October 2, 2019
- LEAD ARTICLE: Practical RPG: Service Programs—When
- FEATURED ARTICLE: How to Make Learning About Node.js a Profound Experience
- FEATURED ARTICLE: Node Webinar Series Pt. 1: The World of Node.js on IBM i
- NEWS HIGHLIGHT: IBM Demonstrates Commitment to Open Hardware Movement
- WEBCAST: IBM i in 2019: It’s Not Just AS/400
- FEATURED VIDEO: Design an Invoice in 10 Minutes
- EVENT: Node.js on IBM i Webinar Series Pt. 2: Setting Up Your Development Tools
Service program procedures are great when called by applications, and even better when they call each other.
By Joe Pluta
Previous articles covered the why and how of service programs: wonderful bundles of programming that can be used by your entire application, with centralized business logic that you maintain in a single place. They’re similar to called programs except that they can have as many entry points as you need, with completely different parameter lists as requirements dictate. But a couple of timing issues can arise, and this article gives you a specific technique to address those issues.
By John Ghrist
IT managers hoping to find new IBM i talent are discovering that the pool of experienced RPG programmers and operators or administrators with intimate knowledge of the operating system and the applications that run on it is small.
This begs the question: How will you manage the platform that supports such a big part of your business?
This guide offers strategies and software suggestions to help you plan IT staffing and resources and smooth the transition after your AS/400 talent retires. Read on to learn:
- Why IBM i skills depletion is a top concern
- How leading organizations are coping
- Where automation will make the biggest impact
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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.
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).
Can you trust all of your users all of the time?
A typical end user receives 16 malicious emails each month, but only 17 percent of these phishing campaigns are reported to IT. Once an attack is underway, most organizations won’t discover the breach until six month later.
A staggering amount of damage can occur in that time. Despite these risks, 93 percent of organizations are leaving their IBM i systems vulnerable to cybercrime. In this on-demand webinar, IBM i security experts Robin Tatam and Sandi Moore will reveal:
- How phishing attacks are becoming more sophisticated
- Three little-known ways malicious programs can reach your IFS
- Why the IFS is IBM i’s “Typhoid Mary”
You’ll also learn why some of the most common malware solutions still leave IBM i systems vulnerable—and what you can do to protect your organization.
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Have you been wondering about Node.js? In Part 1 of this webinar series, Scott Klement takes you from total beginner to creating a fully-functional IBM i Node.js business application.
By Profound Logic, Inc.
Editor's note: This article introduces the August 2019 Webinar: Node Webinar Series Pt. 1: The World of Node.js on IBM i, which is On-Demand and available to download and view from the MC Webcast Center.