September 14, 2018
- LEAD ARTICLE: TechTip: A Primer to Bootstrap 4, Part 2
- FEATURED ARTICLE: Three Ways to Use IBM i Authority Collection
- FEATURED ARTICLE: SQL MERGE Statement Tricks
- NEWS HIGHLIGHT: XXXXXXXXX
- WEBCAST: Make Modern Apps You'll Love with Profound UI & Profound.js
- MC VIDEO SHOWCASE: Design an Invoice in 10 Minutes
- EVENT: 2018 IBM Systems Technical University: IBM Power Systems • IBM Storage
In this second and final part of this short series about mobile app dev, let’s talk about grids and glyphicons.
By Jan Jorgensen
In a previous article, I covered how the grid system in Bootstrap works, so in order not to bore you I will try not to repeat myself.
The grid system in version 4 is still based on a maximum of 12 columns! But even though the grid system seems the same from version 3 to 4, something has changed under the hood. In Bootstrap 3, the grid system was based on floats, but that changed in Bootstrap 4; it is now based on flexbox.
Authority Collection was added to IBM i in V7R3. Carol discusses three practical applications of this powerful feature.
By Carol Woodbury
The new Authority Collection feature is very easy to use, but how a security administrator can use it might not be obvious. In this article, I discuss three scenarios and the way you’d use Authority Collection to solve each.
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
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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.
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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Learn how to use MERGE to synchronize data between tables with just one SQL statement
by Rafael Victória-Pereira
Editor’s note: This article is excerpted from chapter 12 of SQL for IBM i: A Database Modernization Guide, by Rafael Victória-Pereira.
Often, we’re faced with the need to synchronize two tables, in such a way that the target table gets all the relevant information from the other one. For instance, imagine that you have an inventory table that receives daily updates from several stock movement tables. There are new entries to register (INSERT statements), but also item quantity fluctuations (UPDATE statements), which require separate processing. Naturally, you can also have some items disappearing from stock, and depending on how those situations are handled, these can be updates or actual deletes in the inventory table. With the MERGE statement, you can mash up those statements into a single one.