This article is part 1 of 1 from the series: ASNA Hardwired Newsletter
  1. ASNA Hardwired -- Issue #1

Welcome to ASNA's new newsletter, ASNA Hardwired. 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, February 25th, 1pm CST Register now at the link below: https://asna.com

Licensing alert: IBM i DataGate 16.x licensing change

Effective with ASNA DataGate for IBM i 16.x, the IBM i partition ID is needed for us to create a DataGate license for you.

This article explains this change in detail.

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.

This article has the quiz answer and more details on Windows 8.

Old habits die hard: Learning to live without jQuery

jQuery was once one of the most important tools in a Web programmer's kit bag. Alas, modern browsers and JavaScript specs have not only caught up to jQuery but far surpassed it.

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. However, consider making it a point to stop digging yourself a deeper jQuery hole and not writing any new jQuery code.

The "You Might Not Need jQuery" Website referenced below provides many great plain vanilla JavaScript snippets that work as alternatives to jQuery. If you haven't yet, deprecate jQuery today and use only plain vanilla JavaScript.

You Might Not Need jQuery Website

ASNA fun fact: Could time go any faster?

2021 marks the 28th year that ASNA has shipped and supported ASNA Visual RPG Classic. Do you feel old yet?

Production version info: Upgrading to IBM i V7R4?

IBM i V7R4 requires ASNA DataGate for IBM i 16.x. If you are using a lower version of DataGate on your IBM i, you'll need to upgrade DataGate to 16.x for V7R4 support.

Product compatibility for current products

Product compatibility for retired products

This article is part 1 of 1 from the series: ASNA Hardwired Newsletter
  1. ASNA Hardwired -- Issue #1


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