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April 29, 2016 | Volume 13 Issue 17


LEAD ARTICLE: TechTip: C# for RPGers – C# and RPG Basic Data Types Compared, Part 1
FEATURED ARTICLE: Book Review: DB2 10.1/10.5 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows Database Administration: Certification Guide
NEWS HIGHLIGHT: 2016 IBM i Security Study Exposes Lack of Virus Protection and System Auditing
MC PRESS BOOKSTORE: Top Selling Titles
EVENT: Business Process Automation with Robot

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Feature Article - TechTip
TechTip: C# for RPGers – C# and RPG Basic Data Types Compared, Part 1

Time to start learning about the C# language itself! Learn which basic data types you can use and how they relate to their RPG counterparts in the first hands-on TechTip of this series.

rafael victoria preiraWritten by Rafael Victória-Pereira

This is probably the moment you’re waiting for if you’ve been following this series of TechTips since its inception. It’s time for some hands-on work. So fire up Visual Studio and get ready to write some C# code!


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Relax…he knows his stuff! You’ll be sure to pass Exam 615 with the help of DB2 expert Roger Sanders. He helped develop Exam 615 plus 22 other certification exams. This is the latest in the popular MC Press DB2 Certification Study Guide series. Get all you need to know about DB2 10.5 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows. This guide includes a complete practice exam with 125 questions and answers. Nothing will prepare you more for the DB2 10.5 Fundamentals for LUW exam! Order your copy today.


Feature Article - Database
Book Review: DB2 10.1/10.5 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows Database Administration: Certification Guide

This is a practical book for everyday use. If you'll be working with DB2 for LUW Version 10.1 or 10.5, you should have a copy on your desk.

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If you’re looking for a book that presents a well-rounded overview of DB2 for LUW and you’d like to know what’s new in versions 10.1 and 10.5, look no further. DB2 10.1/10.5 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows Database Administration: Certification Study Guide (Exams 611 and 311) can serve as a training guide for a beginner, a DB2 certification preparation tool for an advancing professional, or a reference guide for a database expert.


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Most Popular MC Press Books

Best-Selling MC Press Titles

  1. DB2 10 for z/OS Database Administration (Exam 612)
  2. Evolve Your RPG Coding: Move from OPM to ILE ... and Beyond
  3. Programming in ILE RPG, Fifth Edition
  4. SQL for eServer i5 and iSeries
  5. Flexible Input, Dazzling Output with IBM i
  6. Database Design and SQL for DB2
  7. Mastering IBM i
  8. Programming in RPG IV
  9. Fundamentals of Technology Project Management
  10. Data Governance Tools


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