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March 2, 2012 | Volume 9 Issue 9

ISSUE HIGHLIGHTS

TOP STORY: Cool Things: A Simple Utility for Sending HTML Emails on the IBM i
FEATURED ARTICLE: Profound Logic Blasts the Myths Surrounding Rational Open Access: RPG Edition
ADVERTORIAL: Partner TechTip: The Road to Security: Evaluate Your Server for Free
NEWS HIGHLIGHT: ASNA Releases New Version of Wings
WHITE PAPER: Modern Monitoring Methods for Power Systems
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RPG Open Access is now available at no cost… but what does that mean to you? Is everything you hear about modernizing with RPGOA true?

IBM’s Alison Butterill and Profound Logic’s Brian May will clear up common RPGOA misconceptions and explain why it’s the best way to modernize your IBM i applications!

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Feature Article - Programming
 
Cool Things: A Simple Utility for Sending HTML Emails on the IBM i

Send a simple message to notify a user when a batch job completes, or send a detailed notification to a customer, or anything in between.

mike_faustWritten by Mike Faust

If you've used the SNDDST command on the IBM i to send email messages, you know that this is a very useful way to communicate things like job completions. The one big drawback is that you have very little control over the format of the messages sent using this command. While this command does give you the ability to embed line feed and new paragraph commands into your message body, that's about all of the formatting you can do. What if you could embed HTML statements into your email messages? Read on and discover how to do this with the help of a simple little command.


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Feature Article - Programming
 
Profound Logic Blasts the Myths Surrounding Rational Open Access: RPG Edition

A Webcast takes on all challengers, asserting that the technology works elegantly to modernize source-code available applications while saving time and requiring no programming.

chris_smithWritten by Chris Smith

There has been an air of mystery and, thus, skepticism surrounding RPG Open Access since IBM introduced it in April 2010 with the release of IBM i 7.1. The program, officially known as Rational Open Access: RPG Edition, was perceived as exotic and incomplete since it relied upon users or ISVs to write handlers to make it work, rather than providing a complete solution to, what might be called, GUI envy!


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Partner TechTip: The Road to Security: Evaluate Your Server for Free

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robin_tatamWritten by Robin Tatam

With the New Year and a new operating budget, it's time for many companies to start a security project. However, based on some of the calls I've received recently, there remains a lack of clear direction regarding the tasks and priorities.


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