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December 5, 2008 | Vol 5 Issue 47


In This Issue:

Feature Article - Programming
The CL Corner: Use Your Own Names for Supplied Commands

Did you know you could use KILL rather than ENDJOB?

bruce_vining.jpgBy Bruce Vining

Over the years, many users have assigned their own names to various IBM-provided commands. Historically, they may have duplicated the IBM command to another library, changing the name, or they may have written their own command and command processing program (CPP), which then used the IBM-provided command. These approaches have drawbacks--a major one being that release changes to the IBM commands (new parameters, new parameter values, etc.) would often cause those users to have to also change their instance of the command. With V5R4, IBM provides a much easier way to use your own names for existing commands.


Feature Article - Programming
Zend Releases New Version of Zend Framework

This version includes a new DB2/400 adapter that makes it easier to access data on IBM i.

chris_smith.jpgBy Chris Smith

Developers who were adventurous enough to try to develop Web applications on IBM i using PHP and Zend Framework often ran into a few roadblocks. Those days may be behind us now that Zend has released Zend Framework 1.7 with a native DB2 adapter for DB2/400.


Advertorial - Help/Systems
Partner TechTip: Keep Your IBM i (AS/400) Restoration Plan Up to Date

Is your IBM i disaster recovery plan always current?

tom_huntington.jpgBy Tom Huntington

Is your disaster recovery plan always ready to go? The problem with most plans is that they are built manually. Consequently, the plan is only as good as the last time you updated it. How many of us maintain our procedures on the IBM i restore process manually? How many of these plans are out of date and don't reflect the current backup strategy? How many of these plans require specific skill sets that prevent untrained staff from executing them? Have you ever failed an internal or external audit because of inadequate recovery plans?


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