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July 9, 2010 | Volume 7 Issue 27


TOP STORY: TechTip: Are You Using the QIBM_QDB_OPEN Exit Point Wisely?
FEATURED ARTICLE: aXes e-Business Modernization Suite from LANSA Provides Cross-Browser Support
NEWS HIGHLIGHT: Paris, Gantner, Tuohy and Marchesani Launch eLearning Program for RPG Developers 
FORUM: Free Utility Converts System i DB Files to Excel Spreadsheets
BUYER'S GUIDE: Presto 2 and Barcode 400
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Feature Article - TechTip
TechTip: Are You Using the QIBM_QDB_OPEN Exit Point Wisely?

If you dig a fence post hole with a backhoe, you will upset more dirt than you probably wanted.

steven_pitcherWritten by Steven C. Pitcher

My three-year-old son is a big Bob the Builder fan, and he's always reminding me to use the right tool for the job. The same principal can be applied to System i management in finding simple and effective solutions. System integrity and security is important, but you must take great care while implementing solutions in that area to limit the chances of adverse effects.


Feature Article - Programming
aXes e-Business Modernization Suite from LANSA Provides Cross-Browser Support

The new release gives developers the tools to write rich Internet applications for multiple browsers and devices, including smartphones.

chris_smithWritten by Chris Smith

Most IBM i developers and system administrators have been following the evolution of so-called modernization and Web-enablement technology for quite some time now, and one of their leading frustrations reportedly has come from network issues caused by firewalls blocking ports required by non-Web connections like Telnet and VPN.


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New Presto 2 is the fastest way to modernize your IBM i legacy programs, OS screens and third party green screen software. Presto web enables all your IBM i programs in one minute. It is a non-intrusive solution that lets you modernize without making any RPG, COBOL or DDS code changes.

Presto screens run in a browser with no other PC software, no ActiveX and no WebSphere needed.  You select one of the modern skins included with Presto for an instant professional look.

Your existing staff can use the new Visual Screen Editor to enhance your screens without getting into the HTML; drag and drop fields, insert pop up calendars, add drop down lists, images and more.

You also have full access to the HTML code to add any Web 2.0 features and technologies; jQuery Web Services, Graphs and more.   Presto increases end user satisfaction and reduces training costs by providing more intuitive user interfaces that are more appealing and easier to navigate. You can choose between base or unlimited user pricing and competitive upgrades are available.

Learn more about Business Computer Design Int'l, Inc. and its products here.


T.L. Ashford's award winning BARCODE400 software is the labeling answer for the iSeries. With this versatile and easy to use software you will be designing and printing labels in minutes. Compliance labeling is a snap using templates provide by TL Ashford.

Learn more about T.L. Ashford & Associates and its Barcode and RFID solutions here.


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