With the advent of IBM i Technical Refresh 7 (TR7) earlier this month, it’s great that RPG is finally getting this enhancement. In the mid 90s, I sat in a meeting in Toronto where a bunch of IBMers and a group of fixed-format aficionado’s hands-down ruled out a full free-format syntax for ILE RPG.
As most of you know by now, Microsoft officially ends support for Windows XP on April 14, 2014. The real impact of this is hard to predict. As we ponder its implications, I’m struck by comparisons of Windows XP’s demise to the dreaded Y2K issue of 13 years ago. As December 31st, 1999 approached, the predictions became increasingly more dire. Water supplies were going to dry up! All electricity in the world would go off-grid and we’d all freeze to death! All computers would stop working and we’d all have to start using abacuses again!
This article provides an example of a Windows Form application that navigates between two forms and shows a way to pass data from a parent form to a child form. An example program is provided.
It wasn’t that long ago that the combined total of smartphone and tablets exceeded the installed base of connected computers in the US. But analysts are now predicting that tablets alone will outsell PCs by the end of 2013. It is certainly true that many, perhaps the majority, of these tablets are being used for consumer purposes. However, just as consumer use of smartphones lead to the demand of smartphones in the enterprise, tablet use is most definitely headed towards the enterprise and business use.
Here is something new for the ASNA Newletter, a video article. This 20-minute video shows you how to create and then use a class library, a DLL, with AVR. This video is aimed at AVR coders with little or no class library experience. It shows the basics of creating a class library and then how to use it.
Fall is a busy time for us at ASNA. We’re all back from vacation and hitting things hard. Here are a few things that we have upcoming at ASNA.
ASP.NET’s GridView is one of the workhorse controls in AVR browser-based apps. It generally serves as the primary replacement for a subfile; used for navigating to a row and then selecting something to do with that row. This article shows how to fix a nagging problem with the GridView: how to make multiple columns clickable and associate actions with those columns for the corresponding row.
ASNA’s free 60-minute Webcasts are a great way to learn about ASNA’s products and their capabilities and features. The currently scheduled Webcasts for June are listed below. We often add additional dates and times. Please check our Webcast home page for the latest Webcast schedules.
As technology changes, a company’s management often needs a way to refresh the information infrastructure without sacrificing the value of their applications. Industrial Steel Treating Company (IST) in Jackson, Michigan found that the most productive path to modernizing IST custom built IBM i production application was to migrate it to Microsoft .NET. It chose ASNA Monarch to perform the IST migration and the results couldn’t be better.
Programming is a constant evolution thanks to changing technologies, the changes in languages and change in programming teams. With all that change programmers have to keep on the ball to maintain their edge. Here is a list of seven ways to becoming an even better programmer.
Aimed at beginner-to-intermediate developers, ASNA’s Visual RPG Web class teaches how to use ASNA Visual RPG to create browser-based applications for deployment to the Internet or your local intranet. This class assumes that students know RPG, but otherwise the class teaches browser-based development from the ground up. ASNA’s Tim Daniels is the instructor for this course.
This article provides the latest version numbers of our most popular products and their download links. You can visit devnet.asna.com to see other product information.