October 4, 2017
October 4, 2017 | Volume 16 Issue 15
• LEAD ARTICLE: Practical RPG: APIs, Part 1 - Error Handling
• FEATURED ARTICLE: Clean Up Your Mess! With RPG’s On-Exit
• FEATURED ARTICLE: Node.js for Enterprise IBM i Modernization
• NEWS HIGHLIGHT: Mike Pavlak and Amy Anderson Join Fresche Solutions
• TRIAL SOFTWARE: Easiest Way to Save Money? Stop Printing IBM i Reports
• FEATURED VIDEO: NGS-IQ: Serious Fun for IBM i Users - Highlights Version
• EVENT: RPG & DB2 Summit
• MC PRESS MAGAZINE: The Internet of Things: You’re Already a Part of It
Practical RPG: APIs, Part 1 - Error Handling
The more I use APIs, the more I realize how powerful they are, but learning to use them is a process; this article provides a first step.
By Joe Pluta
IBM offers programmers incredible access to the IBM i operating system, but no single avenue is more extensive and powerful than the Application Programming Interface (API) library. So many APIs exist that IBM requires an entire website just to provide access to the documentation. In this article, I'll show you how I've been using this vast resource to advance my application programs.
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Clean Up Your Mess! With RPG’s On-Exit
One of my favorite new additions to RPG is the On-Exit opcode. Unfortunately, it seems to have flown under the radar of many RPG developers.
By Brian May
In a previous article on updating your RPG skills, I discussed using subprocedures and using linear-main programs. Using subprocedures gives your application much more flexibility and stability if done properly. Locally scoped variables and files insulate your code from outside interference. The ability to use return values allows your subprocedures to be used directly in calculations or as parameters for other subprocedures or programs.
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Node Webinar Series Pt. 1: The World of Node.js on IBM i
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).
Low Code: A Digital Transformation of Supply Chain and Logistics
Learn how businesses leverage Low-Code to continue to deliver value through digital transformation. Discover how the power of Low-Code is helping many businesses evolve their supply chain, increase ROI, and achieve more tangible results.
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Node.js for Enterprise IBM i Modernization
Five Reasons Why Node Is the Solution your Company Needs Right Now
by Profound Logic Software, Inc.
Editor's note: This article introduces the white paper Node.js for Enterprise IBM i Modernization, which is free to download from the MC White Paper Center.
Every business around the world uses legacy applications or code to some extent. Fortunately, for businesses on IBM i, these applications are typically very reliable and stable.