January 3, 2018
- LEAD ARTICLE: Practical RPG: A Utility Program to Build On
- FEATURED ARTICLE: RPG Academy: Debug Done Right - A Step-by-Step Debug Session, Part 1
- FEATURED ARTICLE: 2017 State of IBM i Modernization
- NEWS HIGHLIGHT: Priceline.com And IBM Settle Patent Lawsuits
- TRIAL SOFTWARE: TRY the one package that solves all your document design and printing challenges on all your platforms.
- FEATURED VIDEO: Design an Invoice in 10 Minutes
- EVENT: OCEAN Annual January Kick Off to a Great Year of Education with Steve Will & Kevin Adler
- MC PRESS MAGAZINE: A Small Intro to Big Data, Part 3: HFDS and the MapReduce Algorithm
This simple utility provides a practical example of tying together several IBM i features in a way you can use moving forward.
Written by Joe Pluta
In recent articles, we've focused on APIs. Prior to that, we explored a lot of techniques involving embedded SQL. We've also looked at some of the new DB2 services that provide system information in tables. This article will tie all of those together with a mythical ERP system to make a quick and easy utility.
Now that you know nearly all the theory needed to perform an efficient debug session, let me guide you on a step-by-step debug session.
Written by Rafael Victoria-Pereira
If you haven't done so, download and restore the programs created back in the "BIF Up Your Code"' subseries, as they'll be used for this guided debug session. You can find the respective save file here.
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.
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The IBM i (aka AS/400 and iSeries) market has seen some remarkable changes over the last decade. New capabilities, including graphical user interfaces and support of open source languages, have ensured that the platform is more than capable of supporting the needs of today's businesses.
by Profound Logic Software, Inc.
However, the use of these modern capabilities on IBM i varies from business to business. "Modernization", the umbrella term for utilizing the newest capabilities on IBM i - including transitioning from green screens to web GUIs, and updating legacy RPG source code to a newer format or open source language - has not been universally embraced.