July 12, 2019
- LEAD ARTICLE: SQL 101: Using SQL Cursors to Replace Record-Level Data Access, Part 2
- FEATURED ARTICLE: Top Five Misconfigurations That Leave Your IBM i Vulnerable
- FEATURED NEWS: IBM Closes Landmark Acquisition of Red Hat for $34 Billion; Defines Open, Hybrid Cloud Future
- NEWS HIGHLIGHT: Kisco Announces Update For IBM i System Monitoring Tool
- WHITE PAPER: 2019 State of IBM i Modernization
- MC VIDEO SHOWCASE: Design an Invoice in 10 Minutes
- EVENT: IBM i in 2019: It’s Not Just AS/400
Last time around, I introduced the concept of using an SQL cursor as a way to replace the typical RPG opcodes to access data. Now let’s go deeper and find out where cursors can really help you.
By Rafael Victória-Pereira
The previous TechTip explained what a cursor is and how to declare it. Now let’s see how to use it and, more importantly, why you should consider using it. As I wrote in the previous article, SQL is no match to RPG’s CHAIN. Since I previously showed how to declare the cursor, let’s go over the actual read operations, hidden under the FETCH instruction.
I’m guessing that you’ve asked someone (perhaps even yourself) one or more of these questions.
By Carol Woodbury
I get asked a lot of questions—via email, when I’m presenting at conferences, after my Coffee with Carol article series sponsored by my employer, as well as questions asked in response to these articles, but some questions are asked more often than others. I thought it might be fun to answer the top six most-frequently-asked questions and provide references for additional information. Here we go!
Mobile computing is rapidly maturing into a solid platform for delivering enterprise applications. Many IBM i shops today are realizing that integrating their IBM i with mobile applications is the fast path to improved business workflows, better customer relations, and more responsive business reporting. The ROI that mobile applications can produce for your business is substantial.
This ASNA whitepaper takes a look at mobile computing for the IBM i. It discusses the different ways mobile applications may be used within the enterprise and how ASNA products solve the challenges mobile presents. It also presents the case that you already have the mobile programming team your projects need: that team is your existing RPG development team!
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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.
IBM i skills depletion is a top concern for IBM i shops around the world. The strategies you discover in this webinar will help you ensure that your system of record—your IBM i—continues to deliver a powerful business advantage, even as staff retires.
During this 30-mintue recorded webinar, our panel of IBM i experts outline strategies that allow your company to cope with IBM i skills depletion by adopting these strategies that allow you to get the job done without deep expertise on the OS:
- Automate IBM i processes
- Use managed services to help fill the gaps
- Secure the system against data loss and viruses
It's time to make your apps proud to be seen! Whether you have green screens or a drab GUI, your outdated apps can benefit from modern source code, modern GUIs, and modern tools. Alex Roytman and Liam Allan show you how Free-format RPG and Node.js make it possible to deliver apps your business will love.
You'll learn how you can use both Profound UI and Profound.js to: Transform legacy RPG code to modern free-format RPG and Node.js; Deliver truly modern application interfaces with Profound UI; Extend your RPG applications to include Web Services and NPM packages with Node.js.
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ACO MONITOR is a complete systems management solution for your Power Systems running IBM i. ACO MONITOR manages your Power System 24/7, uses advanced technology (like two-way messaging) to notify on-duty support personnel, and responds to complex problems before they reach critical status.
ACO MONITOR is proven technology and is capable of processing thousands of mission-critical events daily. The software is pre-configured, easy to install, scalable, and greatly improves data center (and staff) efficiency.
- Acquisition positions IBM as the leading hybrid cloud provider and accelerates IBM's high-value business model, extending Red Hat's open source innovation to a broader range of clients
- IBM preserves Red Hat's independence and neutrality; Red Hat will strengthen its existing partnerships to give customers freedom, choice and flexibility
- Red Hat's unwavering commitment to open source remains unchanged
- Together, IBM and Red Hat will deliver next-generation hybrid multicloud platform
IBM and Red Hat announced today that they have closed the transaction under which IBM acquired all of the issued and outstanding common shares of Red Hat for $190.00 per share in cash, representing a total equity value of approximately $34 billion.