May 1, 2019
May 1, 2019 | Volume 16 Issue 34
- LEAD ARTICLE: Practical Linux: A Is for Apache
- FEATURED ARTICLE: RPG Academy - Modernization: Guidelines for Modernization Goals, Part 3
- FEATURED ARTICLE: 2019 State of IBM i Modernization
- NEWS HIGHLIGHT: IBM Board Approves Increase in Quarterly Cash Dividend for the 24th Consecutive Year
- WEBCAST: 2019 IBM i Marketplace Survey Results Revealed
- FEATURED VIDEO: Design an Invoice in 10 Minutes
- EVENT: POWERUp 2019
Practical Linux: Using PDT to Manage Linux
Eclipse provides many pre-configured IDEs, and PDT is perfect for managing Linux.
By Joe Pluta
This is the second in an ongoing series of articles meant to help you create a virtual Linux environment right on your desktop or laptop. As I noted in the first article in the series, I built this series on a set of fantastic video tutorials by Catherine Gaughan-Smith (aka CGS), which can all be found here: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4. This article, though, is a complete departure from that curriculum. CGS uses ssh from her Mac desktop to access the virtual machine, but I’m going to show you how to use Eclipse—and more specifically, the Eclipse PHP Development Tools (PDT)—to access your shiny new virtual machine.
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RPG Academy - Modernization: Guidelines for Modernization Goals, Part 3
Here’s the final “R” of the quartet I’ve been discussing: Refactoring and its proposition is so obvious that we usually forget about it. Note that I said obvious, not easy. Keep reading to figure out what I mean.
By Rafael Victória-Pereira
Finally, let’s discuss the final R of the Modernizing IBM i Applications from the Database up to the User Interface and Everything in Between IBM Redbook modernization goals: refactoring.
“Do No Harm”
Refactoring is a variation of reengineering: in this approach, the application’s code is improved in such a way that the functionality and interfaces with other applications are not affected. In other words (the words of Hippocrates), “do no harm” is also refactoring’s philosophy. To make sure that you really did no harm to the application or its operating context, extensive testing is required. Because tests, particularly of the magnitude required here, are very time-consuming, they should be as automated as possible. If your modernization process also included a UI modernization, there are many tools that can easily map and thoroughly test the interaction flow. There are also tools that can…
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Node Webinar Series Pt. 1: The World of Node.js on IBM i
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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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2019 State of IBM i Modernization
The annual Profound Logic State of IBM i Modernization Survey takes a look at the trends and attitudes that shape the IBM i modernization market.
By Profound Logic Software, Inc.
Editor's note: This article introduces the white paper 2019 State of IBM i Modernization, which is free to download from the MC White Paper Center.
We reached out to the IBM i community, and the response was outstanding: close to 800 people, nearly 300 more than last year, took the survey. This enthusiasm resulted in very interesting findings for how businesses plan to use and modernize the platform in the coming year.