June 6, 2018
- LEAD ARTICLE: Practical SQL: More DB2 Services
- FEATURED ARTICLE: Training New RPG Developers
- FEATURED ARTICLE: ILE RPG Prototyping PrimerLE RPG Prototyping Primer
- NEWS HIGHLIGHT: Profound Logic Reveals A Major Update to Their Visual Designer at COMMON POWERUp18
- WEBCAST: IBM i Resources Retiring?
- FEATURED VIDEO: Design an Invoice in 10 Minutes
- EVENT: OCEAN TechCon18 - Modernize & Revitalize All Aspects of IT!
IBM continues to add services to DB2, many of which provide programmatic access to system information.
By Joe Pluta
A couple of years ago, I wrote an article in which I introduced some DB2 services. This was early in the development cycle for these wonderful additions to the IBM i toolkit. In the ensuing years, that particular pouch of tools has grown to an entire rolling tool chest. More and more collections of important system data have been surfaced by DB2 services, and today I'll present a couple that I find extremely useful.
You’ve hired a developer new to IBM i and RPG. Now what?
By Brian May
I recently returned from speaking at COMMON’s PowerUp18 conference. It’s always nice to see old friends, make new ones, interact with customers, share knowledge, and learn a few things. I also presented to the IT Executive Conference, which was one of the highlights of my conference as not only did I get to speak to a great group of executives, I also presented on one of my favorite subjects: recruiting.
After surveying 500+ IBM i professionals, we discovered:
- The state of IBM i modernization in today's businesses and their goals for the future
- The effect legacy applications have on the businesses' internal and external processes
- The #1 concern upper managers have with the IBM i, and how to combat it
...and much much more!
Download your copy of The 2017 State of IBM i Modernization today.
1. Affordable Cloud Solutions
2. Efficiencies of MIMIX
3. Rising Cost of Downtime
This collaborative effort from Connectria Hostingand Vision Solutions will provide a review of the core causes and costs of both planned and unplanned downtime and will then provide a detailed discussion of current options for IBM i High Availability and Disaster Recovery in the Cloud.
Most importantly, as you read you will learn why true HA and DR protection are now within reach of even the smallest of businesses.
It's time to make your apps proud to be seen! Whether you have green screens or a drab GUI, your outdated apps can benefit from modern source code, modern GUIs, and modern tools. Alex Roytman and Liam Allan show you how Free-format RPG and Node.js make it possible to deliver apps your business will love.
You'll learn how you can use both Profound UI and Profound.js to: Transform legacy RPG code to modern free-format RPG and Node.js; Deliver truly modern application interfaces with Profound UI; Extend your RPG applications to include Web Services and NPM packages with Node.js.
High availability for IBM i has been a hot topic in 2017, becoming the #2 IT priority just behind cybersecurity. And no surprise with these two topics so closely tied to your most valuable asset: your irreplaceable business data. You must be asking yourself: am I doing everything I can to protect my organization's data? Tune in as our panel of IBM i high availability experts deliver lively discussion around the top high availability issues of today.
Once data is gone, it's gone...unless you have a data replication layer in place to protect it. Learn the value of strategic solutions and how to implement them in a hurry...watch now!
ACO MONITOR is a complete systems management solution for your Power Systems running IBM i. ACO MONITOR manages your Power System 24/7, uses advanced technology (like two-way messaging) to notify on-duty support personnel, and responds to complex problems before they reach critical status.
ACO MONITOR is proven technology and is capable of processing thousands of mission-critical events daily. The software is pre-configured, easy to install, scalable, and greatly improves data center (and staff) efficiency.
Produce bar code labels, electronic forms, ad hoc reports, and RFID tags – without programming! MarkMagic is the only document design and print solution that combines report writing, WYSIWYG label and forms design, and conditional printing in one integrated product. Why support 5 different products, when you can do it all with MarkMagic?
Get to know ILE RPG’s prototype structure—essential knowledge for anyone getting used to ILE’s modular approach
by David Shirey
Editor's Note: This article is excerpted from chapter 15 of 21st Century RPG: /Free, ILE, and MVC, by David Shirey.
Prototyping is a term that describes how modules are accessed within the ILE environment. The word prototype also refers to a particular D-spec structure that is required to support this call or access.