Issue Number: April 6th, 2021
Welcome to ASNA’s new newsletter, ASNA Pipeline. It features tips, techniques, and announcements to keep you current with ASNA.
Upcoming Webcast: Take your RPG programs from green to great
Wings transforms dreary green screens into modern browser pages that can be served on either the Internet or your local network. This 60-minute hands-on session shows how Wings works and how easy it is to modernize your RPG programs.
Wings extends the value of your RPG application portfolio, provides quick results, and is built with industry standards.
This session covers:
- How recrafting your RPG UI gives life and value to your IBM i applications
- IBM’s Open Access — Wings’s key enabler
- How to import RPG display files into Wings
- How Wings’ built-in 5250 emulator works
Free 60-minute Wings Webcast, Thursday, April 8th, 1pm DST
DataGate for IBM i: What does the IBM i user profile DG8SVCPRF do?
The DG8SVCPRF user profile is the profile under which an application’s DataGate jobs are launched. It is is a helpful ally in debgugging DataGate connectivity issues.
Deprecated software alert: Windows 8 has less life in it than you think!
First, a quick quiz? How many years ago was Windows 8 released? Hint: Windows 8 was released the same year that Van Halen released its final studio album.
Windows 8.0 is now obsolete (that is, it gets no critical updates) and Windows 8.1 mainstream support ends on January 10th, 2023.
Old habits die hard: Learning to live without jQuery
Once jQuery has its tentacles in your Website project, it’s really hard to get out from under its firm grasp. There is little value in ripping and replacing whatever jQuery you’ve already added to your site. However, consider making it a point to stop digging yourself a deeper jQuery hole and not writing any new jQuery code.
ASNA fun fact: Could time go any faster?
2021 marks the 27th year that ASNA has shipped and supported ASNA Visual RPG Classic. Do you feel old yet?
Production version info: ASNA product version requirements.
If you need to know what version of DataGate you need for IBM i V7R4, what version of AVR for .NET you need for Visual Studio 2019, or what versions are currently supported and what versions are retired. This information, and other compatibility-related info, is available on these pages. Bookmark these pages–they come in very handy from time to time.