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 Welcome Brian May to St. Louis

 September Presentation
RPG Modernization

Summer is over and welcome back Gateway/400 members.  The September session will consist of a full day presentation with Brian May. 
 
Agenda
8:30 AM  Registration
 
9:00 AM Modernization Roadmap
This session will concentrate on modernization at a high level.  Often the largest hurdle developers face when attempting to start a modernization initiative is indecision.  We will spend time discussing what I believe the 3 critical areas of modernization are and how they apply to an IBM i environment.  We will talk about the future of RPG and why it is an ideal language for back end business logic.  We will wrap this session up by discussing MVC

10:30 AM Hands on demo
Attendees bring your laptops for hands on examples.

12PM - 1 PM
Lunch

1:00 PM  HTML5 for the RPG Developer
This session will walk IBM i developers through the confusion that is HTML5.  We will take a look at the specific features that were added to HTML syntax and discuss the related technologies that often are incorrectly labeled as HTML5.  We will also spend a moment discussing basic JavaScript syntax and JSON.

2:30 PM Organization of an ILE Application
Over the years, I have come up with my preferred way of organizing an application.  This method developed from experience as well as from knowledge of Object Oriented programming concepts.  In this session, we will discuss building service programs and procedures in object like structure.  These service programs will encapsulate File I/O and business logic into reusable and maintainable pieces.
   
   
Brian began his career as an RPG developer in 2001 working for a large apparel manufacturer. Over the years, he has become an award winning speaker and writer on topics related to RPG, PHP, and Open Source Software. Brian travels frequently to conferences and user group meetings.  From 2008 to 2013, Brian was one of the principle leaders and the webmaster of the Young i Professionals, a group dedicated to bringing new blood to the IBM i ecosphere.  In 2010, Brian became a Technical Editor for System iNews magazine. In April of 2011, he joined Profound Logic Software, where he is an IBM i Modernization Specialist and IBM i Evangelist.

Brian was also recognized by IBM for his ongoing contributions to the Power Systems community as an IBM Champion for Power Systems. Brian was recognized for his contributions to the Power i community, and most notably for his contributions to the user group community and YiPs, developer of the YiPs website and open source environment, plus his early adoption of social media and continued participation in the Power i conversation.

Most recently, Brian donated his time an knowledge to be a coauthor of the new IBM Redbook Modernizing IBM i Applications from the Database up to the User Interface and Everything in Between


Please join us at Spazio's for our September meeting. To register for the event RSVP by noon on September 8th. Free to members and $25 for extra attendees from member companies and $40 for non-members.

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