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  • Calling an IBM i Service Program using Java.
    by Charlie Hird on 2021-05-07 at 00:10

    Recently, we have been working on a project to pull information from the IBM i using java. In order to do most of the heavy lifting we decided to use the JTOpen package. Using their

  • HelpSystems’s Build IT Virtual User Conference to Help Businesses Build a Better IT – CIOReview
    on 2021-05-06 at 21:12

    HelpSystems’s Build IT Virtual User Conference to Help Businesses Build a Better IT  CIOReview

  • IBM i Software Change Management – CMS vs ALM – What’s in a Name?
    by NickLitten on 2021-05-06 at 18:08

    From Software Change Management System (CMS) to Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) Back in the good old days of the AS400 and iSeries machines – we used a CMS system for controlling where and how we distributed and installed software. CMS Stood for Change Management Software and it did exactly what it said on the tin.

  • Maxava Architecture Explained Guide | Maxava
    on 2021-05-06 at 08:36

    This paper provides organizations running IBM i who are evaluating their current HA/DR solution options and are looking to improve on their current approach with a high level view of what an HA/DR solution offers and some of the fundamental considerations when deciding between hardware and software(logical) replication. ​ It gives an in depth review on some of the critical factors relating to HA/DR software replication and how Maxava HA has been designed to address them.Advice Note And Disclaimer This document is Copyright © 2021 by Maximum Availability Limited. ​ This document contains information that is confidential and proprietary to Maximum Availability Limited. No part of this publication may be reproduced or distributed in any form or by any means or stored in a database or retrieval system without prior written permission of Maximum Availability Limited. ​ All products, trade names, and registered trademarks used in this document are acknowledged.

  • Application Modernization on IBM i with Containers & Red Hat OpenShift – Part 2: Live Demo
    by Benoit Marolleau on 2021-05-06 at 08:13

    Architecture Overview : https://youtu.be/t-WMmrD6KuwIn this demonstration, see how to position and use containers in the app modernization journey on IBM i. Based on real customer requests, It is a good conversation starter illustrating the use of the latest technologies on a live environment (#ShowNotTell)and a fictive company ‘AcmeAir’: app development and test of a microservice application running on OpenShift 4.x on Power integrated with a ‘customer’ (CRM) microservice running on IBM i / Db2 Mirror for i. Stateless and Stateful: Best of both worlds. Code used in the demo: https://github.com/bmarolleau/acmeair-customerservice-java-jdbc

  • Application Modernization on IBM i with Containers & Red Hat OpenShift – Demo Architecture Overview
    by Benoit Marolleau on 2021-05-06 at 08:13

    In this demonstration, see how to position and use containers in the app modernization journey on IBM i. Live Demo here : https://youtu.be/cHWDmc4J6NIBased on real customer requests, It is a good conversation starter illustrating the use of the latest technologies on a live environment (#ShowNotTell)and a fictive company ‘AcmeAir’: app development and test of a microservice application running on OpenShift 4.x on Power integrated with a ‘customer’ (CRM) microservice running on IBM i / Db2 Mirror for i. Stateless and Stateful: Best of both worlds. – Introduction: IBM Hybrid Multi Cloud approach-OpenShift & IBM i Integration – jdbc or REST API-Db2 Mirror for i (HA Solution for the database), consumption from front-end containerized apps (Web, Mobile)-Automation & DevOps: Image build and S2i, Git, Jenkins Pipeline, IBMiOSS, Ansible for i. Code used in the demo: https://github.com/bmarolleau/acmeair-customerservice-java-jdbcPresentation : https://ibm.box.com/s/0bwk4h6lvoznqdcpnhrtux8iqng8ffgeVisit My Blog : https://bmarolleau.github.io

  • IT-Infrastructure related sessions at IBM Think – Built on Power
    on 2021-05-06 at 07:08

    Register for free today at ibm.com/think At Think, you’ll have the chance to directly engage with world-class experts, industry leaders and peers. Learn all about the future of hybrid cloud and AI and see how Power Systems deliver the security, reliability and performance necessary in an effective hybrid cloud strategy. Security Keynote 2303 Put security everywhere, so you can put trust everywhere IBM Cross Systems Session ID 2081: A deep dive into the IBM innovations powering the next generation of hardware Session ID 2019: Understanding flexible consumption: The new way to pay for IT infrastructure IBM Power Systems Session ID 1702: Modernizing mission-critical infrastructure using cloud technologies Session ID 1708: Supporting our healthcare heroes: IT agility and the pandemic response Session ID 1736: Pfizer’s 2020 successes aided by SAP HANA on IBM Power Systems Session ID 2025: Making DNA storage more cost-efficient Session ID 2076: CSI, top UK MSP, enables leading trading platform to manage unprecedented volumes What you’ll find at Think… Personalized curriculum: Gain insights and perspectives from IBM executives, product leaders and clients who are leveraging Power Systems technology in their journey to hybrid cloud.Credential-building education: Learn about the latest technologies and make yourself indispensable by upgrading your Power Systems skills through technical breakouts, hands-on labs, master classes and discounted certification exams.New ways to engage: Participate in virtual forums and interactive IBM Power Systems experiences. Chat one-on-one and collaborate with the pros who create the technology you use every day.Sellers Contact InformationFull Name Goes HereTitlediam nonummynibheuismodtinciduntutemail: laoreetdolore magnaIT Infrastructure at Think 2021Register for free today at ibm.com/think

  • Details on COMMON’s NAViGATE 2021 Conference
    by techchannel.com on 2021-05-06 at 04:43

    Dawn May on what sets COMMON’s NAViGATE conference apart this year, from short 20-minute sessions, office hours and more

  • CL 101 – IBM i – Sample CL Program Enhanced
    by Nick Litten on 2021-05-05 at 20:47

    A deeper dive into the CL SAMPLE trying some other CL programming techniques they dribble into my brain.

