BCD Adds Grid Template, PDF Support to Web Dev Tool
Business Computer Design (BCD) has updated WebSmart ILE, its rapid web development tool enabling IBM i programmers to create RPG web applications. Most notably, the new WebSmart ILE 9.2 offers a grid template that uses the jQuery jqGrid plugin, so IBM i programmers can create web applications that include grids over DB2, MySQL, or MS SQL data. The grid displays data in a tabular layout and automatically includes sortable columns, flexible paging options, scrolling, and row highlighting. It also offers a modal window for editing records. The grid uses AJAX to display and process data more quickly by only refreshing a portion of the screen rather than the entire page. Version 9.2 also includes PDF support and HTML5 versions of the tool's SmartCharts.
Kisco Upgrades Security Product
Kisco Information Systems releases version 5 of its iFileAudit security product for the IBM i family of servers. iFileAudit is an audit tool for tracking changes to files in native IBM i databases at the field content level. Users can find the guilty party when unexpected or erroneous data shows up in applications; produce audit trails for HIPAA, SOX, PCI or other internal change management controls; or understand how a server process affects a field value during its execution. iFileAudit Release 5 now enables users to attach audit notes to specific field updates after they have been recorded in the tool.
The update includes HTTPS secure browser access and support for IBM i databases using UCS_2 Unicode content encoding at the field level as well as files with key structures longer than 60 and keys up to 128 characters in length.
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mrc Adds Language Support, WYSIWYG Editor to Web Dev Tool
michaels, ross & cole, ltd. (mrc) has announced that the formerly standalone m-Power Translate plug-in is now built into m-Power, the company's web application creation software. m-Power's build process provides users with a pre-formatted, customizable application layout. To use the new translation feature, users just specify their desired languages, and m-Power automatically translates all applications.
DRV Ramps Up Electronic Forms Management Solution
DRV Technologies has updated FlexTools, its report management, electronic forms, and message monitoring software. Most notably, V5.0 adds the new DBXFlex report writer, which extracts data from IBM i database files and outputs to PDF, Excel, and CSV. The upgrade also includes new report management, advanced Excel formatting options to analyze reports with comparative highlighting, and the ability to output a report to HTML. Users can also maintain a database of output templates to create unique libraries for individual ERP solutions.
Help/Systems Boosts Monitoring, Status Options for Message Management Tool
Help/Systems updates Robot/CONSOLE, its message management solution. Version 5 can hold, release, and end jobs that aren’t in an expected status, providing additional information to Robot/CONSOLE’s built-in programming language such as Current User, Function Name, Function Type, and Actual Job Status for JOB-type messages. Additionally, users of IBM WebSphere MQ Managers and WebSphere MQ Queues can now monitor those resources in Robot/CONSOLE 5, which also extends monitoring to user-defined programs. The update also adds three new expected statuses for JOB-type resources: Job Duration, CPU Processing Seconds, and Job Queue Minutes.
Surround Upgrades Productivity Solution for .NET
Surround Technologies announces the general availability of Version 3.5 of its Accelerator for .NET, a productivity solution for the development and use of .NET applications. The tool generates .NET code that integrates with IBM i. Several new features let users define tables more quickly and take advantage of customizable options, stability improvements, and image size optimization, among other new features.
Bytware Updates Message Management Software
Bytware has announced the latest release of its MessengerPlus and MessengerConsole. Version 7 of the message management and alerting products for IBM i (Plus supports a single system, while Console offers control for multiple servers and partitions) enables users to send pager messages via TCP/IP. The upgrade adds an enhanced CPU monitor to handle systems with multiple processors. In addition to a new date field in the history file, the upgrade increases the character limit in email addresses and server names and adds the option to suppress the alert message number from an email subject line. Version 7 also supports sending IFS attachments and job logs with email messages.
Patriot Tech Adds Townsend HSM to Service Offerings
Patriot Technology has added Townsend Security’s Alliance Key Manager Hardware Security Module (HSM) to its General Services Administration Schedule, making the encryption key management HSM accessible to government organizations. The addition ensures that federal agencies have access to an FIPS 140-2 compliant encryption key manager, which helps companies protect personally-identifiable information and meet compliance requirements. Alliance Key Manager supports encryption keys in Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle Database, IBM DB2, MySQL, and other database applications.