Live Webinar: Be The Best IBM i Developer You Can Be

Having the right tools, skills and development approach can make your job so much easier and increase your value within your company. Technology is always changing and experienced IBM i professionals and as well as developers who are new to the platform should take advantage of every opportunity to develop new skills and learn new techniques to do things better, faster and smarter.

Join us for a live webinar hosted by IBM Systems Magazine on Wednesday March 8 at 1 pm ET. Three of the most renowned IBM i experts – Jon Paris, Trevor Perry and Ray Everhart – will talk about how you can be the best IBM i developer you can be.

You will learn:

  • Useful things for new developers to quickly ramp up on IBM i and applications
  • Tips and tricks to reduce maintenance and enhance development agility
  • Resources for developers with everything they want to know about IBM i

Hope you can join us and look forward to seeing there!

Presto 6.6 is available for download

Presto 6.6 is available for download from our customer portal, myBCDsoftware.com, and our public website.

Highlights of this release include:

  • Ability to modify the screens while in Mobile mode in the Visual Editor.
  • Toolbar option to switch views from Desktop Mode to Mobile Mode.
  • Optimized for mobile with mobile specific customizations panel.
  • You can now generate PDFs from larger spool files.
  • Resolved issue with Exporting large files.

If you have any questions about upgrading or the new features, please review the Presto Upgrade Guide or contact Technical Support.

End-of-Support Notice 
Please note that we’re able to provide full support for approximately the last five releases. If you’re still running Presto 6.0 or older, we recommend you make plans to upgrade as soon as possible as this version is now considered to be limited support.

Please visit the Presto New Features page to see an illustrated list of the most important new features, or visit the Presto Updates History page to review the changes in recent versions.

HTTPOXY vulnerability on IBM i

If you’re not up to date with security PTFs you will want to read the following security bulletin from IBM:
http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=nas8N1021689

It relates to the HTTPOXY vulnerability in the HTTP server, and there are PTFS for Releases 6.1, 7.1, and 7.2.

BCD products that use the HTTP server include WebSmart, Clover, Presto, and Nexus.

As always, contact our support department if you have any questions or concerns,

Marc Hunter

WebSmart 11.0 includes responsive mobile and desktop PHP, ILE and Node.js templates

WebSmart 11.0 is available for download from our customer portal, myBCDsoftware.com, and our public website.

This release includes responsive PHP, ILE and Node.js templates for creating mobile-friendly applications. The templates generate a single code base for desktops and mobile devices using Bootstrap, the most popular open-source HTML/CSS/JavaScript framework for responsive websites.

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IBM i Info Session Tomorrow: Know Your Applications, Remove Your Risk

Many IBM i organizations have large, undocumented systems that make it difficult to onboard new staff. These organizations also find it difficult to analyze the impact of changes to the applications. Sound familiar?

Please join us tomorrow (Tuesday, July 19th) at 3pm EDT to learn how Fresche’s application analysis and documentation suite, X-Analysis, can help you better maintain, enhance and evolve your IBM i applications. You’ll learn how you can use X-Analysis to:

  • Quickly onboard new staff with application and database documentation
  • Reduce risk & simplify maintenance with automated impact analysis
  • Make informed decisions with a 360-degree view of your applications and data that everyone can understand
  • Get IBM i application projects out the door faster

You can register here.

We hope to see you there!

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Zend security vulnerability ~ ImageMagick image processing software

WebSmart PHP users should be aware that Zend has recently published a security notice in their support knowledge base regarding a vulnerability in the Imagick PHP extension.

While this extension is not enabled by default, you may be using the extension in PHP or have it enabled, in which case please follow the instructions in Zend’s security notice.

Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns.

Presto 6.4 is available for download

Presto 6.4 is available for download from our customer portal, myBCDsoftware.com, and our public website.

Highlights of this release include:

  • Minimum IBM i OS release is V6R1
  • You can now launch the log in a browser
  • Presto supports custom naming of the signature pad png file
  • Table detection improvements

If you have any questions about upgrading or the new features, please review the Presto Upgrade Guide or contact Technical Support.

End-of-Support Notice 
Please note that we’re able to provide full support for approximately the last five releases. If you’re still running Presto 6.0 or older, we recommend you make plans to upgrade as soon as possible.

Attending COMMON? See the newest releases, attend our mobile session and enter our drawing

COMMON’s Annual Meeting and Exposition in New Orleans is just around the corner and we’re looking forward to seeing you those of you who are attending.


Please let us know if you’ll be there so we can share
details with you about a special Quadrant and BCD event! 


While you’re at the show, please stop by the Quadrant and BCD Software booth (#515) where you can enter to win a pair Bose QuietComfort headphones. We’ll be on hand to answer your technical questions and show you the latest releases including Presto’s skin editor, WebSmart’s responsive templates, WebSmart for Node.js and Formtastic 10.

We also invite you to attend our session, “Rapidly Create First-Rate Mobile Applications with BCD Solutions,” on Monday, May 16 at 2pm.

See you in NOLA!

Join BCD and Quadrant at these Spring conferences

Tradeshow season is quickly approaching and the BCD-Quadrant team is looking forward to attending several IBM i conferences and user groups. If you’re attending any of the following events, please check out our sessions and stop by our booth for technical demos and exciting information about the latest releases.

    • WMCPA: March 15-17 in Delavan, WI
      • See our WebSmart PHP demo in the Rich UI Tech Showcase on Tuesday.
    • RPG & DB2 Summit: March 22-23 in Dallas, TX
      • Contact us for a promo code to save $200 off your individual Summit registration!
    • NEUGC: April 11-13 in Framingham, MA
    • COMMON: May 15-28 in New Orleans
      • Register by April 14 to save $200 with the Early Bird Rate!
      • Attend our session on Monday: Rapidly Create First-Rate Mobile Applications with BCD.

We hope to see you this Spring!