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If You are Not Looking at Progressive Web Apps, You Should Be!

According to the latest statistics, almost 60% of all web traffic is initiated from mobile devices. More than 50% of business to business web interactions now come from mobile (check out mobile statistics here). Yet, for many IBM i shops, building native mobile apps is expensive and requires skills they don’t have in house. How …

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APIs for IBM i ISVs

If you are a user of an IBM i software package or a vendor of IBM i applications, then API enablement creates significant opportunities for you. In addition to providing packaged application customers with the latest user experiences and connectivity, APIs can address one of the oldest issues in using packaged software. Early in my …

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Use APIs to Quickly Create Exciting New Functions for the IBM i!

After my last blog post on using publicly available web services to quickly and easily add new functions to your RPG applications  (https://eradani.com/2020/10/26/quickly-add-exciting-new-capabilities-to-your-rpg-applications-using-open-source/), I had several requests from readers for additional API use cases. So here goes…   Barcode Label Printing We have spoken with several customers who have been using Advanced Function Printing Utilities …

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Quickly Add Exciting New Capabilities to Your RPG Applications Using Open Source

A customer of ours responded to one of my blog posts on APIs and said, “you are missing one of the great benefits of using APIs!” “What would that be?”, I asked. She replied, “The ability to call out to services and open source functions right from our RPG programs! It makes it so easy …

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Web Services and Your IBM i―The Right Way (Faster, Stronger, & Securer)

Every time I talk to a customer, I learn about great new use cases for calling web services from IBM i applications or calling IBM i functions from open source. What I have found is that although RPG is a much better language for business applications, JavaScript is the right language for web services. Customers …

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Eradani Connect Unlocks Open Source on the IBM i Without Locking You In

I’ve noticed several threads on LinkedIn and the IBM i message boards recently discussing the difficulty of bringing JSON data into IBM i programs. Well, your troubles are over! When you want to call an Open Source program or Web service, the latest version of Eradani Connect handles all of the connection, parsing, and data …

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