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November 12, 2010 | Volume 7 Issue 45


TOP STORY: TechTip: Monitor Linux Logs with Swatch
FEATURED ARTICLE: Zend Heads into Open Arms of Developers and Large Enterprises Alike
ADVERTORIAL: Partner TechTip: CPA5305 File Full Message: To Extend or Not?
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Feature Article - TechTip
TechTip: Monitor Linux Logs with Swatch

Searching through IT logs can be boring and tedious. With the swatch (Simple WATCHer) Linux utility, automate actions based on matching logging conditions.

max_hetrickWritten by Max Hetrick

Awhile back, I showed you how to take advantage of setting up a centralized remote logging facility for Linux. Centralized logging gives you one location to head for when trouble arises. Using the Linux tool swatch, let's take logging one step further by automating alerts or actions based on conditions matching regular expressions.


Feature Article - Analysis
Zend Heads into Open Arms of Developers and Large Enterprises Alike

New cloud and mobile solutions, along with features to assist IBM i developers using JavaScript and working remotely, may make Zend the software darling of 2011.

chris_smithWritten by Chris Smith

For those of us fortunate enough to have had television in the early 1950s, we might remember The Bob Cummings Show, in which dashing young Hollywood photographer "Bob Collins" attempts to romance every attractive starlet in town. Bob's magnetic sign in his photo darkroom, in which he is depicted smiling with open arms as his current bevy of sweethearts is displayed racing toward him on different tracks along the board, reminds me of today's software vendors working hard to earn an embrace by programmers.


Advertorial - Help/Systems
Partner TechTip: CPA5305 File Full Message: To Extend or Not?

CPF1240/CPF1241: Job ended abnormally/normally.

tom_huntingtonWritten by Tom Huntington

Who hasn't had a "file full" message in QSYSOPR? It's about as common as a cold. But what do you do with the message? Always the same reaction? What about the QSYSOPR job end abnormally and normally messages, CPF1240 and CPF1241? They're nice to know for certain jobs, but for most jobs, you don't care. When a certain job ends, do you want to execute a command, restart the job, notify someone, or do something else?


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