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Quit storing your applications' property values in data areas, and make your programs easier to understand.
By 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.
When the goal is better security and reduced management costs, Microsoft chooses to scrap the GUI.
By 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.
Automated job scheduling can greatly help with managing government regulations.
By 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.