December 2, 2020
- LEAD ARTICLE: Practical OSS: MMAIL from EASY400
- FEATURED ARTICLE: RPG Academy: UI Modernization, Part 5 - From ILE to MVC, Explained
- NEWS HIGHLIGHT: IBM Cloud Delivers Quantum-Safe Cryptography and Hyper Protect Crypto Services to Help Protect Data in the Hybrid Era
- FEATURED ARTICLE: Security Bulletin: Malware Infection Discovered on IBM i Server!
- WEBCAST: UPDATED: Developer Kit: Making a Business Case for Modernization and Beyond
- FEATURED VIDEO: Design an Invoice in 10 Minutes
- EVENT: i Am The Future - NEUGC Conference, May 3 - 5, 2021
MMAIL is another fantastic open-source project that fills a hole in IBM's standard offerings.
By Joe Pluta
In my previous article, I introduced you to Thomas Raddatz's iSphere, one of the most robust enhancements to Rational Developer for i (RDi) out there and one that happens to be open source. In so doing, I made a passing reference to another open-source utility, Giovanni Perotti's MMAIL. MMAIL is an absolutely phenomenal piece of native software for the IBM i that is also open source.
MVC is a conceptual model, so it can be hard to understand and apply to your code. Let’s explore an example to help you grasp the concept a little better.
By Rafael Victória-Pereira
In the previous TechTip, I explained each of the MVC layers. I understand if you still have questions—lots of questions—on how to apply it to your code. I’ll try to help with that by presenting an example based on a previously explained fictional program. Now let’s see how that can be applied to an ILE program.
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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Malicious programs can bring entire businesses to their knees—and IBM i shops are not immune.
Editor's note: This article introduces the April 2021 Webinar: Security Bulletin: Malware Infection Discovered on IBM i Server!, which is On-Demand and available to download and view from the MC Webcast Center.
Imagine what would happen to your organization if users couldn’t process orders, accept payments, access customer lists, or any number of day-to-day activities.