August 1, 2018
- LEAD ARTICLE: Practical SQL: PREPARE, EXECUTE, and EXECUTE IMMEDIATE
- FEATURED ARTICLE: RPG Academy – Modernization: Why, What, Where, and How
- FEATURED ARTICLE: Introduction to ILE RPG Activation Groups
- NEWS HIGHLIGHT: IBM Board Approves Regular Quarterly Cash Dividend
- WHITE PAPER: 2017 State of IBM i Modernization White Paper
- FEATURED VIDEO: Design an Invoice in 10 Minutes
- EVENT: Innovate at the RPG & DB2 Summit
Set-based processing in SQL is very powerful, but sometimes you have to do a little extra work to use it.
By Joe Pluta
I've used various features of SQL for a long time, but the one that has always given me a little trouble is the PREPARE statement. I use it rarely enough that I usually have to remind myself how to do it (and why!). I thought I'd write this article as a way to remind myself and you of how and when to use the PREPARE statement and its close cousins, the EXECUTE and EXECUTE IMMEDIATE statements.
It’s time to start discussing modernizing your IBM i applications. This new subseries of RPG Academy presents some questions to ask yourself and offers some answers.
by Rafael Victória-Pereira
The “modernization” buzzword has been making the rounds for quite a while, but it has gained traction in recent years among the IBM i community, due to the advent of mobile computing, more-demanding users, and the whole cloud computing paradigm. This and the next few TechTips of this subseries will discuss the different facets of this fuzzy buzzword from my point of view.
Explore the main considerations you should be aware of before embarking on a (migration or modernization) project. Take a deeper dive into business motivations and factors that could potentially influence your decision to migrate or modernize your existing IT platform and its risks.
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.
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Learn how activation groups can help your ILE RPG programs run more efficiently, how to specify the type of group to use, and closing and reclaiming activation groups
by David Shirey
Editor’s Note: This article is excerpted from chapter 17 of 21st Century RPG: /Free, ILE, and MVC, by David Shirey.
Several times so far, we have mentioned that one of the reasons for going to ILE is to have more control over the application and how it runs. And nothing exemplifies this more than the use of activation groups.