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July 1, 2011 | Volume 8 Issue 26


TOP STORY: TechTip: XLATE and Character String Manipulation
FEATURED ARTICLE: Impress Your Kids July 4th; Explain How Fireworks Depend on Computers
ADVERTORIAL: Partner TechTip: A Centralized Scratch Pool Is a Necessity
FEATURED NEWS: MC Press Launches BIG Summer Sale
NEWS HIGHLIGHT: Zend Technologies Hires Two Top Execs in Anticipation of Future Growth
FORUM: Netserver Configuration to Allow Mapping Network Drive Will Not Start
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Feature Article - TechTip
TechTip: XLATE and Character String Manipulation

Manipulate and protect data quickly and easily.

issak_brenderWritten by Issak Brender

There are many ways in modern RPG/RPGLE to manipulate data: BIFs, data structures, whole programs. This TechTip demonstrates examples of character string manipulations with XLATE operation code.


Feature Article - Analysis
Impress Your Kids July 4th; Explain How Fireworks Depend on Computers

If you have ever wondered why today's fireworks extravaganzas are so much better today than they were years ago, it's all due to computers.

chris_smithWritten by Chris Smith

Those of us who are over 40 (ahem—50?) may remember watching fireworks as a kid, but it was a totally different experience from today.


I recall sitting on a rooftop with a view of Long Island Sound watching a barge out in the water. We sat and waited, and waited, and waited, and I thought I would literally explode from the anxiety and, eventually, frustration. Then finally, one rocket would launch and, yes, it was good! A single shower of white starlets floating down toward the water. Then we would go back to waiting—staring at the barge, wondering if the guy lighting them dropped his lighter in the water and there would only be but one "firework."


Advertorial - Help/Systems
Partner TechTip: A Centralized Scratch Pool Is a Necessity

Trying to find a reliable, centralized tape-management solution?

tom_huntingtonWritten by Tom Huntington

Does your IBM i tape-tracking solution handle your tape-management needs? Are you satisfied with the tape integrity across your partitions? Could your operators write over volumes that contain active data? Are you happy with the reliability of your solution and its reporting capabilities? Can you provide a single report for your off-site storage vendor, documenting all of the volumes that are arriving to and leaving from the data center during the current business day? Does your solution work with your automated backup solution?


Featured News
Monday Last Day of BIG Summer Sale

Almost 70 titles spanning a large variety of topic areas are on sale for as little as $10.

In the computer industry, the more you know, the more you're worth. That's why people spend $1,000 and up attending a single industry trade show to keep their skills and knowledge up to date. Most people have figured out, however, that it's far cheaper to read a book than to go to a conference—and the benefits can be more lasting. For those who want to extend their education in the most economical way possible, the MC Press Bookstore has just launched its biggest sale of the year—the BIG Summer Sale


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