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November 4, 2009 | Vol 8 Issue 21


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Sponsor - T.L. Ashford & Associates

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Ashford's Barcode400 has been the dependable choice for the industry since 1983. With Barcode400's newly enhanced Graphic Designer no “green screen” interaction is needed for label design. New features include: AFP/HP-compatible printing, easy-to-use graphics import tool, test print to desktop printer, simple font download tool, updated drivers and format listing reports. Even compliance labeling is made easy with design templates. Call 800-541-4893 to order your Fully-Functional, FREE Trial Software or visit us at T.L. Ashford & Associates.


Feature Article - Programming
Practical RPG: Exploit the Power of Program Messages

User feedback is an important part of any application design, and program messages provide a powerful, flexible tool to communicate with your users.

joe_plutaWritten by Joe Pluta

Program message support is a powerful feature woven into the very fabric of i5/OS. Nearly all facets of programming on the platform can make use of these messages, and the more you use them the more powerful they become. They can provide for everything from error handling to user notification to customization to internationalization. Usually such flexibility can be achieved only through a relatively complex set of APIs, and the program message APIs are no exception. Fear not; this article starts you on the path of enlightenment with an example that's easy to understand.


Sponsor - Business Computer Design
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Feature Article - Programming
Being an RPG Programmer in Today's World

Are you facing unemployment as an RPG programmer?

tom_snyderWritten by Tom Snyder

I don't mean to jump on the bandwagon with yet another article about how the economy is affecting the job market, but I happen to be one of the many recently facing unemployment. I want to share my views on being an RPG programmer in today's world, whether you currently have a job or not.


Sponsor - SkyView Partners, Inc.
The topic of this Coffee with Carol is “What’s new with V6R1 Security.”

This webinar is presented by Carol Woodbury. During this session Carol will examine the new security features of i5/OS for V6R1. She will discuss new system values and how you might use them, as well as new user profile attributes, new auditing values, new commands and more. Carol will lend her experience and expertise to help you understand how best to take advantage of these new features.

Register Today!


Most Popular MC Press Books

Top 10 Best-Selling Titles for October 2009

  1. The IBM i Programmer's Guide to PHP
  2. Functions in Free-Format RPG IV
  3. Free-Format RPG IV
  4. IBM System i APIs at Work, Second Edition
  5. SQL Built-In Functions and Stored Procedures
  6. The Remote System Explorer
  7. SQL for eServer i5 and iSeries
  8. Identity Management
  9. The Modern RPG IV Language, Fourth Edition
  10. SQL for DB2


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