The iSeries Blog:

August, 2009

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August 20, 2009  1:54 PM

System i decline, modernization, and the next 5 years

Mark Fontecchio Mark Fontecchio Profile: Mark Fontecchio

Bob Cancilla, a former executive in the Rational division of IBM, has started a new blog up in representation of his new company, Reno-based application modernization provider Oxford International. Cancilla opened up his blog with a bang, saying that the IBM i operating system and the RPG...

August 20, 2009  1:37 PM

IBM i documentation: Where to find all the good stuff

Mark Fontecchio Mark Fontecchio Profile: Mark Fontecchio

Bookmark this post. No, not the one you're reading now. This one. Why? Because it's a link to all the pertinent documentation for IBM i, and can serve as a handy reference guide for all the IBM...


August 20, 2009  1:23 PM

What, exactly, is Single Level Store?

Mark Fontecchio Mark Fontecchio Profile: Mark Fontecchio

A new blog by IBM i Chief Architect Steve Will and IBM i Product Manager Craig Johnson has debuted on the IBM Systems Magazine website. And Will starts off with a relatively simple explanation of...

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August 17, 2009  1:16 PM

The AS/400: Good for crime

Mark Fontecchio Mark Fontecchio Profile: Mark Fontecchio

A new book by financial journalist Erin Arvedlund says that Bernie Madoff ran his massive Ponzi schemes using nothing other than an AS/400. The book, called "Too Good...

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August 6, 2009  4:11 PM

Can there be an iManifest EMEA?

Mark Fontecchio Mark Fontecchio Profile: Mark Fontecchio

My Midrange Meddle is still trying to drum up support for an iManifest-type group in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) similar to the one that

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August 6, 2009  4:04 PM

Getting a Ruby on Rails port to the System i platform

Mark Fontecchio Mark Fontecchio Profile: Mark Fontecchio

Recent surveys show that Ruby on Rails, an open source scripting language, is growing in popularity. According to a recent survey by Evans Data, the use of Ruby has grown by 40% in the last...

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August 6, 2009  3:58 PM

Some System i’ers “pilgrimage” to Rochester

Mark Fontecchio Mark Fontecchio Profile: Mark Fontecchio

At the end of last month, the two writers at iDevelop described their visit to Rochester, Minn., the technological home of the IBM System i platform, and a place close to the hearts of many System i...


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