When Tom Snyder came to me with the idea of a book called "AIR," I was intrigued...wanted to know a little more. After all, Tom is one of our very most popular authors and seems to have hit a chord with our readership. My intrigue soon turned into unbridled enthusiasm when he explained the concept...advanced and fully integrated RPG with the more current technologies of our day.
For several years now, people have been coming up to me at COMMON and at the Summit where I run a bookstore
I'm up in chilly Minneapolis for the System i Developer Summit As usual, there is a lot of energy at the conference. Ian Jarmin gave a great keynote this morning covering the history of Power Systems and giving us a sneak preview of some upcoming announcements. Book sales are really brisk. We've already sold out of our new PHP book, Bruce Vining's API book, and XML for System i. I always enjoy meeting and talking to our customers.
There is a reason the IBM Power platform is incorporating three separate operating systems today--it lets you run so much more software!
Here is a free download of help-desk software that runs on Linux that any company with 100 computers or less can effectively deploy without charge--no trial period and no ads, according to the company (if you have more than 100, you may wish to get the full, paid edition of SysAid Help Desk).
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Updated 06-18-2010 at 05:06 PM by C.Smith
Watch your inbox for an announcement about our next book to hit the market. Joe Pluta has written a book on EGL specifically for the IBM i titled Developing Web 2.0 Applications with EGL for IBM i. I'm really interested in knowing how you all will react to this book. IBM is heavily invested in EGL across all the Power Systems platforms.
"Just as in the 1960s COBOL offered a simpler, more productive way than Assembler Language for writing business applications, today the EGL language
It's fall, and it always seems that business starts cranking up. It's no exception at MC Press. We have a lot of books that are in the works. Although I won't go into them all right now, I do want you to know about the next book that will be hitting the shelves at the MC Press Bookstore. Ken Milberg, who is a 20-year veteran in the AIX and Linux world, has written a book on AIX performance tuning. He is an IBM gold consultant and travels the world helping companies tune their systems and trouble