Blog 2018-02-09T17:49:26+00:00


How Git can be used as the source repository for your native IBMi code? – Part 1

November 14th, 2017|

Imagine being able to branch and merge IBMi code as easily as you do your PHP code. Imagine adopting agile methodologies for native development, builds and deployments. Imagine never having to “check-out” code and jump through those hoops. That’s what Git allows, and it’s really not that hard to accomplish.

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

September 27th, 2017|

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?

Why open source?

May 5th, 2017|

Technologies based on open source have advanced considerably over the recent years, in all the intricacies of the software development world. Is this just because the licenses are free?

Share your IBM i platform with open source tools

May 2nd, 2017|

IBM continues to encourage greater and more extensive use of open source tools on the IBM i platform. This has helped IBM i become more popular, less “proprietary” and more accessible to young generations of developers. Further, it has opened the platform to a vast software offering produced via the open source model.

Data Protection:  a taste of things to come (the world over)

January 2nd, 2017|

For reasons going back in history, the EU has established itself as pioneer in data protection legislation and 2016 was no exception. In April 2016, after years of preparation, the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was adopted to harmonize patchwork directives across EU member states and safeguard the rights of citizens in the digital economy.

RPG Free Form: Why is it so important for you?

December 2nd, 2015|

The biggest concern that IBM i companies are struggling with is finding good RPG resources. For sure, if you look at things from only that angle, you have every chance of being very, very disappointed. The average age is above 50 and you can roughly get only one developer for the cost of two, not very exciting.