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August 26, 2011 | Volume 8 Issue 34


TOP STORY: The CL Corner: Dependency and Validity-Checking of Command Parameters
FEATURED ARTICLE: QuickLook: Magic Software uniPaaS V2.0
ADVERTORIAL: Partner TechTip: Deliver Critical Enterprise-Wide Data to Your Users Quickly and Easily
NEWS HIGHLIGHT: RJS Releases WebDocs 3.19 with Enhanced Email, Printing, and Image Management
FORUM: "Last Used Date" of a File Changed
BUYER'S GUIDE: Maxava HA Enterprise and Barcode 400
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Feature Article - Programming
The CL Corner: Dependency and Validity-Checking of Command Parameters

Today, we extend the USEDIRPGM command.

bruce_viningWritten by Bruce Vining

In last month's column, "Clearing, Rather than Deleting, an IFS File," we implemented a CLRSTMF command. Today, we will start to incorporate this command into the USEDIRPGM command that we created earlier in the year.


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RPG Modernization Workshops in Raleigh/Durham and Cincinnati

ASNA Wings modernizes your RPG green-screen user interfaces quickly and leaves all RPG logic and file IO untouched on the IBM i. With Wings, not only can you modernize user interface cosmetics, but you can also add vital program enhancements at the presentation layer—without needing to change or retest your server-side RPG logic.

To learn all about ASNA Wings, please join ASNA's Roger Pence, for this fast-paced and informative half-day session. Roger shows you what ASNA Wings is, and then rolls up his sleeves and shows you, online and interactively, how to use ASNA Wings to give your RPG the user interface it deserves.

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Feature Article - Programming
QuickLook: Magic Software uniPaaS V2.0

Build the application once, have it work on a mix of different platforms and output devices.

Written by Magic Software Enterprises Ltd.

UniPaaS is an application platform that can enable enterprises, ISVs, and system integrators to successfully build and deploy business applications. uniPaaS is the next generation of the company's award-winning eDeveloper series and gives organizations the choice to run and maintain applications in multiple deployment modes, including full client, Rich Internet Applications (RIAs), Software as a Service (SaaS), and mobile. It supports IBM i, Linux, Windows, AIX, and other UNIX servers.


Advertorial - SEQUEL Software
Partner TechTip: Deliver Critical Enterprise-Wide Data to Your Users Quickly and Easily

Empower users so they can get the data they want to see.

floyd_delmuroWritten by Floyd Del Muro

How do you deliver the information your users need to do their jobs? Can they answer business questions quickly and correctly? Are they empowered with the tools and knowledge they need to find and access the data spread out across your enterprise?


Sadly, for many the answer is, "No, not easily" or "No, not at all."


MC Showcase Buyer's Guide - Featured Products
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