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Meeting Date
Wednesday, May 17, 2017




at the The Westbury Manor, room
in Westbury, Long Island


The Presession starts at 5pm
The Networking and Cocktail hour starts at 6pm

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2:00pm: Fun!(damental) and Fun!(ctional) Table-Driven Programming

Ted Holt
Profound Logic Software

Presentation Description

In table-driven programming, a programmer specifies program logic in an array (also known as a table) instead of coding procedural control statements. In this presentation, Ted Holt begins by contrasting procedural and table-driven programming. Next he walks through an example that demonstrates that table-driven programming can solve problems that procedural programming cant. Finally, Ted illustrates the power of table-driven programming by sharing a utility he developed using table-driven techniques. Programmers who attend this session will be exposed to new ideas and techniques that will augment their tool chests. Managers will be challenged to think of new ways to develop applications that support end users.

About Ted Holt

Ted Holt is a Senior Software Developer with Profound Logic Software, a provider of modernization solutions for the IBM i world. He has worked within the information technology industry since 1981, primarily with IBM midrange computers. His industry experience includes the fields of manufacturing, healthcare, education, retail, and wholesale. He holds a masters degree in computer science from the University of Southern Mississippi and has taught in community colleges, universities, and vocational/technical schools. Ted is the author of several books on programming topics and is a regular speaker for the RPG and DB2 Summit. He also serves as a technical editor and writer for itjungle.com.



2:00pm: Open Source ILE Concepts

Liam Allan


Presentation Description

This session will cover the basics of what open-source is, how its being used currently and what we can do to make ILE languages more open-source. It will go from moving RPG source to the IFS, integrating Git and how source change management can benefit your business.

About Liam Allan

Liam Allan is a young developer on IBM i. He's been working with the IBM i platform since 2014 and has a passion for ILE languages - but he loves to dabble in anything ILE & PASE. His goal is to bring IBM i and the world of open-source closer together.



4:00pm: Open-Source Tools for RPG/ILE Development

Liam Allan


Presentation Description

In this session, Liam shows how ILE is being pushed in the OSS world by demoing an ILE package manager and build tool. As well a preview into using Notepad++ for ILE development - including editing and compiling source.

About Liam Allan

Liam Allan is a young developer on IBM i. He's been working with the IBM i platform since 2014 and has a passion for ILE languages - but he loves to dabble in anything ILE & PASE. His goal is to bring IBM i and the world of open-source closer together.



4:00pm: Node.js & RPG: The Perfect Partners for Business Applications

Alex Roytman
Profound Logic

Presentation Description

In this session, Alex will demonstrate that Node.js is an ideal language for business application programming, in addition to your existing RPG efforts. Attendees of this session will learn:
* How Node.js is capable of deploying applications that are database-driven and transactional
* Why Node.js and RPG are perfect partners, and how they integrate for powerful business applications
* How the Profound.js framework and conversion service enables you to modernize and implement Node.js on IBM i quickly and easily

About Alex Roytman

Alex Roytman is an innovator in the field of legacy application modernization, with a concentration on creating rich browser interfaces for IBM i (iSeries/AS400) systems. His company, Profound Logic Software, provides a GUI platform for ILE RPG developers on IBM i. Alex and his team have worked closely with IBM to provide a native GUI offering for IBM i systems.



7:00pm: Panel Discussion - Security Update 2017

Speaker Panel


Presentation Description

Panel Discussion featuring Steve Wolk, Pete Massiello and Randy Farnbach

About Speaker Panel




8:00pm: Say YES to Change

Ted Holt
Profound Logic Software

Presentation Description

Nobody likes to tell the bigwigs that changing the software to accommodate a change in business requirements is impractical or impossible. Whereas we need to say yes, we often say no because we lack time and resources to modify the software systems we support. Abstraction, the hiding of unnecessary detail, makes software more flexible and open to change, and makes programmers more productive. In this session, Ted Holt shows how to use such common techniques as SQL views, logical files, and service programs to build software that can respond to changing business requirements. Arent you tired of saying no?

About Ted Holt

Ted Holt is a Senior Software Developer with Profound Logic Software, a provider of modernization solutions for the IBM i world. He has worked within the information technology industry since 1981, primarily with IBM midrange computers. His industry experience includes the fields of manufacturing, healthcare, education, retail, and wholesale. He holds a masters degree in computer science from the University of Southern Mississippi and has taught in community colleges, universities, and vocational/technical schools. Ted is the author of several books on programming topics and is a regular speaker for the RPG and DB2 Summit. He also serves as a technical editor and writer for itjungle.com.