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COMMON Fall Conference & Expo | October 15-17 | Pittsburgh, PA | www.common.org/fall

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Monday, October 15
 

9:30am

12AD POWER PICK: Moving Application Development Practices into the Modern World
Modernization of applications and data opens to the door to creative solutions for business problems. Introducing Free Format RPG, eclipse tools, agile processes for development and implementing good DevOps practices means superior applications are delivered faster. What are these things and how can they be implemented within a development? This session answers those questions.

This is Session ID:170578

Speakers
avatar for Alison Butterill

Alison Butterill

WW IBM i Offering Manager, IBM
Alison Butterill is the offering manager for IBM i. She owns the responsibility for the IBM i business, including defining and guiding future directions and strategies. She works with the IBM i sales, marketing, and development teams as well as clients and partners to ensure that... Read More →


Monday October 15, 2018 9:30am - 10:30am
Grand Ballroom 5

9:30am

12AB Basics of Testing for Programmers
Designed for programmers this session will help application developers deliver more reliable work product. While the need for testing and QA is widely accepted and embraced it can be difficult to achieve in smaller IT departments where one professional wears many hats. Whether you are your own QA or you want to bullet proof your unit testing before hand off this will help you improve your own work product.

Learning Objectives:
Explore the world of pragmatic testing. Understand the different stages of testing and what can be achieved in each. Identify what types of risk analysis to perform by project. Use varied testing processes to move applications through the development process efficiently.

This is Session ID:170032

Speakers
avatar for Yvonne Enselman

Yvonne Enselman

Director of Professional Services, iTech Solutions
Yvonne Enselman is the Director of Professional Services for iTech Solutions where she manages the technical team and coordinates customer work. Her background is in Quality Assurance and she is certified at the advanced level. She enjoys all aspects of software testing and implementing... Read More →


Monday October 15, 2018 9:30am - 10:30am
City Center B
  • Content Level All
  • Operating Systems IBMi

2:45pm

16AD POWER PICK: Configuring RDi for RPG Development
RDi is the most versatile application development tools available today. It provides more and more functionality with each update, and the results are obvious. This session focuses on the particular attributes of enhancing your RPG development. How many of these features are you already using?RDi is the most versatile application development tools available today. It provides more and more functionality with each update, and the results are obvious. This session focuses on the particular attributes of enhancing your RPG development. How many of these features are you already using?


This is Session ID:180315

Speakers
avatar for Charlie Guarino

Charlie Guarino

CEO, Central Park Data
With an IT career spanning over 30 years, Charles Guarino has been a consultant for most of them. He is also the founder and President of Central Park Data Systems, Inc., a Long Island and New York City area based IBM midrange consulting and corporate training company. In addition... Read More →


Monday October 15, 2018 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Grand Ballroom 5
  • Operating Systems IBMi

4:00pm

17AD POWER PICK: Embedded SQL - An Introduction
SQL is IBM's relational database language that can be used to query, update and delete data from the database. SQL is becoming the 'de facto' industry standard for accessing distributed data. Record Level Access can only be used with RPG and Cobol, while in all other programming languages data access is performed through SQL. Additionally SQL provides a lot of great features, such as aggregating rows and building sub-totals or updating a bunch of rows with a single statement. SQL also includes various scalar functions for example for date and time calculation, that are not available in RPG or Cobol. Embedded SQL allows SQL commands to be included and executed directly from within RPG or Cobol and thereby profiting from all the powerful SQL features without additional programming.

This is Session ID:170051

Speakers
avatar for Birgitta Hauser

Birgitta Hauser

Database and Software Architect, Fresche Solutions, Inc.
Application Modernization, Database Modernization, EducationSQL Queries, Database Design,SQL Programming, User Defined Functions and Table Functions,Journaling and Commitment Control,SQL Performance and Performance AnalysisRPG Free Format, ILE Concepts, Modular Programming, Data IntoXML... Read More →


Monday October 15, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Grand Ballroom 5

5:15pm

18AH Debugging with RDi From the On Ramp to the Cruising Lane
Displaying active variables? Check. Breakpoints? Yep, we got those too. Conditional and watch breakpoints? Sure thing. But what about service entry points, which allow us to debug another user’s job without having to use STRSRVJOB? Debug configurations to save multiple debug settings? Code coverage that shows each line of code executed when a program has completed? This is only the start of how the graphical RDi debugger exceeds the capabilities to the green screen version.



