Accessing IBM i Libraries and Files with FileZilla

March 17th, 2015 No comments

Did you know you can FTP into the IBM i, look at the contents of a library and transfer files to and from it using FTP solutions like FileZilla?

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WebSmart 10.7.0 Is Available for Download

March 3rd, 2015 No comments

WebSmart 10.7.0 is available for download from our customer portal, myBCDsoftware.com, and our public website.

This release includes the following enhancements:

  • Added keyboard shortcuts to increase and decrease the font size in the editor (CTRL +/-)
  • New demo library file called MU_DATEF simplifies date-based SQL queries
  • Improved auto formatting of PHP array declarations
  • Mass PDW generation now supports fixed format definitions
  • You can now use Alt+D and Alt+U as hotkeys to control the search direction

If you have any questions about upgrading or the new features, please get in touch with Technical Support!

End-of-Support Notice 
Please note that we’re able to provide full support for approximately the last three releases. If you’re still running WebSmart 10.0 or older, we recommend you make plans to upgrade as soon as possible.

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Presto 6 includes improved out-of-the-box formatting for RPG Open Access screens

February 10th, 2015 No comments

Presto 6.0 is now available for download from our customer portal, myBCDsoftware.com, and our public website. This release includes improvements to the Presto OA rendering engine so it now displays a more useful out-of-the-box version of OA screens.

Presto RPG OA screen

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Temp License Key Generation at myBCDsoftware.com Unavailable

February 6th, 2015 No comments

We are currently making some internal changes to how we manage our product license keys. While this is in progress we have temporarily taken down the myBCDsoftware.com program that allows customers to generate short-term license keys.

If you anticipate needing a temporary product license key for testing purposes, please contact your BCD sales rep and we’ll be happy to provide one.

If you were relying on this myBCDSoftware.com feature as part of your actual Disaster Recovery (DR) strategy and need to have the ability to switch your applications over to another system on very short notice, we are also happy to provide longer term temporary license keys to tide you over until the portal page is back. You should, however, keep in mind that our web portal is periodically unavailable for system maintenance. An alternative is to purchase a secondary High Availability product license.

You can reach our sales office in Chicago at (630) 986-0800 to request keys or discuss your needs. Or, if you have any questions about this portal feature, please email or call me at our support office at (250) 655-1766.

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New Docu-Mint Updates Available

January 9th, 2015 No comments

We had a few Docu-Mint sales recently and our new customers have done some testing for the rest of you :-)

There are two new Docu-Mint updates available for download:

  • DN66007 – Addresses an DocS36 issue where Option 9 from Menu DM2 was failing with a Session or Device Error.
  • DN66008 – Addresses a “Length or Start position is out of range for the string operation” error received by ANZRPGLE.

You can download both these patches, and any other recent ones you may have missed, from our website:

http://www.bcdsoftware.com/iseriessupport/docu-mint/updates/current/

Please let me know if you have any questions!

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WebSmart PHP’s new templates support all levels of development

December 16th, 2014 No comments

Many of our WebSmart PHP customers are still relatively new to web application development, while others need more advanced templates to take advantage of MVC or a more object-oriented approach. For this reason, WebSmart 10.5 and 10.6 include new Zend Framework 2 (ZF2) MVC and PHP Data Object (PDO) templates.

You can continue to use the original PHP templates to jumpstart your development but the new templates will give you more options as your skills advance.

Watch the video below to learn more about the new templates and to see how they support all levels of development.

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WebSmart 10.6 validates HTML5 and makes it easier to customize jQuery UI themes

December 16th, 2014 No comments

WebSmart 10.6 is now available for download from our customer portal, myBCDsoftware.com and our public website. This version, along with the recent WebSmart 10.5 release, includes improved compatibility with jQuery UI themes, HTML5 validation support and a new composite document.

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Presto 5.7 includes change management support for macros and SQL queries

December 15th, 2014 No comments

Presto 5.7 is now available for download from our customer portal, myBCDsoftware.com and our public website. This interim release supports the ability to export and import SQL queries and macros using Presto’s change management feature, which was released in version 5.6.

Presto's macro export feature

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The Essentials of Debugging

December 12th, 2014 No comments

The BCD development and support teams spend a lot of time troubleshooting and debugging both our code and our clients’ code. Debugging is a core competency for any developer and the following article is one of the best we’ve seen on techniques that make for effective debugging.

Read it here: The Essentials of Debugging

We hope you find it helpful. You may also want to share it with your less experienced troubleshooters.

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How to Protect Catapult Emails from POODLE

December 5th, 2014 No comments

IBM recently published a security bulletin about an SSLv3 vulnerability called the Padding Oracle On Downgraded Legacy Encryption (POODLE) attack. This vulnerability could give a remote attacker plaintext access to what would otherwise be an encrypted SSL session.

Catapult doesn’t use SSLv3 by default but has the ability to specify the SMTP authentication protocol from within the Poller. If you use SSLv3 for sending emails, we recommend switching to TLS.

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