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July 17, 2013 | Volume 12 Issue 14

ISSUE HIGHLIGHTS

TOP STORY: PHP: Variables, Arrays, and Functions (Don't Say It)
FEATURED ARTICLE: The API Corner: Monitoring a Job Queue from an RPG Application Program
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Feature Article - Programming
 
PHP: Variables, Arrays, and Functions (Don't Say It)

You've used arrays in RPG, but they're so much more important in PHP.

david shireyWritten by David Shirey

Last May, we talked about variables and how they're used in PHP. If you were paying any attention, which I wasn't, you know that PHP supports the following variable types: string (alphanumeric), integer, floating point (decimals), Boolean (true or false), array, object, null, and resource. Now we want to zero in on one of those variable types that we talked aboutnamely, arraysand look at how they're used.


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Feature Article - Programming
 
The API Corner: Monitoring a Job Queue from an RPG Application Program

Today, we'll look at using the Job Notification Exit Point.

bruce viningWritten by Bruce Vining

In last month's column, "Monitoring a Job Queue," we looked at a CL program that, via data queue messages sent by the system, enabled us to become aware of newly submitted jobs to a job queue and automate the release of those jobs. This month, we'll provide that level of automation, and a bit more, using an RPG program.


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