Every propeller head takes some kind of perverse joy from wiping and reinstalling their Windows Machine. I know I do. After a year of various software installs, un-installs, re-installs, tweaks, hacks, dicking around (that’s a technical term) my Windows machine starts to get twitchy and a little punch drunk. It’s time for a fresh install and

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The State of AS400 iSeries Application Modernization Typically our aging AS400 and Iseries applications are stateful. So, if we are looking at iSeries application modernization, is it a mistake to try and simply modernize beautify them retaining their stateful flow, or should we be looking at refactoring them in a stateless direction? Is it really

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Pattern Recognition: Ease Modern RPG Programming This morning I was reviewing the IBM i Redbook on application modernization, converting this massive PDF into an easy readable TOPIC based format in my AS400 and iSeries modernization course. I found a couple of problems with the internet. Yep, the internet is broken. The ebook has a couple

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Firewalls – Ports – TCP/IP Three words that strike fear into most IBM i programmers. General Use — Green screen emulator, ftp, file sharing etc. On the IBM i System, most of the host servers can be configured for SSL by using the Digital Certificate Manager (DCM) to assign a certificate to that individual server.

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AS400 DLS vs. IBM i IFS Do you work at a company that has people using the AS400 DLS? Do you work at a company with techies talking about the iSeries DLS? Do you work at a company that uses the IFS and the DLS? Are you confused about if your business server is an

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What is the Best IBM i RPG Code Editor in 2021 Most people migrated from SEU to RDi (Rational Developer) But there are other code editor choices out there, so let’s have a look at a few different options: What is the best FREE RPG Code Editor? What is the best PREMIUM RPG Editor? What

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You can use IBM I ACS two ways – INSTALLED or STANDALONE Personally, I prefer to run IBM i ACS as a simple Java application that is linked by a shortcut on my desktop. No installs to worry about and everything opens when I click it. I call this a standalone install. What does this

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IBM Control Language has remained virtually unchanged over the years. When the IBM AS400 was replaced by the IBM iSeries, fifteen years ago, a few little tweaks were added to CL but it remained remarkably unchanged. If it’s not broken don’t fix it. A few years later the sun set on the iSeries machine and

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Download Install or Upgrade CNX Valence Fresh in my email this morning, I had a notice from the propellor heads at CNX that a new fixpack was released. This includes a number of enhancements that I have requested so I’m intrigued to see it in action. Download the latest Valence 6 maintenance build Valence 6 build

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WRKACTJOB is DSPACTJOB on steroids Every process that runs on an IBM i System is a #JOB. Using the WRKACTJOB command is pretty intuitive, since you are working with all the active jobs on the system you are literally asking your IBM i to show you all the active processes and allow you to view,

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Yes – RRN is Unique No – RRN is not unique (The answer is YES it’s unique while it’s in use… but also a RRN can be RE-USED for a new table Row) IBM i Tables (aka AS400 files) have a unique number assigned to every row in the table. This number is called a

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What happens when your TURNOVER Promotion form runs? A TURNOVER® for iSeries v100 form runs in several phases. Pre-run Processing: Phase I All preliminary processing is done including pre-run exits, pre-run commands, creation of working libraries, and so on. Promotion Processing: Phase II Source is copied, objects created or moved, folder objects promoted, data copied,

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