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September 21, 2011 | Volume 10 Issue 18


TOP STORY: How to Create, Compile, and Use Service Programs
FEATURED ARTICLE: The API Corner: The Case of the Missing Stream Files
NEWS HIGHLIGHT: SAP Certifies Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 to Run SAP Applications
FORUM: Hat/Circumflex Not Translating Properly
EVENT: ASNA Wings Workshops
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Feature Article - Programming
How to Create, Compile, and Use Service Programs

Did you know you can create service programs from commonly used procedures?

tom_snyderWritten by Tom Snyder

I am a big advocate of encapsulation and modular programming to build solid code from reusable components. One of the capabilities that ILE gives us to promote these programming ideals is the service program. In this article, I'll walk through the steps of taking a commonly used procedure and putting it into a service program to be easily shared with other programs.


Feature Article - Programming
The API Corner: The Case of the Missing Stream Files

The QjoRetrieveJournalEntries API offers flexibility in terms of tracking IFS usage.

bruce_viningWritten by Bruce Vining

Earlier this month, a question was posed over on MIDRANGE-L related to a user having trouble with IFS objects mysteriously disappearing. The question was if there was a way "to journal or otherwise monitor an IFS directory, that would tell us the who, what, when, where, and why of those deletions?" The system can't help very much with the "why" part of the question, but with journaling the system can certainly provide information related to who, what, when, and where. And with that information, hopefully the "who" can help to explain "why."


MC Press Industry Events Calendar

September 21st:

12:00 - 1:00 Coglin Mill and IBM: Accessing SQL Functions Using ... Webcast / Webinar

12:30 - 1:30 Learn how an RPG Pro gave new life to 1,000s of Gr ... Webcast / Webinar

1:00 - 2:00 Aberdeen Group and Zenoss: Your Journey to the Clo ... Webcast / Webinar


September 22nd:

12:00 - 1:00 5 Reasons to Use SQL for IBM i App and Web Develop ... Webcast / Webinar

12:00 - 1:00 Linoma: Automate and Secure File Transfers with Go ... Webcast / Webinar


September 28th:

9:30 - 1:00 ASNA Wings Workshop Raleigh-Durham Seminar

1:00 - 1:45 ACOM: Payables User Webinar, Web, ERP Integration Webcast / Webinar


September 29th:

9:30 to 1:00 ASNA Wings Workshop Cincinnati Seminar


October 3rd to 5th:

COMMON 2011 Fall Conference and Expo Conference & Exposition


October 10th to 14th:

2011 IBM Power Systems Technical University Conference


October 17th to 20th:  

8:00 - 14:00  Zend PHP Conference (ZendCon) Conference


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