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RJS Software Systems has announced a technology seminar and face-off for developers who want to learn to use Java and .NET programming tools to build Windows and Web applications for the IBM System i.

The two-day event, called the Java/.NET Face-Off, will take place Sept. 18-19 in Chicago at IBM's downtown Innovation Center and will feature industry expert Joe Pluta of Pluta Brothers Design and RJS President and CTO Richard Schoen.

The Face-Off is designed to give System i developers the opportunity to compare Java and .NET development approaches in a fun and interactive educational environment. The first day will be hosted by Pluta, a longtime Java advocate and supporter of the IBM path of Enterprise Generation Language (EGL) and Rational Developer for i SOA (RDi-SOA). The second day will be hosted by Schoen, a strong proponent of Microsoft's .NET technology.

"Joe and I are on opposite sides of the technology fence most of the time," says Schoen, "so we thought this would be a fun forum to share our insights on .NET and Java development."

Both speakers will introduce their preferred tool sets and then guide attendees through a variety of hands-on development exercises culminating in the creation of basic Web and Windows applications. The event will end with a panel discussion and debate between Pluta and Schoen about the pros and cons of each development approach.

"I want people to learn in-depth what the two architectures are and which will work best in their environments," Pluta says. "I think Richard and I have large enough egos that we'll both want to prove our architecture is better, but in the long run, it really depends on the shop and its business requirements, skill sets, and budget. The best thing is for attendees to get knowledge, not for either of us to 'win,'" says Pluta.

While the Face-Off is scheduled to be a one-time event, Pluta and Schoen see ample opportunity for future classes, particularly as IBM System i shops continue to look for future ways to modernize and leverage their IT investments. Check the Java/.NET Face-Off Web site for registration information, or contact Joel Sawyer at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 1-888-757-7638.

About RJS Software Systems, Inc.

RJS Software Systems, Inc. is a leading provider of information management solutions that help businesses improve productivity, make better decisions, and save money. The company's software products for IBM Power Systems and PC computers allow businesses to digitize, manage, and archive documents electronically, automate work processes and report delivery, and integrate data in ways never thought possible. For more information about RJS Software, visit www.rjssoftware.com.

RJS provides software solutions that help manage the entire lifecycle of a company’s businesses information. From front-end data capture and forms creation to managing, storing and distributing information electronically, RJS provides solutions that help businesses improve productivity, save money and make better decisions. For more information about RJS Software, visit www.rjssoftware.com. Manage the entire lifecycle of your business information. For more information on SignHere, visit our website or contact us at 888.RJS.SOFT to schedule a private demo of this industry game-changer.

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