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Sencha and CNX Partner to Revolutionize App Modernization for IBM i Applications - 26 May 2016 20:18


[[html]]REDWOOD CITY, Calif.(BUSINESS WIRE)Sencha, the company providing a unified platform for designing, <br><br>developing and testing cross-platform web applications, and CNX, an IBM <br><br>i software and services company, have announced a new partnership to <br><br>help enterprises with legacy IBM i applications leap into web and mobile <br><br>app development. Through the new partnership, organizations can take <br><br>advantage of Ext JS, the most comprehensive JavaScript framework for <br><br>building cross-platform web applications, and CNX's Valence Framework, <br><br>which provides a rich set of IBM i-based tools that are used to <br><br>interface Ext JS with IBM i server-side code written in RPG.<br><br><img style="float:right;margin:10px;border:none;" src="" width="262" /><br><br>"There are millions of legacy B2B and B2E applications out there, and <br><br>organizations need to leverage their investment, and convert them into <br><br>modern web and mobile apps," said Sencha CEO Art Landro. "Sencha gives <br><br>enterprise developers and IT executives access to the latest <br><br>advancements in web technology with our Ext JS framework, and now <br><br>through Valence, we enable companies to transform their IBM i <br><br>applications into modern, cross-platform web and mobile apps that <br><br>deliver a great user experience."<br><br>Through the use of web applications, line-of-business managers and IT <br><br>departments can cost-effectively design and develop mission-critical <br><br>applications across all devices and platforms from one code base. Sencha <br><br>Ext JS web applications provide the right user experience, on the right <br><br>screen, at the right time—for desktops, tablets and smartphones.<br><br>"Common approaches to IBM i modernization such as screen scraping, where <br><br>users end up with a browser overlay to their green screens, don't meet <br><br>the need of truly modernizing legacy applications," said CNX Co-founder <br><br>Richard Milone. "With our Valence solution, we enable organizations to <br><br>leverage modern development principles and robust tools to pair the <br><br>rock-solid business logic of RPG with Sencha Ext JS, resulting in truly <br><br>modern cross-platform web apps."<br><br><img style="float:left;margin:10px;border:none;" src="" width="377" /><br><br>Valence is completely IBM i centric, bundling all the features necessary <br><br>to create, manage, deploy and secure applications. The included Valence <br><br>Portal handles user authentication, app launches, administration, <br><br>library list control and more. The Valence RPG Toolkit provides a <br><br>complete set of APIs that allow RPG developers to communicate directly <br><br>with the Ext JS user interface. Valence apps perform this communication <br><br>without the need for external servers or emulation layers, resulting in <br><br>lower costs, excellent performance and a world-class user experience.<br><br>Sencha Ext JS allows users to build data-intensive, feature-rich, <br><br>cross-platform web applications. With Ext JS, users can leverage a <br><br>comprehensive set of pre-tested and integrated components, including the <br><br>market-leading grid. Ext JS also allows users to quickly create a <br><br>standard theme and deliver the right user experience to the business on <br><br>any device.<br><br>For more information about App Modernization using Ext JS and Valence, <br><br>please visit:<br><br>To learn more, please register for the upcoming webinar on June 14 at <br><br>10:00 a.m. PDT:<br><br>About Sencha<br><br>More than 10,000 customers and 60 percent of the Fortune 100 rely on <br><br>Sencha to deliver innovative applications that drive their business. The <br><br>Sencha Web Application Lifecycle Management Platform uses the power of <br><br>modern web technology to empower the enterprise to seamlessly design, <br><br>develop and test cross-platform web applications that deliver the right <br><br>end user experience on the right screen at the right time. Organizations <br><br>are using the Sencha Platform to improve productivity and accelerate <br><br>every stage of the web application development lifecycle. Visit us at<br><br>About CNX<br><br>Headquartered in Chicago, IL, CNX Corporation develops and markets <br><br>Valence Framework for IBM i. Designed explicitly for developing IBM i <br><br>web and mobile apps, Valence Framework uses Sencha Ext JS for the user <br><br>interface and communicates directly with RPG business logic on IBM Power <br><br>System servers running IBM i. Valence Framework includes a multilingual <br><br>web portal for logging in and launching applications, and runs entirely <br><br>through the IBM i integrated Apache server - no additional severs or <br><br>hardware is required. For more information visit<br><br>[[/html]] - Comments: 0

Application Development | Forrester Blogs - 25 May 2016 17:30


[[html]]<img src="" alt="John M. Wargo" title="John M. Wargo" width="155" height="150" class="analystPicture" /><br><br><img src="" width="339" /><br><br>My Mobile Mind Shift (MMS) happened this year! What's interesting about this revelation is that I've been working in the smartphone industry for more than 10 years now. If that's how long it took me, and I work in the industry, how long is it going to take the rest of the world? Not much longer, I expect.<br><br>I used to work for BlackBerry, so I was involved with early smartphones. At the time, a smartphone was a phone that did 'more'; it had a browser, email, PIM, and you could make apps for it that allowed you to do pretty much anything you wanted. The definition has changed a bit, and nowadays most of the world thinks that Apple created the smartphone, but experience tells me otherwise.<br><br>Anyway, for all these years, I've loved having a smartphone - Just having a phone, email and a browser was enough for me. I helped a lot of people write apps for smartphones, and used a few apps myself (Facebook, Fandango, Twitter and Flipboard for example) but my phone wasn't such an important part of my life that it replaced other things. Actually, having worked for BlackBerry, and being connected all the time, drove me to want to disconnect from access at the end of my day. If I was on the road, you could reach me any time, but while at home. I'd leave my phone in my office at the end of the day. Friends or coworkers would call or email me after hours and not hear back from me until the next morning.<br><br>So, what happened? Well, mobile just got easier, that's what happened. I don't know how to explain it any other way.<br><br>Read more<br><br><a href=''></a><br><br>[[/html]] - Comments: 0

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