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APIs for IBM i ISVs

May 4, 2021

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

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Where’s My Truck? Logistics with APIs and your IBM i

April 22, 2021

An IBM i user contacted us with the requirement to combine shipment data residing on their IBM i with real time tracking of the location

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Maybe Someone has Already Written the Code You Need!

March 31, 2021

A few weeks ago, a customer of ours asked if Eradani could provide them with a dashboard for tracking all the API calls that were

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UPS Shipping Automation
with APIs and the IBM i

March 9, 2021

Because of the productivity benefits, business-to-business communication via APIs is growing at an exponential rate. The IBM i world is no exception as more and

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High Performance APIs and IBM i

February 16, 2021

As more IBM i users begin integrating APIs into their application development strategy, we are hearing increasing concerns about API performance. IBM i users are

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Warp Speed Modernization with JavaScript and APIs

February 4, 2021

“I feel like I have been working with hand tools and somebody just gave me a power saw and drill.” That’s how a customer described

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IBM i Loosely Coupled APIs for Power, Performance, and Ease of Maintenance

January 12, 2021

It’s exciting to see the number of IBM i users who have discovered the power of extending their RPG and COBOL applications using APIs and

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

December 8, 2020

After my last blog post on using publicly available web services to quickly and easily add new functions to your RPG applications  (, I had

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

October 26, 2020

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

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

September 21, 2020

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

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Supercharge Your Business with Application APIs

August 12, 2020

It’s time to get aggressive about leveraging APIs to build your business. In previous blogs, I’ve written about the power of open source for rapidly

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Expand Application Functions and Build Your Business Using APIs

July 21, 2020

How would you like to add thousands of programmers to your staff at little or no cost? Would it help your organization if you could

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Calling All Web Services
(From Your RPG Programs!)

July 1, 2020

A customer asked me recently to help them solve the problem of directly calling web service APIs from RPG. They told me that their warehouse

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Stop Worrying About the IBM i Brain Drain

June 3, 2020

Is it possible to be working with IBM i and not even know it? You bet! Is that a good thing? Yes. I often talk

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

May 8, 2020

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,

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IBM i—Live Long and Prosper (Just Add Open Source)

April 16, 2020

Last week CNN printed an article highlighting the struggles of several state governments to handle the tsunami of unemployment claims in the wake of the

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Get Started with FREE PHP on IBM i!

March 11, 2020

Easily set up the new, free Community PHP using RPM and YUM on IBM i It is so exciting to see how many IBM i

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Stop Talking Modernization

March 3, 2020

I was visiting an IBM i customer recently for a presentation on IBM i “modernization”. After the presentation, I got the opportunity to spend time

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5 Reasons to Try Python for Your IBM i

February 19, 2020

The popularity of Python has spiked over the last couple years according to the Tiobe Index (a measurement of programming language popularity Looking to

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Get the Most Out of Your IBM i Applications with Native Node, Python, and PHP

February 11, 2020

How would you like to add millions of programmers to your staff without having to pay for them? Sound too good to be true? Well,

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Open Source Languages the Right Way with IBM i

January 28, 2020

With all the new Open Source announcements for the IBM i in 2019, many IBM i users are justifiably excited and anxious to start using

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Better Software Testing with True Cloud for IBM i

January 23, 2020

In 2019, IBM made the exciting announcement that you could now manage IBM i instances in the Public Cloud (eg. the IBM Cloud, Microsoft’s Azure

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More Than Just a New Address—Check Out IBM i in the Cloud!

October 31, 2019

Oftentimes when I speak with IBM i users about moving to the Cloud, they tell me it is too expensive. When I dig deeper, I

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Cloning Around in the Cloud on IBM i

October 10, 2019

I just got back from a customer visit where I heard that the executives were frustrated because they could not move their IBM i applications

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I Have Seen the Enemy—And it is Us (And I Say that with Love)

September 18, 2019

It is time for us (IBM i IT professionals) to drive new technology initiatives. Every day, I speak with IBM i users who, like me,

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Use JavaScript for Leading Edge User Experiences on Your IBM i

August 22, 2019

A popular myth surrounding the IBM i is that its user interface is limited to green screen 5250 displays. It’s NOT! You can build the most modern,

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Componentize to Modernize the IBM i

August 13, 2019

Way back in the early 1980s, when I worked for IBM, I used to teach a class in application design concepts for the System/38 (the

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RIP Rip and Replace for IBM i Modernization

July 17, 2019

Low Risk, High Reward Modernization for IBM i (AS/400) Why would you do it any other way? So, you want to modernize your applications and

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