Glad to have you back for this week's IBM i Pulse! Each week we will be taking a deeper look at the latest IBM i and Profound Logic news.
From Our Experts:
- Ted Holt discusses Three Suboptimal I/O Practices in his latest IT Jungle article.
- Brian May shows you how to pay it forward in his latest article, Gifts You Can Give the IBM i Community
Profound Logic News:
- IT Jungle highlighted our own CEO Alex Roytman in their latest article - Reckless or Riskless: IBM i App Dev Experts Talk Security.
- Profound Logic developers Scott Klement and Brian May will be in attendance at this year's WMPCA Conference. Make sure you register today!
- Alex Roytman shows you the secret on how to build a database-driven, single page, Node.js applications with Profound.js.
- Featured Video: Liam Allan discusses how Using GIT with Profound.js Makes IBM i Development Easier.
- Profound UI 5.13 is now available! If you are a current Profound UI customer you can download the latest version on our Download Page.
- If you need some assistance in updating Profound UI from an older version (or even a VERY old version) you can follow this week's blog on how to Easily Update Profound UI.
User Questions, and Expert Answers That Prove RPG is Strategic by Steve Will
Recently Steve Will wrote an article on teaching RPG to IBM i developers (we highlighted that article in one of our latest IBM i Pulse Blog posts). This article sparked a lot of comments and follow up questions. Some of those questions were important enough to highlight in a separate blog for Steve. Here are some of those questions and answers:
1. Given that IBM has invested a lot of resources into porting mainstream-language environments to PASE, what is it then that still makes RPG strategic?
So, what makes RPG strategic is a combination of requirement, capability and investment... Most new function is written in more than one language, so RPG is not the only strategic language. But it is a key part of the IBM i strategy...
The 12 Biggest Issues IT Faces Today by Paul Heltzel
- IoT Security - "82 percent of organizations struggle to identify and secure network-connected devices. Worse, most were unclear on who is responsible for managing the devices."
- Retraining - "About 40 percent of IT workers say they’re not getting the training they need to be effective in their jobs, according to a recent CompTIA survey."
- Skills Gap - "The good news is the number of IT job openings continues to increase. The bad? There aren’t enough workers with needed skills to fill them, particularly in security roles."