The New England Mid-Range
Users Group is organized as a resource for users of IBM System i, i
Series and AS/400 systems. If you were looking for the New England M
User's Group (MUMPS) goto
PLEASE NOTE - Different location this month!
||Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Sign in 5:15p.m.; Speaker
6:00-7:15p.m., Dinner to Follow
Chicken Parmesan - Fried Chicken cutlet topped with our
homemade marinara and mozzarella cheese served over penne,
or Steak Tips - Marinated steak tips cooked to your liking
served with house rice and creamed spinach, or Bourbon Maple
Salmon - Salmon Fillet pan seared and glazed with a bourbon
maple sauce accompanied by roasted garlic risotto and
grilled asparagus, or Vegan or Vegetarian - available
Cost: NEMUG Members $30, Guests $40, Students $10. Make
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October 17, 2017
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"OPEN SESAME…uh…OPEN SASKATCHEWAN…uh…"
software has been around for many years. We've all used products
such as Open Office, FileZilla and GNUCash as an alternative to
pricey commercial packages with strings attached.
Once upon a time, the wealth of
3rd party applications available on the AS/400 platform helped
it grow and become a competitive player in the midrange market.
It's no secret, though, that the stagnancy of these applications
and their often-unfriendly licensing terms eventually
constrained the platform and made it less competitive.
It's also no secret that today
IBM views Power as an ideal host for open source solutions
written on other platforms, and has empowered IBM i to host them
accordingly. But what about solutions that were born and raised
on IBM i? Don't they get a seat at the table? Yes, but it's
going to be up to US to make it happen. That's why I recently
made two of my trusty home grown efforts available on GitHub.
One is just a simple niche utility, the other could be a data
game changer with the right influx of ideas. * The Report Mods
Framework (a.k.a. RPTMOD) is a little "engine that could" which
monitors output queues for spooled files and subsequently
reroutes them, converts them or even alters their content (try
doing THAT with duct tape). Not as robust as commercial
offerings, but very effective in smaller shops where it quietly
plugs away. * Inuendo, which you've probably heard about by now,
is a model for virtualizing data at its origin, along with an
abstraction layer to allow your applications to be gracefully
retrofit to interact with that data (and eventually retire your
legacy data). Based on classes and properties, its definitions
can be modified on the fly, even in a 24/7 installation. Did I
mention it supports time travel...genuine time travel? And that
it's powered entirely by RPG and SQL? Getting this far was an
adventure. Join me as I not only demonstrate these wares but
also share some of the perils and pitfalls of prepping native
IBM i solutions for the open source distribution model. If our
beloved platform is to be taken seriously by the OSS community,
we need to be producers as well as consumers.
Christopher Burns has been a
senior consultant with GEMKO Information Group of Buffalo, NY
since 1996. He specializes in application modernization and
developer education. His highly-differentiated solutions for
companies using both home grown and 3rd party software are
unmatched in the industry. He speaks regularly about these
solution concepts at user groups and conferences. Chris holds
several IBM certifications and has been hosting and evolving the
21st Century Midrange Developer training series since 2003. He
has also served on the IBM certification exam development team.
More recently, Chris has been the driving force behind Inuendo –
an open source project for data virtualization.
President Dawn Dawson, The Moore Company (401) 315-6351
Vice President Chip DiFolco, Callico (774) 227-7373
Secretary Rasa Pizzi, Franklin Sports, Inc. (781) 573-2443,
(508) 944-1545 firstname.lastname@example.org
Treasurer Eileen Newell, FGX International (401) 719-2337
Webmaster Jerry Perreault (401) 949-2613
NE Conference Liaison Chip DiFolco, Callico (774) 227-7373
Message from the President
Thank you to Jim Mason for
discussing the pros and cons of NOSQL data bases and potential
uses. Jim is a Sr. Product Architect for DMX Web Platform and we
look forward to seeing his final product for the start-up
company he is working for. Joining us October 18th, is
Christopher Burns from GEMKO Information Group (www.gemko.com).
He is going to present to the group Open Source software. He
will discuss RPTMOD which monitors output queues and re-routes
them and perhaps alters them, and Inuendo which is a tool to
retrofit and interact with data and eventually retire legacy
data - this tool is powered by RPG and SQL. Join us to learn
about these great tools that can be used on the i-series.
Dawn Dawson, President NEMUG
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