December 4, 2019
- LEAD ARTICLE: Practical RPG: Moving Your Help to Panel Groups
- FEATURED ARTICLE: RPG Academy: Database Modernization - Methodology, Part 3
- FEATURED eCOURSE: AIX Security Basics eCourse
- NEWS HIGHLIGHT: IBM Launches Open Technology to Speed Response to Cyber Threats Across Clouds
- WEBCAST: Node Webinar Series Pt. 1: The World of Node.js on IBM i
- FEATURED VIDEO: Design an Invoice in 10 Minutes
- EVENT: TODAY: Sneak a Peek at MarkMagic X
The HLPARA keyword is a great first step to providing help, but HLPPNLGRP provides your users with next-level support. See them in play here.
By Joe Pluta
In my previous article, I described the underlying architecture of contextual help for the IBM i 5250 interface: define rectangles on your display and assign help text to them. I focused entirely on defining the rectangles and purposely didn't go into any detail on the actual help text. That's because the keyword used for defining the rectangles (HLPARA) is the same no matter which help text technique you use. Now that we know how to access the help text, it's time to learn how to write it.
It’s time to get your hands dirty and actually begin the database modernization process. Learn how to start and manage the physical-file-to-table conversion process in this TechTip.
By Rafael Victória-Pereira
The previous two TechTips discussed the organizational aspects of the database modernization process. It’s now time to start converting your old-school, DDS-defined physical files to “modern” and better-performing DDL tables.
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!
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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.
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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.
Intruders and rogue employees alike are able to invisibly exploit weaknesses from the inside out. This online eCourse allows you to browse various AIX security topics to learn how to mitigate common threats to your AIX environment.
By Core Security
With thousands of configuration settings and permissions to manage inside of AIX systems, it can seem overwhelming to ensure these systems maintain proper compliance. From users, password services, file, and directory permissions to how file systems are mounted and configured, there are countless elements to be on the lookout for. As you expand this into many different systems and start adding in Linux machines, which have the same compliance rules, and then add in your Windows machines with the same compliance rules, you quickly understand the tremendous scope you are managing, even in a small configuration with a few dozen systems.