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March 6, 2015 | Volume 12 Issue 9


TOP STORY: TechTip: Sinatra Sings, Ruby Plays
ADVERTORIAL: Partner TechTip: Three Tactics to Optimize Your IBM i Disk Space
NEWS HIGHLIGHT: DB2 Web Query for i DataMigrator ETL Extension
MC PRESS BOOKSTORE: Best Selling Titles
EVENT: The Power of i
MC VIDEO PORTAL: Introduction to Configuring iAccess Servers to use SSL

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Have you heard? RPG is now fully free-format! This latest edition from RPG expert Jim Martin is your one-stop resource for free-format information. It’s a must-read for all RPG programmers, featuring completely updated code. See the new H, F, D and P specs in action in this easy-to-use reference guide. You’ll learn rules and syntax but also grasp how this modern style of coding can improve your overall productivity--from initial development through maintenance. Get your copy today!


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TechTip: Sinatra Sings, Ruby Plays

Looking to develop your first web app with Ruby? Try Sinatra. Sinatra is a DSL for quickly creating web applications in Ruby with minimal effort.

aaron bartellWritten by Aaron Bartell

Frank Sinatra—classic music you can tap your foot to while coding. Sinatra the web framework? That's something you can use to quickly create a web app in Ruby with minimal effort. My history with Ruby-based web apps leans more on the RubyOnRails web framework. A framework that is beyond excellent, though, also takes time to learn how to fully use it. Sinatra on the other hand doesn't do as much "magic" as Rails. By "magic," I mean the things that just work and you don't know why. Sinatra simply has more in plain view, like how routing of requests works. In this article, I'll introduce you to Sinatra on IBM i and explain how to install and use it.


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Calling all CDOs! Here’s a playbook for your newly created role! Every chief data officer needs this practical guide to help you manage your data governance program. Data governance guru Sunil Soares walks you through the CDO’s role and provides valuable industry insight into the CDO reporting relationship, scope and authority level, and alignment with the CIO role. You’ll explore data policies, standards, and processes and learn approaches to monitoring and enforcing compliance. Get your copy today!


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Partner TechTip: Three Tactics to Optimize Your IBM i Disk Space

Don't wait for a critical iSeries storage issue to catch you off-guard. Instead, follow these top three tips for using Robot SPACE to manage your disk space automatically.

ChuckLosinski 116x116Written by Chuck Losinski

As the old adage goes, if a tree falls in the woods, does it make a sound if no one is there to hear it? If your disk storage is about to hit the threshold and you get no notification, will there still be a consequence? You bet.


Most Popular MC Press Titles

Best-Selling MC Press Titles

  1. RPG TnT
  2. SQL for eServer i5 and iSeries
  3. Flexible Input, Dazzling Output with IBM i
  4. Subfiles in Free-Format RPG
  5. Programming in RPG IV
  6. Advanced Guide to PHP on IBM i
  7. Free-Format RPG IV
  8. The Chief Data Officer Handbook for Data Governance


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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.