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October 21, 2011 | Volume 8 Issue 42


TOP STORY: Cool Things: WDSC with Context
FEATURED ARTICLE: QuickLook: PlanetJ Web Object Wizard Community Edition (WOW CE) V7.0
ADVERTORIAL: Partner TechTip: IFS Directory Backups Used to Be So Difficult
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Feature Article - Dev Tools
Cool Things: WDSC with Context

Use context-specific prompting in WebSphere Development Studio Client to speed up your programming.

mike_faustWritten by Mike Faust

Have you ever forgotten the specific parameters required by an RPGLE function or a rarely used op code? Before you pull out the old RPGLE manual, there's an easier way. In this tip, I'll discuss how to use the context-sensitive prompting functionality built into WebSphere Development Studio Client and how to extend that functionality to make it even more useful.


Feature Article - Programming
QuickLook: PlanetJ Web Object Wizard Community Edition (WOW CE) V7.0

Create database-interfaced Web applications for IBM i in five minutes—for free!

Written by PlanetJ Corporation

WOW CE 7.0 is a free rapid application development (RAD) tool for IBM i that can build robust Web applications or serve as a query and reporting tool similar to Query/400 or DB2 Web Query. It features dynamic runtime selection, drill-downs, and one-click MS Excel downloads that can be created by simply selecting a target database file. WOW applications are Web-based and can easily integrate with RPG for data access where desired. WOW CE requires Apache Tomcat or IBM WebSphere and can run on any Java-enabled system, including IBM i, Linux, or Windows.


Advertorial - Help/Systems
Partner TechTip: IFS Directory Backups Used to Be So Difficult

Enjoy flexible IFS backups with Robot/SAVE.

tom_huntingtonWritten by Tom Huntington

On the IBM i server, we all store data that needs to be backed up in the Integrated File System (IFS). Are you struggling with a lack of flexibility for IFS backups because you have to back up the entire IFS? Would you like a more selective approach that allows you to save certain directories and files? How easy is it to restore specific IFS directories?


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