February 2, 2022
- LEAD ARTICLE: Practical SQL: Matching Records with UNION
- FEATURED ARTICLE: ILE Activation Groups, Part 1
- NEWS HIGHLIGHT: Retail Industry Reshapes with Hybrid Cloud and AI to Help Meet Shifting Consumer Shopping and Sustainability Preferences
- FEATURED NEWS: IBM Releases Fourth Quarter Results
- WEBCAST: IBM i Security Trends and Threats to Watch in 2022
- FEATURED VIDEO: Barcode400
- EVENT: OCEAN - IBM Navigator - A live look at the new interface with Tim Rowe
SQL is phenomenal at sorting, filtering, and summarizing similar data, but business data isn’t always that simple.
By Joe Pluta
Today I’ll introduce you to one of the most helpful techniques I’ve learned recently. It’s not a new syntax (like the MERGE command I wrote about here); it’s just a new application of a couple of things that have been around for a long time. That being the case, I’m going to dive right into the details.
One of the reasons for going to ILE is to have more control over the application and how it runs. And nothing exemplifies this more than the use of activation groups.
By David Shirey
Editor's Note: This article is excerpted from chapter 17 of 21st Century RPG: /Free, ILE, and MVC, by David Shirey.
The activation group is nothing more than a sub-environment in which an application runs. It defines a set of resources that support a program app. Things that run in the same activation group share the same resources (e.g., files that are open, overrides).
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.
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.
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In addition to background information, our Director of Product Development Scott Klement will demonstrate applications that take advantage of the Node Package Manager (npm).
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Software and Consulting Growth Driven by Hybrid Cloud Adoption; Strong Profit Performance
By IBM Corporation
IBM today announced fourth-quarter 2021 earnings results.
"We increased revenue in the fourth quarter with hybrid cloud adoption driving growth in software and consulting," said Arvind Krishna, IBM chairman and chief executive officer. "Our fourth-quarter results give us confidence in our ability to deliver our objectives of sustained mid-single digit revenue growth and strong free cash flow in 2022."