Looking to bone up on iSeries Navigator? We can help. This complimentary copy of Chapter 4 of The Programmer's Guide to iSeries Navigator written by Paul Touhy and published by MC Press is a great place to start. This chapter, "Simple Database Features," will help to keep you up to date with the changes being made to UDB DB2 for iSeries. Becoming familiar with DDL is very important, because DDS is not going to do it for you anymore. iSeries Navigator provides an easy-to-use graphical interface to most of the DDL requirements so you don't have to become an expert in DDL. It also provides a starting point for learning DDL.
iSeries Navigator is a favorite tool of operators and administrators -- who use it with great success -- but many programmers have missed the great programming tools that it provides! This book introduces you to iSeries Navigator along with all the powerful tools and interfaces that will expand your programming horizons. As iSeries applications continue to move toward a graphical user interface (GUI), so does the development environment. Programs such as CODE and WDSC may fill the need for the programming environment, but iSeries Navigator fills the programmer's need for general system access as well as database management and development.
Starting with an introduction to the basics of iSeries Navigator -- including how to perform standard day-to-day commands in Navigator as opposed to green screen -- the book goes on to explain the advantages of Navigator over green screen operations.
For the programmer, it is in the GUI interface to DDL in Navigators that they will realize the most benefit. And, as DDS for database is replaced by SQL's DDL, the importance of knowing iSeries Navigator will grow. Navigator also provides GUI equivalents of standard green screen commands such as WRKSPLF, WRKSBMJOB, and DSPJOB, as well as graphical access to the Integrated File System (IFS).
To maximize your efficiencies as a programmer, you need to learn the intricacies of this interface. Join Paul Touhy as he shows you the ins and outs of iSeries Navigator in a helpful, comprehensive, and entertaining way.
With a foreword by Susan Gantner
With The Programmer's Guide to iSeries Navigator you will:
>> After you've read the chapter, test yourself to see how much you know.
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This was first published in January 2006