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February 18, 2015 | Volume 14 Issue 4

ISSUE HIGHLIGHTS

TOP STORY: What Change Control Is
FEATURED ARTICLE: The API Corner: Regaining Control in Your Program
NEWS HIGHLIGHT: UCG Expansion Requirements Sparks Partnership with Expedient
MC PRESS BOOKSTORE: Top 15 Best Selling Titles
EVENT: The Power of i
MC VIDEO PORTAL: Introduction to Configuring iAccess Servers to use SSL

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Feature Article - Programming
 
What Change Control Is

Change control: is it a tool or is it an attitude? Maybe it's a little of both.

david shireyWritten by David Shirey

Last month, we talked about some of the myths that seem to surround change management. Now let's take a few moments and talk about what a change control system should be.


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Feature Article - Programming
 
The API Corner: Regaining Control in Your Program

It's easily done using the Register Call Stack Termination User Exit Procedure (CEERTX).

bruce viningWritten by Bruce Vining

Mark B. recently sent me a note asking if there was a way to perform some cleanup functions in his program when someone issues an ENDJOB command while his program is running. The answer, as you might expect, is "yes" and involves an API that actually covers more areas than just the ENDJOB command.


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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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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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Introduction to Configuring iAccess Servers to use SSL

 

Due to popular demand, Carol has updated her presentation on configuring iAccess to use SSL sessions to include, not just the step-by-step configuration guidance but also a discussion on the benefits and challenges of using certificates from a well-known CA (Certificate Authority) vs a self-signed certificate as well as practical tips for enterprise implementation.


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