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May 29, 2015 | Volume 12 Issue 21

ISSUE HIGHLIGHTS

TOP STORY: TechTip: Node.js Is Genius with WebSockets
ADVERTORIAL: H-P Products Enhances Forms, Saves Money, and Streamlines the Process Using TLA Forms
NEWS HIGHLIGHT:  IBM i User Community Invited to Apply for 2015 Funding via Maxava iFoundation
WHITE PAPER: 8 Very Good Reasons to Use Your Power i For Shipping
EVENT: MITEC 2015

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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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Feature Article - TechTip
 
TechTip: Node.js Is Genius with WebSockets

HTML5 brought with it a number of new features, and WebSockets stands out as a top necessity to browser-based apps.

aaron bartellWritten by Aaron Bartell

"Wow, that was significantly simpler than I thought it would be," said no web programmer ever.

 

I am often in the camp of wishing things were simpler with web development, specifically the link between the browser and server, so that I don't have to think as much about the underlying technology and can focus more on meeting the business need. Many technologies have made strides in this area over the years with concepts of convention over configuration (thank you, Ruby on Rails). Today, I am tooting the horn of JavaScript and Node.js in the implementation of HTML5 WebSockets.


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An old dog can learn new tricks! Flexible Input, Dazzling Output with IBM i is full of clever ways to get data into your IBM i system, as well as new techniques to export and present this data in a modern, business-friendly manner. No more boring spreadsheets or ugly printouts! Your DB2 data will look great in program-generated spreadsheets and browser-based, interactive charts. Whether you’re an old dog or not, you’ll get the most out of your ILE RPG programs with the open source, free tools in this smart new release! Order your copy today!


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Advertorial - T.L. Ashford & Associates
 
H-P Products Enhances Forms, Saves Money, and Streamlines the Process Using TLA Forms

TLA Forms creates forms using data from existing IBM i spool files.

Written by TL Ashford & Associates

H-P Products, Inc., located in Louisville, Ohio, is the premier manufacturer of central vacuums and tubing-related products. The company has established itself as an internationally recognized operation enlisting the highest standards and technology for quality production of its productslike using a 4000-watt, 6-axis CNC laser to produce the most precise, high-quality tubes on the market. But when it came to generating customer quotes, statements, and invoices for their customers, the technology wasn't quite so high-tech.


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8 Very Good Reasons to Use Your Power i For Shipping

Learn how companies are reducing shipping costs by Centralizing all of their Shipping Systems and Transportation Management Systems (TMS) on One Platform with One Vendor. See how companies deployed an enterprise-wide, multi-carrier shipping solution to manage both their Parcel and Freight shipments directly from their IBM i, and seamlessly integrated it to their back end IBM i ERP and WMS. This Whitepaper examines eight reasons for centralizing standalone shipping solutions on the IBM i. In addition, you will see how a Modular TMS Solution integrated with ERP has driven significant efficiencies and cost reductions in companies shipping and transportation operation.

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Getting Started with IBM i Security

The IBM i platform is known for its robust security capabilities. And it’s this reputation that often keeps staff from giving IBM i the same attention as other platforms. But as new staff rotate in, IBM i expertise rotates out. Eventually organizations find themselves with maintenance gaps and dangerous security holes on a system once considered bulletproof. Even worse—no one has the knowledge to patch them up! From beginner basics to advanced tactics, this white paper provides the background and instruction you need to restore your IBM i security back to its former glory.

Element BreakMobile Computing and the IBM i

Mobile computing is rapidly maturing into a solid platform for delivering enterprise applications. Many IBM i shops today are realizing that integrating their IBM i with mobile applications is the fast path to improved business workflows, better customer relations, and more responsive business reporting. The ROI that mobile applications can produce for your business is substantial. This ASNA whitepaper takes a look at mobile computing for the IBM i. It discusses the different ways mobile applications may be used within the enterprise and how ASNA products solve the challenges mobile presents. It also presents the case that you already have the mobile programming team your projects need: that team is your existing RPG development team!

Element BreakBusiness 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.

Element BreakRobot in Modern IBM i Environments

As hardware and software technologies evolve, so too does the complexity of the data center.

IBM i often serves as the backbone for business-critical applications, including ERP packages, leaving other servers to run email, print serving, and the website—but users and other computing technologies still draw data from the transactional database on IBM i.

Robot systems management solutions have been helping customers manage IBM i operations for over 30 years. This white paper is intended primarily for IT management and attempts to explain, in plain English, the components of modern IBM i environments and how Robot can be deployed to maximize business objectives.

Download this white paper to learn about:

  • IBM i virtualization technologies like SAN, LPM, and VIOS
  • IBM i high availability and disaster recovery technologies like PowerHA and VTL
  • Robot automation solutions for enhancing the ROI of IBM i

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