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January 28, 2015 | Volume 4 Issue 1


TOP STORY: My Three Coolest jQuery Plugins for Mobile Apps
FEATURED ARTICLE: Microsoft LightSwitch Web Apps and DB2 for i
NEWS HIGHLIGHT: IBM Connections Files Cloud Makes Sharing Files Easy, Safe, and Secure for Your Company
MC PRESS BOOKSTORE: New Year's Sale: EXTRA 15% OFF the Top 15 Bestsellers for 2014
EVENT: Modernize IBM i applications faster with Presto 6's new RPG OA features
MC VIDEO PORTAL: Using the Newer Clients for Accessing IBM i – Good for Security or Not

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My Three Coolest jQuery Plugins for Mobile Apps

This article is designed to get you interested in using jQuery, using plugins, and being a better developer for your customers, users, and bosses.

jan jorgensenWritten by Jan Jorgensen

As I've mentioned a few times before, I like a web interface that acts like a real interfaceyou know, applications written in C, Objective-C, or Java. This is something that RPG, in my opinion, is really missing, and it doesn't seem that IBM will ever change the language to be a real "web" language.


So if you're sitting at your IBM i and wanting to create an application running in a web browser, what can you do?


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Feature Article - Networking
Microsoft LightSwitch Web Apps and DB2 for i

Use LightSwitch and a SQL Server proxy to build DB2 for i-based web apps.

Written by Michael Sansoterra

In my TechTip "Build Web Apps with the Flip of a LightSwitch", I introduced Microsoft LightSwitch and discussed how it can be used to build mobile-friendly web applications. Because it's a rapid application development (RAD) tool, the increased productivity of churning out simple applications and maintenance screens makes LightSwitch an attractive tool, even for developers who don't have much experience with .NET or web development.


Most Popular MC Press Titles

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)
  15. RPG TnT


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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.