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Don't Be Left Behind: Develop IBM i Mobile Applications with CSS3

The latest standard for Cascading Style Sheets can be implemented with helpful development tools to create IBM i web applications that run well on multiple devices.

Written by Nick Hampson

Have you started using CSS3 for your mobile apps? CSS3 lets you create modern, adaptable web applications, eliminating the requirement of dealing individually with the breadth of devices under the mobile umbrella. Along with HTML5 and JavaScript, CSS3 allows for clean separation of document content from document presentation and interactivity. HTML5 contains your content and includes links to CSS3 for presentation and formatting, while JavaScript provides the interactive logic.

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The Tool That Makes Monitoring and Tuning Your IBM i Web Environment Easy

One of the trickiest metrics for any IBM i partition is performance of web workloads. Luckily, there's an app for that.

steve pitcherWritten by Steve Pitcher

Over the last few years, IBM has been pumping more and more features into IBM Navigator for i, the strategic systems management utility for IBM i. Performance analysis is one area that has been given extensive focus with Performance Data Investigator. You might launch a web service but not know how to analyze performance, let alone know where to tune it. Hidden away in the IBM Web Administration utility since V5R3 is a great little tool called Web Performance Advisor.

 

 

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Getting Started with IBM i Security

It's a growing concern.

Written by PowerTech Group, Inc.

Editor's note: This article introduces the white paper "Getting Started with IBM i Security" available free at the MC White Paper Center.

 

Data security, while always a business concern, rose to critical prominence after 2012. The year was a record-breaker in both size and scope of breaches; there were massive distributed-denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks against financial institutions, not to mention the shocking incident at the South Carolina Internal Revenue Service, a breach that spanned several months and resulted in 44 systems being compromised.

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IFS for IBM i in Review

Carol talks about some configuration settings not to ignore in the IFS.

carol woodburyWritten by Carol Woodbury

Many of you are daunted by the security aspects of the Integrated File System (IFS), but there are a few things that—whether you're comfortable or not—you should not ignore.

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Partner TechTip: "Oh! Data Breach" Is Quickly Becoming the New U.S. National "Anthem"

The current breach epidemic could impact IBM i, but it doesn't have to.

robin tatamWritten by Robin Tatam

Unless you're filing your taxes with an address listed as "under a rock," you're probably painfully aware of a few high-profile data breaches that have occurred in recent years. While Target, Home Depot, and Anthem might not openly share whether any of their compromised systems included IBM Power Servers, we all need to learn numerous lessons, regardless of the technology platform our critical data resides upon.

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The API Corner: So Just What Changed in This Record?

Learn about flexibly tracking field changes.

bruce viningWritten by Bruce Vining

On the IT Knowledge Exchange, Luissimon recently posted, "I need to get which field changed in a file, instead of writing multiple (IF this field changed THEN DO…) for each field in each file. I was wondering if I could use some tool in RPG for doing that?" While I can't say that I'm familiar with an RPG built-in to accomplish this, I can see how using a few system APIs within an RPG application program can meet this need.

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Cilasoft Introduces CENTRAL for IBM i

The company's latest offering lets IT managers both consolidate selected data from multiple files into a unified view and distribute data from one file to many.

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HelpSystems Experts to Speak on Security, Compliance, and IT Automation at IBM User Group Conference

Security expert and CISM Robin Tatam and IT automation expert Paul Ratchford will lead educational sessions at NEUGC.

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IBM Monitoring V8.1 Announced

IBM Monitoring V8.1 provides application-aware infrastructure monitoring to help you optimize the performance of your applications.

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IBM Cognos Announcements

Cognos Disclosure Management, Cognos Disclosure Management on Cloud, and Cognos Business Intelligence on Cloud

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IBM OpenPages GRC Platform V7.1 for AIX, Linux, and Windows

IBM OpenPages GRC Platform V7.1 delivers an integrated approach to managing risk and compliance initiatives across the enterprise.

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BCD and Zend Expand Partnership, Become Primary Resource for PHP-on-IBM i Development

Industry leaders will tightly integrate to help IBM i organizations succeed at all stages of the PHP development lifecycle.

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IBM Intelligent Operations Center V1.6

IBM Intelligent Operations Center V1.6 now offers a mobile user, a new user type, to support highly scalable solutions that increase public safety, reduce costs, and improve quality of life.

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BCD’s Presto 6 Includes Improved RPG OA Screen Formatting and Change Management

Key new features make it more efficient for RPG programmers to modernize existing green screens and new RPG programs.

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