Tune SQL performance using the System i Navigator's GUI.
By Jarek Miszczyk
The graphical interface used to manage all aspects of System i operations has recently quite dramatically evolved. In addition to the traditional Windows client, you now have the ability to perform most of the tasks through a Web browser. Although System i Access for Web has quite impressive functionality, certain areas are still best served by the "traditional" Windows-based client. As of V6R1, professionals who are charged with DB2 administration will probably continue to rely on the rich functionality provided by the System i Navigator for Windows when it comes to DB2 management and performance tuning.
After stumbling out of the gate, Entity Java Beans return with a whole new attitude.
By Joe Pluta
In my most recent article on Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA), I mentioned that I consider Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP) to be terribly over-engineered. In that same article, I mentioned my longstanding opinion that Enterprise JavaBeans (EJB) was originally in the same category. I in fact once said EJB was one of the first technologies that had "jumped the shark" before being officially released.