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IBM i Modernization Engine for Lifecycle Integration (Merlin) 1.0.1 now available!

  • 1.  IBM i Modernization Engine for Lifecycle Integration (Merlin) 1.0.1 now available!

    Posted Tue July 05, 2022 09:25 AM
    IBM i Modernization Engine for Lifecycle Integration (Merlin) 1.0.1 is now available!

    To see what's new, along with more videos, links on how to request features, and more, please see:
    https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/ibm-i-modernization-engine-lifecycle-integration-merlin-overview

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    Eric Simpson
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  • 2.  RE: IBM i Modernization Engine for Lifecycle Integration (Merlin) 1.0.1 now available!

    IBM Champion
    Posted Wed July 06, 2022 12:29 PM
    Where can we find pricing information Eric - it is kinda important.

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    Jon Paris
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  • 3.  RE: IBM i Modernization Engine for Lifecycle Integration (Merlin) 1.0.1 now available!

    IBM Champion
    Posted Thu July 07, 2022 03:15 AM
    Alison mentioned $4.5k at the last IBM i monthly meeting Jon - ouch!!

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    Andy Youens
    IBM Champion & Member of IBM ISV Advisory Council
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  • 4.  RE: IBM i Modernization Engine for Lifecycle Integration (Merlin) 1.0.1 now available!

    Posted Thu July 07, 2022 03:30 AM
    $4.5 per user?

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    Paolo Salvatore
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  • 5.  RE: IBM i Modernization Engine for Lifecycle Integration (Merlin) 1.0.1 now available!

    IBM Champion
    Posted Thu July 07, 2022 03:34 AM
    Thats how I understood it! - Cant get my clients to fork out for RDi, this has got no chance tbh.

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    Andy Youens
    IBM Champion & Member of IBM ISV Advisory Council
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  • 6.  RE: IBM i Modernization Engine for Lifecycle Integration (Merlin) 1.0.1 now available!

    Posted Thu July 07, 2022 03:43 AM
    If this is the costs the only solutions is the Liam Barry extension for visual studio code, but now he's IBM employee so what's happen?

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    Paolo Salvatore
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  • 7.  RE: IBM i Modernization Engine for Lifecycle Integration (Merlin) 1.0.1 now available!

    Posted Thu July 07, 2022 09:40 AM
    First of all, Merlin is much more than an IDE. And it's not like you
    can get "just the IDE component" of Merlin. So, as a product, it's not
    directly comparable to RDi.

    As for the fate of the VS Code extensions, Liam is actually going to
    be spending at least some of his time working on them in an official
    capacity, not merely in his free time. IBM as a company and Liam as an
    individual are both committed to keeping the VS Code extensions
    available as a free, open source option for IBM i developers.

    As for pricing, I can only conjecture. I personally doubt it would be
    thousands of dollars per user, or even structured in a mainly per-user
    way. By its nature, it strikes me as mainly a per-organization
    product. When shops buy a comprehensive ARCAD solution, how is that
    priced? I would expect Merlin pricing to be more along those lines.
    Because that's the kind of thing that Merlin is.




  • 8.  RE: IBM i Modernization Engine for Lifecycle Integration (Merlin) 1.0.1 now available!

    Posted Thu July 07, 2022 09:36 AM
    Edited by Eric Simpson Thu July 07, 2022 09:37 AM
    I know it is tempting to compare RDi and Merlin but Merlin is more than an IDE.  It has additional capabilities as well as having several ARCAD tools bundled in to help people to develop modern IBM i applications (e.g. Transformer/Observer).

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    Eric Simpson
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  • 9.  RE: IBM i Modernization Engine for Lifecycle Integration (Merlin) 1.0.1 now available!

    IBM Champion
    Posted Thu July 07, 2022 09:42 AM
    but doesnt have a debugger??  I find that very strange!

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    Andy Youens
    IBM Champion & Member of IBM ISV Advisory Council
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  • 10.  RE: IBM i Modernization Engine for Lifecycle Integration (Merlin) 1.0.1 now available!

    IBM Champion
    Posted Thu July 07, 2022 10:17 AM
    Debugger is coming,  they're working on it.

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    Jack Woehr
    IBM Champion 2021 -2022
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