June 6, 2018
June 6, 2018 | Volume 16 Issue 23
- LEAD ARTICLE: Practical SQL: More DB2 Services
- FEATURED ARTICLE: Training New RPG Developers
- FEATURED ARTICLE: ILE RPG Prototyping PrimerLE RPG Prototyping Primer
- NEWS HIGHLIGHT: Profound Logic Reveals A Major Update to Their Visual Designer at COMMON POWERUp18
- WEBCAST: IBM i Resources Retiring?
- FEATURED VIDEO: Design an Invoice in 10 Minutes
- EVENT: OCEAN TechCon18 - Modernize & Revitalize All Aspects of IT!
Practical SQL: More DB2 Services
IBM continues to add services to DB2, many of which provide programmatic access to system information.
By Joe Pluta
A couple of years ago, I wrote an article in which I introduced some DB2 services. This was early in the development cycle for these wonderful additions to the IBM i toolkit. In the ensuing years, that particular pouch of tools has grown to an entire rolling tool chest. More and more collections of important system data have been surfaced by DB2 services, and today I'll present a couple that I find extremely useful.
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Training New RPG Developers
You’ve hired a developer new to IBM i and RPG. Now what?
By Brian May
I recently returned from speaking at COMMON’s PowerUp18 conference. It’s always nice to see old friends, make new ones, interact with customers, share knowledge, and learn a few things. I also presented to the IT Executive Conference, which was one of the highlights of my conference as not only did I get to speak to a great group of executives, I also presented on one of my favorite subjects: recruiting.
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Node Webinar Series Pt. 1: The World of Node.js on IBM i
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).
Low Code: A Digital Transformation of Supply Chain and Logistics
Learn how businesses leverage Low-Code to continue to deliver value through digital transformation. Discover how the power of Low-Code is helping many businesses evolve their supply chain, increase ROI, and achieve more tangible results.
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ILE RPG Prototyping Primer
Get to know ILE RPG’s prototype structure—essential knowledge for anyone getting used to ILE’s modular approach
by David Shirey
Editor's Note: This article is excerpted from chapter 15 of 21st Century RPG: /Free, ILE, and MVC, by David Shirey.
Prototyping is a term that describes how modules are accessed within the ILE environment. The word prototype also refers to a particular D-spec structure that is required to support this call or access.