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!

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,, 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.

Write better, faster PHP applications with WebSmart 10.9’s Z-Ray integration

WebSmart 10.9 is now available for download from and our public website.

This release includes integration with Zend’s Z-Ray to help you write better, faster PHP programs. Z-Ray, which is included with Zend Server Professional and Enterprise, gives developers real-time insight into how their application is running and consuming resources – from PHP variables to DB2 for i queries to RPG program calls.WebSmart PHP's Z-Ray integration






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WebSmart PHP webinar: See the fastest way to develop mobile and desktop applications

This webinar is available for on-demand viewing. It was presented live on October 1, 2015.

If you’ve ever thought about developing PHP web applications on IBM i, please join us for a high-level WebSmart webinar tomorrow (Thursday, October 1) at 2pm EDT.

We’ll discuss why PHP is a great web development choice and show you what’s possible with WebSmart PHP. We’ll also do a short tech demo of the product.

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