Chicago, IL. CNX is proud to announce the general release of the Valence Web Application Framework for the IBM System i platform. Valence provides all the tools necessary for System i shops to create rich Web 2.0-based browser interfaces with RPG, and includes an attractive tab-based portal for controlling user access to the applications as they’re developed. Designed from the ground up by RPG programmers for RPG programmers, Valence uses JavaScript components on the front-end and communicates directly with System i RPG business logic on the back-end.

CNX has developed numerous training videos and sample programs (available for free download) to assist RPG programmers with understanding JavaScript syntax and related Web 2.0 concepts. The Valence framework controls System i library lists and security for all programs and provides users with an intuitive navigation tree to access each option. With Valence, existing “green screen” programs can be retrofitted one program at a time to work within this framework and added to the users’ navigation tree when ready. This provides shops an option to gradually move their applications into the Web 2.0 world.

To see demonstration videos and download a free trial of Valence, visit