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March 11, 2011  5:48 PM

IBM i 2011 Roadmap announced

Posted by: Leah Rosin
COBOL, IBM i, IBM i 7.1, iSeries, RPG on System i

The future is bright for IBM i, as the powerful machine that could continues to provide data processing for hundreds of thousands of businesses across the globe. In April 2010, IBM i 7.1 was released with enhancements that...

July 20, 2009  6:31 PM

Instructional AJAX videos

Posted by: Leah Rosin
AJAX, AJAX library, IBM i, php, Profound Logic, RPG

Generating an AJAX response to RPG or PHP requests Building an AJAX program is a lot like building a dynamic HTML page says Profound Logic founder, Alex Roytman, but you output text or data interchange format (XML, Javascript object notation) instead of HTML. Hany Elemary, Web...

July 10, 2009  3:22 PM

RPG decidedly not dead, say readers

Posted by: Leah Rosin
IBM, IBM i, IBM System i, iSeries, RPG, RPG on System i

On June 29, 2009, many readers received an email that got them a little stirred up. I sent out our newsletter and presented an article on EGL and a blog on RPGAAS. This is what I wrote:

So is EGL the new high-definition, flat-screen replacement to that old vacuum-tube...

July 8, 2009  5:43 PM

Running IBM i on the JS23 and JS43 blade servers

Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
IBM i, Operating systems, System i blade servers

IBM has just released a Redbook with detailed implementation instructions for JS23 and JS43 IBM BladeCenter blade servers. The 594-page guide (yes, 594) is good both for an overall look at the IBM BladeCenter platform, as well as...

June 23, 2009  4:17 PM

RPG as a service

Posted by: Leah Rosin
cloud computing, IBM i, IBM System i programming, IBM System i staffing, RPG on System i, RPGAAS

Beyond the world of IBM i, the hottest topic in IT right now is "Cloud Computing," which is essentially a mix of platform and software-as-a-service (PaaS and SaaS) offerings that are available on-demand. So it was with a little amusement and...

June 2, 2009  4:14 PM

Rich Internet applications on IBM i

Posted by: Leah Rosin
IBM i, Rich Internet applications, Web Development, Web tools

At COMMON in April, I met with Alex Roytman of ProfoundLogic Software, who shared the company's Profound Logic TV initiative to share...

May 12, 2009  4:42 PM

Web development on IBM i, what’s important to learn?

Posted by: Leah Rosin
Eclipse BIRT, HATS, HTML, IBM i, Java, Rational developer for i, Web Development, Web tools, WebFacing Tools

On my way to COMMON in Reno, Nev. I happened to be sitting in a seat near another attendee. He found out who I was and unleashed a series of questions about IBM i, specifically with an interest in figuring out how to prioritize the sessions he would attend at the meeting. Some reading and past...

April 30, 2009  4:46 PM

COMMON board reveals financial situation at meeting of members

Posted by: Leah Rosin
COMMON, IBM i, IBM System i user groups

COMMON president, Randy Dufault presented the organization’s dire financial situation at the meeting of members on Tuesday afternoon at the COMMON 2009 Annual Meeting and Exposition. “If we were to do nothing at this point, at the end of 2009 COMMON would suffer an 800,000 dollar loss,”...


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