October 4, 2017
• 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
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.
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.
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.
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Five Reasons Why Node Is the Solution your Company Needs Right Now
by Profound Logic Software, Inc.
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.