Jesse Gorzinski

Jesse Gorzinski

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  • A Marketing Guy’s Perspective on Open Source
    July 23, 2018
  • Open Source Has Never Tasted So Good!
    June 28, 2018
  • The Top 3 Reasons System Admins Should Care about Open Source on IBM i
    February 28, 2018
  • IBM i Open Source and the Talent That Follows
    December 6, 2017
  • Cleared for Takeoff With Node.js on IBM i
    November 21, 2017
  • A Marketing Guy’s Perspective on Open Source

    For a change of pace, I thought it would be interesting to explore some observations from someone who works in the marketing side of IBM i. For this, I reached out to Brandon Pederson, today’s guest author. Brandon works hard to promote IBM i on a daily basis, and he’s a great guy to work with. I thank him for sharing his point of view!

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    Posted: July 23, 2018 |

    Open Source Has Never Tasted So Good!

    Yes, my blog has been a bit “dry” lately, but the open-source world certainly hasn’t been! In fact, we recently released one of the most significant enhancements to date. While I’ve spent the last few months speaking at conferences, user groups and briefings, my favorite topic of discussion has been this momentous delivery. And, at the POWERUp18 conference (formerly known as the COMMON Annual Meeting), I had the privilege of announcing it as generally available. 

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    Posted: June 28, 2018 |

    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!

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    Posted: February 28, 2018 |

    IBM i Open Source and the Talent That Follows

    Today's topic is IBM i development skills. IBM has been committed to ensuring that talented employees of all backgrounds can flourish on the platform. This is evident with the evolution of RPG, the continued enhancement of developer tools, the invention of Open Access, and so on.

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    Posted: December 6, 2017 |

    Cleared for Takeoff With Node.js on IBM i

    OK, I’m done with flight-related puns for now, I promise! In my last blog entry, we showed you how to expose web services using the Integrated Web Services (IWS) server on IBM i. As you know, once a capability is exposed as a web service, it can be consumed from virtually anywhere. But, what if you want to run and host your solution entirely on IBM i? Today, I will show you how to use Node.js to do just that.

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    Posted: November 21, 2017 |

    IBM Cloud, Watson and Web Services Help Applications Fly

    IBM i customers have substantial investment in Integrated Language Environment (ILE) applications, but how can these programs be integrated with outside applications or services? For instance, you may have heard discussions lately about IBM Watson and IBM Cloud (formerly known as IBM Bluemix), and the value they can bring to IBM i. What if you wanted to take advantage of these solutions? In today’s blog, guest blogger Bo Fan and I will show you a working example of how a green-screen ILE application can be given a new interface, a new home in the cloud and some new cognitive abilities.

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    Posted: November 13, 2017 |

    Java Goes Open Source! (IBM i edition)

    If you’ve read my blog, attended any of my conference presentations, or stood next to me on the elevator, you’ve probably heard me talk about open source! The open-source phenomenon continues to grow. After all, open-sourcing code is a way to spur innovation and extend the capabilities of software.

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    Posted: October 2, 2017 |

    Eight Reasons to Embrace SSH

    In my previous post, I gave a brief introduction to the concept of a shell and focused on SSH connectivity. Often, when we think of a command-entry interface to our IBM i system, we think of a 5250 emulator. Perhaps we also know QSHELL as an interface to run open source or other commands in the root (/) or /QOpenSys filesystems.

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    Posted: August 29, 2017 |

    Tech Tip: Be Like a Turtle!

    Especially in the open source world, people talk about shells a lot. Instructions to “run this command in a shell” are standard fare. But, what is a shell? Simply put, a shell is a command processor. It is a program that takes input from the user and runs the appropriate commands. Conceptually, it is much like the CL entry screen you’ve used in 5250. Rather than running CL commands from the QSYS.LIB filesystem, it runs executable binaries from a hierarchical file system (stream files from the QOpenSys or root filesystems on IBM i). This includes things like open source language runtimes, common shell commands (ls, cd, pwd, cp), or any PASE executable (most open source). The best way to access a shell on IBM i is from an SSH client.

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    Posted: August 10, 2017 |

    Level Up With PTF Group Level 4!

    The IBM development team recently released a new PTF group level for open source PTFs, so today I wanted to provide a brief overview of what’s included in this update.

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    Posted: July 7, 2017 |

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