apps built on the platform, thanks to its’ ease-of-use, versatility, and open-source nature.
Modern RPG also looks and acts like other programming languages, making it easier to teach which may help to close the IBM i skills gap in the future. the use of RPG as the language for new IBM i development has been on the rise in recent years, due in part to its’ free-form nature.
Using specialist tools, you are able to modernise existing RPG applications to deliver a modern web-based GUI and to develop new technologies for web and mobile.
WebSmart from Fresche Solutions is a rapid development tool for creating desktop and mobile web applications using modern programming languages for your IBM i utilising your existing RPG code. It is a tool that has been created to combat these issues and enable IBM i shops to bridge the skills gap and create exceptional digital experiences.
Rapidly Developing Modern Applications on IBM i
Join Andrew Nicholson from Proximity and Greg Patterson from Fresche Solutions on their upcoming webinar: Rapidly Developing Modern Applications on IBM i to learn:
- How WebSmart can provide you with the power to rapidly develop modern desktop and mobile applications using responsive templates
- How diversifying into modern programming languages can reduce the risk for your IBM i, by providing the opportunity to attract modern developers
- Exactly how WebSmart can help you rapidly develop modern mobile and desktop applications on the IBM in a live demonstration.
Join us at 3:30 pm on Wednesday 27th April 2022.
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If you can’t make it to the live webinar, register anyway and we’ll send you a recording of the session once it finishes.
Posted by Paul on 14th April 2022.