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Sessions - App Development

2018 sessions will include:


  • Application Developer Modernization Jumpstart

  • The IBM i Renaissance: Revitalize, Re-Energize

  • Top 5 Things that IBM i Developers Need to Start Doing TODAY!

  • Creating a Database Abstraction Layer

  • Preparing Your Data for Watson



    RPG! It’s Alive with New Treasures!       Charlie Guarino

    “New” RPG Free Form enhancements? Well sure, but that happened at 7.1. Time marches on and so do the enhancements. Today’s RPG is living, vibrant and ever-evolving, keeping pace and meeting the requirements and needs of TODAY’S programming community. If you haven’t been keeping up you are missing out on the many new treasures that will not only improved the readability of your code but also the reliability. Long live RPG!

    RPG! It’s Alive with New Treasures!   (Charlie Guarino)

    “New” RPG Free Form enhancements? Well sure, but that happened at 7.1. Time marches on and so do the enhancements. Today’s RPG is living, vibrant and ever-evolving, keeping pace and meeting the requirements and needs of TODAY’S programming community. If you haven’t been keeping up you are missing out on the many new treasures that will not only improved the readability of your code but also the reliability. Long live RPG!




    The less frequent RDi FAQs – More stuff to know! (Charlie Guarino)
     RDi is a game changer and continues to improve how developers are maintaining and developing their applications everywhere. And with the breadth of functionality there is almost never enough time to answer all of the questions at our sessions. Here we will go through some of the most challenging and obscure questions and provide live demonstration to answer them. Let’s learn together how RDi can further your productivity in ways you never thought possible.



    Creating a Database Abstraction Layer   (Ray Everhart)

    By providing a layer of separation between your applications and your database, you have much more agility to respond to changing business requirements and you can reduce your maintenance burden at the same time. This case study will review three approaches that can used to provide database abstraction and the strengths and weaknesses of each approach.  
    Learning Objectives:       
                                                                                                                
    1. Evaluate three different approaches to database abstraction and their benefits.
    2. Walk step by step through the implementation of a Logical File database abstraction layer.
    3. Review the reference architecture for a database I/O service program.
    4. Best Practice design recommendations for new tables.



    Preparing your Data for Watson (Ray Everhart)

    The power of Watson Analytics is now readily available, but is your data ready for Watson? This session covers what you need to do in order to derive the maximum value from your data using Watson Analytics.      
                                                                                                  
    Learning Objectives: 
                                                                                                                       
    1. How to make data more "discoverable".
    2. Strategies for database modernization to support Watson Analytics.
    3. Tools available to rapidly improve your database



    Top 5 Things That IBM i Developers Need to Start Doing TODAY! (Stephen Flaherty)

     

    Reduce the time spent managing applications, remove the risks in making code changes and modernize where it makes sense!

     

    In this session, Stephen Flaherty will go over a few ways that IBM i developers can make 

    their jobs easier, by simply adopting the top 5 best practices and using some proper tooling.

     

    Learn: 
                                                                                     

    • What your IBM i can REALLY do
    • Exactly what “modernization” means
    • Best approaches for making code changes and managing applications
    • Ways to make it easy for IT to understand application design and flow

     

    You’ll also see how X-Analysis automatically documents your IBM i environment.