The iSeries Blog:

January, 2009


January 30, 2009  8:37 PM

What are the best new technologies in 2009 for IBM System i?

Posted by: Leah Rosin
Eclipse Web tools, IBM System i, Qwiki, RDi, Virtualization, WebSphere, Wikis

Jim Mason has outlined his best bets for the AS/400 programmers in 2009, in his recent tip on Briefly, Mason's list includes Rational Developer for i,...

January 30, 2009  6:13 PM

Welcome the new iSeries blog location on IT Knowledge Exchange

Posted by: Leah Rosin
i5/OS, IBM System i, iSeries

Hi readers, We've moved our blog to IT Knowledge Exchange to take advantage of some of the features this site has. Some of these features are pretty neat, but I know that "change is hard." So, let me tell you about a few of the new features. First, instead of a long list of categories, we now...

January 29, 2009  9:15 AM

Budget issues? Reconsider open source on IBM System i

Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
Open Source, System i software, Web Development

Mike Pavlak believes that open source has a bright future on the IBM System i platform. The economy is helping. "Over the years our customers have commented that they are looking at PHP for a number of reasons," Pavlak, a...

January 29, 2009  8:56 AM

Security guide for IBM System i operating system version 6.1

Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
Security – alerts – compliance

The IBM security guide Redbook for IBM i V6.1 is now available in draft form. The focus is on the new security features of the System i operating system, previously called i5/OS. Those new features...

January 29, 2009  8:46 AM

No roll-back on Rational Developer = headache

Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
System i software, Web Development

Jon Paris at the System iDevelop blog has a trip report on installing a fix pack for Rational Developer for System i. Needless to say, it didn't go so well. Paris was...

January 21, 2009  8:54 AM

System i hits new low: Revenue down 92%

Posted by: Leah Rosin
System i hardware, System i revenue

This morning on the radio I heard that IBM had released fourth quarter and 2008 year end results, with the company reporting net income up 12%. But, the System i didn't fare well in the company's announced earnings, with a...

January 15, 2009  9:19 AM

WebSphere Portlet Factory upgraded

Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
Web Development

IBM has announced an update to its WebSphere Portlet Factory, a Windows-based software package meant to help in development of J2EE applications. The software runs on top of WebSphere Application Server (WAS) and supports the System...

January 15, 2009  9:13 AM

The System i roundup for 2008

Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
Blogroll, System i hardware, System i software, Web Development

The iDevelop blog, part of the IBM Systems Magazine, has a good 2008 roundup of the System i platform. A lot happened with System i -- er, IBM i -- this year, and not all of it was related to the merger of i and p,...

January 15, 2009  8:59 AM

iSociety fireside chat on CL programming

Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
COMMON, Programming

The iSociety, an online social group for IBM System i users and followers, will be holding a fireside chat later today. The group, which the user group COMMON started more than two years ago, has had a...


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