The iSeries Blog:

December, 2008


December 23, 2008  11:38 AM

Amazon: Those that work with System i have dementia

Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
Blogroll, Humor

Thanks to the automatic recommendation program at Amazon, those who buy the "Starter Kit for the IBM iSeries and AS/400" are offered the chance to buy another recommended (and presumably related) tome: "Reducing Stress-related Behaviours In Persons With Dementia." See here:

December 19, 2008  11:27 AM

System i vendor hands out development awards

Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
Humor, System i software, System management

Aldon, a configuration management software company for System i users, has announced awards in two categories: one for a developer that averted a potential catastrophe, and another for best project turn-around. The winner in the...

December 11, 2008  9:37 AM

Update your DB2 lingo so you don’t sound old

Posted by: Mark Fontecchio

The bloggers over at iDevelop recommend updating your DB2 lingo so all the Oracle and SQL Server folks don't think you're from the 1970s. Why? Well, not just because using the old lingo makes you seem...

December 11, 2008  8:56 AM

Frank Soltis is indeed retiring from IBM, but he’s not leaving i

Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
COMMON, System i hardware

About a month ago, we reported that Frank Soltis was leaving IBM at the end of the year. Soltis is considered the father/grandfather of the System i platform, having been with it basically since it started 40 years ago. First it was the System/38 and System/36, then it was the AS/400, then the...

December 11, 2008  8:44 AM

The Smart Cube: so smart you can’t see it

Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
Operating systems, System i hardware, System i software

David Vasta at the System i Blogger blog wonders what all this talk about the new IBM Smart Cube is:

The Smart Cube from IBM has been getting lots of talk around the...

December 3, 2008  10:25 AM

New IBM System i change management software

Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
System i software, System management

Last week IBM announced Rational Team Concert for i, a bunch of systems management software geared toward the System i platform. Available...


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