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JOSEPH GULLA
9th Annual Enterprise Computing Community Conference

Two weeks ago, I attended the 9th annual Enterprise Computing Community (ECC) conference hosted by Marist College with collaboration and support from academic and industry partners and sponsors. This year’s conference was Sunday, June 11, to Tuesday, June 13, 2017.


SecuringAIX

MICHAEL AM FELT
RBAC and SUDO on AIX

I have a confession to make: Whenever I thought about SUDO I always thought in terms of SUDO versus RBAC, rather than RBAC and SUDO.


Open Your i

JESSE GORZINSKI
Let’s Learn About Ublu

Have you heard about Ublu? It’s a programming language created specifically for IBM i tasks. That notion alone makes for an exciting story! On top of that, the language runtime is now an open-source project, which adds a level of “cool.” It also happens to be a very useful language. You can see why I chose to put a spotlight on this technology today: It’s a useful, cool invention built for IBM i!


i Can

DAWN MAY
Client Advisory Council Meetings in June 2017

If you have wondered why you haven’t seen a new blog published recently, it’s because my day job consumed my time for the past month. I’ve written before about how I work with the Large User Group (LUG), the COMMON Americas Advisory Council (CAAC), and the COMMON Europe Advisory Council (CEAC).  All three of these groups had face-to-face meetings in June that left me with little time for other work.


iDevelop

JON PARIS AND SUSAN GANTNER
Need Another Reason to Convert to RPG IV?

Lately we've seen some sure signs that at long last RPGers are beginning to appreciate the power of RDi. The "signs" are that we have recently received similar questions from a number of new RDi users. To be more precise, the questions aren't the same, but the answer is the same.


You and i

STEVE WILL
Promoting IBM i—Buzzwords & Hot Buttons

In my last blog, I started a series to help you prepare yourself, if your organization is going to evaluate the future of your IBM i on Power infrastructure. I want to help people avoid panic, and instead move into “promotion” mode—explaining the value of IBM i to your company. Last time, I wrote about Triggering Events—things that can happen in your company which often result in re-evaluation. But in addition to those events, organizations can initiate a platform evaluation when certain hot button issues or buzzwords become big in a company. Let’s think about each of those.


DB2utor

TROY COLEMAN
Subsystem Parameter Changes in DB2 12

Following up on last week's post about new and changed with DB2 11 for z/OS subsystem parameters, here's an update about DB2 12 zparms. It’s important to note that, starting with DB2 12, zparms become available at function level at which they're introduced (e.g., function level V12R1M500, V12R1M501, etc.).


AIXchange

ROB MCNELLY
Info on VIO Commands

I want to highlight a few VIO commands, and point you to where you can find even more commands.