Pipeline 2023 Quarter 1

ASNA Pipeline 2023 – Quarter 1 This issue’s big news is that Visual RPG for .NET 17.0, which works with Visual Studio 2022, is now generally available (see the Current ASNA supported products section below). This edition also includes AVR Classic upgrade advice, info on the latest IBM i Midrange Survey, and a cool way […]

ASNA Pipeline #1 2022

This issue touches on a couple of DataGate for IBM i configuration topics, a tip for licensing, and an article on model-based programming with ASNA Visual RPG. How to change DataGate’s TCP/IP port on the IBM i Changing the DataGate for IBM i TCP/IP port is a simple process using the IBM i WRKSRVTBLE command. This article explains how to […]

ASNA Pipeline #2 2022

Wow. Summer is half over! Can you believe it? In this issue we catch you up on ASNA product version numbers, provide a lesson in avoiding technical debt, resolve an AVR Classic type reference issue, show a way to help identify IBM i ASP.NET orphan jobs, and tell you about five free Windows utilities that will […]

ASNA Pipeline #3 2022

Summer is over and fall is here. In Texas we know it’s fall because it’s only 92F (33C) at night. Relief at last! This issue covers IBM i V7R5 and DataGate for IBM i, upgrading DataGate for IBM i, an exciting Visual Studio 2022 announcement, how to tame the Windows ComboBox control, and a list of Windows products […]

Current ASNA product build numbers

Here is the list of our .NET product families and the latest build numbers available. Visual Studio 2022 v17.0/11.0 .NET-BETA Release date: 2023-02-22 Family: Oscar – Beta Visual RPG .NET- Visual RPG .NET Windows Deployment- Mobile RPG- Monarch- Monarch Framework- Monarch Nomad- Synon Escape- DataGate for SQL Server- DataGate Component Suite- DataGate WebPak- DataGate Studio- […]

Save big bucks with the Microsoft Action Pack

Microsoft has a well-kept secret available called the Microsoft Action Pack. The Action Pack subscription costs $475 USD per year and some of its benefits include: Three copies of Visual Studio Professional 10 Windows 10 Profession or Enterprise licenses 10 MS Office Professional licenses 5 Microsoft Office 365 seats 1 Visio license SQL Server license Windows […]

ASNA Pronto offers production license codes online

ASNA debuted Pronto, its online product licensing service last fall. Many thanks to our early Pronto users for helping us test it. Pronto offers production product licenses for our customers around the world. With just a few mouse clicks with your desktop browser or finger taps with your smartphone, Pronto has an emergency license in your […]

Microsoft wants you to stop using its software!

You probably don’t want to know this, but did you know that general support for Windows 7 ends on January 14, 2020? (less than a year from now!). After that, and this quotes the official Microsoft Windows 7 end-of-service document, "Windows will operate but you will stop receiving security and feature updates." It’s probably surprising to realize […]

2018 productivity potpourri

Can you believe that 2018 is nearly in the can? Here is a potpourri of productivity software and videos that I added to my daily workflows in 2018. The world’s best bookmark manager Raindrop is hands-down the best bookmark manager I’ve ever used. It has a great bookmarklet that snaps into any browser (shown below) and […]

ASNA Synon Escape migrates and refactors Synon apps to C#

ASNA Synon Escape, the latest member of ASNA’s family of IBM i RPG application migration suites, migrates and refactors Synon/Cool:2E/CA 2E apps to C#.  This lets Synon shops ensure a solid future for their core enterprise application without Synon or RPG dependencies. Synon Escape exploits the Synon Model and Synon runtime to provide a readable, refactored, […]