• July 23, 2018

IBM i (AS/400)

IBM i (AS/400)

5 Tips for Working Under Management Unfamiliar with IBM i

Unless you’re working in a very large shop as an administrator on IBM i, you are likely reporting to management that did not come from an IBM i background. This dynamic can be challenging, but there are ways to approach the situation that can lead to a more rewarding experience. Here are a few tips […]

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Welcome to i: How to Get Younger Programmers up to Speed in the IBM i/Power Systems World

New IBM i-ers? Despite what you may have heard, they do exist. I should know—I’ve been training them for the last 16 years, first in the context of an IBM i-focused curriculum at the college level, and now through my professional IBM i training business. If you’re having trouble finding new employees qualified to work […]

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Making The Case For Longevity: Key Signs That Suggest a Secure Future with IBM i

It’s been close to three decades since IBM launched the AS/400, and in the technology industry, that may just feel like an eternity. But for people wondering about the marketplace for the AS/400’s progenies (Power i and IBM i) — and where things are headed in the future — there’s good news: there are plenty […]

IBM i (AS/400) Programming

Using SQL to Query IBM i System Information

When you’re an administrator on IBM i (or any platform) you are constantly looking for ways to do things more efficiently. In many cases, a better way of doing a task is sitting right under your nose. Such was the case for me and the DB2 for i – Services available in library QSYS2. These […]

IBM i (AS/400)

Welcome to the World of IBM i: How I Got My Start

Nineteen years ago, when I was 24 years old, I hit a crossroads in my life. I had been managing the lifeguarding operations for a city in Southern California, spending my off hours hanging out at the beach. Although it may seem like the ideal life, it was not paying the bills, and I was […]

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Old Iron, New Tricks: Webinar Survey Results and Question Responses

We recently hosted a webinar entitled “Old Iron, New Tricks” featuring Jason Bloomberg, president of Intellyx. A recording of the session is available here if you want to view it again or share with colleagues. Before the webinar, we posed a series of questions and we want to share the results with you. Below is a […]

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Change a Core Application without Breaking its APIs

Every programming student begins their education with the fundamentals of code logic. “Have the conditions been met? If yes, execute the action. If no, do nothing.” The open source video game-building application, Stencyl, teaches conditional logic in the form of visual, puzzle-piece-like blocks of code that the user drags onto the workspace in specific ways. […]

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Joining the API Economy on IBM i

The API economy is creating new and exciting business opportunities for enterprises. According to a recent survey by Coleman Parkes Research, 88% of all enterprises employ APIs, and 54% of API users helps differentiate their businesses from competitors. Results like these state a compelling case for the use of APIs, but in our own survey […]

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Moving from Client to Client-less

Over the past several months, I have been speaking with and visiting a wide variety of our customers. Many have been customers since the Seagull GUI/400 product days. Some are still using GUI/400, JWalk/Winja and LegaSuite GUI as a strategic part of their applications. These products are highly reliable and provide great functionality and developer […]

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Keep a Fully Stocked IBM i Modernization Toolbox

In my job as the Vice President of all things IBM i at Rocket Software, I get to speak with IBM i users all over the world. The people I talk to are adding web and mobile interfaces to their IBM i applications, creating web service layers, restructuring their databases and modernizing their RPG code. […]