January 6, 2021
- LEAD ARTICLE: Practical SQL: Making Connections
- FEATURED ARTICLE: RPG Academy: UI Modernization, Part 6 - Introducing Rational Open Access
- NEWS HIGHLIGHT: IBM Study: Majority of Surveyed Companies are Not Prepared for IT Needs of the Future, Say U.S. and U.K. Tech Leaders
- FEATURED ARTICLE: Security Bulletin: Malware Infection Discovered on IBM i Server!
- WHITE PAPER: UPDATED: Developer Kit: Making a Business Case for Modernization and Beyond
- FEATURED VIDEO: Design an Invoice in 10 Minutes
- EVENT: Women in IBM i Virtual Hangout
The connection string is the bridge between the SQL world and the QSYS world of the IBM i.
By Joe Pluta
I have recently been spending a lot of time working with a couple of concepts: data warehouses (and other external database access) and disaster recovery. These two concepts are fundamentally related, and like so many things in the IBM i world, some well-planned architecture decisions up front will make the back end very easy. In this case, we'll be talking about the connection string used by external processes to talk to your enterprise data on the IBM i.
Rational Open Access: RPG Edition, formerly known as RPG Open Access, is a valuable tool in any modernization initiative. Let’s start exploring it in this TechTip.
By Rafael Victória-Pereira
There have always been quite a few UI modernization tools, some created by IBM, such as the old HATS, and others—many others—created by vendors. Until IBM created RPG Open Access, each tool followed more or less the same theoretical principles, but had its particular implementation. However, Rational Open Access (ROA), RPG Open Access’s newish name, was created to simplify the way an IBM i–based backend and a “modern” frontend can coexist and work together seamlessly. According to IBM: Rational Open Access: RPG Edition provides a way for RPG programmers to use the simple and well-understood RPG I/O model to access resources and devices that are not directly supported by RPG. Open Access opens up RPG's file I/O capabilities, allowing anyone to write innovative I/O handlers to access other devices and resources such as:
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 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.
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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.