  • SAP on IBM i – Extended Support for IBM i 7.2 begins
    by Ron Schmerbauch on 2021-05-05 at 20:24

    Customers still using IBM i 7.2 for SAP applications may have noticed that it has transitioned to extended support as of 1 May 2021. This is a good time to consider moving to a later IBM i release to avoid extra maintenance fees. As you do so, you may need …

  • CL 101 – IBM i – Sample CL Program
    by Nick Litten on 2021-05-05 at 19:06

    It’s time to write a very simple CL program and talk about the grass root basics of Control Languagehttps://www.nicklitten.com/lessons/cl-basics-time-to-write-a-simple-cl-program/

  • Remain Software Releases Final Milestone of TD/OMS V13, Gravity V6, Remain API Studio V2, & MiWorkplace V1.26.0
    by Remain Software on 2021-05-05 at 18:50

    Remain Software has released today the third and final Milestone of TD/OMS V13, Gravity V6, Remain API Studio V2, and MiWorkplace V1.26.0. As with every quarterly release, Remain Software continues to honor its commitment to continuously and timely update and improve its solutions based on customer’s feedback and the company’s look into the future and the challenges it brings. The release features enhancements aimed at increasing the user-friendliness of all four solutions, which in turn pays off in terms of increased productivity and efficiency for the companies and business that place their trust on Remain Software. The final version releases will take place on the 16th of June this year.

  • CL 101 – IBM i – 2 What is CL Control Language?
    by Nick Litten on 2021-05-05 at 18:06

    Want to learn to program in CL on the venerable IBM i System?https://www.nicklitten.com/lessons/what-does-cl-look-like/

  • IBM i strategy and roadmap
    on 2021-05-05 at 17:40

    Reinventing the future Digital technologies have redefined how people live. Technology is already changing traditional industry structures and economics and is reinterpreting what it means to be a customer and a citizen. To thrive in a rapidly changing business environment, organizations will need to focus in new areas, build new expertise and devise new ways of working in order to offer customers compelling new experiences. Leaders advance this process by embracing digital transformation. They envision possibilities, create pilots, deepen capabilities and orchestrate new ecosystems. Overview With IBM i 7.4, you’ll get continuous availability (thanks to IBM Db2 Mirror for i), the latest security features, and easy integration with IoT, AI and Watson. This paper provides the details for the strategy regarding the IBM i integrated operating environment for Power Systems. Beginning with a high-level examination of the three focus areas of the strategy, followed by a look at the nature of business in the age of ongoing digital transformation, the rest of the paper focuses in specifically on IBM i. Areas covered in depth include the standing of IBM i in the marketplace, the key pillars of the IBM i architecture, the roadmaps to the future of IBM i and the diverse portfolio of IBM i products. The paper concludes with a list of resources useful to the IBM i community and links to explore for further information.

  • Want to learn CL Programming?
    by NickLitten on 2021-05-05 at 17:17

    IBM Control Language has remained virtually unchanged over the years. When the IBM AS400 was replaced by the IBM iSeries, fifteen years ago, a few little tweaks were added to CL but it remained remarkably unchanged. If it’s not broken don’t fix it. A few years later the sun set on the iSeries machine and

  • CL 101 – IBM i – An Introduction to Sample CL Code
    by Nick Litten on 2021-05-05 at 17:16

    This comment on an old blog inspired me to create a short course on “CL programming”.https://www.nicklitten.com/courses/workshop-ibm-i-learn-cl-control-language-programming-for-beginners/

  • 3 steps to modernize your IBM i
    by Myriam Goutte on 2021-05-05 at 12:16

    First let’s answer the question: why modernize your IBM i applications anyway? Well, many IBM i modernization projects don’t start until after a major production failure, so getting out ahead of problems saves you time, pain and resources. Secondly, many IBM i specific skills like RPG or 4GL development are becoming more and more scarce, meaning time could be running out. The post 3 steps to modernize your IBM i appeared first on ARCAD Software.

  • Problem with long SQL object names when using IBM i commands
    by noreply@blogger.com (Simon Hutchinson) on 2021-05-05 at 10:04

    In my opinion the long SQL names I can give to Tables, Views, and Indexes allows me to give these objects good descriptive names. I also give them short system names, so I can easily use IBM i commands with them. But this can cause me problems. I have a table, you will not be surprised to learn I have called it TESTTABLE and it resides in my library MYLIB, that I want to make a copy of to the library MYLIB2. I am sure I am not the only person who would use the Create Duplicate Object command, CRTDUPOBJ, to do this: CRTDUPOBJ OBJ(TESTTABLE) FROMLIB(MYLIB) OBJTYPE(*FILE) TOLIB(MYLIB2) NEWOBJ(@CRTDUPOBJ) CST(*NO) TRG(*NO)I get the following message to confirm that the file was created in MYLIB2. Object @CRTDUPOBJ in MYLIB2 type *FILE created.Read more »

  • In Search of Multi-Modal Data Integration – IT Jungle
    on 2021-05-05 at 07:39

    In Search of Multi-Modal Data Integration  IT Jungle

  • Four Hundred Monitor, May 5 – IT Jungle
    on 2021-05-05 at 07:39

    Four Hundred Monitor, May 5  IT Jungle