I think there is not one topic in the IBM i community which has been talked so
much about as modernization. And here I am also talking about it :) .
The modernization drum has been beaten for as long as I can think of and every
time I hear about...
There are many web sites which discuss the technical parts of RPG covering the
latest bifs and opcodes and they are great for looking up specific things about RPG.
But when you are new to RPG and perhaps programming in general you actually might...
Thread Local Storage (TLS) is a widely used programming method that uses static
or global memory local to a thread. — Thread Local Storage on Wikipedia.
So TLS is all about having a storage area per thread. This is not much of a...
Probably not many of you have heard of validation lists on IBM i. So from the IBM
Validation list objects provide a method for applications to securely store user authentication information.
Validation lists can store any data...
I have written some articles about writing web services with ILEastic and
it is really as simple as already shown. And most of the time it is not any
easier in other languages. You have to do/check/consider the same things regardless
My last post was about sharing configuration in an ILEastic web service. This is
especially handy when you split your web service application into multiple modules.
This is not necessary but may be a good idea if you have many end points / routes...
I stumbled upon a little problem I first had some trouble to wrap my head around.
My situation was the following:
I had an ILEastic web service with multiple modules
I wanted to share the configuration data with all modules
So for this kind of...
... and also provide those packages to others.
But you probably know this expression much better as "I can read it all by myself".
I have read those books from Dr. Seuss very often and with pleasure. Some were
real tongue twisters.
But what I...
For those of you who cannot associate anything with streams in programming:
A stream consists of an emitter (provider) of data and a sequence of one or
more consumers of data whereas the consumer may pass the data further to the
The next beta is out with some new features.
First a simple but important one: VERSION action. Now you can see which iPKG client version you got.
Currently the version is stored in the user defined attribute of the object. But this can...
I am in the midst of developing an open source package management system for IBM i. Now many people may say: "We already have yum for managing packages on IBM i. I should get up-to-date." Yes ... and no.
Yes: yum manages...
As most people know the Unix timestamp is an integer value which represents
the seconds from 1970-01-01.
There is currently no built-in function for it but you can easily calculate
it by yourself.
ctl-opt dftactgrp(*no) actgrp(*caller);...
I had to work with a remote Oracle database lately and the choice was made to use
Scott's wrapper around the Java JDBC API.
The solution worked. Everything is fine. Is it? No it isn't.
I had to insert some thousand records into the...
Sometimes you have a block of code and just want to know how long it took the
machine to execute it.
The Java developers have some really cool metric libraries like the
Dropwizard subproject Metrics.
But for the quick and dirty case there is...
Ever wanted a normal (blocking) socket connection to listen for data but also
wanted to check for a condition if it should stop listening?
Problem is that the default BSD 4.3 version of the socket API (which is the
default API to bind to) does not...