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TechTip: Additional PHP Tools—BCD Software

So far, we’ve talked only about Zend and its family of products. But is that all there is? The answer is “no,” and this month we’ll look at what BCD Software has to offer if you’re dabbling in PHP.

david shireyWritten by Dave Shirey  

I know, I know. Last time we talked I promised to continue on with the debug, but by now you know that my attention wanders. To be perfectly honest, I run Zend Studio on a Mac, and there seem to be one or two issues with the most recent update to Studio for that platform. Shouldn’t take long to resolve, but I need to write an article now, so let’s talk about something else until I get clear.

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TechTip: Sample Questions and Answers from the DB2 Certification Guide

Do you know what's required to be an LUW database administrator? Read on.

mohan saraswatipuraWritten by Mohankumar Saraswatipura

Editor's note: This article is an excerpt from the book DB2 10.1/10.5 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows Database Administration (Exams 611 and 311): Certification Study Guide.

 

Q1. Which command sets the automatic instance restart every time the server is restarted?

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Practical SQL: GET DIAGNOSTICS

SQL can be something of a black box, but the GET DIAGNOSTICS statement allows you to peek under the hood.

joe plutaWritten by Joe Pluta

SQL is especially powerful at set-based database operations: those operations that affect multiple rows at once. One of the coolest things a programmer can learn is how to write a single SQL statement that updates a whole set of records, all without the requirement of any sort of looping mechanism whatsoever. But usually not long after comes the realization that at some point you have to know how many records you updated. In the beginning, that was only available through the use of the little-known and obscurely named SQL result variables. This article shows you how that goes away with the GET DIAGNOSTICS statement.

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RPG Academy: /FREE Your Code - Convert Fixed-Format Code to Free-Format, Part 3

The last two TechTips provided some insights about the process of converting RPG “classic” code to free-format. This one covers a topic often overlooked, but extremely important: handling arrays.

rafael victoria preiraWritten by Rafael Victória-Pereira

Aside from the terrible trio (CABXX, TAG, and GOTO), I discussed in the previous TechTip another fact that’s hard for some to swallow: that MOVEA didn’t make it to free-format. This operation code is used for some specialized assignment functions related to arrays; it transfers character, graphic, UCS-2, or numeric values from factor 2 to the result field. However, there are some restrictions when moving numeric values. (Check IBM’s ILE RPG Reference Manual for details if you need to refresh your memory.) One of the fields must contain an array, and the fields cannot specify the same array, even if the array is indexed. The following operations are allowed:

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IBM: Systematic Layoffs and the Concept of Selling Concepts

It's time to look at layoffs again. Also, contrary to what some analysts believe, a full-scale transformation of IBM into a company that sells concepts is not the answer.

steve pitcherWritten by Steve Pitcher

It's been about two months since I wrote about the new round of IBM layoffs that could potentially see the U.S. workforce reduced by 14,000 out of approximately 70,000 employees. Since IBM of course doesn't publish its employee counts by country, it's hard to say exactly how deep each round of layoffs actually goes. There's a heck of a lot of smoke to be no fire.

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Raz-Lee Security Extends SIEM Support to LEEF, CEF & Multiple Concurrent SIEMs

Raz-Lee Security Inc., a major vendor of security, auditing and compliance software solutions for IBM i systems, announces the availability of extended Syslog for SIEM support.

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Kisco Releases Update for IBM i Audit Security Product

Kisco Information Systems announces Release 6 of its popular iFileAudit security product for the IBM i family of servers.

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Field Encryption for IBM i Announced by Raz-Lee Security

Raz-Lee Security Inc., a major vendor of security, auditing & compliance software solutions for IBM i systems, is announcing Field (Column) Encryption, an important addition to its current iSecurity product suite.

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IBM Performance Management on Cloud

IBM Performance Management on Cloud provides additional monitoring coverage to continue eliminating blind spots when identifying and resolving application performance issues.

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IBM Sametime Complete V9.0.1

IBM Sametime Complete V9.0.1 provides advanced conferencing and rich communications capabilities that leverage existing IT and UC infrastructures, mobile devices, applications, and social business environments.

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IBM Security Access Manager Appliance Updated

IBM Security Access Manager Appliance is updated to include the IBM Security Directory Suite Standard Edition component.

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IBM cloudMatrix Offers a New Operating Model

IBM cloudMatrix can enable enterprises to adopt a new operating model in order to personalize IT service consumption.

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IBM Security Guardium V10.1

IBM Security Guardium V10.1 enhances analytics, protection, and adaptability for data activity monitoring, vulnerability assessment, and file security modules.

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