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TechTip: Node.js Is Genius with WebSockets

HTML5 brought with it a number of new features, and WebSockets stands out as a top necessity to browser-based apps.

aaron bartellWritten by Aaron Bartell

"Wow, that was significantly simpler than I thought it would be," said no web programmer ever.

 

I am often in the camp of wishing things were simpler with web development, specifically the link between the browser and server, so that I don't have to think as much about the underlying technology and can focus more on meeting the business need. Many technologies have made strides in this area over the years with concepts of convention over configuration (thank you, Ruby on Rails). Today, I am tooting the horn of JavaScript and Node.js in the implementation of HTML5 WebSockets.

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H-P Products Enhances Forms, Saves Money, and Streamlines the Process Using TLA Forms

TLA Forms creates forms using data from existing IBM i spool files.

Written by TL Ashford & Associates

H-P Products, Inc., located in Louisville, Ohio, is the premier manufacturer of central vacuums and tubing-related products. The company has established itself as an internationally recognized operation enlisting the highest standards and technology for quality production of its productslike using a 4000-watt, 6-axis CNC laser to produce the most precise, high-quality tubes on the market. But when it came to generating customer quotes, statements, and invoices for their customers, the technology wasn't quite so high-tech.

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Get Moving with Mobile Apps Using Cordova, Part 1

Cordova makes the move to mobile application development an easy one.

jeff olenWritten by Jeff Olen

Have you been wondering if you have the programming chops to build an iPhone and/or Android app to interact with your IBM i data? Well, I've got good news for you. You almost certainly do. Apache Cordova makes building the mobile app itself really easy for anyone with a bit of HTML and JavaScript knowledge. Integrating AJAX calls to send and receive data from your IBM i (or other database server) is only slightly more involved.

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TechTip: Send Mobile Messages from Your IBM i and Windows Applications

New Push4Servers offers plug-and-play ease; free Community Edition supports up to 10 users.

serge charbitWritten by Serge Charbit

Each day, wherever we go, a continual stream of information follows usfrom colleagues, family, friends, the media, social networks, and more. So why do we have to stay physically connected to our business systems to know when important new data is available from our servers or applications?

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TechTip: Building Charts with Highcharts, Part 1

Create your first charts using the best chart tool ever!

jan jorgensenWritten by Jan Jorgensen

During the last few months, I have been working on a project to present web-based reports as charts. When we started the project, no chart tool was selected and we had a few rules that had to be taken into account:

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Partner TechTip: Data Visualization: Three Keys to Enhancing Business Insight with SEQUEL

Giving users data in a modern, usable format helps them work more efficiently, and SEQUEL makes this happen without even leaving IBM i.

mike stegemanWritten by Mike Stegeman

IBM i costs 45 percent less than running Linux servers and 54 percent less than Windows servers, according to a 2014 study by ITG. These calculations are based on the average cost of hardware, licenses, support, personnel, and facilities over a three-year period.

 

While the DB2 database on IBM i is proven to be the most cost-effective platform, some companies are still moving to or adding others. Ease of use is a major factor. Organizations need their members to work effectively, and seeing data in modern, straightforward formats improves productivity.

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IBM i User Community Invited to Apply for 2015 Funding via Maxava iFoundation

The Maxava iFoundation is once again pleased to announce a new funding pool to assist IBM i user groups to grow and strengthen within the IBM i community, following the record applications granted for 2014.

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Tango/04 and REAL Solutions: New Partnership in Luxembourg

 REAL Solutions, which already has over 300 customers in Luxembourg, Belgium and France, added the Tango/04 solutions to its product catalogue in April 2015.

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IBM Security QRadar V7.2.5 Offers Enhanced Security Intelligence

IBM Security QRadar V7.2.5 delivers an enhanced security intelligence platform with managed multitenancy enablement, historical correlation, LDAP and Active Directory, and operational enhancements.

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IBM Security Intelligence on Cloud Helps You Stay Ahead of Security Threats

IBM Security Intelligence on Cloud helps you stay ahead of security threats with the industry-leading IBM Security QRadar SIEM solution, delivered from the IBM cloud, for greater cost effectiveness and flexibility.

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IBM MQ V7.5 and V8.0 Now Includes New Licensed Interim Features

IBM MQ V8.0 and V7.5 is enhanced to enable simple and cost-effective extended IBM MQ environments by making use of IBM MQ Managed File Transfer (IBM MQ MFT) capabilities.

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IBM DataPower Gateway Firmware V7.2

IBM DataPower Gateway Firmware V7.2 provides increased cloud deployment flexibility and mobile security enhancements.

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InfoSphere QualityStage Address Verification Interface V10.5

IBM InfoSphere QualityStage Address Verification Interface V10.5 monthly subscription can help reduce costs on your data enrichment project by improving your address data accuracy and reducing length of commitment.

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