• November 26, 2020

Webinar: Why Mainframe Executives are Investing in Diversity

Over the past few months, we have seen a renewed commitment to supporting diversity across all industries. But what are mainframe executives doing to support diversity?  To make a difference in the industry, there needs to be a combination of top-down commitment to fund and support the necessary changes and a bottom-up commitment in the […]

Welcome WebConnect and ConnectiQ to Rocket Software

Today, Rocket announced the acquisition of WebConnect terminal emulation and ConnectiQ mainframe RPA from ActiveOps. We are overjoyed to bring these two leading technologies – and their incredible customer base – into the Rocket family. Each represent an opportunity for Rocket to expand its capabilities and leadership in the legacy software space, and better serve […]

IBM i (AS/400)

Git on IBM i​

Ask any average group of developers what their preferred version control tool is and you’ll overwhelmingly get “Git” as the response. Indeed, a Stack Overflow survey of nearly 70,000 professional developers found that just over 88 percent of them prefer Git over other version control tools. A key component of many organizations’ DevOps solution, Git […]

IBM i (AS/400)

Open Source Solutions for IBM i

As I covered in a previous post, IBM i DevOps systems typically “ship” with all the functionality required to power a modern DevOps-based developer team or IT organization. This is, in fact, a major benefit of the IBM i platform over distributed systems.  But there are nevertheless good reasons why IBM i users—and even IBM […]

Legacy Systems: The Bottom-Line Advantage

In the technology world, you can’t go more than 10 minutes without someone using the word “disruptive.” But you can’t go more than 30 seconds without hearing the word “new.” Absolutely everything in hardware and software is about novelty, and yesterday’s innovation is tomorrow’s doorstop. That 40MB hard drive you bought for $3000 is literally […]

Rocket.Build 2020: Highlighting our Finalists Part 1

Although Rocket.Build 2020 presented its own set of challenges—building and collaborating remotely, dealing with unprecedented real-world challenges, and more—it also managed to bring new successes that will carry on to future years. With the event being entirely virtual, we were able to create global teams and have more participants than ever. Overall, 450 Rocketeers from […]

IBM i (AS/400)

Built-In DevOps Tools for IBM i

Many organizations are resigned to the belief that there’s no way to integrate their IBM i environment with the DevOps tools they use on their Windows, Linux, and Unix platforms. But these organizations are working from an outdated playbook. Today, IT and R&D teams can run the latest open source tools like Git and Jenkins […]

IBM i (AS/400)

What is Modernization?

I was asked as part of our Ask Rocket program to answer the question “What is Modernization?” In product roadmap meetings, customer conversations and discussions with analyst firms, we grapple with that every day here. We begin with a platform that feels anything-but-modern—the IBM i—and discuss the myriad of ways that perception is wrong. IBM […]

IBM i (AS/400)

Home is What the Terminal Emulates

We’ve all been spending a lot of time at home lately. Many of us, as we live and work in our houses day-in, day-out, week after week, have found reasons to rearrange furniture, relocate hand towels and otherwise tune the environment to make it feel easier and more livable. To make it feel more like […]

IBM i (AS/400)

Legendary Help: Promoting access to and the preservation of essential resources

In an effort to manage our resources and create a more sustainable future, priorities in communities are shifting. They rely on clean drinking water, energy-efficient infrastructure, and effective waste management to survive and to create a better future. For those who have access to these vital resources, it is important that they are constantly functioning […]