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August 15, 2008 | Vol 5 Issue 32

 

In This Issue:

Feature Article - Book Review
 
Book Review: JavaScript for the Business Developer

There's no faster, easier way to become proficient in JavaScript.

jan_jorgensen.jpgBy Jan Jorgensen

This book landed on my desk just before my holiday in Greece. I looked at it and thought, "How can anybody cover such a large subject in just 160 pages? That's not possible." But it is possible, and that's the strongest force about this book: It's short, it's down to business, it's concise, and most important, it's full of great and useful examples and sample code that you can download.


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Feature Article - Analysis
 
Laptop Technology Comes of Age

Dell's announcement this week of new laptop designs marks the state of the art in a long and arduous road toward building the ideal portable computer.

chris_smith.jpgBy Chris Smith

This week's announcement by Dell that it's introducing a new line of Latitude and Precision laptop and mobile workstation computers that extend battery life, increase durability with Flash RAM drives, and sport backlit keyboards (so we all can take notes in the movie theater and write reviews like Roger Ebert) likely will be this year's entry into laptop history.  


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Advertorial - Help/Systems
 
Partner TechTip: Coordinating Partition Resource Changes Isn't Easy

How do you coordinate resource needs with business processes across partitions?

tom_huntington.gifBy Tom Huntington

IBM LPAR technology is so popular today that most IBM System i users have adopted it. But this technology also creates issues, such as how to integrate your business processing with the movement of your LPAR resources.

 

The Hardware Management Console (HMC) is an LPAR tool that lets you move resources manually or schedule their movement based on time and date. However, when you move LPAR resources manually to share tape drives or memory, mistakes that cause major problems can happen. The question is how to automate resource movement. Can you use your System i to move a hardware resource, such as a tape drive, automatically when a backup job finishes? Can you automate processor movement as part of end‑of‑month business procedures?


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Advertorial - Help/Systems
 
Partner TechTip: Coordinating Partition Resource Changes Can Be Difficult

How do you coordinate resource needs with business processes across partitions?

tom_huntington.gifBy Tom Huntington

IBM LPAR technology is so popular today that most IBM System i users have adopted it. But this technology also creates issues, such as how to integrate your business processing with the movement of your LPAR resources.

 

The Hardware Management Console (HMC) is an LPAR tool that lets you move resources manually or schedule their movement based on time and date. However, when you move LPAR resources manually to share tape drives or memory, mistakes that cause major problems can happen. The question is how to automate resource movement. Can you use your System i to move a hardware resource, such as a tape drive, automatically when a backup job finishes? Can you automate processor movement as part of end‑of‑month business procedures?


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