ASNA Wings Half-Day Workshops in Raleigh/Durham and Cincinnati

ASNA is proud to announce two free ASNA Wings half-day workshops in Raleigh/Durham and Cincinnati on September 28th and 29th, respectively. In these workshops ASNA’s Roger Pence will show how to use ASNA Wings to modernize RPG green-screen user interfaces. These workshops follow two previous, very successful, half-day workshops in Chicago and New York City last May. ASNA Wings is a revolutionary new product that modernizes IBM i – RPG character-based user interfaces. Wings is a member of the ASNA Monarch family of RPG modernization products. Using IBM’s Open Access RPG Edition, all RPG programming logic and file IO remains on the IBM i. ASNA Wings converts green screens into browser-based replacements.

Official Rational Open Access for RPG Edition Reseller

ASNA international is proud to announce that it is now an official reseller of IBM’s Rational Open Access RPG Edition. By reselling Open Access, ASNA makes it much easier for customers to acquire the product. Open Access, which was released by IBM in the spring of 2010, is perhaps the most fundamental change that IBM has made to the IBM i platform since it was introduced. Open Access provides an i5 API that enables ILE RPG programs to redirect file IO to third-party “handlers.” Since February of 2011, ASNA has been shipping its Open Access-based product ASNA Wings. Wings provides a browser-based alternative to the IBM i’s traditional character-based green-screen user interface. With Wings and Open Access, the ILE RPG logic and file IO remains on the IBM i but you get the benefits of a dramatically improved user interface. Wings lets you selectively modernize your display files; the display files you choose not to modernize are rendered with the ASNA 5250 emulator which is built into Wings.

ASNA Presents Half-Day Wings Workshops in Chicago and NYC

ASNA presents two free ASNA Wings half-day workshops in Chicago and New York City on May 18th and 19th, 2011, respectively. In these workshops ASNA’s Roger Pence will show how to use ASNA Wings to modernize RPG green-screen user interfaces.

April 2011 Newsletter

Spring is a great time of the year. It makes everything feel new again and fills you with energy. And that’s just the way we’re feeling at ASNA right now. The community that we’ve built around our customers is very important to us here at ASNA. As part of our continued investment in that community, we’re excited to announce that ASNApalooza 2011 will be held this year in England at the Arora Gatwick Hotel. Our non-US customer base has grown substantially over the last couple of years and we’re looking forward to seeing many new faces in England this fall.

Wings Now Shipping

ASNA proudly announces the availability of ASNA Wings™. Wings is ASNA’s latest System i application modernization product. Using IBM’s Rational Open Access RPG Edition, Wings lets you modernize green screen user interfaces while keeping all program logic and file IO on the System i. IBM’s Open Access RPG Edition provides a programming API that lets ILE programs read and write file output from and to specified “handlers.” ASNA Wings provides a display file handler to redirect display file output to modernized browser-based alternatives.

January 2011 Newsletter

I am very pleased to share this very good news with you: We completed the management buyout of ASNA from BluePhoenix in December. BluePhoenix is no longer associated with ASNA in any way. ASNA worldwide is looking forward to growing our product and services offerings and listening to what our customers want and expect for the future. A couple of years ago, Carlos Valero and I acquired the European ASNA operations from BluePhoenix, and created ASNA International. We grew the European business substantially and had lots of customer success. It was a natural move for us to acquire the ASNA US operations. We’re proud to say that the new ASNA now has more than 50 employees worldwide and is ready to help its customers worldwide achieve the application development success they need. ASNA’s European operation headquarters are in Barcelona, Spain. Research and development, sales, and support facilities remain in San Antonio, Texas. Carlos is the Chairman of ASNA and I am President of ASNA US.