October 6, 2021
October 6, 2021 | Volume 16 Issue 63
- LEAD ARTICLE: SQL 101: Simplifying Application Development with SQL Triggers, Part 2
- FEATURED ARTICLE: Why Migrate When You Can Modernize?
- NEWS HIGHLIGHT: IBM and YMCA of Metropolitan Los Angeles Collaborate to Empower and Inform Voters with New Tech Solution for Underrepresented Communities
- FEATURED EVENT: Steve Will Presents IBM i Next Gen Apps — Directions for Developers on October 13
- WHITE PAPER: Profound Logic Solution Guide
- FEATURED VIDEO: Barcode400
- EVENT: Get Started with Robotic Process Automation on IBM i
SQL 101: Simplifying Application Development with SQL Triggers, Part 2
The previous article introduced the concept of SQL triggers and showed some scenarios in which you can use them. Now let’s go over some practical scenarios.
By Rafael Victória-Pereira
Let me start by reminding you that triggers are very useful but can become a nightmare if you overuse them. For instance, when a trigger fires another trigger and that trigger fires another (and so on), serious performance issues may occur. Before adding a trigger, consider the global picture and not just the table in which you’re adding the trigger!
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Why Migrate When You Can Modernize?
The Modernization Dilemma: Business users want new applications now. Market and regulatory pressures require faster application updates and delivery into production.
By LANSA, An Idera, Inc. Company
Editor's Note: This article is excerpted from the white paper, Why Migrate When You Can Modernize? available for download in the MC Press White Paper Center.
Your IBM i developers are approaching retirement and you see no sure way to fill their positions with experienced developers. Young developers have not heard of the IBM i, RPG or COBOL; and they prefer languages they know.
If you’ve experienced one or more of these pain points, you may also be caught between maintaining your existing applications and the uncertainty of moving to something new.
Why Migrate When You Can Modernize?
Explore the main considerations you should be aware of before embarking on a (migration or modernization) project. Take a deeper dive into business motivations and factors that could potentially influence your decision to migrate or modernize your existing IT platform and its risks.
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.
Get your copy of this important guide today!
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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Steve Will Presents IBM i Next Gen Apps — Directions for Developers on October 13
RPG & DB2 Summit Keynote Open to the Public
System i Developer announces today that Steve Will, IBM i Chief Architect, will deliver the RPG & DB2 Summit Keynote address in an online forum that will be freely open to the IBM i community on Wednesday, October 13, 2021 at noon (EDT).