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After recently relocating to Charleston, South Carolina, my stepsons Jeep Wrangler having the front brakes catch on fire -- well, maybe not a fire but a serious smokescreen for sure! He was driving along in front of me and suddenly the front drivers side started smoking heavily and I could see the Jeep juddering from side to side as he tried to slow it down. So, we swapped cars and I limp it home and get on Craigslist to find a cheap, local mobile mechanic who can come to our house and have a look at the thing...
A couple ofyears ago, when I first moved to GMAIL, I wrote a blog (how to display images in Google mail). Things have changed massively since then, not least being the introduction of email .sigs in GMAIL itself. But, nowadays I get so much email fluff I have just decided to split my email into two accounts: GoogleMail for personal stuff and Office365 for business.
So I now have two seperate email sigs...
Personal email -- FACEBOOK Image in gmail signature
Now, with a basic knowledge of HTML you can edit the source code to include any extra bits you wish.
I have a much more boring business email signature. So, when sending mails from my *work* account I simply use images pulled from the business server @ projex.com
SQL is a wonderful beast for quickly getting data from huge tables (aka Files). The trouble with SQL is that it's so very simple to use; programmers get lazy and sometimes forget to do the analysis to make it as simple and #FAST as possible!
It's easy to overlook performance tuning because SQL goes out there and uses any existing access paths for the data it wants, and if it cant find one then it creates a temporary path to get that data. It's like magic. This is great but that split second of temporary path creation can add up when it's done over and over again.
How do we fine tune our SQLRPGLE programs?
We can use Index Advisor in System i Navigator to look for naughty indexes and take it's recommendations for action. But this needs IBM I Access to be installed. So, what if we don't have access to any tools to help us out?
I was at a client site this morning and they had a SQLRPGLE webservice running and complained about the run time. This is a fairly complex SQLRPGLE program that is getting a selection of data from a long list of tables and they were experiencing average response times between 5-9 seconds. But somtimes much much longer... anything over a couple of seconds is way to long in the webservice world.
So, you have completed your programming! You have tested the code in your library and it's ready to pass on to the QA testing team or the User Acceptance Test team. How are we going to do that in Turnover?
The process is called promotion and you do it using a thing called a Turnover Form.
Every progam that you plan to work on much be on a Programmers worklist which will be assigned to a Project/Task (or a Project/Task/Subtask) - so just think of the project as a way of grouping similar programs, or working tasks together:
Projects have Tasks.
Tasks have subtasks.
I hope this video helps - after watching you can goto:
So, I've been working on a freelance gig for some time now and the client uses Turnover (by Unicom) to manage their software development on their development system - an IBM Power System running the IBM i operating system. The Project involved writing some web-services to provide a web based interface between an old #ERP system and a new PHP enhanced warehousing system. There is a small team of 4 programmers on the project but software change management is just as important with a small team as it is with a huge global one...
I was asked to create instructions for team members to easily use the basic process for:
Part 1 - Using Turnover Projects and Tasks
Part 3 - Promoting code using Turnover Forms
During a meeting this morning, I was asked to provide a list of all Customer phone numbers for any System21 Customers that have ever been used on a Sales Order.
Perhaps this sounds like a complicated request but... have no fear SQL is here!!! In reality, its a very simple thing to find and takes just a few seconds using a SQL INNER JOIN.
How can we use SQL to find this data?
In this example, I'm working on a data cleanse to make sure that the phone numbers are properly formatted before sending them to FEDEX as part of the shipment information. We know that some of our data is badly formatted so lets quickly see how many are good, bad or ugly. Using SQL we can see all CUSTOMER entries from the Customer Master file (SLP05) which have been referenced on the Sales Order Header file (OEP40).
The SQL command goes like this:
So, I've been using my trusty Samsung S5 for the last 18 months and have generally been delighted with it. But, I've recently found it a little slow when playing #Ingress and decided it's time to upgrade to something just marginally quicker ahnd (most importantly) with a bigger screen for my sausage like fingers. </drumroll>Enter the mighty Samsung Note Edge</drumroll>
I snapped up a half price ATT Note Edge (model sm-n915a) on Craigslist, and I can confirm that it works very nicely on T-MOBILE. The only irritation I have, is the stock AT&T Android ROM and I would prefer to install a clean basic Android. But cant find a way yet!!! Apart from that minor thing, the phone works great and 4GLTE connectoin is steady and reliable.
To make the changes from ATT to the TMOBILE servers you just need to make a simple change to the APN connection info.
You just goto SETTINGS ! MOBILE NETWORKS ! ACCESS POINTS and delete any old ATT ones and create one called T-Mobile like this: