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April 4, 2012 | Volume 11 Issue 7

ISSUE HIGHLIGHTS

TOP STORY: Practical RPG: New Open-Source EGL Tools for RPG Developers
FEATURED ARTICLE: How Much Do You Know About Job Switches?
NEWS HIGHLIGHT: Maxava iFoundation Continues Support for the IBM i Community Through 2013
FORUM: The New RUNSQL Command
EVENT: AIX File Transfers--Automation and Security Without Scripting
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Feature Article - Programming
 
Practical RPG: New Open-Source EGL Tools for RPG Developers

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.

joe_plutaWritten 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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Feature Article - Programming
 
How Much Do You Know About Job Switches?

This in-depth discussion about the IBM i job switches may reveal surprising—and helpful—information.

junlei_liWritten 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.


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1:30 - 2:30 5 Reasons Why PHP on IBM i is an Excellent Strateg ... :: Webcast / Webinar

 

April 12:

12:00 - 1:00 Linoma: AIX File Transfers-Automation and Security ... :: Conference

 

April 19:

12:00 - 1:00 Vault400: Disaster Recovery...What You Need to Kno ... :: Webcast / Webinar

 

April 22 to 25:

LANSA 2012 International User Conference :: Conference & Exposition

 

May 4:

looksoftware: i Believe IBM i Community Event :: Seminar

 

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COMMON 2012 :: Conference & Exposition

 

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TDWI Chicago World Conference :: Conference

 

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