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March 25, 2010 | Volume 8 Issue 12


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Feature Article - Programming
The CL Corner: When Was an IFS File Last Used or Changed?

Use the stat API to get important IFS information.

bruce_viningWritten by Bruce Vining

In last month's article, "Trying to Get a Handle on Your IFS?," we saw how a CL program can determine what files are in an IFS directory. Today, we'll take that one step further: finding out when the files were last opened and when they were last changed. This is the type of information that may help you decide what files are ready to be archived and/or deleted on your system.


Feature Article - Analysis
Is IBM i Ready for an App Store?

With the meteoric rise of the mobile application market, could there be enough buzz over at the Apple App Store and at Amazon to share a little success with those of us longing for attention?

chris_smithWritten by Chris Smith

The mobile application market is taking off like wildfire, and it looks like developers are not only having fun but making tons of money as well—at $1.99 per download! The Apple App Store is so successful, the number of downloads is no longer measured in millions; it's gone into the billions—10 billion downloads, in fact, since the App Store opened in 2008, according to court documents filed by Apple recently in its trademark infringement suit against Amazon. No wonder Amazon and its similar-sounding Appstore for Android don't care about a little thing like a lawsuit; there's gold in them there hills.


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