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Practical SQL: DB2 at Home, Part 4, Making XML Data

We've been using XML data in our relational world; now let's turn the tables.

joe plutaWritten by Joe Pluta

The previous "Practical SQL"articles have followed a theme of accessing your XML data in a relational way. Every article led us a little further down that path, and future articles will continue to do so. I've got a way, for example, to easily create a relational table from an XML document with a single line statement that you'll really love. But for now, I'd like to take a little detour and show the other side of the world: creating XML data from your relational files.

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RPG Academy: BIF Up Your Code! Part 4, Simplifying String Operations with BIFs

You can simplify your code with the set of string-related BIFs presented in this TechTip. Master them and you'll be the one pulling the strings of your code and not the other way around.

rafael victoria preiraWritten by Rafael Victória-Pereira

Working with strings in RPG can be a real pain: all of those MOVE and CAT op codes and work variables with different lengths just to "stitch" the appropriate string together!

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TechTip: Getting off the Ground with PHP

PHP is a serious contender for "best bet" for developing robust web applications on the IBM i, but how much do we know about it? Or, more appropriately, how much do you know about it?

david shireyWritten by David Shirey

This is going to be the start of a series, a series on PHP. And that certainly seems appropriate as PHP is one of a number of ways to do web applications from the i. And from my point of view, it's one of the best ways. But unfortunately, it still remains pretty much one of the best-kept secrets in the i world for many of us.

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Book Review: The Chief Data Officer Handbook for Data Governance

When implemented appropriately, data governance is a powerful framework.

Written by Inderpal Bhandari

Since 2006, I have created the role of Chief Data Officer thrice in different healthcare organizations. My role expanded in scope over time, in keeping with the trend of increasing importance of data to a business. I went from the leader of a functional unit to the general manager of a business unit and then to a member of the CEO's senior leadership team. I had to reinvent the CDO role at each transition to reflect the expanded scope. But one aspect remained constant: Every time, I had to implement a data governance program.

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Don't Be Left Behind: Develop IBM i Mobile Applications with CSS3

The latest standard for Cascading Style Sheets can be implemented with helpful development tools to create IBM i web applications that run well on multiple devices.

Written by Nick Hampson

Have you started using CSS3 for your mobile apps? CSS3 lets you create modern, adaptable web applications, eliminating the requirement of dealing individually with the breadth of devices under the mobile umbrella. Along with HTML5 and JavaScript, CSS3 allows for clean separation of document content from document presentation and interactivity. HTML5 contains your content and includes links to CSS3 for presentation and formatting, while JavaScript provides the interactive logic.

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The Tool That Makes Monitoring and Tuning Your IBM i Web Environment Easy

One of the trickiest metrics for any IBM i partition is performance of web workloads. Luckily, there's an app for that.

steve pitcherWritten by Steve Pitcher

Over the last few years, IBM has been pumping more and more features into IBM Navigator for i, the strategic systems management utility for IBM i. Performance analysis is one area that has been given extensive focus with Performance Data Investigator. You might launch a web service but not know how to analyze performance, let alone know where to tune it. Hidden away in the IBM Web Administration utility since V5R3 is a great little tool called Web Performance Advisor.

 

 

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Using the IBM Advanced Job Scheduler for i

Manta announces the availability of the final course in its series covering the IBM Advanced Job Scheduler for i.

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IBM BigInsights for Apache Hadoop Accelerates Data Science Across the Enterprise

IBM BigInsights for Apache Hadoop can be downloaded from Passport Advantage and runs on IBM Open Platform with Apache Hadoop.

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Arxan Application Protection and Arxan Cryptographic Key Protection Add-On

Two IBM Solutions offerings for mobile.

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Cilasoft Introduces CENTRAL for IBM i

The company's latest offering lets IT managers both consolidate selected data from multiple files into a unified view and distribute data from one file to many.

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HelpSystems Experts to Speak on Security, Compliance, and IT Automation at IBM User Group Conference

Security expert and CISM Robin Tatam and IT automation expert Paul Ratchford will lead educational sessions at NEUGC.

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IBM Monitoring V8.1 Announced

IBM Monitoring V8.1 provides application-aware infrastructure monitoring to help you optimize the performance of your applications.

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IBM Cognos Announcements

Cognos Disclosure Management, Cognos Disclosure Management on Cloud, and Cognos Business Intelligence on Cloud

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IBM OpenPages GRC Platform V7.1 for AIX, Linux, and Windows

IBM OpenPages GRC Platform V7.1 delivers an integrated approach to managing risk and compliance initiatives across the enterprise.

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BCD and Zend Expand Partnership, Become Primary Resource for PHP-on-IBM i Development

Industry leaders will tightly integrate to help IBM i organizations succeed at all stages of the PHP development lifecycle.

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