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Sundry October Power Systems Announcements

We had been hearing for quite some time that there might be some Power Systems announcements in October, and lo and behold there have been. They are …

IBM

RDi Jumps Aboard The TR Train

What is it going to take to convince IBM i developers that RDi, a modern Eclipse-based development environment with an impressive list of …

IBM

The Next Step in Modernization

Open-Source Databases: The Next Step in Modernization<p>Linton Ward, Distinguished Engineer, OpenPower solutions-Photo by Jason Griego<p>In the world of …

Big Data

IBM i Pulse: October 13th, 2017

This week we are looking at the future of Node.js, Using AI to turbocharge your business and the advantages of IBM i.

IBM

Analyzing Twitter Hashtag Impact using Neo4j, Python & JavaScript

This is the first demo I developed with Neo4j. The objective of the demo is to open the discussion about graph databases, Neo4j, big data, analytics …

Social Media

IBM i Slow to Catch On, But What Does It Mean?

It’s been nine-and-a-half years since IBM rebranded the name of the platform from System i to IBM i on Power Systems. However, many people in the IBM …

IBM

IBM Patches 28 More Security Vulns In JDK

IBM on Saturday released patches to fix 28 flaws in the Java Development Kit (JDK) that ships with the IBM i operating system. Almost all of the …

Security

IBM Systems Magazine, Power Systems - October 2017

PowerVM Live Partition Mobility and Simplified Remote Restart

October 03, 2017<p><i>This week’s blog was written by Bob Foster, and is the first in a two-part series. Bob is a member of the IBM Lab Services Power</i> …

IBM

Writing Helpful BASH Scripts for IBM i

<b>October 7, 2017</b><p>I feel like BASH is sometimes an overlooked tool these days. Writing scripts is simple, and a script can create efficient command line …

Linux

IBM Adds Support For Publishing JSON In DB2

At long last, IBM i shops will be able to publish JavaScript Object Notation (JSON) documents from their Db2 for i database. That much-desired …

JSON

Interesting Db2 items in the latest TR!

Today, IBM announces the latest IBM i 7.2 and IBM i 7.3 Technology Refresh (TR).<p>The availability of the respective TRs via group PTF is scheduled for …

TRs for IBM i 7.3 and 7.2: Enhancements, No Big Surprises

With each Technology Refresh, we are reminded that the pace of enhancements IBM brings to its IBM i operating system and related software products is …

IBM

Index Advisor helps performance

As we all start using more SQL to get data from our tables and files, there are things we can do to ensure that our programs are not that "monster" …

Databases

Email

In my last article, I wrote how we can encrypt sensitive data in our DB2 database.<p>To recap; IBM has given us the ability to take a field, or column, …

Python Programming

Guru: Consuming A REST Web Service Using SQL And POST

In my prior article, I showed how to consume a REST web service using the GET verb. This time, we’re going to continue to build our knowledge of web …

Software Development

Announcing IBM i 7.3 TR3 and IBM i 7.2 TR7

October 03, 2017<p>Today IBM is announcing the latest Technology Refreshes (TRs) for our two most current releases: IBM i 7.3 TR3 and IBM i 7.2 TR7. As …

Linux

Java Goes Open Source! (IBM i edition)

October 02, 2017<p>If you’ve read my blog, attended any of my conference presentations, or stood next to me on the elevator, you’ve probably heard me …

Programming

System Monitoring for HTTP

September 26, 2017<p>I’ve written about system monitors in Navigator for i two times before; first when system monitors were added to Navigator in IBM i …

Software Development

What is RPG OA?

I was talking about RPG OA today. If you’re an IBM i techie, then you will know about OA already. You probably understand its power and potential in …

Programming

A Fast Idle For IBM i Development

One thing that’s clear about Liam Allan is he doesn’t take things slow. At just 20 years of age, Allan is one of the brightest young developers on …

Programming

One IBM i Route Into the API Economy

The so-called API Economy is emerging as a legitimate engine for driving the growth of commerce around the world. But with mostly monolithic apps …

Economy

Three Lessons IBM i Shops Can Learn From The Equifax Hack

The recent Equifax data breach exposed extremely sensitive data of 143 million consumers, putting more than half of Americans at risk. While an IBM i …

Security

Evaluating Your IBM i Encryption Options

In the wake of the Equifax breach, companies are taking a hard look at their security practices, including the use of encryption that renders data …

Encryption

More Database Tools Highlight Latest IBM i Access Client

Remember IBM i Access for Windows? Many IBM i advocates do because they never stopped using it, despite its replacement by IBM i Access Client …

Big Data

An RPGers First Steps with JSON: Consuming JSON data with YAJL

In our previous article we focused on the use of the YAJL library (and specifically Scott Klement's RPG oriented implementation of it) to create a …

JavaScript

Playing with REXX on IBM i

Wondering what REXX is? First off, it has nothing to do with those big green lizards that ran around angrily eating other lizards (presumably because …

Programming