Carol's Favorite (IBM i and Other) Things

Carol reveals what inspires her and makes her happy.

carol woodburyWritten by Carol Woodbury

It's the time of year when Oprah releases her list of favorite things, so Carol shares her list of favorite IBM i features and security resources.

TechTip: Cascading AJAX Calls with jQuery

It's no fun when an unbalanced server workload causes problems. So what can you do about it?

jan jorgensenWritten by Jan Jorgensen

Sometimes, you get surprises when you're programming things for different platforms.


Normally, I fetch the data I use in my web applications from the IBM i, but some time ago I was trying to get some data from an MS SQL database, and it gave me some challenges that I didn't expect.

In Praise of the Many

Your true worth to your company and your true level of professionalism has nothing to do with what may seem so important today.

david shireyWritten by David Shirey

Sometimes it's easy to lose your perspective. Sometimes feeling good about your job isn't easy. Particularly in a world that likes to celebrate those who are on the bleeding edge.

The API Corner: Counting Active Jobs by Subsystem and/or User

You can do it by using the List Job API.
bruce viningWritten by Bruce Vining

I recently received a note from Brian M. that included this:


"…can a program be written to determine the number of active jobs attached to a specified subsystem?...I have been asked to figure out the number of active jobs under a specified subsystem like QINTER or QSERVER and be able to either say ALL users or a specified user like XYZ.… I know the command WRKSBSJOB can let me specify a subsystem and a user but it will not give a total so I have to manually count them…"

In the Wheelhouse: The Real POWER of COMMON

The value of a user group is usually gauged by the collaboration within it's members. Let me tell you why COMMON does one better.

steve pitcherWritten by Steve Pitcher

The first weekend of each December is when this brave columnist and his fellow Common Americas Advisory Council (CAAC) members brave the cold and travel to Rochester, Minnesota, to meet with IBM for two days of meetings where we represent the collective community of the COMMON Americas User Group. While I can't discuss in specific detail what we talk about, I will tell you that there is a tremendous amount of collaboration between the CAAC and IBM. This benefits independent software vendors (ISVs), IBM Business Partners, and most certainly Power Systems customers. The CAAC has a counterpart organization affiliated with COMMON Europe that gives IBM a perspective from the European Power Systems community as well.



IBM dashDB Provides Data Warehousing and Analytics Service in the Cloud

IBM dashDB data warehousing and analytics services allows you to focus on the business, not the business of data warehousing.

Security AppScan Mobile Analyzer Simplifies Mobile Application Security Testing

IBM Security AppScan Mobile Analyzer (SaaS), the newest member of the AppScan mobile portfolio, identifies security issues at the code level of an Android mobile application.

IBM Watson Analytics Delivers a Unified Analytics Experience on the Cloud

IBM Watson Analytics helps you focus on the drivers that matter most in your business.

IBM Cognos Controller on Cloud Delivers Controller Capabilities at Low Entry Cost

IBM Cognos Controller on Cloud delivers the following:

IBM Digital Experience on Cloud Accelerates Speed to Value, Offers Operational Simplicity

IBM Digital Experience on Cloud delivers the industry-leading Digital Experience platform as a managed service on the robust, scalable and secure off-premise cloud.

IBM Cloud and Smarter Infrastructure Adds SaaS Capabilities for U.S Federal Agencies

 Cloud and Smarter Infrastructure provides specialized SaaS offerings designed to meet US Federal risk and authorization management program (FedRAMP) and Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) moderate classification requirements:

Bluemix Dedicated Allows a Single-Tenant Bluemix Environment Hosted in Isolated SoftLayer Instance

IBM Bluemix Dedicated is an implementation of the IBM open cloud architecture.



Security Admin Tasks - Examining the Audit Journal

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See What i Can Do With Modern RPG Development

Your applications deserve more than just a new look! Change the perception of the IBM i as “old” with modern development tips from IBM and Profound Logic Software.
Watch as Barbara Morris, Brian May and Alex Roytman dive beneath the GUI surface to show the benefits of:


  • Working with free-format RPG in IBM i TR7
  • Breaking free from “The Cycle” of traditional RPG development
  • Going beyond the 10 character limit in display and database files
  • And more!

You'll also see a live demonstration of these techniques as the presenters create a modern web application before your eyes! 


Watch the Webinar Now!



MS Office Connector for Query/400

NGS' Qport Office enables Windows users to run IBM Query/400 queries to: 

 - Create and update Excel spreadsheets and Access databases

 - Create Word documents

 - Send to Windows screen and PC printers

No query conversion is required. Works with i5/OS V5R1 & above. Installs in minutes!

If you don’t have a budget to replace IBM Query/400, but want your users to have one click enhanced output of their queries.… Request the online license agreement and product download instructions today!

Offer good through December 31, 2013.


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