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Webinar:
Time to modernize your RPG code

Posted by on Wednesday, 15 January, 2014

If you’re an RPG programmer, you probably already know that the IBM i V7R1 Technology Refresh now supports free form syntax for H, F, D and P specs, as well as C specs.

Now that you’re no longer restricted to those traditional columns, you may be considering updating your code.

RPG Toolbox 5.0 WebinarFortunately, Linoma Software has just released version 5.0 of RPG Toolbox™ to help you do just that — modernize your RPG source code automatically using the new RDi plugin.

RPG Toolbox has been a popular tool for developers ever since the first release of free form RPG in V5R1.  Millions of lines of legacy RPG source code have been successfully converted by Linoma Software customers using this software.

Now that we’ve added the RDi plugin, programmers can convert entire members or just selected blocks of source code.  They can also indent their nested free form logic to make the code easier to read and maintain.

If you’d like to see RPG Toolbox in action, watch this webinar on demand where we’ll be demonstrating how easily RPG Toolbox converts traditional source code into totally free form syntax.  Users can modernize their RPG code using the RDi plugin or use commands to convert from PDM or SEU.

To learn more about the RPG Toolbox release, you can read the official announcement or visit the product page.

Free 30-day trials are available at the Linoma Software website, or you can purchase the software online.

 

Susan Baird

Susan is the Marketing Manager at Linoma Software, helping promote our secure file transfer and encryption solutions. Her specialty is content creation and social media marketing, and you can find out more about her by viewing her LinkedIn profile.

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RPG Toolbox 5.0 Gets Its Own Technology Refresh

Posted by on Tuesday, 22 October, 2013

RPG Toolbox 5.0 Set for Release in NovemberIn anticipation of IBM’s V7R1 technology refresh 7, we’ve been working on an update to our popular RPG Toolbox™ product.  It was the very first product for Linoma Software and is still one of our most popular tools. Thousands of IBM i shops have already used this tool to successfully modernize their RPG programs and convert their fixed format C specifications to free form.

The new RPG Toolbox version 5.0 will now also convert the traditional H, F, D and P specifications into free form syntax.  It will include many customization options to allow you to choose how operations are converted and how the syntax will be styled.

The 5.0 release is planned for December and will allow the free form conversion to be performed from RDi, PDM and the command line. For more information about the new release of RPG Toolbox 5.0, check out the official announcement.

Current RPG Toolbox customers who are active on maintenance will be able to update to the new version at no additional charge.  You can download a free trial of our current version  and we’ll let you know as soon as the updates are ready.

 

 

Susan Baird

Susan is the Marketing Manager at Linoma Software, helping promote our secure file transfer and encryption solutions. Her specialty is content creation and social media marketing, and you can find out more about her by viewing her LinkedIn profile.

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IFS Files Can Be Automatically Encrypted
with Crypto Complete 3.3

Posted by on Tuesday, 24 September, 2013

Crypto Complete™, one of the most popular encryption solutions for the IBM i, just took things to a whole new level.  Version 3.3 now allows users to automatically encrypt files stored on the Integrated File System (IFS).

IFS Automatic Encryption“We don’t think there is any other solution out there that provides this feature,” said Ron Byrd, Senor Engineer for Crypto Complete.  “Based on feedback we were getting from our customers, it seemed like the obvious next step for us.”

Version 3.3 can automatically protect the contents of any sensitive IFS files including PDF documents, text files, Excel spreadsheets, binary objects and other graphics files.

Administrators can designate which folders should be encrypted, and from then on, Crypto Complete will automatically encrypt any new files or data as soon as they are added to those targeted IFS folders.

Encrypted files will then automatically decrypt when accessed by specifically authorized users or groups. Tracking who accesses files is carefully logged with detailed audit trails.

Find out more about the newest release of Crypto Complete in this official announcement.

Susan Baird

Susan is the Marketing Manager at Linoma Software, helping promote our secure file transfer and encryption solutions. Her specialty is content creation and social media marketing, and you can find out more about her by viewing her LinkedIn profile.

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Five reasons we love tradeshows

Posted by on Tuesday, 10 September, 2013

We’re packing up our displays and stocking up on brochures because this fall, we’re on the road again.  Our tradeshow schedule is busier than ever, and our team is covering events all over the country.

In the era of virtual meetings, video calling and event streaming, you might wonder why we even bother to exhibit at live conferences.

Here are five reasons we love tradeshows.

1. We meet lots of new people.

It’s fun to watch people stroll by our display and see the light bulb go on when they realize that we address issues that have been driving them crazy.  It’s even better to hear their incredulous reactions when we explain how much easier we can make their jobs.  Sometimes they’ll tell us about other solutions that have disappointed them, and that’s a great opportunity to share how our software might be a better fit.

2.  We talk at length with customers.Linoma Software at COMMON

We love when customers stop by our booth.  Often we’ve only talked to them on the phone or through an online meeting, so it’s good to meet them in person.  Sometimes they have questions that we can solve on the spot, and sometimes they want to get the inside scoop about what’s next in the development cycle.  Occasionally we can even get them on video sharing their experiences with GoAnywhere or Crypto Complete.

Here’s one of our senior developers, Ron Byrd, talking with longtime GoAnywhere customer Jit Sewchan of ScotiaBank.

3. We catch up with industry colleagues.

Tradeshows give us a chance to talk with other IT professionals, software developers, industry media and sales reps who are in the trenches with us.  It’s helpful to hear others’ perspectives about industry trends, and to get caught up on the newest players and products in the space.

4. We have fun.

Yes, the days can be long, but tradeshows aren’t all work and no play.  When the exhibit hall closes, we always find something fun to do.  The team will explore local restaurants, perhaps meet up with customers or colleagues, and we’ve even been known to track down a foosball table for some serious competition.

5. We sell software.

Obviously it wouldn’t be worth the investment if tradeshows didn’t benefit the bottom line, and they definitely do.  We think our success with tradeshows is because they give us the opportunity to talk with people, to listen to their challenges, and to explain how we believe we can help. Even if we don’t turn everyone into customers immediately, we’ve now given them something to think about when they are ready to find a solution.

Just in case you’ll be hitting the tradeshow circuit this fall, here are some of the places you’ll be able to find us:

Stop by our booth.  We always have chocolate!

 

Susan Baird

Susan is the Marketing Manager at Linoma Software, helping promote our secure file transfer and encryption solutions. Her specialty is content creation and social media marketing, and you can find out more about her by viewing her LinkedIn profile.

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