March 25, 2014 - Profound Logic Software, an innovator in the IBM i modernization market, announced today the issuance of a patent entitled "Browser-Based Development Tools and Methods for Developing the Same".
Patent number 8,667,405 B2 covers development tools comprised of interactive user interfaces running in a browser. This groundbreaking technology was first made available in Profound Logic's Genie solution and gives developers the ability web-enable 5250 green screens through an intuitive drag-and-drop development environment.
"We first conceived this technology because we wanted to come up with an easy way for RPG developers to design Web interfaces for IBM i applications," explains Profound Logic CEO, Alex Roytman. "We came up with an idea to put the development tools in the browser. The benefits of this development environment include the ability to see exactly what the application will look like once it is rendered in a browser, as well as ease of deployment."
After releasing Genie, the company raised the bar once again with the release of the Profound UI Suite. Profound UI elevates the modernization of IBM i applications above simple screen scraping. The suite includes the patented browser-based Visual Designer as well as the first ever handler for RPG Open Access, the IBM i feature that makes true web browser applications possible. These features enable RPG developers to not only modernize existing IBM i business applications but also create new RPG applications for the Web and mobile devices.
"Our browser-based development tools eliminate many of the challenges faced by RPG developers when modernizing IBM i applications," says Roytman. "Desktop-based tools can, among other issues, result in rendering inaccuracies and make it difficult for team members to standardize on the same version. Developers using our patented, browser-based development environment will never experience these problems."
Profound Logic offers a variety of modernization and development solutions to meet the needs of businesses running on IBM i. Learn more at www.profoundlogic.com.