How quickly can you build multi-tiered Rich Internet Applications? With the new open-source EGL Development Tools, you can measure your development time in hours, not days or weeks.
Written by Joe Pluta
I have been an advocate of EGL for a long time now. I started writing about it almost seven years ago, although at first I wasn't exactly enamored with the language. However, as EGL progressed over the years, I've come to see the power of a true 4GL. Yes, anything I can do in EGL someone else can do in Perl or PHP or Python. But I guarantee that unless you're just bolting together pre-existing bits, I can do it a lot faster in EGL.
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This in-depth discussion about the IBM i job switches may reveal surprising—and helpful—information.
Written by Junlei Li
The design of the job switches can be traced back to earlier IBM midrange systems such as System/3, the first generation of IBM midrange systems built in-house. As more and more native or open-standard IPC mechanisms have been introduced to IBM i's ancestors and IBM i, people started forgetting this ease-to-use and efficient work management technique. I admit this technique is old, but old does not mean not good.