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December 12, 2014 | Volume 11 Issue 48


TOP STORY: TechTip: The IBM i Audit Journal Detective
FEATURED ARTICLE: TechTip: Rapid Fire Is Your IBM i Friend When You Really Need a Friend
NEWS HIGHLIGHT: RPG & DB2 Summit Announced for March 17-19, 2015 in Dallas
MC PRESS BOOKSTORE: Top 10 Best-Selling Titles 
EVENT: SkyView Deep Dive Security Training for IBM i
MC VIDEO PORTAL: The 12 Sections of PCI DSS and How each Relates to the IBM i Community


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The Essential Guide to Security. In this practical and highly readable guide--an update to her acclaimed IBM i & i5/OS Security & Compliance: A Practical Guide--security expert Carol Woodbury explains IBM i security and the way it functions within IBM i systems. Whether you’re new to IBM i or a seasoned veteran, this book contains the critical information and explanations you need to successfully maintain a secure system. Get your copy today. >>


Feature Article - TechTip
TechTip: The IBM i Audit Journal Detective

Use the audit journal and SQL tools to determine what job is accessing an old program.

Written by Michael Sansoterra

Every whodunnit requires a good detective to solve the case. The IBM i has a built-in detective called security auditing that can be used to help solve many mysteries. Say you're planning to remove a year-old deprecated library from the IBM i when you notice the LAST USED date on a program object (or two) in the library was relatively and unexpectedly recent. At this point, it's time to call in the detective to assist.


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An old dog can learn new tricks! Flexible Input, Dazzling Output with IBM i is full of clever ways to get data into your IBM i system, as well as new techniques to export and present this data in a modern, business-friendly manner. No more boring spreadsheets or ugly printouts! Your DB2 data will look great in program-generated spreadsheets and browser-based, interactive charts. Whether you’re an old dog or not, you’ll get the most out of your ILE RPG programs with the open source, free tools in this smart new release! Order your copy today!


Feature Article - TechTip
TechTip: Rapid Fire Is Your IBM i Friend When You Really Need a Friend

Use this open-source product to reduce application downtime when migrating files with huge quantities of records.

frank hildebrandtWritten by Frank Hildebrandt

Do you have files with millions or even billions of records? Imagine you have to change such a filefor example, a new field has to be added. Possibly, you have the time to migrate this file on the weekend. But what if your shop works 24 hours a day and 7 days a week? In this case, it's absolutely necessary to reduce the time needed for the migration to avoid a long shutdown of the application.


Sponsor - The MC Press Bookstore

Give your users what they need to be successful in their work -- using RPG! Solutions such as Excel spreadsheets, Adobe PDF files, and email are requirements for today’s users, and today’s RPG is more than capable of fulfilling these needs. This book gives you the know-how to break through the obstacles and use common development tools to share information and provide more-compatible interfaces. Learn how to migrate your existing greenbar reports to Excel spreadsheets and PDFs, and discover how to automatically email reports using RPG and JavaMail with this hands-on guide! Buy your hard copy or e-book today!


Most Popular MC Press Titles

Top 10 Best-Selling Titles

  1. Flexible Input, Dazzling Output with IBM i
  2. Programming in RPG IV
  3. Java for RPG Programmers
  4. RPG TnT
  5. Advanced, Integrated RPG
  6. The Remote System Explorer
  7. Subfiles in Free-Format RPG
  8. IBM i Security Administration and Compliance
  9. DB2 10 for z/OS Database Administration (Exam 612)
  10. Big Data Governance


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The 12 Sections of PCI DSS and How each Relates to the IBM i Community


In this session, Carol Woodbury draws on her experience consulting with SkyView Partners' clients and helping them with their PCI DSS implementation and compliance requirements. Carol explains each of the 12 sections of the Payment Card Industry's Data Security Standards (PCI DSS) and describes specifically how each relates to the IBM i community.