Hello everyone. Welcome to the WDSC Development Team blog. I’m really excited about using this new medium to share our thoughts and experience with WDSC to help users become more aware of the tool, System i, and the world of software development for System i in general. But this is not a one-way world anymore. I’m equally anxious to hear back from the System i developers community on the various topics posted. My goal here is not only to broadcast my thoughts and experinces but to collaborate and keep in touch with the community.
We’ll soon have a writer’s page where you’ll be able to browse our bios, but I’ll give an idea of what my current interests are, and hence the likely subject of my posts: I’m currently on working on the IBM WebFacing Tool, and therefore, naturally I’m interested in application modernization, both through the modernization of the user interface you interact with, as well as the structure of the logic that drives the application and performs the necessary business services. Personally, I’m also fascinated with the Web 2.0 phenomenon and its impact to both business and society. So I’m sure many of my posts will dive deep (head first) into those topics. Hope there are no sharp rocks down there. :)
Looking forward to sharing them with you…
Welcome to the WDSC development team blog. I’ve been reading various blogs for over a year now and have often thought about becoming a more active participant. But the pressure of having to make regular posts to a personal blog has relegated me to observer status. So when George P. approached me about the team blog idea I was instantly ready to join.
Since this is a team blog, each member brings their own backgrounds, ideas, opinions, and topics to the table which should keep it interesting and relevant to all users of WDSC.
Some background on me: My name is Don Yantzi. I was on the original team that designed and implemented the Remote System Explorer (RSE). I am also involved in quite a few direct customer exchanges (COMMON, IBM System i technical conferences, user group meetings, webcasts and the briefing center here at the lab.) More recently I have been doing some research into application modernization (as it relates to application design and architecture not user interface) and Web services for RPG, Cobol and CL applications on i5/OS.
My plan is to write posts on the RSE, application modernization, Web services and generally whatever I happen to be researching as part of my work or personal interest. I can see these posts focusing on topics like using the tools effectively, tips and techniques, and exploring what’s possible in i5/OS application development. But only time will tell how this evolves.
The WDSC mailing list on midrange.com allows WDSC users to ask questions, post tips and techniques, and otherwise let IBM know what is on their mind. I don’t want to duplicate that function or content here so I’ll try to keep this blog focused on providing my view and opinions (which do not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of my employer IBM).
I had intended to actually put something useful in my first blog post :) But I also want to keep the blog posts from turning into short essays :( So I’ll save my first meaty posting for tomorrow.
Thanks for dropping by and welcome to the WebSphere Development Studio Client (WDSC) Development Team blog. Through this blog, we (mainly IBMers from Toronto) will post a wide variety of information including news, updates, technical articles and more. The goal of this blog is simple, to create an avenue for an open discussion between the people who build WDSC and its users. We encourage you to post your comments and help to facilitate a lively discussion on how to make our great product better.
George A. Papayiannis