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December 2, 2011 | Volume 8 Issue 47


TOP STORY: TechTip: Let IBM i Apps Access Microsoft Access with Jackcess
FEATURED ARTICLE: Need a Quick App Deployed to the Web? Try RapidBiz from VACAVA
NEWS HIGHLIGHT: Symtrax Announces Release of StarQuery Web
BUYER'S GUIDE: Maxava HA Enterprise and Barcode 400

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Feature Article - TechTip
TechTip: Let IBM i Apps Access Microsoft Access with Jackcess

Use the open-source Jackcess Java library to allow IBM i applications to natively read and write Access database files.

Written by Michael Sansoterra

Many IBM i developers are aware of the Apache POI Project, which maintains Java libraries that can read and write Microsoft Office files, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint (with work being done for Outlook messages, Visio, and Publisher documents). These libraries enable Java developers to create or modify Office documents. One important Office application excluded from this list is Microsoft Access. However, an open-source project called Jackcess fills this gap by providing a Java library that can be used to read and write data within Access databases.


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Navigating the New Landscape



Topics covered during the 60-minute webcast:

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  • Your questions

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Feature Article - Programming
Need a Quick App Deployed to the Web? Try RapidBiz from VACAVA

An affordable cloud-based development environment for SMBs, the solution promises to be a quick Web application builder for business users and one that developers can utilize to shave hours off time spent programming.

chris_smithWritten by Chris Smith

In our continuing search for tools that can help developers build or extend applications easily and quickly, we turn our spotlight on RapidBiz, a development toolset from VACAVA, an IBM Business Partner that was named a finalist earlier this year in the annual IBM Beacon Award competition.


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