MC Systems Insight
MC Power Technology Manager
MC RPG Developer
MC Power Developer
MC TNT Tips 'n Techniques
MC AIX Expert
MC Linux Expert
MC Mobile on Power
This Week @ the MC Press Bookstore

November 18, 2015 | Volume 14 Issue 22


TOP STORY: A Look at IBM i TR3 for 7.2
FEATURED ARTICLE: Procedures: How, When, and Why to Build Them
NEWS HIGHLIGHT: Visual LANSA Is a Game Changer for Web Application Development
MC PRESS BOOKSTORE: Top Selling Titles
EVENT: Failsafe High Availability Monitoring on IBM i

Sponsor - T.L. Ashford & Associates

Top 5 Reasons Companies are using TLAForms:

  1. Easy Design with Graphical Interface – Use the Graphical Designer to create high quality, professional forms using True Type fonts (Including the MICR font for checks), Barcodes, images and overlays.  All in full color!
  2. No Programming – Easily integrates with your existing applications with NO Programming
  3. One Low Price includes ALL features –PDF Output, Email, Archive, Printing, MICR font, Graphical Interface and more!
  4. ROI – Low Cost.  High Functionality.  Immediate Results!
  5. Customer Support – Easily accessible and committed to making your experience with us as productive as possible. 

How much time and money will you save yourself and your company? Watch this 2 minute video to learn more, and order a 30-day trial here.


Feature Article - Operating Systems
A Look at IBM i TR3 for 7.2

What does TR3 for 7.2 (TR11 for 7.1) have to offer? Lots of good stuff, but don't take my word for it. Although, I guess if you read this article, you are.

david shireyWritten by Dave Shirey  

For many of us, fall is a time to rake leaves and pull out dead summer plants, but for IBM it's time to release another Technology Refresh for the i.


At this time of the year, I try to reserve the lion's share of my attention for the baseball playoffs and the always important weeks 4 – 8 of the football season. But I really should be a bit more well-rounded because this is one of the times of the year (November 20) when IBM releases the latest Technology Refresh to the current operating system. And who would want to miss that?


Sponsor - Profound Logic Software

Now on-demand: 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!


Watch the Webinar Now!


Feature Article - Programming
Procedures: How, When, and Why to Build Them

Procedures are part of modules. A module can contain one or more procedures.

rafael victoria preiraWritten by Rafael Victória-Pereira

Editor's note: This excerpt is from chapter 3 of Evolve Your RPG Coding: Move from OPM to ILE ... and Beyond.


The previous chapters explored some theory. Now, it's time for some hands-on work. Let's leverage your OPM RPG knowledge with a simple and practical example of using procedures.


Sponsor - The MC Press Bookstore

This ain’t your mama’s RPG! Time to move on from OPM—with Evolve Your RPG Coding. This comprehensive new book gives you all the tools to move to a more modern, modular, and efficient ILE RPG. The book guides you through the transition at a comfortable pace, making every ILE concept totally accessible. You’ll start with simple, easy-to-understand examples and analogies to OPM, then advance to complete and complex ILE code. Finally, you’ll go beyond ILE with a detailed discussion of SQL, code organization, and structure. Pre-order your copy today!


Most Popular MC Press Titles

Best-Selling MC Press Titles

  1. Programming in ILE RPG, Fifth Edition
  2. IBM i Security Administration and Compliance
  3. Flexible Input, Dazzling Output with IBM i
  4. Free-Format RPG IV
  5. Subfiles in Free-Format RPG
  6. IBM Cloud Platform Primer
  7. Mastering IBM i
  8. Database Design and SQL for DB2
  9. DB2 10.1/10.5 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows Database Administration (Exams 611 and 311): Certification Study Guide
  10. DB2 10.1 Fundamentals (Exam 610)


In the News

Vendors:  Have a press release to share?  Send it to MC Press.

The Latest from IBM

Support MC Press - Visit Our Sponsors



Search Sponsor