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March 23, 2012 | Volume 9 Issue 12


TOP STORY: TechTip: WRKJVMJOB: Who's Been Running Java in My Shop?
FEATURED ARTICLE: SlimWare Sources the Crowd to Improve its Free and Fee-Based Utilities
NEWS HIGHLIGHT: Maxava Launches Microsite Featuring Examples of Cloud-based Disaster Recovery
FORUM: What's Better? Free-Format or Traditional Code?
EVENT: Linoma: AIX File Transfers-Automation and Security without Scripting 
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Feature Article - TechTip
TechTip: WRKJVMJOB: Who's Been Running Java in My Shop?

More and more Java is running under the covers on IBM i shops, and this command helps you see where.

joe_plutaWritten by Joe Pluta

Even as more and more shops embrace Java, they find that Java doesn't quite fit into the work management framework we've become familiar with on the IBM midrange platform. Specifically, WRKACTJOB just doesn't work the way we need it to. But as of version 6.1, we now have a new tool, WRKJVMJOB.


Feature Article - System Administration
SlimWare Sources the Crowd to Improve its Free and Fee-Based Utilities

This software vendor offers useful free utilities and has developed a novel way to add value to its products.

chris_smithWritten by Chris Smith

Bloat can be a bad and dangerous thing. A friend of mine got his pilot's license a few years back, and we began planning a trip flying from Denver to the Albuquerque balloon festival. On the appointed day, four of us met at the airport. After loading luggage in the rental single-engine Cessna 172, Dave and our respective fiancés climbed aboard and accelerated down the runway. Denver sits on a plateau about 5,000 feet above sea level, so the air is notoriously thin. Three quarters of the way down the runway, and now traveling at 80 miles per hour, the plane started to fishtail. Dave was suddenly applying the brakes. "She doesn't want to do it folks; we're going back." It turned out that the plane was overloaded for that altitude, and it wouldn't achieve liftoff.


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