February 15, 2017 | Volume 16 Issue 4
• LEAD ARTICLE: So Many Languages, So Little Time
• FEATURED ARTICLE: SQL 101: Tools of the Trade - The ACS Run SQL Scripts, Part 1
• FEATURED NEWS: IBM Power System S812 server offers solid foundation for critical workloads in departmental scale-out environments
• NEWS HIGHLIGHT: Proximity Becomes a Shield Advanced Solutions Partner
• FEATURED VIDEO: TLAForms: Design an Invoice in 10 Minutes
• EVENT: Tomorrow: How to build a web strategy that leverages your IBM i
Believe it or not, there are programming languages on IBM i other than RPG and CL. So which one do you learn next?
Written by Brian May
My last article addressed investing in yourself and your career. That included adding new skills to your toolbelt. Many IBM i developers have yet to venture outside of the world of RPG. In fact, some haven’t even fully explored the world of RPG! As with many things, one of the biggest obstacles that prevents developers from learning is simply indecision.
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The wait is over! The 5th edition is here. Here’s your chance to expand your ILE RPG knowledge with our most significant update to this classic RPG book. The latest edition features exclusive coverage of free-format RPG; more SQL than ever before; and greater emphasis on ILE modules, procedures, and service programs. This essential guide covers all the fundamentals you need to be successful with ILE RPG plus the latest development tools. All new programming exercises and assignments included. Order today!
Don't miss out! This is the hands-on guide to IBM's strategic language for IBM i. Database Design and SQL for DB2 delivers everything you need to know about database design and SQL. Author Jim Cooper gives you all the tips and techniques you need in one convenient place, whether you’re a beginner or an advanced developer. Includes real-life examples to help you hone your skills. The bonus companion website explains embedded SQL and explores client-side technologies. Get your copy today!
It’s time to get to know the newest version of the Run SQL Scripts tool, part of the Access Client Solutions package. Even if you already use it, you might learn something new.
Written by Rafael Victória-Pereira
Assuming that you read the previous TechTip or already had IBM i Access Client Solutions (ACS) installed, you should be ready to learn more about the new Run SQL Scripts tool. It seems that IBM listened to its customers, took a few hints from the competition, and introduced some really neat features into this new tool. Let’s explore it together.
IBM i 7.3 TR2 Supports the New IBM Power System S812 Server and Offers Significant Enhancements in Database, Access Client Solutions, and Serviceability
IBM i 7.3 TR2 enhances IBM DB2 for i and IBM i Access Client Solutions. It also adds binaries for new tools into the IBM Open Source offering.
IBM i 7.2 TR6 Supports the New IBM Power System S812 Server and Offers Other Significant Enhancements in Database, Access Client Solutions, and Serviceability
IBM i 7.2 TR6 adds significant function for IBM DB2 for i, enhances IBM i Access Client Solutions, and adds binaries for new tools into the IBM Open Source offering.
IBM Power System S812 server offers solid foundation for critical workloads in departmental scale-out environments
The IBM Power System S812 server is a powerful 1-socket server that ships with one or four activated cores and I/O configuration flexibility to meet small businesses' processing needs.