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In Praise of the Many PDF Print E-mail
Programming - General
Written by David Shirey   
Wednesday, 17 December 2014 00:00

Your true worth to your company and your true level of professionalism has nothing to do with what may seem so important today.

david shireyWritten by David Shirey

Sometimes it's easy to lose your perspective. Sometimes feeling good about your job isn't easy. Particularly in a world that likes to celebrate those who are on the bleeding edge.

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Last Updated on Friday, 12 December 2014 12:53
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The API Corner: Counting Active Jobs by Subsystem and/or User PDF Print E-mail
Programming - APIs
Written by Bruce Vining   
Wednesday, 17 December 2014 00:00

You can do it by using the List Job API.
bruce viningWritten by Bruce Vining

I recently received a note from Brian M. that included this:

 

"…can a program be written to determine the number of active jobs attached to a specified subsystem?...I have been asked to figure out the number of active jobs under a specified subsystem like QINTER or QSERVER and be able to either say ALL users or a specified user like XYZ.… I know the command WRKSBSJOB can let me specify a subsystem and a user but it will not give a total so I have to manually count them…"

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 16 December 2014 15:53
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Product Review: Adding a Responsive Interface to Your RPG Programs with ASNA Wings PDF Print E-mail
Programming - RPG
Written by Roger Pence   
Monday, 15 December 2014 00:00

The quality of your applications' user experience counts.

roger penceWritten by Roger Pence

User interfaces based on HTML and hosted in browsers have become quite nearly ubiquitous over the last several years. Thanks to IBM's Open Access API, IBM i RPG applications are able to access an HTML-driven user interface very effectively. ASNA Wings, for example, builds a browser-based user interface derived from existing display file DDS specifications.

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 09 December 2014 12:42
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Modifying a Subfile: Change Is Good, Part 2 PDF Print E-mail
Programming - RPG
Written by Kevin Vandever   
Wednesday, 10 December 2014 00:00

We started some good stuff in Part 1. Now, let's look at more.

kevin vandeverWritten by Kevin Vandever

Editor's Note: This article is an excerpt from the book Subfiles in Free-Format RPG.

 

In Part 1, I introduced a technique for modifying data files using subfiles, showing you the DDS and sample screen to let a user update, add, and delete from a name file. In Part 2, we move on to the RPG code.

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 09 December 2014 14:10
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Practical RPG: Data Structure I/O Is Finally Practical! PDF Print E-mail
Programming - RPG
Written by Joe Pluta   
Wednesday, 03 December 2014 00:00

I like using data structures for I/O, I really do, but this latest PTF finally makes it practical for non-trivial applications.

joe plutaWritten by Joe Pluta

I'm not just an RPG programmer. I'm a Java programmer, and I've always loved the concept of having multiple instances of a business object in memory. In many cases, this is as simple as just being able to have multiple records. I like having, say, the original of a customer master and the updated version. I can compare the two to see if changes were made. Or maybe I have an array of children for a parent. Unfortunately, when I actually wanted to use the data structure to maintain a physical file, RPG fell a little short. But those days are gone!

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 03 December 2014 00:00
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Case Study: Systems Implementation Looks to the Future with ASNA Wings PDF Print E-mail
Programming - Dev Tools
Written by Roger Pence   
Wednesday, 03 December 2014 00:00

System Implementation invested in ASNA Wings to modernize its RPG application to remain competitive and relevant amongst a sea of PC-based competitors.

roger penceWritten by Roger Pence

Systems Implementation has provided software and services to the IBM midrange community since 1980. After having done programming work for a variety of businesses and business types for sixteen years, Systems Implementation focused its attention exclusively on the two-way and wireless communication business. Today, Systems Implementation offers a full IBM i software suite for both the sales and services sides of the two-way and wireless communication business.

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 03 December 2014 00:00
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Book Review: Flexible Input, Dazzling Output with IBM i PDF Print E-mail
Programming - RPG
Written by David Shirey   
Wednesday, 03 December 2014 00:00

Today, it's all about input and output. Getting data into the IBM i from non-traditional sources and then displaying it back out again in varied formats. But where can you go to learn all that you need to know about this critical skill?

david shireyWritten by David Shirey

Read a good technical book lately? Normally, I would have said "Me either," but I just finished Flexible Input, Dazzling Output with IBM i by Rafael Victoria-Pereira, and I give it an enthusiastic two thumbs upfine winter fun!

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 02 December 2014 12:02
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10 Reasons IBM i Developers May Want to Take a Closer Look at Microsoft .NET PDF Print E-mail
Programming - General
Written by Lee Paul   
Monday, 24 November 2014 00:00

What language will you choose when you're ready to go to the next level?

Written by Lee Paul

Development languages. There are many of them! If you're curious, the Tiobe Index ranks them for you based on popularity calculated from various search engines. For November, C is #1 again, Java is at #2, PHP is at #6, and C# is at #5. COBOL has fallen a spot to #28, CL gets in at #65, and RPG ekes out a spot in the top 100 at #93. Check out the new Google Trends tool for another comparison. For the most part, RPG and COBOL hold our legacy on the IBM i, while Java and PHP are the platform favorites and are heavily positioned by IBM for the future.

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Last Updated on Monday, 24 November 2014 09:00
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