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December 3, 2014 | Volume 13 Issue 22

ISSUE HIGHLIGHTS

TOP STORY: Practical RPG: Data Structure I/O Is Finally Practical!
FEATURED ARTICLE: Book Review: Flexible Input, Dazzling Output with IBM i
ADVERTORIAL: Case Study: Systems Implementation Looks to the Future with ASNA Wings
NEWS HIGHLIGHT: looksoftware Announces Version 10.1.1
EVENT: Putting an End to Slow iSeries Tape Backups
MC VIDEO PORTAL: Top 10 Security and Compliance Considerations for Cloud Computing

 

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Feature Article - Programming
 
Practical RPG: Data Structure I/O Is Finally Practical!

I like using data structures for I/O, I really do, but this latest PTF finally makes it practical for non-trivial applications.

joe plutaWritten by Joe Pluta

I'm not just an RPG programmer. I'm a Java programmer, and I've always loved the concept of having multiple instances of a business object in memory. In many cases, this is as simple as just being able to have multiple records. I like having, say, the original of a customer master and the updated version. I can compare the two to see if changes were made. Or maybe I have an array of children for a parent. Unfortunately, when I actually wanted to use the data structure to maintain a physical file, RPG fell a little short. But those days are gone!


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Case Study: Systems Implementation Looks to the Future with ASNA Wings

System Implementation invested in ASNA Wings to modernize its RPG application to remain competitive and relevant amongst a sea of PC-based competitors.

roger penceWritten by Roger Pence

Systems Implementation has provided software and services to the IBM midrange community since 1980. After having done programming work for a variety of businesses and business types for sixteen years, Systems Implementation focused its attention exclusively on the two-way and wireless communication business. Today, Systems Implementation offers a full IBM i software suite for both the sales and services sides of the two-way and wireless communication business.


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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!


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Feature Article - Programming
 
Book Review: Flexible Input, Dazzling Output with IBM i

Today, it's all about input and output. Getting data into the IBM i from non-traditional sources and then displaying it back out again in varied formats. But where can you go to learn all that you need to know about this critical skill?

david shireyWritten by David Shirey

Read a good technical book lately? Normally, I would have said "Me either," but I just finished Flexible Input, Dazzling Output with IBM i by Rafael Victoria-Pereira, and I give it an enthusiastic two thumbs upfine winter fun!


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MC Video Portal
 

MC Video Portal

Top 10 Security and Compliance Considerations for Cloud Computing

 

Whether you are using a cloud-based application or moving your whole infrastructure to the cloud, you should consider how this move effects your organization's security and compliance requirements. In this Coffee with Carol session, Carol Woodbury will discuss the top 10 considerations you should make as well as how to ensure that your organization's security and compliance requirements are not compromised.


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