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April 18, 2008 | Vol 5 Issue 16

 

In This Issue:

>>  TechTip: Replace Data Areas with Java Properties Files

>> Why Is Windows Server 2008 Looking Back to Go Forward?

>> Partner TechTip: Job Scheduling and Production Control Tips for Government/Industry Regulations

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Feature Article - TechTip
 
TechTip: Replace Data Areas with Java Properties Files

Quit storing your applications' property values in data areas, and make your programs easier to understand.

dave_mayle.jpgBy David Mayle

One of the programming practices I've never cared for is the use of data areas to store property values for an application. While a data area is a useful tool for the programmer who designed the system, it isn't user-friendly for those of us who need to work on it later.


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Feature Article - Operating Systems
 
Why Is Windows Server 2008 Looking Back to Go Forward?

When the goal is better security and reduced management costs, Microsoft chooses to scrap the GUI.

chris_smith.jpgBy Chris Smith

There is irony in the fact that IBM--and its Business Partners--are charging ahead as fast as they can to put a GUI onto everything related to IBM i (i5/OS) while Microsoft, in its latest version of Windows Server 2008, is actually removing the GUI.


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Advertorial - Help/Systems
 
Partner TechTip: Job Scheduling and Production Control Tips for Government/Industry Regulations

Automated job scheduling can greatly help with managing government regulations.

tom_huntington.gifBy Tom Huntington

Are you working too hard in production control to keep up with SOX audits, HIPAA requirements, or any computer operation audit? Does your team spend a considerable amount of time assembling paper documents, filling out checklists, or manually updating run books? Do you have to work overtime to fulfill these requests? Preparing for audits around production control should not be this difficult.


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