August 5, 2020
- LEAD ARTICLE: Practical SQL: SQL Monitor Part 1, Using Identities to Store Big Data
- FEATURED ARTICLE: RPG Academy: UI Modernization, Part 1 - Laying the Foundations
- FEATURED WEBCAST: IBM i in 2020: It’s Not Just AS/400
- WEBCAST: IBM i Resources Retiring?
- FEATURED VIDEO: Design an Invoice in 10 Minutes
- EVENT: POWERUp 2020 Rescheduled for August 31, 2020
Sometimes you need to store large pieces of repetitive data that have no natural key, and identities make that easy.
By Joe Pluta
I recently needed to analyze ODBC access to company data. Several techniques exist to track this sort of activity. Perhaps the most thorough is to use exit points; Carol Woodbury wrote an excellent introductory article on the topic. However, for this purpose I considered exit points to be a little too intrusive; installing an exit point, while straightforward, still requires a bit of forethought. Instead, I thought I'd take advantage of a simpler concept: I spin through the active jobs to see which jobs are currently executing SQL statements and then log those statements.
Time to turn a new page and start a new subseries in which I will discuss a few ideas about UI. Let’s start by contextualizing the topic and explaining some important aspects.
By Rafael Victoria-Pereira
This subseries will cover two main topics:
- How to restructure your code to facilitate a UI (user interface) modernization initiative
- How the MVC (model-view-controller) design pattern can help achieve that goal
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.
In this webinar, two experienced cybersecurity professionals go in-depth on the ransomware attack cycle, the need to protect every endpoint, and how to spot signs of infection before data is encrypted by malicious actors.
This webinar also reveals the current state of ransomware with 2021 Malware Survey results and provide effective security strategies for prevention.
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IBM’s Steve Will talks AS/400, POWER9, IBM i 7.4, cloud, and everything in between
True or False: The IBM i operating system is just the AS/400 all over again. False! The AS/400 provided a solid foundation, but it has evolved over the years into the entirely new technology that we call IBM i.
The 2020 chapter in our journey from AS/400 to IBM i includes new cloud offerings, new Technology Refreshes, new customers, and a strong roadmap. How do these additions make the platform more powerful?