August 7, 2019
- LEAD ARTICLE: Practical RPG: Service Programs–Why?
- FEATURED ARTICLE: RPG Academy: Database Modernization - Tools to Help the Modernization Process
- FEATURED ARTICLE: IBM i in 2019: It’s Not Just AS/400
- NEWS HIGHLIGHT: IBM Study Shows Data Breach Costs on the Rise; Financial Impact Felt for Years
- WHITE PAPER: 2019 State of IBM i Modernization
- FEATURED VIDEO: Design an Invoice in 10 Minutes
- EVENT: AI + RFID = Big Data Insight
Service programs let you use your business logic with more flexibility.
By Joe Pluta
If you've never heard of a service program or actually worked with one, there are many fantastic introductory resources out there. We here at MC Press Online have a wide selection of them, including great articles written over the years and excellent books as well. They provide a thorough explanation of the fundamental concepts, and I recommend that you use those resources prior to beginning your journey into service program design. But if you already know the basics of service programs and have maybe even dipped your toe into the architecture of modules, binder source, and UPDSRVPGM, then you might now be asking a simple question: Why would I use a service program?
Some Entity Relationship Diagrams (ERDs) are simple, while others are really complex. This article describes a few tools that can help you tackle both types of ERDs, as well as everything in between.
By Rafael Victória-Pereira
The first tool you’ll need sits right between your ears: your brain. There’s a lot to learn, and you’ll have to put your grey matter to use in this chapter. It’s also a good idea to review the Data Definition Language (DDL) part of SQL, because we’re going to revisit tables, views, indexes, constraints, and other DDL concepts. At some point, my SQL 101 TechTip series will touch on that, but for the time being, I’ll assume you’ve done your homework and are up to speed on these concepts.
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.
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IBM’s Steve Will talks AS/400, POWER9, IBM i 7.4, cognitive systems, 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.