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Issue Highlights

January 18, 2017 | Volume 16 Issue 2

• LEAD ARTICLE: SQL 101: Tools of the Trade - Installing the IBM i Access Client Solutions
• FEATURED ARTICLE: The Day Meetings Swallowed the Earth
• NEWS HIGHLIGHT: New Version of GoAnywhere Managed File Transfer Improves Application Integration and API Support
• FEATURED VIDEO: Design an Invoice in 10 Minutes with TLAForms
• EVENT: IBM i iSeries AS/400 Programming Concepts and Facilities Workshop

Lead Article - IT Infrastructure

SQL 101: Tools of the Trade - Installing the IBM i Access Client Solutions

Now that you know that there’s life beyond STRSQL, it’s time to get ready to the meet the new and improved Run SQL Scripts: the Access Client Solutions version. Let’s start by installing this new tool.

Written by Rafael Victória-Pereira

In case you didn’t know, Access Client Solutions (ACS) is the new, Java-based Client Access package. It brings several interesting tools, including the one I’ll be discussing next in this TechTip series: the new and improved Run SQL Scripts. However, before getting to that, let’s start with a little something that gets a lot of folks confused: the ACS installation process.

T.L. Ashford

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Feature Article - Career

The Day Meetings Swallowed the Earth

Does it ever seem to you that you go to work just to go to meetings and not to actually work? Yeah, the line forms to the right, pal. But is it really that way, or is it all in your head?

Written by Dave Shirey  

Raise your hand if you feel that you just aren’t involved in enough meetings in your work life. Hmmm, just as I thought, only a few hands raised. And I really think most of them are confused and actually want to leave the room for a few minutes.

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