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TechTip: C# for RPGers – C# and RPG Basic Data Types Compared, Part 1 PDF Print E-mail
Tips & Techniques - Scripting
Written by Rafael Victoria-Pereira   
Friday, 29 April 2016 00:00

Time to start learning about the C# language itself! Learn which basic data types you can use and how they relate to their RPG counterparts in the first hands-on TechTip of this series.

rafael victoria preiraWritten by Rafael Victória-Pereira

This is probably the moment you’re waiting for if you’ve been following this series of TechTips since its inception. It’s time for some hands-on work. So fire up Visual Studio and get ready to write some C# code!

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TechTip: i Illuminate 7.3 – Time-Turner PDF Print E-mail
Tips & Techniques - Database
Written by Scott Forstie   
Friday, 22 April 2016 00:00

Traveling back in time is easy and can answer important questions. Take the next step with Scott on this journey through the castle.

Written by Scott Forstie

Glad you could join me for episode two of this series. When I last talked to you, I had just learned what house the Sorting Hat had chosen for me. In an unexpected turn of events, I am bound for the house of Slytherin. Unlike some before me, I don’t resist the decision, bowing to the wisdom of the enchanted hat. Perhaps I’m comforted by the knowledge that my path will be influenced by future decisions that I can control.

 

My housemates welcome me with open arms and wary looks. After some time has passed, I have settled into a routine of training and competition. I am intrigued by the possibilities that lie before me. Much like my life here in the castle, DB2 for i on IBM i 7.3 provides similar opportunities for new adventures.

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Last Updated on Friday, 22 April 2016 00:00
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TechTip: i Illuminate 7.3 – Series Premier PDF Print E-mail
Tips & Techniques - IBM i (OS/400, i5/OS)
Written by Scott Forstie   
Friday, 15 April 2016 01:00

Accompany an apprentice wizard on this tour of IBM i 7.3 and avoid being whomped by a willow or suffer from petrification.

Written by Scott Forstie

Recently, my wizarding powers were revealed, and I joined a small group of muggles who had special powers. While this may seem neither newsworthy nor consequential to you, the timing of this development couldn't be more fortunate. To develop my skills, I must follow the wizarding training protocol. If this sounds confusing, don't despair. After all, you're not a wizard, are you? I'm required to practice and demonstrate various spells and charms. I've visited Ollivander's and had a wand choose me, and I'm ready to commence my journey.

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Last Updated on Saturday, 02 April 2016 10:19
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TechTip: Let's Encrypt, Together PDF Print E-mail
Tips & Techniques - Security
Written by Aaron Bartell   
Friday, 08 April 2016 01:00

Automation and security are top priorities. IBM i is a first class citizen if we let it be. If we take the effort to get more open source on the platform. This article does that.

aaron bartellWritten by Aaron Bartell

If you haven't noticed, security is regularly in the news and generally has been a hot topic the past couple years. Most recently, there was the Kemuri Water Company breach, which unfortunately was against their "AS/400." The quote still ringing in my ears from that article is the following:

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Last Updated on Thursday, 07 April 2016 09:59
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TechTip: SSIS Data Sources for IBM i DB2 and Microsoft SQL Databases PDF Print E-mail
Tips & Techniques - Database
Written by Thomas Snyder   
Friday, 08 April 2016 01:00

Here’s a reusable reference for connecting your SSIS to your IBM and Microsoft databases.

tom snyderWritten by Tom Snyder

I’ve been introducing the Microsoft SSIS technologies to the IBM community, who is showing interest, and I would like to continue providing more. Modular programming is always a good thing, so I’m going to try to reduce the initial data source configuration overhead in my articles by creating this reusable, modular article that is the starting point for any SSIS packages using databases.

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 06 April 2016 10:43
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TechTip: More on Studio PHP Scripts PDF Print E-mail
Tips & Techniques - Scripting
Written by David Shirey   
Friday, 01 April 2016 01:00

Last month, we got into Zend Studio and created a script and ran it in Studio. We’re going to review that a bit this month and start talking about debuggers. Come on, it will be fun.

david shireyWritten by David Shirey  

OK, a month has gone by. You have probably forgotten everything we touched on previously, so let’s get started slowly. We will start by introducing a bug into our PHP script.

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Last Updated on Friday, 01 April 2016 01:00
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TechTip: DB2 for i Optimization Strategies, Part 1 PDF Print E-mail
Tips & Techniques - Database
Written by Michael Sansoterra   
Friday, 01 April 2016 01:00

Avoid common SQL programming mistakes that can drag application performance.

Written by Mike Sansoterra

As databases grow larger over time, users and administrators often witness a decrease in performance. A query that once performed well when it was first written eventually becomes lethargic. In this series of tips, I will discuss some common goofs that can take the wind out of your database sails.

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Last Updated on Friday, 01 April 2016 01:00
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TechTip: C# for RPGers – Anatomy of a C# Program PDF Print E-mail
Tips & Techniques - Programming
Written by Rafael Victoria-Pereira   
Friday, 25 March 2016 01:00

Now that you know a bit more about Visual Studio and created your first C# program, it's time to see how a C# program compares to an ILE Program.

rafael victoria preiraWritten by Rafael Victória-Pereira

The previous two TechTips of this series (1 and 2) explained the basics of Visual Studio and helped you create a simple "Hello World" program. Before advancing to more complex stuff, I need to explain the way things are organized in a C# program. Just like an ILE program is composed of procedures and functions stored in programs or service programs, a C# program also follows a hierarchical structure.

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Last Updated on Friday, 25 March 2016 01:00
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