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October 29, 2010 | Volume 7 Issue 43


TOP STORY: The CL Corner: Getting Your Commands Out to the World
FEATURED ARTICLE: IBM Announces Rational Business Developer V8.0.1
ADVERTORIAL: Partner TechTip: IBM i Security: Trick or Treat?
NEWS HIGHLIGHT: S4i Systems Announces Desktop Capture
WHITE PAPER: 101 things you can Automate on your System i (iSeries) & Ten Top Tips for Peace of Mind *
FORUM: Writing New Rows to Existing XLS File
BLOG: System i Management Tips

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Feature Article - Programming
The CL Corner: Getting Your Commands Out to the World

Learn about some additional capabilities related to user commands.

bruce_viningWritten by Bruce Vining

In the last article, "Need Some Help with That Command? Part II," we concluded our introduction to the User Interface Manager (UIM) as it relates to providing command help text for the command TRMLFTCHR. The complete source for the TRMLFTCHR panel group, which has only been published in pieces in past articles, is this:


Feature Article - Programming
IBM Announces Rational Business Developer V8.0.1

EGL, now open source, continues to gain ground at IBM and is central to many newly enhanced Rational development tools.

chris_smithWritten by Chris Smith

If it were common knowledge that applications written in EGL ran two, three, four times as fast as those written natively in RPG or COBOL, or even Java, wouldn't programmers be just a little more interested in trying EGL for their next development project? But what happens when you, as a programmer, spend a lot of time writing an application—and it turns out to be a dog? Well, you look bad. And people think—"They sure put the wrong person on that job!" And then your boss starts to look bad, and he or she says—"Why the heck did you let me buy into that rapid application development myth anyway?"


Advertorial - PowerTech
Partner TechTip: IBM i Security: Trick or Treat?

PowerTech's annual "State of IBM i Security" study tells a scary story.

robin_tatamWritten by Robin Tatam

Back in the dark shadows of days of old, strong security controls provided a ring of protection around IBM i information. While the majority of these controls date back to a time when the server was still known as the AS/400, it's scary how many shops still aren't using them.


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