IBM recently released its latest IBM i road map. The road map doesn’t provide any surprises, except, for the first time ever (I think) IBM discloses how many worldwide IBM i customers there are. IBM claims that the IBM i is currently used by “more” than 150,000 businesses around the world. The number of actual IBM i boxes deployed around the world remains in play because there are many businesses with multiple IBM i boxes. Although the number of IBM i boxes in use pales in comparison to the number of Linux or Windows boxes in use, it’s still good news to see that the IBM i still enjoys a substantial, faithful following. A recent edition of IT Jungle provides some brief analysis of IBM’s “used by” number.
The ASNA Visual RPG beginning/intermediate class, held in ASNA’s San Antronio training room, is currently scheduled for January 14-18, 2013 and April 29 – May 3, 2013.
.NET has had generic data types since .NET 2.0. However, many AVR coders aren’t aware of these powerful data structures and how much time they can save. In this article we’ll take a look at using generic dictionaries in AVR for .NET. Old school RPG programmers will recognize dictionaries as the distant cousin of green-screen RPG’s alternating tables–except much better!
After much fanfare, tons of PowerPoints and videos and presentations, Windows Metro UI, as a brand, is no longer with us. After an apparent disagreement between Microsoft and a European business partner, Microsoft has ditched the Metro name. At least for the time being, what we once knew as Metro style will now be called, simply, a “Windows 8 application” or a “modern UI” application. It seems that this all caught Microsoft a bit by surprise there wasn’t time to think of a better replacement name.
The iProDeveloper Website is offering a free online event called “Developing for Web and Mobile Applications” on Wednesday, October 17, at 9:30AM ET. The entire agenda focuses on Web and mobile development.
As many of you know, we just wrapped up our annual ASNApalooza and we really had a great one this year! We were able to reconnect with the many customers and ISVs who attended. It was great to see them all and hear how they are using ASNA products to build great software.