MC Systems Insight
MC Power Technology Manager
MC RPG Developer
MC Power Developer
MC TNT Tips 'n Techniques
MC AIX Expert
MC Linux Expert
MC Mobile on Power
This Week @ the MC Press Bookstore

March 25, 2010 | Volume 8 Issue 12


TOP STORY: The CL Corner: When Was an IFS File Last Used or Changed?
FEATURED ARTICLE: Is IBM i Ready for an App Store?
NEWS HIGHLIGHT: SEC Nails IBM for $10 Million in Alleged Foreign Bribery Scandal
FORUM: How to Add Page X of Y to PDF
MC STORE: Top 10 Best-Selling Titles for February 2011
BUSINESS CONTINUITY TODAY: Ch.11: Is the Cloud Right for You?

Manage Subscription | Contact Us

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.


In the News

Support MC Press - Visit Our Sponsors


Forums Sponsor





Search Sponsor




Business Continuity Today

E-Magazine: Business Continuity Today from Vision Solutions, Inc.


Latest Chapter: Business Continuity Today Ch.11: Is the Cloud Right for You?


Business Continuity Today Ch. 1: Planning for Business Resilience

Business Continuity Today Ch. 2: Security Threats, Trends and Risks

Business Continuity Today Ch. 3: Optimizing Data Availability in Information Hungry Organizations

Business Continuity Today Ch. 4: Compliance and the New Reality for IT Resiliency

Business Continuity Today Ch. 5: Maintaining Availability with Virtualization Technologies

Business Continuity Today Ch. 6: Data Replication: Making Sense of the Options

Business Continuity Today Ch. 7: Recovery: Strategies for Resilience

Business Continuity Today Ch. 8: BCROI: Measuring Returns on Your Business Investment

Business Continuity Today Ch. 9: Making the Green Connection: Ensuring Sustainability and Continuity

Business Continuity Today Ch.10: Disaster Recovery by the Numbers