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Compare the looksoftware products for your IBM i solutions

The tables below provide a quick reference to the tools available from looksoftware and the unique features enhancing the IBM i application modernization customer experience.

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Development Tool Comparison

Feature

newlook

soarchitect

renew

Configurable dynamic recognition engine for automatic generation of high quality interfaces and robust, easy maintenance

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 ✔ 

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Powerful customization and extension capabilities

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✔ 

✔ 

Support for emulation, graphical desktop, browser and optimized mobile interfaces

✔ 

✔ 

✔ 

Simple drag and drop designer

✔ 

✔ 

✔ 

Integrated debugging and error handling

✔ 

✔ 

✔ 

Seamless desktop integration

 ✔ 

 ✔ 

✔ 

Point and click macros for easy integration and extension

 ✔ 

 ✔ 

✔ 

Database explorer

✔ 

✔ 

✔ 

Publish IBM i programs and databases as Web Services

✔ 

✔ 

Creation of reusable transactions from 5250 applications for offline support


✔ 

Generation of new applications and functionality

✔ 

Wizard for rapid development

✔ 

Combines reuse and new development (repurposing)

✔ 

Support for latest UX standards for new app development

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Deployment Tool Comparison

Feature

 smartclient

lookserver standard

lookserver enterprise

Keyboard buffering & type-ahead

 ✔ 


 

Desktop/device integration

✔ 
 

limited

 limited

Supports all browsers, smartphones & tablets

 

✔ 

✔ 

Zero deployment

 

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✔ 

Web service consumption

 ✔



Offline support

 ✔



Host keyboard support

 ✔



Integrated 5250 emulation

 ✔



RPC access at server

 



DB2 access at server

 



ADO access at server

 



Support for HTML 5 & CSS3

 



Publish & host IBM i application functionality as web services 

 



 
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