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October 28, 2015 | Volume 4 Issue 6


TOP STORY: REST: A Primer for Building Web and Mobile Apps
NEWS HIGHLIGHT: IBM Redesigns Its Flagship BI Solution with Built-In Smarts for Accelerated Modeling and Reporting
ON-DEMAND WEBCAST: Easy Mobile Development with Scott Klement
EVENT: Failsafe High Availability Monitoring on IBM i

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REST: A Primer for Building Web and Mobile Apps

REST: REpresentational State Transfer. That's what it means and where it comes from, but what is it and why should we care? Hopefully, this article will take care of that part.

david shireyWritten by David Shirey

You hear a lot about REST today. Of course, that does depend on where you're standing, who you're talking with, and whether you're paying attention. But if you're standing in the right spot, talking to web-oriented developers, and actually listening to what they're saying, you'll hear a lot about REST. And that's good because REST is becoming the default architecture to use for web apps today, particularly mobile. But what is REST, and how can you use it?


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Exploring OpenUI5

What is OpenUI5? Learn how to create tables with OpenUI5 and compare with GridX.

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OpenUI5 is a recently open-sourced JavaScript library, similar to Dojo (everything is open-sourced and free). It has an active community and documentation on its website. In this article, we explore OpenUI5 and compare examples that were implemented with GridX in three previous articles (1, 2, and 3).


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Don't miss these Featured On-Demand Webcasts:

Easy Mobile Development with Scott Klement

Watch this on-demand webinar and learn how to rapidly and easily deploy mobile apps to your organization – even when working with legacy RPG code! IBM Champion Scott Klement will demonstrate how to:


  • Develop RPG applications without mobile development experience
  • Deploy secure applications for any mobile device
  • Build one application for all platforms, including Apple and Android
  • Extend the life and reach of your IBM i (aka iSeries, AS400) platform


You’ll see examples from customers who have used our products and services to deliver the mobile applications of their dreams, faster and easier than they ever thought possible!

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Migrating from IBM Query/400?

Get the facts to determine whether DB2 Web Query or the NGS-IQ query, reporting, and business intelligence solution is right for your company. This Webcast provides helpful analysis of DB2 Web Query features, licensing terms, pricing, and support considerations.

See a demo of how NGS-IQ gives you and your co-workers the ability to:

  • create Web reports, dynamic dashboards, OLAP models
  • output to Excel, Word, and Access in one click
  • work from Web, Windows and 5250 user interfaces
  • query DB2, MySQL, SQL Server, Oracle and Postgre SQL databases
  • run and enhance existing Query/400 queries with NGS’ Query/400 API
  • develop Web applications
  • use integrated e-mail and FTP
  • maintain control with NGS-IQ’s security

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The Explosion of Security Vulnerabilities Requires Diligent Act with Carol Woodbury & special guest Jeff Uehling

Carol is pleased to be joined for this Coffee with Carol by friend and former colleague Jeff Uehling, current Chief Security Architect for IBM i.  Jeff and Carol will be discussing a number of the recent Security Vulnerabilities which have had a huge, industry-wide impact on both hardware and software vendors - including IBM and the IBM i development groups. These security vulnerabilities include well-publicized ones such as Heartbleed, Bash/Shellshock and Poodle as well as numerous vulnerabilities that haven’t hit the media. These vulnerabilities exist in areas such as Java, OpenSSL and many networking areas of your systems.

IBM i has long been known as a secure platform on which you can run your business critical applications. However, securing the system requires careful attention to the system-wide security configuration options, managing the authority settings on your data objects which contain your business critical data (corporate assets), and - as importantly - staying current with your enterprise-wide maintenance and ensure the latest PTFs/Fixes are installed in order to close "real" or "potential" security holes.

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Take IBM i Everywhere with Mobile Apps – Watch the Webinar!

Is mobile an initiative for your business? Find out how you can go beyond Web applications to create applications with native device capabilities, such as Camera… even if you’ve never created a mobile application!
Watch this on-demand Webinar with IBM’s Tim Rowe and Profound Logic’s Scott Klement and Alex Roytman, and discover how you can create high-quality mobile applications using your existing RPG knowledge and the right tools.

You’ll learn:

  • How the IBM i platform supports mobile development
  • Why hybrid applications are a great option to deliver mobile apps with more functionality than Web apps can offer
  • How to develop mobile apps with native capabilities without becoming an Obj-C and Java expert, or using overly complicated tools

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Operations on IBM i: Where Do I Start?

Calling all programmers, system admins, operators, and data center managers! If your boss or your business just tossed you into the IBM i environment, you may find yourself up the operations creek without a paddle.

Let the IBM i experts at HelpSystems be your guide. Both first-timers and old hands will benefit from a few new tricks on where to get started with these essential IBM i areas:

  • Job management and subsystems
  • Memory management and allocation
  • Report management
  • System message handling
  • User profile creation and control
  • Commands and menus

Watch this one-hour recorded webinar to see how easy it can be to excel at IBM i systems management.

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