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January 14, 2015 | Volume 10 Issue 1


TOP STORY: IBM i Devs Get Some REST with OData!
FEATURED NEWS: TL Ashford Introduces TLA Forms
NEWS HIGHLIGHT: Townsend Security Achieves VMware Ready Status
MC PRESS BOOKSTORE: New Year's Sale: EXTRA 15% OFF the Top 15 Bestsellers for 2014
EVENT: The “Easy” Button for Provisioning IBM i Users
MC VIDEO PORTAL: Using the Newer Clients for Accessing IBM i – Good for Security or Not

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Now Available in eBook Format: IBM System i APIs at Work, Second Edition: In this latest edition of the best-selling API reference, acclaimed expert Bruce Vining completely rewrites the book on APIs. With over 700 information-packed pages this is the ultimate API guide and a must-have for any professional working with System i (AS/400, i5/iSeries). Get your copy today!


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IBM i Devs Get Some REST with OData!

Adopt the OASIS Open Data Protocol to consistently publish and consume REST services.

Written by Michael Sansoterra

In the article "Implement a Service-Oriented Architecture with REST APIs," I covered some basics about implementing a service-oriented architecture using REST APIs. In general, because the REST methodology doesn't have many standards regarding how to pass parameters, how to format the result data, etc., the implementation of these APIs can vary widely from vendor to vendor and developer to developer.


Originally started by Microsoft, the Open Data Protocol (OData) was devised in part as a means of having a standard input and output so that REST APIs based on OData would be consistent in their implementation.

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Featured News
TL Ashford Introduces TLA Forms

The most cost-effective means to transform traditional IBMi spool files into full-color, professional forms.


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Top 15 Best-Selling Titles for 2014

  1. Free-Format RPG IV
  2. IBM i Security Administration and Compliance
  3. Subfiles in Free-Format RPG
  4. Flexible Input, Dazzling Output with IBM i
  5. Advanced Guide to PHP on IBM i
  6. Database Design and SQL for DB2
  7. IBM System i APIs at Work
  8. Advanced, Integrated RPG
  9. The Remote System Explorer
  10. The IBM i Programmer's Guide to PHP
  11. Programming in RPG IV
  12. The Modern RPG IV Language
  13. Mastering IBM i
  14. DB2 10 for z/OS Database Administration (Exam 612)
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Using the Newer Clients for Accessing IBM i – Good for Security or Not


In this session, Carol is pleased to be joined by long-time friend Tim Rowe – Business Architect for Systems Management and Application Development - from IBM in Rochester, MN. Tim and Carol will be discussing the security ‘pros and cons’ of the newer strategic clients that are available for accessing IBM i – including mobile, IBM i Access Client Solutions and i Access for the Web as well as a discussion on recently discovered vulnerabilities and exploits that may – or may not - affect these clients.