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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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BCD Minimum Support OS/400 Release Level Notification

As our product line evolves, we strive to keep up-to-date with IBM OS/400 release levels while giving you enough time to plan for these changes. This allows us to use current technologies in our products and to make those technologies accessible to you from within our products.

IBM discontinued support for V5R4 on September 30, 2013. Any future BCD product releases and updates will require IBM i 6.1 as the minimum OS/400 release level.

The following versions of our products are the last releases that can be installed on V5R4:

  • Presto 6.2
  • WebSmart PHP 10.10.0
  • WebSmart ILE 10.10.0
  • Clover 10.10.0
  • Catapult 8.0.0
  • Nexus 4.10
  • ProGen Plus 9.70 (Update PG97006)
  • Spool-Explorer 8.0.0
  • File-Flash Plus 4.50
  • DbGen 2.5 (Update DB25R0002)
  • Docu-Mint 6.6

If you have any questions or concerns please contact Technical Support. Knowledge Base article 5595 includes a list of commands for checking software release levels.

WebSmart 10.10 Is Available for Download

WebSmart 10.10 is available for download from our customer portal, myBCDsoftware.com, and our public website.

This release includes the following enhancements:

  • WebSmart ILE now supports qualified data structures. You can use these to prevent field naming collisions between your structures
  • You can now set *OBJLIB as the default library list for an IBM i connection

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 five releases. If you’re still running WebSmart 10.2 or older, we recommend you make plans to upgrade as soon as possible.

Presto 6.3 includes an iOS app and the ability to import and export transformations

We recently released some exciting Presto features, including a mobile app for iOS devices and version 6.3, which is available for download from our customer portal, myBCDsoftware, and our public website. Highlights of Presto 6.3 include inline editing in tabs and the ability to copy all transformations from one screen to another within the Visual Editor.

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Take BCD’s five-minute survey and enter to win a $100 Amazon gift card!

Have you taken BCD and Quadrant’s IBM i solutions and strategies survey yet? If not, we’d like to hear from you. The survey takes less than five minutes to complete and you could enter to win 1 of 15 $100 Amazon gift cards! *

We strive to help BCD customers get more out of their investment in IBM i and appreciate your input as it helps influence our product direction.

* Survey closes Friday, December 11. One entry per person. IBM i organizations only please.

WebSmart IDE Shortcuts

In last week’s WebSmart ILE 10.8 webinar (which is available for on-demand viewing), we introduced some new IDE shortcuts such as CTRL+W to close the current tab. We also mentioned that we’d publish a more comprehensive list, including F6 to generate and F9 to format PML.

You can download the printable PDF here: http://www.bcdsoftware.com/websmart-ide-shortcuts

Hopefully the shortcuts will save you some time!

If you know any others that we should add to this list, or have suggestions for new shortcuts, please contact Technical Support.

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WebSmart ILE 10.8 webinar: See inline RPG editing and the other new features

This webinar is available for on-demand viewing. It was presented live on September 10, 2015.

The past few WebSmart ILE releases have introduced some exciting new features and we’re looking forward to sharing them with you. If you’re running WebSmart ILE 10.8 or thinking of upgrading, I encourage you to attend our webinar on September 10 at 2pm EDT: New WebSmart ILE 10.8 includes inline RPG editing and more.

We’ll show you the latest new features, including:

  • How to code inline RPG in the IDE
  • JSON manipulation to more efficiently use web services
  • Mobile enhancements: HTML5 charts and a mobile reflow template
  • New PML operators and the latest IDE shortcuts

You can register here. We hope to see you there!

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Extended to Sept. 1: ZendCon early bird savings and BCD promo pricing

If you haven’t already registered for ZendCon (the global PHP conference taking place October 19-22 in Las Vegas), you still have a few days to save big on your registration!

From now until September 1st, save $300 with Zend’s early bird savings and BCD’s promo pricing. Take advantage of this offer by heading to ZendCon’s registration page. Select the early bird pricing option, then enter BCD’s promo code ZC15BCDC15 by clicking the text link above the green register button.

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