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April 20, 2011 | Volume 10 Issue 8

ISSUE HIGHLIGHTS

TOP STORY: Library Lists, Schemas, and Other Properties in SQuirreL SQL Client
FEATURED ARTICLE: The API Corner: Monocasing Character Data
FEATURED ARTICLE: A Visual Guide to Automated MVC Reengineering for RPG Applications
NEWS HIGHLIGHT: Major aXes Revamp from LANSA Extends Cloud Computing for the IBM i
WHITE PAPER: A Visual Guide To Automated MVC Reengineering for RPG Applications
FORUM: javax.net.ssl Error: "No certificate authorities are registered for this secure application"
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Feature Article - Programming
 
Library Lists, Schemas, and Other Properties in SQuirreL SQL Client

Configure the SQuirreL alias properties and preferences commonly used by RPG programmers.

tom_snyderWritten by Tom Snyder

To complete my SQuirreL SQL client series, I will explain how to set up your schema and alias properties, such as library lists, and your formatting within the SQuirreL SQL client. I will also talk about how these settings impact your client to achieve the results that you desire.


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Feature Article - Programming
 
The API Corner: Monocasing Character Data

Easily find text strings, regardless of case.

bruce_viningWritten by Bruce Vining

In the last article, "Reading a Message File," we used the Retrieve Message API QMHRTVM to sequentially read the messages of a message file and display them using a subfile. In this article, we'll implement a find capability that will allow us to quickly find all messages containing one or more character strings (words).


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Feature Article - Programming
 
A Visual Guide to Automated MVC Reengineering for RPG Applications

Extend the life of RPG applications or migrate to a new language and platform, but first restructure your legacy RPG programs into a modern architecture.

Written by Databorough Services

Editor's Note: The following is taken from the white paper "A Visual Guide to Automated MVC Reengineering for RPG Applications," available for download free from the MC White Paper Center.

 

This paper has the following sections:

  • Three steps to new and improved systems
  • Why reengineer?
  • Bad practices of reengineering—what not to do
  • Best practices—two good options
  • Automated restructuring and modernization of monolithic legacy RPG code (Overview, Restructuring RPG—the details, and Converting Restructured RPG to Another Language)

 


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