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January 27, 2012 | Volume 9 Issue 4


TOP STORY: The CL Corner: Letting the User Know What's Right and Wrong
FEATURED ARTICLE: IBM Introduces New Cloud Collaboration Services
NEWS HIGHLIGHT: IBM Reports 2011 Fourth-Quarter and Full-Year Results
FORUM: Transfer a Spool File to a PC File for Editing
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Feature Article - Programming
The CL Corner: Letting the User Know What's Right and Wrong

Use a message subfile to return error information to the user.

bruce_viningWritten by Bruce Vining

Anyone who has been following this column for a while probably knows that I believe in using messages whenever possible. Messages are a wonderful way of keeping textual information out of my code, thereby allowing me to reword some text without having to change an application program, a command definition, and so on. One place where I find that many developers (CL and otherwise) are underutilizing messages is in the area of display file error-reporting.


Feature Article - Application Software
IBM Introduces New Cloud Collaboration Services

Users can sign up for free access during a 60-day trial period.

chris_smithWritten by Chris Smith

IBM is aggressively moving forward with its Lotus-based social networking and collaboration offerings, but it seems the company continues to ignore hundreds of thousands of IBM i customers it apparently believes are fat, dumb, and happy using yesterday's legacy Lotus Notes and Domino solutions.


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