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Recent DB2 Web Query group PTF levels 4 through 7 include a host of valuable new enhancements. Learn more about what are sure to be the most popular new features in this product.
Written by Gene Cobb
Version 2.1 of DB2 Web Query for IBM i was released in June of 2012 and included a major overhaul of product ordering and packaging as well as many new enhancements. Since that time, IBM has released seven group PTFs, each one containing both fixes and exciting new features. In this two-part article, I cover some of the most significant new enhancements made to the product over the last 18 months.
Yes, we all have source code for many commercial applications. Once we license them, that is. How about source code for free? How great is that?
Written by Ira Chandler
Spoiler Alert: At the end of this TechTip is the "Ultimate Solution" to PHP databases on the System i.
The PHP community of programmers has long been a bastion of the open-source movement. This business model is based on the free distribution of the code and applications. Normally, "community" support is readily available on forums via the users of the software, with a modicum of help from the authors.
The debate over the readiness of open source for enterprise use will not continue here. What we will expose is the huge benefit of learning from open source. Having a fully operational program with easily readable source code is absolutely the best way to learn a language. And if that app can do some things that you actually need done, all the better.
Submitted by Tom Huntington on Fri, 02/21/2014 - 2:27pm
Demands for system uptime have consistently risen over the years, and while technology features such as high availability have largely minimized unplanned downtime, servers still have to come down for routine maintenance to keep operations running smoothly. This is one of the key benefits of What is Live Partition Mobility for IBM i?, which allows IT to migrate a partition from one physical machine to another.