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September 24, 2014 | Volume 3 Issue 5

ISSUE HIGHLIGHTS

TOP STORY: You Want to Build Business Apps for Mobile Devices?
FEATURED ARTICLE: Technology Focus: Mobile Application Development Tools
NEWS HIGHLIGHT:  Bytware's IBM i Message Monitoring Tool Supports Centralized Log Collection and Reporting
ON-DEMAND WEBCAST:Create Amazing, Modern Apps With Profound UI
MC VIDEO PORTAL: Top Ten Security Vulnerabilities of IBM i Security Configuration  
EVENT: Back to School with Bytware

Sponsor - ASNA
 

ASNA Mobile RPG empowers RPG programmers to create great IBM i-driven smartphone and tablet mobile apps with nothing but plain ol’ RPG. Programmers don’t need to learn obtuse languages like HTML, JavaScript, PHP, Java or Objective C. The only skills required to create superb mobile applications with Mobile RPG are traditional RPG coding skills—period! These applications feature secure and fast read/write access to your IBM i database and provide game-changing possibilities for your business. Learn more - Attend ASNA's free webcast tomorrow!


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Feature Article - Networking
 
You Want to Build Business Apps for Mobile Devices?

It's easy; just acquire some mobile app development tools and get started.

 

richard lancasterWritten by Richard Lancaster

 

 

Building business apps for mobile devices should be easy.  

  

  • The physical features of mobile devices impose limits on memory, storage capacity, and screen size.
  • The apps typically satisfy a narrow set of business requirements.

 

One might expect that the device constraints and a narrow requirement domain would simplify the task of building mobile apps. However, building business apps for mobile devices can be hard work, especially for companies that have little experience in mobile development and are embarking on new projects.


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Sponsor - Profound Logic Software
 

Don’t Miss: “See What i Can Do with Mobile Applications”
October 1, 2014 | 10:30-11:30 PDT

San Diego Regional Center (SDRC) needed a more efficient way to support their service coordinators in the field, but wanted to maintain their trusted RPG business application. The answer: mobile applications!

Discover the positive impact mobile applications can have on your workforce! Attend this Webinar and find out how Profound UI helped SDRC:

  • Create intuitive, modern mobile apps
  • Improve IBM i application adoption & reach
  • Support their clients from anywhere
  • Pave the way for future modernization

Save your spot now!


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Feature Article - Networking
 
Technology Focus: Mobile Application Development Tools

Building mobile-device version of server apps isn't so much about what High-Level Language is best to do the job. It's more about what an enterprise's entire strategy for mobile apps is.

john gristWritten by John Ghrist

 

If you thought the Mac vs. PC religious wars were amusing, you've gotta love the philosophical split that's grown up the past several years around building mobile-device apps that provide access to software running on servers, including IBM i.

 

Essentially, the debate is about whether it's best to use HTML5 to build Web-friendly versions of server apps that are accessible by a wide variety of mobile devices, to build apps native to each mobile device even though it's more work for developers to tailor an app to each type, or to follow the Third Way crowd, which advocates building hybrid apps that offer features of both philosophies.


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Sponsor - The MC Press Bookstore
 

PHP…Just for IBM i. This is the first book to comprehensively address PHP and how it can—and should—be deployed on the IBM i. Learn how to transfer skills from a green screen environment to the Web, become intimately familiar
with PHP’s commonly used features, and help start down the road of highly interactive Web-based application development. Click now to receive a FREE chapter of this best-selling resource! >>


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Top Ten Security Vulnerabilities of IBM i Security Configuration

In this Webinar:  SkyView Partners has been performing security assessments for the IBM i community for over 12 years. Based on the findings of these assessments, Carol Woodbury will present the Top 10 vulnerabilities found in IBM i security configurations. She will talk about each issue, making sure to describe how the vulnerability poses risk to your data. In addition, her discussion will include the prevalence of these issues, how to assess the risk of these issues as they pertain to your environment and options for addressing the vulnerabilities.


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