May 17, 2017
May 17, 2017 | Volume 16 Issue 10
• LEAD ARTICLE: Where Is RPG Going?
• FEATURED ARTICLE: SQL 101: Tools of the Trade - Exploring SQuirreL’s SQL Editor
• NEWS HIGHLIGHT: IBM Watson Customer Experience Analytics Updates
• WHITE PAPER: Mobile Computing and the IBM i
• FEATURED VIDEO: Design an Invoice in 10 Minutes
• EVENT: Where's the Data? Helping Users Find the Data They Need with NGS-IQ
With the recent release of Technology Refresh 2 for 7.3, it seems only fair to take a moment and wonder just where RPG is going. Care to join me?
Written by Dave Shirey
In January, Steve Will posted a blog on IBM Systems magazine about whatâ€™s coming up in the future for the IBM i. And certainly Steve would be the one to know. The post was insightful and packed with information. But it did trigger some thoughts in my mind, perhaps more about what wasnâ€™t said than about what was.
All Data and Software Resides on the IBM i: Everything is centralized and secure.
Graphical Designer: Design labels in minutes.
Integrate and Print with Existing Apps: Call from RPG, COBOL, CLP and JAVA programs.
Compliance Labels Provided: Extensive library of predesigned label templates.
Supply Chain Solution: Easily integrated into any IBM i ERP or WMS solution.
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Now that you’ve learned how to install this great tool, let’s see what it has to offer via a guided tour of its most interesting functionalities, starting with its SQL Editor.
Written by Rafael Victória-Pereira
Last time around, I explained how to install SQuirreL SQL, and most of the readers’ feedback was very positive. For those of you who tried and failed to install this tool, here’s a little tip: Before trying to install this tool, update your Java Runtime Engine (JRE) to the latest available. It’s true that SQuirreL’s documentation says that JRE 1.4 or higher is OK, but there are a lot of threads on the tool’s forums complaining about “unable to find the main class” errors. These errors seem to be related with the JRE version, so update to the latest available and try again. It’ll be worth it, as you’ll see in this TechTip!
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