Renaissance Open Source Toolkit Incorporates jQuery Javascript Library

Comprehensive toolset enables quick, easy creation of System I applications

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CoralTree Systems has released Version 4.12 of its Renaissance Framework, a popular open source RPG developer's toolkit for the creation and deployment of robust, scalable, and secure CGI-based applications on the IBM i on POWER platform.

This latest version of the Renaissance Framework incorporates the increasingly popular jQuery Javascript library (, further enhancing the Framework's core functionality, and providing the foundation for incremental improvements based around various jQuery plug-ins in future Framework releases. In addition, the introduction of jQuery has helped to support the eradication of several other third-party scripts, making the Framework installation process much simpler and easier.

The Framework provides a comprehensive set of tools with which any competent RPG developer can quickly and easily create world class System i application software. Moreover, that software can then be confidently deployed and executed in the most demanding business environments.

CoralTree technical director Kevin Turner noted that Framework improvements resulted largely from using it “for our own commercial software development, but also with contributions from the wider System i development community. We already have a major look-and-feel improvement scheduled for the next Framework release, and later this year we will be launching a variety of new Framework-associated services, ranging from classroom based training to on-site project mentoring."

The Renaissance Framework, including full source code, are available for free download at, where there is also a running demo version of the Framework and access to the product support forum.

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