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Sept. 24, 2009

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  education relating to the  
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Welcome to TUG's eNewsletter: "TUG Buzz!"


  1. One day hands-on workshop for RDi with Claus Weiss - October 1
  2. IBM / Scalar - Dynamic infrastructure for Green Computing - October 8

Claus Weiss



One day hands-on workshop for RDi with Claus Weiss

TUG and IBM Rational are pleased to offer a one-day hands-on workshop on Rational Developer for i, on Wednesday October 1st at the IBM Toronto Lab, in Markham.

Admission: $285 for TUG members ($385 for non-members)

Preliminary Agenda:
  • Intro to Rational tools and RDi Presentation
  • RDi getting started Hands-on lab
  • RDi Edit/Compile/Debug Presentation
      Lunch (included)
  • RDi Edit/Compile/Debug Hands-on lab
  • RDi Working with Application diagram viewer Presentation and Screen Designer
  • RDi App diagram viewer or Screen designer Hands-on lab

In this workshop we’ll overview the powerful features available to RPG/COBOL developers in Rational Developer for i and show you some tips and shortcuts that will make migration from the old tools to the new tools much faster and easier than you thought possible. With  Rational Developer for i, developers have a tightly integrated edit, verify, compile, and debug toolset for native development that leverages their existing PDM / SEU skills while also providing more advanced application development features common in today’s Integrated Development Environments (IDEs).

IBM Toronto Lab logoThis workshop will include lectures and hands-on labs delivered by Claus Weiss from the IBM Toronto Lab. You’ll get a look at the key features of Rational Developer for i, including the Remote Systems Explorer, the integrated debugger, and new Visual Development tools like the Application Diagram and Screen Design tools. (See sample diagram on page 12.)
Once you become comfortable with the new toolset, you’ll be in a much better position to take future steps towards application modernization, as needed by your business. The skills learned while using the Rational Developer for i can easily be transferred to other IBM Rational tools for Java, Web, WebFacing, HATS, Web Services, XML, and EGL development as well as software change and configuration management.

We think this one-day workshop on Rational Developer is just what you need to see the benefits you’ve been missing and see how easy it really is to get there! Register online at www.tug.ca/t_agenda.html or: www.tug.ca/RDi/reg_RDi.php


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Scalar Decisions and IBM Canada are pleased to invite you to our "Dynamic Infrastructure for Green Computing - Now and Beyond".

Meet and learn from the experts:
  • How to drive greater efficiencies, compete more effectively, and respond more quickly by taking action now on energy, the environment, and sustainability
  • How to create an infrastructure that drives down cost, is intelligent and secure, and is just as dynamic as today’s business climate
  • How to work smarter supported by flexible and dynamic processes modeled for the new way people buy, live and work
Now is the time for innovative IT that will allow you to thrive during these unpredictable economic times and position your organization for future growth.

Register Now! Seating is limited.

3:00pm Arrival
3:30pm Welcome
4:00pm-5:00pm Dynamic Infrastructure for Green Computing
5:00pm-6:00pm Networking and Cocktails

Register Now! Seating is limited.

Hosted by:
Register Today!

Thursday October 8, 2009


The Richmond
477 Richmond Street W.
Unit 104
Toronto, ON

About Scalar Decisions
Scalar Decisions, with offices in Ottawa, Vancouver, Calgary, Southwestern Ontario and headquartered in Toronto, provides solutions that reduce complexity within your IT infrastructure. We help simplify data management challenges, leverage existing investments infrastructure, and virtualize your environment to increase utilization of human capital resources as well as equipment.

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