August 10, 2018
- LEAD ARTICLE: TechTip: A Primer to Bootstrap 4, Part 1
- FEATURED ARTICLE: Why the IBM i Community Needs to Pay Attention to GDPR
- FEATURED ARTICLE: Using Apache as a Reverse Proxy on IBM i
- NEWS HIGHLIGHT: IBM i CIO Summit Features Db2 for i Briefing with IBM’s Scott Forstie
- WEBCAST: Data Breaches: Is IBM i Really at Risk?
- MC VIDEO SHOWCASE: Design an Invoice in 10 Minutes
- EVENT: Innovate at the RPG & DB2 Summit
Let’s scratch the surface of the new version of Bootstrap.
By Jan Jorgensen
You sit down in your office and fold your hands behind your neck. You are very pleased with yourself. You have just finished writing an RPG CGI program that will display sales data, Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to show the production figures for last week, and the order intake split on country areas. Everything now runs fine on the intranet, and users can see it all when they connect their laptops to the VPN. Life is good, and you sing The Beatles’ “Don't Let Me Down” to yourself: Nobody ever loved me like she does. Oh, she does, yeah, she does.
Carol explains why it’s likely you could be affected by GDPR…even if you don’t think you are now or will be later.
By Carol Woodbury
There are two reasons that the IBM i community needs to pay attention to the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation, better known as GDPR. This article explores both.
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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Use this handy technique to get the most from your IBM i Web app resources
by Pete Helgren
Editor’s note: This article is excerpted from chapter 11 of Open Source Starter Guide for IBM i Developers.
Apache is the latest incarnation of HTTP server on IBM i. What can you do with Apache? Well, since Apache is so efficient in serving up static resources and resources passed to it from CGI programs, you can leverage it for many things. I use it primarily as a reverse proxy for the plethora of programs, pages, and other plumbing in my Web apps (nice alliteration, eh?).