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Joseph Gulla

JOSEPH GULLA | IT Trendz | RSS

Internal Modernization of COBOL, VSAM and DB2

This week, I’ll explore the idea of internal modernization by writing about change and growth that has transformed legacy languages and files systems. Some modernization proponents say, “dump COBOL,” but are you aware of the internal modernization that has happened within COBOL over the decades? It’s an amazing story described in dozens of books written about COBOL over the decades.

Michael AM Felt

MICHAEL AM FELT | SecuringAIX | RSS

SENDMAIL SSL efix: a Painless ifix

There is a good chance you are not using sendmail at all (on AIX) to receive mail. However, if you are, you should be using sendmail plus ssl. If you are using sendmail and ssl you have probably applied the fix suppiled last August (First Issued: Fri Aug  7 15:15:59 CDT 2015 |Updated: Tue Aug 18 09:19:51 CDT 2015.

Dawn May

DAWN MAY | i Can | RSS

IBM i 7.3 Enhancement for End Job Abnormal (ENDJOBABN)

In the 7.3 release, IBM added a new parameter to the End Job Abnormal (ENDJOBABN) command.

Jon Paris and Susan Gantner

JON PARIS AND SUSAN GANTNER | iDevelop | RSS

Jon Talks to Himself About the Need to Know Your Audience

Note to the reader: When he has these little "chats" with himself, Jon often refers to himself as "Jon Boy," so we've used that name to help clarify which Jon is talking at any given time.

Steve Will

STEVE WILL | You and i | RSS

The IBM i / COMMON Twitter blog – Part 2

Last time I covered the first three of the five “lessons” I tweeted after the COMMON Annual conference.  Today, we’ll wrap it up.  Here are the final two, with some comments. 

Troy Coleman

TROY COLEMAN | DB2utor | RSS

Open Source Tools and Languages for z/OS

The application development landscape on the mainframe -- which for me is really z/OS -- continues to evolve. Now businesses that are moving to cloud and mobile applications use not only Java, but also Perl, PHP, Python, R and TCL. These open source languages are very powerful because they can facilitate certain types of processing through a minimal amount of coding.

Rob McNelly

ROB MCNELLY | AIXchange | RSS

More on the HMC and root

Did you know about the AIX forums that are hosted at unix.com? It had been awhile since I checked them, but when I did recently, I found an open letter that was written to me a few weeks after I wrote about whether IBM should allow root access to the HMC.

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