This time, we'll use the GPS coordinates to search in Wikipedia. Confused? Read all about it in this TechTip!
Written by Rafael Victória-Pereira
As a follow-up to the previous TechTip, this one will provide the means to complement the Points of Interest (POI) data with geo-referenced Wikipedia articles. GeoNames has a Web service called Find Nearby Wikipedia Entries that works the same as Find Nearby POIs.
You can try one at no charge since it's already included with the operating system.
Written by Chris Smith
A study a few years ago concluded that software bugs cost the U.S. economy alone more than $59 billion annually and that more than a third of that waste could be avoided through better testing. Newer development models, such as Agile, frequently employ test-driven development, which means the developer is being asked to shoulder an increasing portion of the testing before software is sent to the team of formal testers.
Is your data warehouse out of date again, or did a Windows job run late?
Written by Tom Huntington
I'm convinced that sometimes the only reason a Windows or UNIX server is alongside an IBM i server is for better data reporting or a data warehouse.
For example, at your site, a process periodically sends data from the IBM i server to the other server. Usually, the IBM i process that builds the data starts at 7:00 p.m. and the Windows process grabs the data at 8:00 p.m. Over the years, you've never had a problem because the IBM i process started one hour before the Windows process. But your business has grown and so has your data processing. The result is that the IBM i process runs longer each day.