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A screen a story – Did you ever take a console over?

A screen a story – Did you ever take a console over?

ByByRudi van HelvoirtJan 4, 20245 min read

During the COVID-19 pandemic we all learned to work remotely when possible. Setting up a VPN connection is something no longer only performed by IT personals. Losing a VPN connection…

Node.js v20 on IBM i

Node.js v20 on IBM i

ByByAndy YouensNov 6, 2023

It is time to get back to Node.js on the IBM i.  Node.js v20 is the latest version of this great programming language.  Please note that Node.js v14 moved out…

A screen a story – Pre-power down system exit point?

A screen a story – Pre-power down system exit point?

ByByRudi van HelvoirtNov 6, 2023

The Exit point functionality available within IBM i, is what I would call a hidden gem. If we just look at the Pre-power down Exit Point my guess is you…

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Language Comparisons Continued …

  In my previous article, I explored a range of functions and delved into how syntax varies across different programming languages. If you haven’t had a chance to check it…

ByByAndy YouensOct 9, 20235 min read
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Language Comparison’s

As the landscape of programming continues to evolve, many of us IBM i developers find ourselves exploring a diverse array of languages beyond those with which we began our coding…

ByByAndy YouensSep 13, 20237 min read
A screen a story – WRKACTJOB?

A screen a story – WRKACTJOB?

One of the commands used by every system administrator is WRKACTJOB. I think it if fair to say that this command is in their top 10 most often used commands.…

ByByRudi van HelvoirtSep 13, 20234 min read
Shield Advanced Solutions release V2.0 of Nagios Monitoring plugin for IBM i – AAG  

Shield Advanced Solutions release V2.0 of Nagios Monitoring plugin for IBM i – AAG  

Choose AAG to keep and ‘eye’ on their IBM i. Shield’s simple to install, highly functional solution for monitoring your environment. Using the notification options not only reduces operator workload…

ByByStaff ReporterSep 13, 20233 min read
A screen a story – the system value QSECURITY

A screen a story – the system value QSECURITY

You may wonder what the screen below has to do with the system value QSECURITY. A change in this system value was part of the announcement of IBM i 7.5,…

ByByRudi van HelvoirtAug 9, 20233 min read
Generating PDFs

Generating PDFs

Those of you that took a look at my updating of open source packages on IBM i, will know that I have always been one for recommending the conversions of…

ByByAndy YouensAug 5, 20234 min read
A screen a story – Sometimes a question mark is not enough

A screen a story – Sometimes a question mark is not enough

By now you must be getting used to seeing a new version of IBM i Access Client Solutions (ACS) every time a new Technology Refresh (TR) is released – you…

ByByRudi van HelvoirtJul 7, 20234 min read
RPG Data-Gen Operational Code

RPG Data-Gen Operational Code

Looking back at when I first started writing articles for PowerWire.eu nine years ago, I was bought onboard to cover RPG articles.  Looking back over the last few years I…

ByByAndy YouensJul 6, 20234 min read
Why Celebrate the 35th Anniversary of the IBM i Platform at the University of Wolverhampton? …Because the Future Won’t Wait!

Why Celebrate the 35th Anniversary of the IBM i Platform at the University of Wolverhampton? …Because the Future Won’t Wait!

The 21st of June this year marks the 35th anniversary of the launch of the IBM i Platform. This event is quite unusual in a tech industry that typically venerates all…

ByByHerbert DalyJun 23, 20235 min read
Eclipse AI Chat Integration

Eclipse AI Chat Integration

My good friends at Remain Software have just released an AI chat integration feature for Eclipse and Rational Developer for i . According to their website, ‘This tool leverages the…

ByByAndy YouensJun 5, 20234 min read
A screen a story – A User Reporting Slow ODBC Performance

A screen a story – A User Reporting Slow ODBC Performance

In my last article I wrote: “IBM i Services allows a modern system administrator to move away from having to use 5250 emulation, not because you should, but because using…

ByByRudi van HelvoirtJun 5, 20234 min read
A screen a story – The Contact Information National language version

A screen a story – The Contact Information National language version

Recently Scott Forstie created an SQL script allowing you to create a procedure with which it is a piece of cake to review the special instruction PTFs. What the link…

ByByRudi van HelvoirtMay 2, 20233 min read