Riddle: name an IBM computer that supports flash drives

On February 5th, 2013, IBM announced Technology Refresh 6 for IBM i V7R1. Recall that with the 2010 release of V7R1, IBM announced that there would no longer be a two year (approximately) release schedule for major versions of the IBM i OS. Seems some customers were experiencing version fatigue and expressed frustration at a new OS every two years (or so). So, in answer to the problem, IBM is using a more “out of band” approach where OS enhancements are now made available by “Technology Refreshes.”


ASNA Announces Palooza 2013 in Barcelona, Spain

For the 14th time, the best of the best of ASNA customers, developers, and ISVs will meet at ASNApalooza to learn the latest tips and techniques for ASNA’s products, share ideas, and have some fun. The theme of this Palooza is, “RPG has never been so powerful.” ASNApalooza #14 will be held at the Hoteles Catalonia in Barcelona, Spain on April 15th and 16th, 2013.


Happy Holidays!

Welcome to another edition of the ASNA Newsletter. In the time-honored edition of year-end double issues, we are excited to present this double issue including the contents for the November/December issue. We’ll be back on a monthly basis starting in January.


Avoid reinventing the wheel with Nuget for Visual Studio

Ever hear the phrase, “Don’t reinvent the wheel?” That little phrase is one of several principles that guide writing good code. Given the vast richness of the .NET Framework, I’ve learned this lesson many times over. I can’t even count how many times I’ve written what I thought was great piece of code only to show it to someone and then be told, “You know the .NET Framework provides that already, right?” Doh.


Do ASNA products run on tablets?

With the release of Microsoft’s Surface tablet, we’ve gotten the question several times, “Do ASNA products run on tablets?” When the question is asked, we’re not sure if the question is specifically about the MS Surface tablet or if the release of the MS Surface simply put tablets back on everyone’s radar.


ASNA US gets new Director of Sales and Services

ASNA US is proud to announce that Rick Barron is now the US Director of Sales and Services for ASNA. Rick Barron leads the ASNA US sales and services teams.