»Marie Basson

About Marie Basson

This author has not yet filled in any details.
So far Marie Basson has created 12 blog entries.

Convert from CA 2E Synon to RPG Free Form, near 100% accuracy

Convert from CA 2E Synon to RPG Free Form, with near 100% accuracy

Applications developed in CA 2E Synon are high value assets running critical business today.  A custom model and rules hold a competitive advantage over and above any standard software package.

Yet many CA 2E Synon applications are inflexible, decades old and Synon skills are in diminishing supply.  Modernizing a Synon application means breaking out of the CASE tool and converting to a modern language.  Where conversions to Java and .NET in the past have failed, a conversion to native Free Form RPG preserves the IBM i architecture and leverages the benefits of the platform.

Learn from a customer case study, how to:

  • Convert near 100% of your CA 2E Synon application to modern Free Form RPG, automatically
  • Generate instantly readable code, accessible to a new generation of developers
  • Reduce the volume of code by a factor of 7 (on average)
  • Generate ILE procedures from macro-instructions for easy maintenance

Free yourself from your 4GL constraints – and benefit from the latest technology on IBM i !

Watch the replay

Presenters

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.

Ray Bernardi

Senior Consultant, ARCAD Software

Ray Bernardi is a 30-year IT veteran and currently 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 publications on the subject of application analysis and modernization, SQL, and business intelligence.

About ARCAD Software

CreaARCAD Group logoted 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).

North America – ARCAD Software Inc.
1 Phoenix Mill Lane, Suite 203
Peterborough NH 03458
Toll free: 800.676.4709
Phone: 603.371.9074
sales-us@arcadsoftware.com
Europe – ARCAD Software
55, rue Adrastée – Parc Altaïs- F-74650 Chavanod/Annecy
Phone: +33 450 578 396
sales-eu@arcadsoftware.com
Asia – ARCAD Software Asia
Room 22, Smart-Space 3F – Units 908-915, Level 9, Cyberport 3
100 Cyberport Road – Hong Kong
Phone: +852 3618 6118
sales-asia@arcadsoftware.com

2018-09-24T16:52:31+00:00 On-demand Webinars|

Application Analysis

“Application Analysis: is your IBM i application ready for the future?

If you run your business on IBM i, you may well be deciding: migrate or modernize?

The decision to modernize your existing applications, rewrite all or part of the code, or replace with a software package is a risky one, and will impact the future of both your department and your business.

Making the right choice depends on a detailed analysis of your existing application to understand its structure, data model, and the business rules that constitute your competitive advantage in the marketplace.  But documentation is usually missing or out-of-date and no single developer is familiar with all areas of the code and database.

In our Webinar, you will learn how to automatically extract application knowledge and documentation from your existing applications, to assess their value and make informed decisions about the future of your information system.

Watch the replay

The presenters

ray-bernardi

Ray Bernardi

Senior Consultant

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.

floyd-del-muro

Floyd  Del  Muro

Business Development Manager

With 26 years of experience on the IBM midrange platform, Floyd is currently Business Development Manager for ARCAD Software, managing the IBM relationship and partnership with the IBM Cloud, IBM Systems and product managers for Rational Team Concert (RTC), Rational Developer for i (RDi) and UrbanCode (UC).  In his role at ARCAD Software, Floyd has been directly involved in the management of modernization projects on IBM i, from planning stages through to delivery, spanning modernization of the database, business logic and UI.  Drawing on his experience in project rollout and the introduction of agile methods, Floyd is a trusted advisor and speaker on the subjects of DevOps, continuous delivery and test automation.

About ARCAD Software

Arcad Software Logo

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.

North America – ARCAD Software Inc.
1 Phoenix Mill Lane, Suite 203
Peterborough NH 03458
Toll free: 800.676.4709
Phone: 603.371.9074
sales-us@arcadsoftware.com
Europe – ARCAD Software
55, rue Adrastée – Parc Altaïs- F-74650 Chavanod/Annecy
Phone: +33 450 578 396
sales-eu@arcadsoftware.com
Asia – ARCAD Software Asia
Room 22, Smart-Space 3F – Units 908-915, Level 9, Cyberport 3
100 Cyberport Road – Hong Kong
Phone: +852 3618 6118
sales-asia@arcadsoftware.com

2018-09-24T16:52:43+00:00 On-demand Webinars|

Continuous Integration (CI)

Continuous Integration (CI):
Building a strategy for IBM i using Git, Jenkins and JIRA

How can traditional IBM i development languages, like RPG, CL, DDS or even COBOL, be integrated into the process used by other development teams using modern open source tools like Jenkins, Git and JIRA?  Learn how to bring these typically disparate teams into sync, using the same tools and delivering changes together.

We’ll take you through each phase of the DevOps cycle and see how to accomplish this integration and what the challenges are, using open source tools across both IBM i and distributed systems. In particular, we’ll demonstrate how you can automate the most complex tasks like the dependency recompile (build) of specific IBM i technologies, such as ILE and DB2 SQL.  We’ll also explore DIY techniques like Web services for accessing APIs to leverage existing tools and the resources you already have.

Watch now the replay of this session to improve your integration skills!

Watch the replay

(more…)

2018-09-05T09:05:56+00:00 On-demand Webinars|

Continuous Deployment (CD)

Are you seeking to automate and pilot application deployment across your mobile/Web and RPG development teams?

DevOps and continuous application deployment accelerate the rate of change and give organizations a major competitive advantage.

But if you run your business on IBM i, you may be struggling to harmonize different deployment techniques used in your mobile/Web and RPG development teams. A pure continuous delivery model cannot always be applied to mission-critical IBM i applications where governance and predictability are key.

The solution? A successful DevOps implementation needs to orchestrate and synchronize multi-platform application delivery to cater for the variable speeds within an organization.

In our session we explore how to:

  • Automate and secure application deployment across: IBM i, UNIX, Linux, Windows and z/OS
  • Automate integrity checks and database upgrades
  • Rollback on error across all platforms

Watch the replay

(more…)

2018-09-24T16:53:06+00:00 On-demand Webinars|

Continuous Quality (CQ)

Continuous Quality (CQ): Check the quality of your RPG source code, automatically

Deadlines and other pressures can cause developers to implement the quickest and easiest solution rather than the best overall solution.  Complexity builds up over time and renders the source code fragile and difficult to maintain.  This creates a “technical debt” which spikes the cost of development and is a major cause of application errors and downtime.

Prevention is always better, and less costly, than a cure…  This session explores techniques for automating continuous source code quality checks as an integral part of the software lifecycle.

As part of your DevOps initiative, learn how to define your own coding standards and automatically detect quality issues at the earliest possible stage, before the application is even built.

Watch the replay

(more…)

2017-10-06T16:29:09+00:00 On-demand Webinars|