IBM i DevOps TechTalk

by the experts at ARCAD


3-Part Series on Key Git Topics

Listen in to these 3 short episodes as our experts Jeff Tickner, Ray Bernardi and Alan Ashley share their expertise on GIT, and discuss how best to use Git with the IBM i and its advantages. 

Moving to GIT

The topic of this IBM i DevOps TechTalk is “Moving to Git.”  It features Jeff Tickner, Ray Bernardi and Alan Ashley as they discuss what is Git and how to best use Git with the IBM i.
Listen in for tips on:  
  • Key Git Advantages
  • Git Considerations for a successful implementation
  • Working with branches and automated merges
  • Getting started and Arcad’s Centralized approach

Moving to Git – GitFlow


Tune into this IBM i DevOps TechTalk on a key Git concept – Gitflow. Jeff Tickner, CTO NA, shares his knowledge and experiences from real-world implementations. Learn:  
  • What is Gitflow and the benefits.
  • Bi-directional development with push/pulls and merging conflicts. Why you need this 2-way integration.
  • Flexible Gitflow options.
  • How Arcad’s tooling elegantly supports Gitflow for the IBM i Developer
Listen to this episode to get a jump on Git and partner with an expert on your DevOps journey.

Moving to Git – The Build


In our 8th iDevOps TechTalk podcast, we’ll discuss an important Git topic – The Build. If you are not using Git for IBM i source control, you are likely planning for it. A key part of the process you must understand is “The Build”. You may ask, why? Isn’t it just a standard IBM i build?
No! Tune in as Jeff Tickner, CTO NA and Alan Ashley, Sr. Solutions Architect, discuss:
  • The differences between a standard IBM i build and a build with Git.
  • Understanding options and advantages with ARCAD versus Better Object Builder (Bob).
  • What are personal builds?
  • Advantages of automated builds with tools like Jenkins and Azure
Partner with the leader as you make the DevOps journey to modern, agile IBM i development.

Ray Bernardi

Senior Consultant

Ray is a 30-year IT veteran and currently a Pre/Post Sales technical Support Specialist for ARCAD Software, international ISV and IBM Business Partner. He has been involved with the development and sales of many cutting edge software products throughout his career, with specialist knowledge in Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) products from ARCAD Software covering a broad range of functional areas including enterprise IBM i modernization and DevOps.


Alan Ashley

Solution Architect

Alan has been in support and promotion of the IBM i platform for over 30 years and is the Presales Consultant for DevOps on IBM i role with ARCAD Software. Prior to joining ARCAD Software, he spent many years in multiple roles within IBM from supporting customers through HA to DR to Application promotion to migrations of the IBM i to the cloud. In those roles, he saw first hand the pains many have with Application Lifecycle Management, modernization, and data protection. His passion in those areas fits right in with the ARCAD suite of products.


Jeff Tickner

DevOps Consultant

Jeff Tickner is CTO, North America for ARCAD Software. He has worked in the Application Lifecyle Management sector on the IBM i for 22 years. He leads client engagements in product implementation and training, including ARCAD for DevOps, ARCAD Transformer for application modernization, and ARCAD Verifier test automation. Jeff lends his expertise in the DevTestOps field as frequent speaker at conferences around the world.