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February 11, 2015 | Volume 10 Issue 2

ISSUE HIGHLIGHTS

TOP STORY: Which Language Do All the Most Popular Websites Use? JavaScript! Find Out Why
FEATURED NEWS: inFORM Decisions launches IBM i Document Workflow Solution, iWorkflow
NEWS HIGHLIGHT: Asigra Offers Data Protection for Cloud-Based DR and Backup of Physical, Virtual, Cloud, Mobile
WHITE PAPER: PCI and What it means to IBM i
EVENT: Overcome Data Challenges with SEQUEL Data Warehouse and SEQUEL
MC VIDEO PORTAL: Introduction to Configuring iAccess Servers to use SSL

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Feature Article - Programming
 
Which Language Do All the Most Popular Websites Use? JavaScript! Find Out Why

Two decades of evolution make it a great time to supplement your RPG skills with JavaScript, the standard language of the browser. Let's take a trip down memory lane and take a practical look at one of the world's most popular programming languages.

robert swansonWritten by Robert Swanson

JavaScript will hit a big milestone later this year as it turns the ripe old age of 20. Originally introduced as "LiveScript" by a company called Netscape in mid-1995, the JavaScript language has undergone quite a metamorphosisincluding a name changesince those early pioneering days of the Internet. JavaScript is in fact largely responsible for the amazing breadth of functionality many users take for granted in web pages and web-based apps today.


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Why PHP should be part of your IBM i modernization strategy

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Join Zend’s Mike Pavlak to learn why PHP is a great choice for IBM i application modernization.

He discusses:

  • Why PHP is easy for RPG programmers to learn
  • The benefits of PHP
  • How to get started with PHP on IBM i
  • How Zend Server reduces the development lifecycle

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Featured News
 
inFORM Decisions launches IBM i Document Workflow Solution, iWorkflow

inFORM Decisions, a leading provider of IBM i document & payment automation solutions, announces iWorkflow, a document workflow solution to improve digital business processes.


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MC White Paper Center
 

Don't miss these great Featured White Papers:

Business Intelligence for the IBM i Customer

Are you on information overload from the barrage of announcements and ads for BI solutions, including IBM’s new DB2 Web Query V2.1? End the confusion and get informed. This White Paper guides you in evaluating which solution may be the best fit for your company, users, budget, environment and more. It also examines:

  • IBM’s analytics and services strategy
  • the repackaged DB2 Web QueryV2.1
  • IBM’s Cognos solution
  • other BI software in the market

The White Paper offers a comparison of these products with NGS-IQ, NGS’ scalable, proven BI suite of products used by thousands of i customers of all sizes in virtually every industry.

It concludes with a section designed to help IBM i and DB2 supporters explain the strengths of the environment to critics and the uninformed.

 

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Cloud Computing

Carol Woodbury discusses the security concerns of cloud computing and provides resources you can check into as you address the security issues of this new technology.

 

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PCI and What it means to IBM i

While one may think that PCI is a thing of the past and that it’s already been implemented, major breaches (most notably of the Target PoS systems) have brought it back into focus. Some retailers are just now understanding how PCI applies to them and other organizations have started to accept credit cards when they didn’t in the past. To refresh everyone’s memory, here’s an overview of what PCI means to the IBM i community and what organizations that use an IBM i to store, process or access cardholder data need to be aware of.

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Virus Got You Down?

Does a virus have your server down? Perhaps it’s the latest worm, Trojan horse, buffer overflow or denial of service attack that’s got you or one of your servers down. While one of these bugs may be affecting one or more of your servers in your enterprise, it is highly unlikely that the server affected is a Power server running IBM i. IBM i may be running your core business applications or it may be hosting your web site or running Domino. Whatever its function within your enterprise IBM i has remained unaffected by virus and malware attacks. Why is that? Viruses and other ailments spread by infecting a host that is vulnerable. Let’s take a look at how IBM i and the applications running on it can remain unscathed by the viruses and malware that are so prevalent today. In this white paper, Carol Woodbury of SkyView Partners defines each “ailment” and then describe the defenses and protection mechanisms provided by IBM i to ward off the attack.

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IBM i Scheduling Survival Guide

Survive the climb toward scheduling automation with this indispensable guide. Clear internal and external hurdles, and succeed in each phase of your rollout, from research to implementation.

Our New Must-Have Resource: IBM i Scheduling Survival Guide

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Help/Systems has been helping customers automate their IBM i environments for over 30 years.

 

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The MC Resource Centers bring you the widest selection of white papers, software, webcasts and more for you to choose from and at MC Press we’re all about choice. We’re even giving one lucky person the opportunity to choose their own prize in our “It’s All About Choice” contest for a $250 Best Buy gift card.  Visit the MC Webcast, MC White Paper, MC Software, MC Case Study, MC Security,  and MC Disaster Recovery Centers today and select as many of the FREE offerings you would like to receive. While there, enter the contest and you may just win a $250 Best Buy gift card!

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Introduction to Configuring iAccess Servers to use SSL

 

Due to popular demand, Carol has updated her presentation on configuring iAccess to use SSL sessions to include, not just the step-by-step configuration guidance but also a discussion on the benefits and challenges of using certificates from a well-known CA (Certificate Authority) vs a self-signed certificate as well as practical tips for enterprise implementation.


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