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A Power Systems Wish List For The Year Ahead

January 18, 2017 Timothy Prickett Morgan<p>It is the beginning of a new year and that means a bunch of different things. First, we are not quite as …

RPG and RDi Getting Better All The Time

IBM i Future

January 16, 2017<p>One of the most common questions people ask me is “What’s the future for IBM i?”<p>I think I’ve gotten that question 20 or more times …

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Latest Navigator for i Enhancements

Late in December 2016, IBM released the latest update to the HTTP Server Group PTF. The Navigator for i PTFs page summarizes the PTF groups you need …

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IBM document: DB2 for i FAQ

I have to thank an IBM-er for bringing this document to my attention. It is seven page document titled: <i>DB2 for i Frequently Asked Questions</i>, and was …

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Big Blue breaks annual US patent record with Rochester's help

IBM, which has led US companies in patents for 24 years in row, topped all previous records in 2015 by being granted more than 8,000 patents.<p>The …

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JSON_TABLE Function

January 03, 2017<p><i>I’d like to thank John Eberhard and Scott Forstie for this blog article. John is a member of the DB2 for i development team and</i> …

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RPGLE and SQLRPGLE - The dreaded USRPRF(*OWNER) conundrum

How does USER(*OWNER) work with RPGLE Programs?If you compile IBM i programs using USRPRF(*OWNER) then they will adopt the security setting for the …

IBM i Access Client Solutions Feature Roundup

In Sonnet 43, poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning wrote, "How do I love thee? Let me count the ways." Well, there’s a lot to like about Access Client …

IBM Systems Magazine — January 2017 ... • How enterprises are using POWER for...

<b>IBM Systems Magazine — January 2017</b> ...<br>• How enterprises are using POWER for cloud<br>• 5 cloud friendly upgrades<br>• How DevOps helps transform development …

MEAN 101: MongoDB, Express.js, Angular.js, Node.js

Are you a MEAN person? If you answered no, that’s good. If you answered yes, even better. Regardless of your answer, you will become well versed in …

Calling a program in totally free RPG

Someone said to me that the reason that they will not use <i>totally free</i> RPG is they cannot call programs using it. In the earlier <i>flavors</i> of free format …

A Retirement

No, not mine. Someone much more eminent.<p>It's with very mixed emotions that I open the blog to my good friend and long time associate Mr. Dan …

Application Runtime Expert – Worth a Look?

IBM recently announced that their product, Application Runtime Expert (ARE) for IBM I, is now free of charge, along with a host of other products. …

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Happy Holidays from #PowerSystems! https://t.co/HrDCGk8pat

Merry Christmas & Happy NewYear 2017

Albert C. Blanch<p>Benedicto XVI escogió la imagen central de la Fachada del Nacimiento de la basílica de la Sagrada Família para ilustrar sus christmas …

Bridging the gap with the new Zend DBi - The Zend Blog

We’re happy to announce that we’ve just released a new version of Zend DBi, which introduces MariaDB to the IBM i world for the first time.<p>MariaDB is …

Securely connecting your IBM i System to the Internet

Over recent years I've become increasingly focused on connecting IBM i Systems to the Internet - aka <i>cloud</i> for you trendy peeps. We live in an …

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PHP on IBM i: A Leap in Modernization and New Application Development

IBM i 7.1 is not dead - yet...

IBM i 7.1 is riding towards the sunset - but there is still some light of the day left. This popular version of the IBM i operating system was …

Executives Reinvesting in IBM i

December 14, 2016<p>Today I’d like you to use your imagination a little. Today I want you to imagine you run a business – you’re an executive. This is …

Deleting Old Spool Files – DLTOLDSPLF

OK, so nobody likes tidying up, not at home, not in the office and certainly not on their computers. How many spool files are there sitting on your …

The Four Hundred--The IBM i Year In Review

The IBM i Year In Review<p>Published: December 14, 2016<p>by Alex Woodie<p>With another year almost in the books for the IBM i community, we thought it was …

IBMi Next Step: Grande successo, 380 partecipanti !

<b>IBMi Next Step: Strumenti moderni per gli sviluppatori</b><p><i>Segrate, 6 Dicembre 2016</i><p>Grande successo per il primo corso organizzato da Faq400.com e IBM …

Christmas Comes Early for RPGers

December 09, 2016<p>Yes, it is true--the elves at the Toronto Lab have given us an early Christmas present and, best of all, you can unwrap it and play …

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How to change all lines on turnover form to add, delete or replace

LMS7.3 - IBM i Lodging Management SystemIn the words of Jesse from the Fast Show (showing my age there) -- <i>This week I will be mostly preparing to</i> …

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