This is Session ID:180178

Speakers
avatar for Charlie Guarino

Charlie Guarino

CEO, Central Park Data
With an IT career spanning over 30 years, Charles Guarino has been a consultant for most of them. He is also the founder and President of Central Park Data Systems, Inc., a Long Island and New York City area based IBM midrange consulting and corporate training company. In addition... Read More →


Monday October 15, 2018 5:15pm - 6:15pm
Marquis Ballroom C

5:15pm

18AD POWER PICK: JavaScript 101: First Look from an RPG Perspective
Since its introduction nearly 23 years ago, JavaScript has fast become the most prominent programming language on the Internet. You would be hard-pressed to find a single page on the web today that does not employ some amount of JavaScript code. Learning JavaScript, along with basic HTML and CSS concepts, should be at the top of the to-do list for every RPG developer looking to get started with serious web development. This session serves as an introduction to the fundamentals of the JavaScript language, drawing comparisons to coding concepts that should be familiar to all RPG programmers. No prior experience with web development is assumed. Topics to be covered include basic variable declaration, comparison & assignment operators, conditional statements, arrays, loops and functions -- all of which will be directly compared to their RPG equivalents. The instructor will demonstrate how you can practice these basic JavaScript concepts on your own using console tools inside the Google Chrome browser, and provide suggestions for further study of the language.


Learning Objectives:
1. Know how to code and test blocks of JavaScript inside their own browser (specifically, we'll look at the DevTools inside Google Chrome)
2. Understand the differences and similarities between JavaScript and RPG 3. Know where to go for further study of the language and what to focus on learning first


This is Session ID:170431

Speakers
avatar for Robert Swanson

Robert Swanson

Senior Partner, CNX
Robert Swanson has worked as an IBM i developer since 1992, the past 10 years focused on promoting modernization efforts for legacy systems written in RPG. Currently serving as Managing Partner for CNX Corporation in Chicago, Robert is a strong advocate of introducing "Web 2.0-style... Read More →


Monday October 15, 2018 5:15pm - 6:15pm
Grand Ballroom 5
 
Tuesday, October 16
 

8:00am

21AH The ABCs of RDi Shortcuts
There’s the long way and then there’s the short way of doing stuff. RDi, with its full collection of shortcuts easily speeds up your source code development. This session is a live demonstration of the what, wheres, whys and hows of the most popular shortcuts. Just using a few of them can really make a difference. Use them all? No contest. We will even discuss how to create your own to really ramp up your development.



This is Session ID:170277

Speakers
avatar for Charlie Guarino

Charlie Guarino

CEO, Central Park Data
With an IT career spanning over 30 years, Charles Guarino has been a consultant for most of them. He is also the founder and President of Central Park Data Systems, Inc., a Long Island and New York City area based IBM midrange consulting and corporate training company. In addition... Read More →


Tuesday October 16, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am
Marquis Ballroom C

10:30am

23AD POWER Panel: Modernization
For many of us, being "modern" was one of the appeals of building a career working with computers. It was all new and high-tech, and we got to play with the coolest toys. So why now do we need to talk about "modernization"? What exactly is old and needs to be modernized? Is it our beloved IBM i operating system? The Power Systems hardware it runs on? The languages available to us? The tools we use? Or is it as simple as the UI our applications use, and the devices they run on? Is this a problem specific to our community, or is it fairly universal? And is "legacy" a four-letter word, or is it just a euphemism for "proven"? What's the cost of failure to modernize? Come to this panel discussion to learn the answers to these questions and more. Bring your own questions, and we'll try to answer them with the help of our expert panelists.

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This is Session ID:180246

Moderators
avatar for Steven Wolk

Steven Wolk

CTO, PC Richard & Son
Steven Wolk is the CTO for PC Richard & Son, a 110 year old family owned and operated chain of 66 appliance, electronics, and mattress superstores located throughout NY, NJ, CT, and PA. Steve's deep background in retail began on the sales floor while in college, and he's applied those... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Charlie Guarino

Charlie Guarino

CEO, Central Park Data
With an IT career spanning over 30 years, Charles Guarino has been a consultant for most of them. He is also the founder and President of Central Park Data Systems, Inc., a Long Island and New York City area based IBM midrange consulting and corporate training company. In addition... Read More →
avatar for Scott Klement

Scott Klement

Director, Product Development and Support, Profound Logic Software
Scott Klement is the Director of Product Development and Support at Profound Logic Software, and is well known as both an author and speaker in the IBM i community. Scott is a passionate advocate for RPG on the IBM i platform, and enjoys teaching tips and techniques to other developers... Read More →
avatar for Greg Patterson

Greg Patterson

Modernization Specialist, Fresche Solutions
Greg Patterson has been in the IT field for 18 years, the last 11 with Fresche Solutions where he is currently a Modernization Specialist. In addition to business development activities, Greg also coordinates pre-sales technical demonstrations and discussions, performs business analysis... Read More →


Tuesday October 16, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am
Grand Ballroom 5
  • Content Level All
  • Operating Systems IBMi