• December 26, 2006 26 Dec'06

    Securing printed output

    In today's security conscious environment, most System i shops have already locked down their systems. Object level security is locked down and users are classified as to what they can and cannot do when they are logged onto the system. But, ...  Continue Reading

  • December 20, 2006 20 Dec'06

    Status messages with the CEEMOUT API -- part 2

    In a recent tip, System i administrative expert Ron Turull discussed the fundamental use of the Dispatch Message (CEEMOUT) API. He also discussed its parameters and basic operations. In this tip, Ron covers the details of the API and takes a look ...  Continue Reading

  • December 13, 2006 13 Dec'06

    System i virtualization prevents T-Mobile busy signal

    T-Mobile has plans to double its U.K. stores and uses IBM System i virtualization software to prevent its backup jobs from backing up.  Continue Reading

  • December 13, 2006 13 Dec'06

    Embracing RPG IV

    RPG IV is much more then just an extension of RPG III. Enhancements in the language provide new ways of doing things, which, in turn, necessitate a change in day-to-day coding practices.  Continue Reading

  • December 12, 2006 12 Dec'06

    Telnet connections: Are yours secure?

    Security expert Rich Loeber is often amazed at how easy it is to establish a Telnet connection with another system. Rich states, "Just open a command box on your PC and enter the TELNET command along with the IP address of the system you want to ...  Continue Reading

  • December 06, 2006 06 Dec'06

    Java for RPG Programmers, Third Edition -- Chapter 10

    This chapter, "Exceptions," will help you to understand the various roles of Java in today's applications, learn the core Java language, discover how to use the Java Development Kit (JDK) and much more.  Continue Reading

  • December 06, 2006 06 Dec'06

    Status messages with the CEEMOUT API -- part 1

    When writing an RPG or some other high-level language (HLL) program, you may want to add a status message -- that is, a message at the bottom of the screen informing the user that the operation may take a moment. But how can you set up such a ...  Continue Reading