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"Developer Focused" Meeting! w/Dan Magid Chief IBM i Technologist at Rocket Software

Thursday, February 8, 2018, 5:30 PM until 8:00 PM
Shoney's across from Opryland
2645 McGavock Pike
Nashville, TN  37214

Monthly Meeting
Registration is recommended
Payment In Advance Or At Event
IMUG “Developer Focused” User Group Meeting


Session 1 – 30-45 Minutes

Tales from the Trenches - How we built a Node JS and Angular Application on IBM i


Are you ready to start using Node.js and Angular to build the latest user experiences for IBM i? In this session, we will use a real-world case study of how we worked with IBM Rochester to architect, design and build the first Node and Angular application for IBM i.


Topics covered include:

·     Client/Server architecture of web applications

·     Methods of serving the client side

·     How to use XMLSERVICE to call programs and run SQL on IBM i

·     Sequence of calls in a typical use case

·     How to use IBM i package manager to ensure the application stays up-to-date


Session 2 – 30-45 Minutes

How our RPG Developers went from Waterfall to Agile Development and What We Learned that You Must Know


Many companies have found that moving to Agile development methodologies is the only way to keep up with user demands in today’s fast-moving business environment. Agile has proven to provide improved quality, better productivity and higher end user satisfaction. However, the transition to Agile requires more than just a change in process. It requires a shift in how you think about application changes and how you interact with end users. In this session, we will talk about actual Agile transitions, how to avoid potential pitfalls, and how to maximize your chances of success.



Daniel Magid Bio


Daniel Magid is the IBM i Chief Technologist at Rocket Software. Dan is a recognized authority on helping leading organizations maximize the value of their application development efforts and on achieving compliance through ALM solutions and DevOps best practices. He has written a variety of articles for leading IT publications and is a regular speaker at technology conferences on software development methodologies.