Why the Zend Conference Matters to IBM i Folks

Each of us is an evangelist for the i, a voice heard in the wilderness. But to make that voice heard, we need to get out there where the people who are not part of our "i world" live.

david shireyWritten by David Shirey

I just got back from ZendCon, the annual conference for Zend, the people who bring you PHP and its interface on the IBM i.


It was a great experience and not just because of the weather. Santa Clara, California, in October. Sunny skies, exceptionally nice temps in the low 70s. Even though the hotel was connected to the convention center, I went out of my way to walk outside coming and going.

The API Corner: Saving Only Physical Files in a Library

It's easily done by using the List Objects and Save Object List APIs.

bruce viningWritten by Bruce Vining

I recently received a note from Ray J. that included the following:


"I save and restore physical files from one system to another. The libraries contain both physical and logical files. I would like to save and restore only the physical files. However, using the omit parameter on the SAVOBJ commands only allows a few hundred omits, and I have more than 300 omits and more than 1000 files. The best I have come up with so far is to display the object description of all the *FILES, run a query, and output a file containing the names of only *FILES with attribute PF. Then read that file and save each object one at a time. That seems like a lot of overhead. Any other suggestions?"

In the Wheelhouse: Green-Screen Management Is Dead

Our community deserves so much better than to languish about managing our systems via the green-screen.

steve pitcherWritten by Steve Pitcher

I was at the COMMON User Group Fall Conference and Expo a few weeks ago, where I presented a session called "Modernizing Systems Management with IBM Navigator for i." The overall turnout for the conference was pretty good, considering it was a fall conference and Indianapolis isn't the warmest place on Earth at the tail end of October.


I had a number of purposes for this session. The first was to update perceptions of IBM i administrators. While there is a time and place for the command line, the idea of managing a modern system exclusively through a text-based interface is old school.

Technology Focus: The IBM i Isn't Immune to Security Problems (Continued)

The box we love is well-known for its excellent security, but ensuring that tight security requires a little planning, effort, and knowledge.

john gristWritten by John Ghrist

Editor's note: Last month, we published the first part of this very comprehensive article, which included interviews with prominent security vendors who addressed the issues IBM i shops face today. Today, we finish it up with the rest of the list of vendors and products that we started last month.

TechTip: DB2 for i's Sample Database

The built-in sample database makes self-learning and prototype activities easier.

kent milligan 117x117Written by Kent Milligan

Almost all of the DB2-related TechTips that I have written highlight new DB2 for i functions and features. While it's good to raise awareness of new DB2 capabilities, this does result in existing DB2 features being overlooked. This is especially true of the more ordinary database functions.



Introducing the Next-Generation PHP IDE: ZEND STUDIO 12

This major release provides key new features and improvements.

CNX Announces Release of Valence Framework 4.1

Features native portal app for iOS devices and updated user interface components.

Linoma Software Celebrates 20 Year Anniversary

Linoma Software is celebrating 20 years in helping organizations around the world to automate their IT processes and protect sensitive data.

Connections Cloud Expands Support for Regulatory Requirements, Delivers Mobile Flexibility

IBM Connections Cloud provides one-click access to business-grade file sharing, social networking, communities, online meetings, instant messaging, email, and calendar.

UrbanCode Release and Deploy V6.1.1 Offers Mobile, Cloud, and Big Data apps in Hybrid Environments

IBM UrbanCode Release and Deploy offerings provide continuous software release and deployment capability across hybrid environments, a must for effective and rapid continuous delivery.

IBM Industry Models for Banking and Insurance V8.7 Deliver Data, Process, and Service Solutions

IBM Industry Models for Banking and Insurance V8.7 can help clients accelerate project development and deployment..

IBM Unified Data Model for Healthcare V9.0 Delivers More Cost-Effective Data Solutions

IBM Unified Data Model for Healthcare V9.0 is part of the IBM InfoSphere software portfolio.

ProData Announces RDB Connect 4.0

ProData Computer Services, Inc. announces  a new release of Remote Database Connect (RDB Connect).



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! 


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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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