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November 7, 2014 | Volume 11 Issue 44


TOP STORY: TechTip: JSON and XML Conversion in DB2 for i
FEATURED ARTICLE: TechTip: Rational Developer for i (RDi) and iSphere: The Missing Link
NEWS HIGHLIGHT:  Vision Solutions Introduces MIMIX 8.0 to Enhance IBM i HA and DR Solution
TRIAL SOFTWARE: Hassle-Free IBM i Operations around the Clock
EVENT:   IASP, IFS, and Disk Analysis, Oh My!
MC VIDEO PORTAL: Security Admin Tasks - Examining the audit journal 

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Feature Article - TechTip
TechTip: JSON and XML Conversion in DB2 for i

Use the java-json library to easily convert between XML and JSON formats.

Written by Michael Sansoterra

As I noted in my article on SOA and REST, JavaScript Object Notation (JSON) is an important data format in today's world of RESTful service offerings. Whether your apps are publishing or consuming data, you may be asked to work with JSON. This tip offers an "el cheapo" technique on how to transform JSON to XML and vice versa, because XML is easy to work with in the RPG ILE and DB2 for i environment.


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Don't miss out! This is the hands-on guide to IBM's strategic language for IBM i. Database Design and SQL for DB2 delivers everything you need to know about database design and SQL. Author Jim Cooper gives you all the tips and techniques you need in one convenient place, whether you’re a beginner or an advanced developer. Includes real-life examples to help you hone your skills. The bonus companion website explains embedded SQL and explores client-side technologies.


Feature Article - TechTip
TechTip: Rational Developer for i (RDi) and iSphere: The Missing Link

iSphere is a must-have tool for everyone who is developing with RDi.

frank hildebrandtWritten by Frank Hildebrandt

Rational Developer for i (RDi) becomes more and more popular in the IBM i community. In particular, the graphical editors provide significant improvements over the old green-screen editors, making things much easier for the developers writing programs and designing screens and reports. But there are still some gaps, some features we are painfully missing that force us to switch to a green-screen session from time to time. This is the point where iSphere comes in.


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Security Admin Tasks - Examining the audit journal

In this informative video:  Carol Woodbury, President of SkyView Partners, discusses the security administration requirement to view audit journal entries on a daily basis and how that can realistically be accomplished using SkyView's Audit Journal Reporter product.