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.
Mobile computing is rapidly maturing into a solid platform for delivering enterprise applications. Many IBM i shops today are realizing that integrating their IBM i with mobile applications is the fast path to improved business workflows, better customer relations, and more responsive business reporting. The ROI that mobile applications can produce for your business is substantial.
This ASNA whitepaper takes a look at mobile computing for the IBM i. It discusses the different ways mobile applications may be used within the enterprise and how ASNA products solve the challenges mobile presents. It also presents the case that you already have the mobile programming team your projects need: that team is your existing RPG development team!
Download your copy today!
The annual Profound Logic ‘State of IBM i Modernization Survey” takes a look at the trends and attitudes that shape the IBM i modernization market. We reached out to the IBM i community, and the response was outstanding: close to 800 people, nearly 300 more than last year, took the survey. This enthusiasm resulted in very interesting findings for how businesses plan to use and modernize the platform in the coming year.
As you read through each section of the survey, you will see our summary of the results and suggestions for the future. We hope the survey will help your business better understand what is possible for your IBM i platform in the coming year.
IBM i skills depletion is a top concern for IBM i shops around the world. The strategies you discover in this webinar will help you ensure that your system of record—your IBM i—continues to deliver a powerful business advantage, even as staff retires.
During this 30-mintue recorded webinar, our panel of IBM i experts outline strategies that allow your company to cope with IBM i skills depletion by adopting these strategies that allow you to get the job done without deep expertise on the OS:
- Automate IBM i processes
- Use managed services to help fill the gaps
- Secure the system against data loss and viruses
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.
TRY the one package that solves all your document design and printing challenges on all your platforms.
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.
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.
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.