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IBM i #NewsinReview: Sept. 4 - 11

Posted by Profound Logic on Sep 15, 2014 2:19:04 AM

newspaper7Here's a flood of articles from last week. Enjoy the brevity of information!

  • You Can Never Have Too Many RSE Shortcuts
    By: Jon Paris and Susan Gantner

Brief: Latest version of Keyboard Shortcuts for RSE includes: new section for the debugger shortcut keys, editor shortcuts added for commenting or uncommenting statements in RPG, etc.
Website: http://bit.ly/1qJgjOL

  • Tech Tip: Investigating CL Routing Entry Commands
    By: David Shirey

Brief: This family of commands (ADDRTGE, CHGRTGE, RMVRTGE) enables users to add, change, and remove routing entries.
Website: http://bit.ly/1qHpoHI

  • Simple Steps for Performance Tuning Domino on IBM i
    By: Steve Pitcher

Brief: Domino, an application for IBM i, can be optimized to increase efficiency such as using Document Attachment Object Storage (DAOS), On-Disk Structure (ODS), Compression, and Memory Pools.
Website: http://bit.ly/1rY9uwz

  • Plotting Out A Power Systems Resurgence
    By: Timothy Prickett Morgan

Brief: IBM will stop making system x servers and only make Power Systems and System z machines.
Website: http://bit.ly/1supDI7

  • IBM Clarifies Power8 Chippery and Performance
    By: Timothy Prickett Morgan

Brief: Power8 has two different chips in the Scale Out systems versus the Scale-Up. It has accelerators for AES encryption and SHA hashing algorithms in the chip and in the core, and the RAID CRC/syndrome checksum accelerator that is in the Power8 core. It has user-mode instructions to accelerate common algorithms and SPECjbb2013 Java application benchmark to the hardware encryption lead to a 10% improvement in performance.
Website: http://bit.ly/1qArcn3

  • Server Refresh Cycle Begins Anew
    By: Timothy Prickett Morgan

Brief: Server is experiencing a cyclical refresh cycle that will continue to 2015 that's accelerated by Microsoft's ending support for Windows Server 2003 with Intel's release of Grantley Xeon EP.
Website: http://bit.ly/1nGnfJa

  • Open the Door, Let the Future In
    By: Dan Burger

Brief: Sessions at the 2014 COMMON Fall Conference include: RPG Open Access, mobile access and programming, code modernization, IBM i 7.2 basic features and advanced training, Power8 hardware, embedding SQL into RPG Programs, DB2 Web Query, client connectivity, systems management, RPG, PHP, and SQ.
Website: http://bit.ly/1lRlsWr

  • The Nearly Forgotten DSPLY Operation
    By: Paul Tuohy

Brief: Paul Tuohy's most used operation code in RPG is DSPLY which he often uses in test programs.
Website: http://bit.ly/1xOXy2J

  • Food Company Gets a Leg Up on Errors with CCSS
    By: Alex Woodie

Brief: Lipari Foods now uses system monitoring software from CCSS called Qmessage Monitor which keeps an eye out for subsystems, jobs, and events; Qsystem Monitor which to ensures processing errors are detected; and QRemote Control which automatically sends mobile notifications.
Website: http://bit.ly/1tNvry8

  • DB2 for i 7.2 Features and Fun: Part 3
    By: Michael Sansoterra

Brief: Explanation about various features such as TABLE_NAME And TABLE_SCHEMA Scalar Functions, SQL Expressions With EXECUTE IMMEDIATE And PREPARE, Using Group Profiles With GRANT And REVOKE, TRANSFER OWNERSHIP Statement, VERIFY_GROUP_FOR_USER Function, and LPAD And RPAD Functions.
Website: http://bit.ly/1Bv5qVp

  • Admin Alert: Importing IBM i Spooled Files Into Excel
    By: Joe Hertvik

Brief: Two ways to export IBM i spooled file data to an Excel file: by using a commercial product or by using System i Navigator and the Text Import Wizard from Microsoft Excel 2010.
Website: http://bit.ly/1uxK0DU

  • Hernando Bedoya on Redbooks Creation
    By: Paul Tuohy

Brief: "In this iTalk, Paul talks to Hernando Bedoya from IBM Lab Services. Hernando has been involved in publishing more than 30 Redbooks publications and Paul gets to the bottom of the challenges of putting a Redbooks publication together, especially the new IBM i modernization one."
Website: http://bit.ly/1whrJuW

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