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Joseph Gulla

JOSEPH GULLA | IT Trendz | RSS

A Final Favorite: The Incredibly Useful and Expanding World of Computer Applications

This week, I have another “favorite thing” that I hope you will recognize and appreciate: computer applications. 

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JESSE GORZINSKI | Open Your i | RSS

The Top 3 Reasons System Admins Should Care about Open Source on IBM i

For today’s blog, I am very happy to partner with guest writer Valerie Smith. Valerie is one of the published “Fresh Faces of IBM i,”  and you can check out her bio in the May 2017 issue. I’ve often mentioned that open source is “not just for the programmer.” In today’s post, Valerie shares three great reasons system administrators should be watching the open source space!

Michael AM Felt

MICHAEL AM FELT | SecuringAIX | RSS

Back to Basics: aixpert

On the road again. Nothing surprising about that because I travel internationally two or more times a month. What is unusual is that this year about half of my trips are security related (the other main topic is performance although I prefer the term resource optimization).

Dawn May

DAWN MAY | i Can | RSS

Introduction to Prestart Jobs

I’m sure you have a love/hate relationship with prestart jobs. They provide improved performance by allowing a job to be started prior to handling a work request and can be reused for multiple requests—but they can be difficult to manage. There are many aspects to consider with prestart jobs; this blog post is the first in a series on the topic.

Jon Paris and Susan Gantner

JON PARIS AND SUSAN GANTNER | iDevelop | RSS

An Update on DATA-INTO and More News

We mentioned in our second article on DATA-INTO that " ... we look forward to seeing what third parties and open-source groups can do with it." Well soon after that piece was published we received good news and bad news. The good news was that Scott Klement had added a DATA-INTO JSON parser to his port of YAJL. That’s also the bad news: Now Jon has to come up with a new project as that was number one on his to-do list!

Steve Will

STEVE WILL | You and i | RSS

Innovative Solutions Drive the Next 30 Years of IBM i

We’ve had almost three months of celebrating IBM i’s 30th anniversary, and while I’ve been busy with clients and user groups, I’ve been collecting several ideas for blogs. Today I’m going to talk about innovation, particularly in solutions developed for IBM i.

Troy Coleman

TROY COLEMAN | DB2utor | RSS

A Goodbye, and Many Thanks

After 28 years of working with IBM Db2 for z, and almost 11 years writing the DB2utor blog for IBM Systems Magazine, I’m saying goodbye.

Rob McNelly

ROB MCNELLY | AIXchange | RSS

What are your resource needs? You'll know when you know

How do you manage resources? A recent discussion in the AIX forum offered some solid advice. 

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