June 2, 2021
- LEAD ARTICLE: Practical Java: Making Java Work for You
- FEATURED ARTICLE: Python and Db2
- NEWS HIGHLIGHT: Global Data from IBM Points to AI Growth as Businesses Strive for Resilience
- FEATURED NEWS: IBM Unveils World's First 2 Nanometer Chip Technology, Opening a New Frontier for Semiconductors
- WHITE PAPER: What to Do When Your AS/400 Talent Retires
- FEATURED VIDEO: Design an Invoice in 10 Minutes
- EVENT: OCEAN Virtual TechCon21 - July 15 and 16, 2021
Java is still one of the most popular languages, with a huge base of open-source software, and you should know how to take advantage of it.
By Joe Pluta
It's not surprising that two of the most popular programming languages are two of the oldest: C and Java. And while both may be waning in popularity (with Python looking to become the king of the programming hill), there's no denying that Java provides a huge ecosystem of excellent open-source functionality. As an example, I recently had the opportunity to write a streamlined wrapper around the fantastic HSSFR4 service program by Scott Klement, which in turn provides access to the Apache POIJava code that creates and maintains Excel spreadsheets. While I may get an opportunity to write about that in more detail, first I'd like to talk a little more about the basics of using Java.
Python is a high-level, general purpose, scripting language that can be used for a wide variety of programming tasks.
By Roger Sanders
Editor's Note: This article is excerpted from chapter 4 of QuickStart Guide to Db2 Development with Python, by Roger Sanders.
Named after the British comedy television show Monty Python’s Flying Circus, Python was created by Guido Van Rossum at the National Research Institute for Mathematics and Computer Science in 1989. (The first Python interpreter was developed as a hobby; the second was made generally available on October 16, 2000.) Since then, its following has steadily grown, and according to the March 2019 TIOBE Programming Community Index, it is the third most popular programming language in use today.
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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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.
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).
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New chip milestone to propel major leaps forward in performance and energy efficiency
IBM today unveiled a breakthrough in semiconductor design and process with the development of the world's first chip announced with 2 nanometer (nm) nanosheet technology. Semiconductors play critical roles in everything from computing, to appliances, to communication devices, transportation systems, and critical infrastructure.
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