October 3, 2018
- LEAD ARTICLE: Practical IFS: Authorities and the IFS
- FEATURED ARTICLE: Scary RPG Developer Habits
- FEATURED ARTICLE: IBM i: It’s Not Just AS/400
- NEWS HIGHLIGHT: ARCAD Releases New Codechecker Module to Guarantee Software Quality and Reduce DevOps Risk
- WHITE PAPER: 2017 State of IBM i Modernization White Paper
- FEATURED VIDEO: Design an Invoice in 10 Minutes
- EVENT: 2018 MAGIC IBM i User Conference - Nov. 12 & 13
You didn't create that. Well, you did, but you can't delete it now.
By Joe Pluta
Recently, I ran into a very strange situation where a process that had been working flawlessly just stopped dead. The specifics of the case had to do with creating a new file in the IFS and then not being able to delete it or even read it. Everything had been working smoothly for weeks but then just stopped. Finding out why was an absolute nightmare because every assumption I made simply proved the old adage about “assume.”
Let’s look at a trilogy of developer habits of we which should be afraid. Be very afraid.
By Brian May
It’s October, which means Halloween is coming up. I’ve always been a fan of scary movies, which will play nonstop in theaters and on television all month long. So why not have a little fun with a look at some frightful habits that many RPG developers continue to practice?
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
Download your copy today!
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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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.