Current ASNA product versions - March 2020

ASNA products are refreshed on a regular basis. This page shows the current products and their release dates, as well as platform requirements.

ASNA Mobile RPG controls gallery

ASNA Mobile RPG is a mobile application suite for the IBM i. It enables RPG programmers to create smartphone and tablet applications with nothing but ILE RPG. Mobile RPG provides a screen design aid on which you drag and drop various UI elements onto the screens you're building. After creating the mobile displays they are exported to the IBM i as traditional display objects. This article introduces you to the many controls that Mobile RPG offers.

Hashing user passwords with AVR for .NET

It is a cardinal sin to ever store a user's password in plain text. Stored in plain text, a user's password is available to anyone from hackers sniffing network traffic to internal, disgruntled employees. Once these bad folks have clear text passwords they can easily get into associated accounts. Modern applications today need to use cryptographically secure hashed passwords. Let's take a look at the abstract definition of how this works, then we'll look at the very few lines of AVR for .NET code required to implement it (thanks to the .NET Framework).

How to split a string with AVR for .NET

You can often learn a lot from a simple little exercise. In this article, let's consider three ways to split a string in AVR for .NET. Our need is to split a full name field into two fields, one for the first name one for the last name. Initially, let's use the string 'Neil Young'.

Happy Holidays 2019

ASNA wishes you and your family the very best this holiday season. We greatly appreciate your business and look forward to working with you on your IBM i projects in 2020. Thank you very much for being an ASNA customer!

Understanding DataGate connection pooling

DataGate's connection pooling is a way to reuse existing server-side jobs for ASP.NET web apps. Its correct use is critical for performance. This newsletter article points to three resources to better understand and use DataGate connection pooling.