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August 6, 2014 | Volume 13 Issue 14


TOP STORY: Practical RPG: Using Data Queues, Part Two
FEATURED ARTICLE: The Atomic Add (ATMCADD) MI Instruction
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Feature Article - Programming
Practical RPG: Using Data Queues, Part Two

Data queues may be small, but this article shows you how keyed data queues allow you to send big things in little packages.

joe plutaWritten by Joe Pluta

The previous article on the practical application of data queues showed how you can use a single keyed data queue to allow an arbitrary number of clients to access an arbitrary number of servers. The only constraint was that the message size was limited to the maximum size of a single data queue entry, which is just shy of 64K. That's a pretty significant constraint, but in this article I'll show you how adding just one more data queue completely removes that constraint.


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Feature Article - Programming
The Atomic Add (ATMCADD) MI Instruction

Learn about the ATMCADD MI instruction and the PowerPC technology behind it.

junlei liWritten by Junlei Li

As one of the shared storage synchronization MI instructions, the Atomic Add (ATMCADD) instruction and its siblings, the Atomic And (ATMCAND) and Atomic Or (ATMCOR) MI instructions, were introduced to IBM i at V5R3 to support atomic update operations on 4-byte or 8-byte storage shared between two or more threads. The concept of atomicity of storage operations is discussed in the Atomicity section in the Machine Interface Architecture Introduction.


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Best Practices for IBM i Security Administration

In this Webinar, based on her just-released e-book on Security Administration, Carol Woodbury, the authority in IBM i Security, discusses the tasks every IBM i Security Administrator should perform.  From system values to managing user profiles, administering authorities and handling IFS security issues, Carol provides guidance for automating tasks as well as tips for simplifying them.


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