April 7, 2021
- LEAD ARTICLE: Practical OSS: MkDocs for the IBM i, Part 2
- FEATURED ARTICLE: Programming in Python
- NEWS HIGHLIGHT: IBM Celebrates Global Women Leaders Shaping the Future of AI for Business
- FEATURED NEWS: IBM Launches Fourth Annual Call for Code Global Challenge to Tackle Existential Threat of Climate Change
- WHITE PAPER: White Paper: Node.js for Enterprise IBM i Modernization
- FEATURED VIDEO: Design an Invoice in 10 Minutes
- EVENT: iBasics: Basics of CL Programming
MkDocs, the dynamic static site generator, or how I built a website without writing any HTML.
By Joe Pluta
In my last article, I introduced MkDocs, a wonderful static site generator. Today I’m going to show you what I consider to be the most important feature of MkDocs: the dynamic debugging mode. But to get there, we have to build a page. Along the way, I’ll briefly present a few of the fundamental features of MkDocs, features that we’ll address in more detail later.
Python pretty much follows the usual programming paradigms that we are all familiar with. It has all the variable assignment stuff you would expect, and it has five very basic data types.
By Pete Helgren
Editor's Note: This article is excerpted from chapter 9 of Open Source Starter Guide for IBM i Developers, by Pete Helgren.
No big surprises here except for “complex” numbers that, frankly, I don’t understand. You math geeks may be encouraged by the presence of a complex number, but, well, I haven’t used them. But integers, longs, and floats I understand.
Business users want new applications now. Market and regulatory pressures require faster application updates and delivery into production. Your IBM i developers may be approaching retirement, and you see no sure way to fill their positions with experienced developers. In addition, you may be caught between maintaining your existing applications and the uncertainty of moving to something new.
In this white paper, you’ll learn how to think of these issues as opportunities rather than problems. We’ll explore motivations to migrate or modernize, their risks and considerations you should be aware of before embarking on a (migration or modernization) project.
Lastly, we’ll discuss how modernizing IBM i applications with optimized business workflows, integration with other technologies and new mobile and web user interfaces will enable IT – and the business – to experience time added value and much more.
More than ever, there is a demand for IT to deliver innovation.
Your IBM i has been an essential part of your business operations for years. However, your organization may struggle to maintain the current system and implement new projects.
The thousands of customers we've worked with and surveyed state that expectations regarding the digital footprint and vision of the companyare not aligned with the current IT environment.
Have you been wondering about Node.js? Our free Node.js Webinar Series takes you from total beginner to creating a fully-functional IBM i Node.js business application.
Part 1 will teach you what Node.js is, why it's a great option for IBM i shops, and how to take advantage of the ecosystem surrounding Node.
In addition to background information, our Director of Product Development Scott Klement will demonstrate applications that take advantage of the Node Package Manager (npm).
Forms of ransomware has been around for over 30 years, and with more and more organizations suffering attacks each year, it continues to endure. What has made ransomware such a durable threat and what is the best way to combat it? In order to prevent ransomware, organizations must first understand how it works.
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IBM Launches Fourth Annual Call for Code Global Challenge to Tackle Existential Threat of Climate Change
New partners including Heifer International and charity: water join IBM developer ecosystem and open source community to take on climate threat
Together with Call for Code Creator David Clark Cause, Charitable Partner United Nations Human Rights, and the Linux Foundation, IBM today announced the launch of the 2021 Call for Code Global Challenge. This year's competition invites the world's software developers and innovators to combat climate change with open source-powered technology.