BVSTools Finally Gets a Facelift!
been a long time coming, but we've finally given BVSTools a facelift making the
site easier to use, and easier on the eyes!
Using a combination
of the eRPG SDK (for
CGI and AJAX calls), jQuery as
well as a few jQuery addons we've made the page more functional, more intuitive,
and also were able to show off some of our web application skills that up until
now we've reserved for our customers.
We've also incorporated
the use of our MAILTOOL and MAILTOOL Plus
software as well as our newest offerings, GreenTools
for Google Apps, specifically the Google
is used to automatically send you an email when you request a key, as well as
let us know when a key or invoice is requested.
Google Calendar Addon (G4GGCAL) is used to automatically add reminders
to a specific Google Calendar when you request a temporary key. This then
allows us to read the calendar and automatically send an email asking if there
are any questions, as well as letting you know you can always request a new key.
Although our temporary keys are for 30 days, we realize
that time can easily slip away, or we can get pulled into another project. That's
why we give you the control to get a key when YOU
need from our website.
be turned on.
Yes this site requires that you use
or IE 10 or higher.
Those are all GOOD
things in today's world. Heck, even Healthcare.gov
requires those things! So why shouldn't we? (tic)
feel free to please contact us if you run into any issues on the site, or if you
think there's anything we should add!
BVSTools Adds New SSL Documentation
this before, but thought it was worth mentioning again. As Secure Sockets
Layer (SSL) and TLS become more popular it will be important to understand how
to use these technologies on the IBM i (iSeries, AS/400, etc).
often are helping customers with setting up SSL for our GETURI or MAILTOOL products
so we decided to put
together documentation that that will help.
is any other documentation that you feel would help make the experience of using
or products, please let us know!
MAILTOOL Get Major Updates with the
Addition of ILE Functions!
In the past when you wanted
to call MAILTOOL from a program (RPG,
COBOL, etc) you needed to use the sometimes "ugly" QCMDEXC. This meant that
you need to get all your apostrophes and spacing right so the command would run
v7.00 and higher, we've now added a host of updates including ILE functions!
Now, calling an email from your RPG program is as easy as this:
if (#mailtool_init() >= 0);
#mailtool_setValue('message':'this is the message
That's right, it's so easy anyone could do it! No more
messing with the QCmdExc API.
Other updates in MAILTOOL
v7.00 are as follows:
you're running an older version of MAILTOOL,
we encourage you to take advantage of the new features and download MAILTOOL now.
- The use of JSON configuration
files that can be used to customize the defaults for each and every available
parameter. These files include a global default, defaults by user, and the
ability to set the configuration file you want to use before calling the ILE functions.
creation of debug files when an email fails, even when DEBUG is turned off. No
more trying to recreate the issue to send us the debug files.
files default now to unique names with the new ID placement in the file names.
ability to leave the connection "open" when sending multiple emails. This
means that once you're connected to your mail router, you can leave the connection
open and send multiple emails in a row saving both time and resources.
If you're not a user of MAILTOOL Plus
and are still relying on the IBM SMTP server for mail delivery, we also
strong suggest taking a look at all the features MAILTOOL
Plus as to offer.
See the MAILTOOL
documentation for more information and examples.
GreenTools for Google Apps Gets ILE Function Updates
with MAILTOOL, GreenTools
for Google Apps (G4G) and it's addons also received updates so that the
functionality is more easily called from your ILE programs.
the GreenTools for Google Apps
(G4G) documentation for more information.