November 7, 2018
- LEAD ARTICLE:Practical RPG: Using QUSROBJD in Free-Format RPG
- FEATURED ARTICLE: RPG Academy—Modernization: Is Your Application Worth Modernizing?
- FEATURED ARTICLE: IBM i: It’s Not Just AS/400
- NEWS HIGHLIGHT: IBM To Acquire Red Hat, Completely Changing The Cloud Landscape And Becoming World's #1 Hybrid Cloud Provider
- WEBCAST: Profound.js: The Agile Approach to Legacy Modernization
- FEATURED VIDEO: Design an Invoice in 10 Minutes
- EVENT: TOMORROW - NGS-IQ + Db2 + IBM i: More Value Than Ever
This article provides the details on how to use one of the most useful system management APIs, QUSROBJD.
By Joe Pluta
Whether you're looking for unused objects, analyzing library differences, or checking how current your source is, QUSROBJD provides a wide range of valuable information—so much, in fact, that you might want to spend a little time up front to make it really easy to use in your programs. IBM provides predefined /COPY books to access their APIs, but this article will introduce you to a more modern approach that can be used for QUSROBJD and throughout the IBM i API universe.
This is the big question you should ask yourself before starting a modernization process, because sometimes it’s better (and cheaper) to quit and start over.
By Rafael Victória-Pereira
You probably never thought of it this way, but before investing a cent in a modernization initiative, you should take a good, hard look at your application and ask this question:
Is my application worth modernizing?
Business users want new applications now. Market and regulatory pressures require faster application updates and delivery into production. Your IBM i developers may be approaching retirement, and you see no sure way to fill their positions with experienced developers. In addition, you may be caught between maintaining your existing applications and the uncertainty of moving to something new.
In this white paper, you’ll learn how to think of these issues as opportunities rather than problems. We’ll explore motivations to migrate or modernize, their risks and considerations you should be aware of before embarking on a (migration or modernization) project.
Lastly, we’ll discuss how modernizing IBM i applications with optimized business workflows, integration with other technologies and new mobile and web user interfaces will enable IT – and the business – to experience time added value and much more.
More than ever, there is a demand for IT to deliver innovation.
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).
Forms of ransomware has been around for over 30 years, and with more and more organizations suffering attacks each year, it continues to endure. What has made ransomware such a durable threat and what is the best way to combat it? In order to prevent ransomware, organizations must first understand how it works.
In this webinar, two experienced cybersecurity professionals go in-depth on the ransomware attack cycle, the need to protect every endpoint, and how to spot signs of infection before data is encrypted by malicious actors.
This webinar also reveals the current state of ransomware with 2021 Malware Survey results and provide effective security strategies for prevention.
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IBM’s Steve Will talks AS/400, POWER9, cognitive systems, and everything in between
True or False: The IBM i operating system is just the AS/400 all over again. False! The AS/400 provided a solid foundation, but it has evolved over the years into the entirely new animal that we call IBM i.