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August 20, 2010 | Volume 7 Issue 33

ISSUE HIGHLIGHTS

TOP STORY: TechTip: Creating PDF Files with PHP, Part I
FEATURED ARTICLE: Live Partition Mobility in PowerVM Enterprise Holds Great Promise
ADVERTORIAL: Partner TechTip: You Need to Consolidate IBM i DB2 Data with Other Databases 
NEWS HIGHLIGHT: IBM Announces New POWER7 Systems
FORUM: MMAIL - Open-Source Utility for Email
MC STORE: Top 10 Best-Selling Titles for July 2010
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Feature Article - TechTip
 
TechTip: Creating PDF Files with PHP, Part I

Learn a free and easy way to create PDF files from within your PHP script.

jan_jorgensenWritten by Jan Jorgensen

Some time ago, I had a project in which I needed to create PDF files from within a PHP script. I checked php.net to find the functions needed for my project. I was very surprised to discover that PDF creation is not a free part of PHP but is maintained and controlled by pdflib.com.

 

I have no problem paying for things I need, but in the spirit of open source, I asked Miss Google if there were any alternatives and came across the FPDF Library at fpdf.org.


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Feature Article - Analysis
 
Live Partition Mobility in PowerVM Enterprise Holds Great Promise

Users running AIX and Linux applications can migrate entire partitions and hosted applications from one physical server to another in a matter of seconds.

chris_smithWritten by Chris Smith

One of the success stories at IBM during the past couple years has been the popularity of PowerVM, and one of the most intriguing features of PowerVM is Live Partition Mobility. Still available only in the PowerVM Enterprise Edition, Live Partition Mobility allows the user to migrate an active or inactive AIX or Linux logical partition from one system to another—without disrupting the running applications or users residing on them.


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Advertorial - SEQUEL Software
 
Partner TechTip: You Need to Consolidate IBM i DB2 Data with Other Databases

Access Oracle, MySQL, SQL Server, and other databases from your IBM i queries.

floyd_delmuroWritten by Floyd Del Muro

Where is your business data? Is it all in IBM i DB2, or do you have data in MySQL, Microsoft SQL Server, or Oracle databases? Do you need to consolidate this data across DB2 partitions? Does your current reporting and data access solution consolidate and provide instant access to this remote data?


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Most Popular MC Press Books
 

Top 10 Best-Selling Titles for July 2010

  1. Advanced, Integrated RPG
  2. The Modern RPG IV Language, Fourth Edition
  3. The Remote System Explorer
  4. Functions in Free-Format RPG IV
  5. Programming in RPG IV, Fourth Edition
  6. Free-Format RPG IV
  7. Complete CL, Fifth Edition
  8. The IBM i Programmer's Guide to PHP
  9. SQL for eServer i5 and iSeries
  10. IBM System i APIs at Work, Second Edition

 

 

 


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