• August 6, 2020

The Importance of “Legacy” in Colleges and Universities

By Cameron Seay, guest blogger The global economy runs on mainframes. Depending on who you speak to, between 70 and 80 percent of all business transactions are still running through a mainframe. Even greater than that are ATM and credit card transactions, where 90 percent still rely on these legacy systems. Yet, when we discuss […]

One String to Rule Them All

String literals are quite a common feature in most code—from error messages, to exception text, to trace data, to prompts and informational text—it’s rare to find a significant span of code that doesn’t contain string literals. JavaScript is, of course, no exception and historically a JavaScript coder had two options for string literals: putting them […]

Education

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 […]

Andy Youniss and MBA team

Boston College MBA students are helping improve the way we measure productivity

We are proud of the broad community we have built over the past 25 years. Actively connecting and collaborating with local colleges and universities near our Boston headquarters (including Berklee, Framingham State, Wentworth, Northeastern, Boston University, Tufts, and Boston College) is one important dimension of our commitment to community. Earlier this year my friend Scott […]

Getting some iCluster education

Have you been trained on iCluster? If you have recently been assigned as the primary administrator for iCluster and you or are new to your shop and never trained when the product was installed, you may be wondering how to get up to speed. Reading the Tech Tuesday blogs posts is a good start, but […]