December 5, 2018
- LEAD ARTICLE: Practical RPG: QUSLOBJ, the Next Level of Object Information Retrieval
- FEATURED ARTICLE: RPG Academy - Modernization: Let’s Talk About the Benefits
- NEWS HIGHLIGHT: RPG & DB2 Summit Heads to Charlotte, NC in March
- WEBCAST: IBM i: It’s Not Just AS/400
- FEATURED VIDEO: Design an Invoice in 10 Minutes
- EVENT: Join us at Think 2019 February 12 – 15 San Francisco, CA
QUSLOBJ can be used as both an enhancement to and even a replacement for QUSROBJD, and this article shows you how.
By Joe Pluta
As I detailed in a previous article, QUSROBJD allows you to see all the details of an object. However, it is specifically designed to return the data for a single object. For example, if you want to get the information for all the programs in a library (is this foreshadowing?), you'd need to have a way to list all those objects. QUSLOBJ is one way to do that, and it provides two basic approaches.
Even if you get all the right answers, modernizing an application is still a big project. To get everybody on board, let’s talk about its benefits for you, your boss, and your company.
By Rafael Victória-Pereira
As you probably realized just from reading the previous articles of this subseries (listed at the end of this article), modernizing an “outdated” IBM i application is neither cheap nor easy. So, you’re probably wondering what’s in it for you. If you discuss it with your boss, I’m sure she or he will certainly ask the exact same question. So let’s review a few of the possible benefits from a modernization initiative.
Enter Now: State of IBM i Modernization Survey
IT managers hoping to find new IBM i talent are discovering that the pool of experienced RPG programmers and operators or administrators with intimate knowledge of the operating system and the applications that run on it is small.
This begs the question: How will you manage the platform that supports such a big part of your business?
This guide offers strategies and software suggestions to help you plan IT staffing and resources and smooth the transition after your AS/400 talent retires. Read on to learn:
- Why IBM i skills depletion is a top concern
- How leading organizations are coping
- Where automation will make the biggest impact
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.
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).
Can you trust all of your users all of the time?
A typical end user receives 16 malicious emails each month, but only 17 percent of these phishing campaigns are reported to IT. Once an attack is underway, most organizations won’t discover the breach until six month later.
A staggering amount of damage can occur in that time. Despite these risks, 93 percent of organizations are leaving their IBM i systems vulnerable to cybercrime. In this on-demand webinar, IBM i security experts Robin Tatam and Sandi Moore will reveal:
- How phishing attacks are becoming more sophisticated
- Three little-known ways malicious programs can reach your IFS
- Why the IFS is IBM i’s “Typhoid Mary”
You’ll also learn why some of the most common malware solutions still leave IBM i systems vulnerable—and what you can do to protect your organization.
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It's time to continue our Big Data discussion. This article introduces the Hadoop framework, one of the most important and most commonly used tools in the Big Data world.
By Rafael Victoria-Pereira
In the previous article, I explained that the most widely accepted definition (if we can call it that) of Big Data is more data than you can manage (store, analyze, and so on) with some (usually high) intrinsic potential value. I also mentioned that these datasets are usually composed of one or more types of data-structured (think RDMS), unstructured (typically text data stored in log files), and a mix of the previous two (like JSON, for instance).