May 1, 2019
- 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
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.
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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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. 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.
As you read through each section of the survey, you will see our summary of the results and suggestions for the future. We hope the survey will help your business better understand what is possible for your IBM i platform in the coming year.
Protecting your organization from cyberthreats has never been more important—or more difficult.
In 2018, HelpSystems surveyed more than 600 IT and cybersecurity professionals to find out what security exploits loom largest and what strategies they’re turning to for protection.
Watch to learn about:
- Security strategies your peers are most interested in implementing
- How managers and executives prioritize security
- Who is responsible for cybersecurity at organizations around the world
- Where IT pros turn for assistance with security
You'll also get practical tips for using this data to drive cybersecurity conversations at your organization.
It's time to make your apps proud to be seen! Whether you have green screens or a drab GUI, your outdated apps can benefit from modern source code, modern GUIs, and modern tools. Alex Roytman and Liam Allan show you how Free-format RPG and Node.js make it possible to deliver apps your business will love.
You'll learn how you can use both Profound UI and Profound.js to: Transform legacy RPG code to modern free-format RPG and Node.js; Deliver truly modern application interfaces with Profound UI; Extend your RPG applications to include Web Services and NPM packages with Node.js.
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ACO MONITOR is a complete systems management solution for your Power Systems running IBM i. ACO MONITOR manages your Power System 24/7, uses advanced technology (like two-way messaging) to notify on-duty support personnel, and responds to complex problems before they reach critical status.
ACO MONITOR is proven technology and is capable of processing thousands of mission-critical events daily. The software is pre-configured, easy to install, scalable, and greatly improves data center (and staff) efficiency.
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.
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.