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Embracing the DevOps Transformation on IBM i

Charlie Guarino

April 1, 2024

Arcad Software's Philippe Magne on the evolution of DevOps and its critical role in IBM i modernization initiatives

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IBM Introduces Watsonx Code Assistant for Z

Ben Kopnick

August 24, 2023

On August 22, IBM introduced watsonx Code Assistant for Z, the newest offering in its watsonx AI and data suite. Watsonx Code Assistant for Z is a generative AI solution designed to convert COBOL more quickly to Java for IBM Z to expedite mainframe modernization. The product will be available in Q4 2023 and will […]

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Manage IBM i Jobs With Service Commander

Jesse Gorzinski

August 22, 2023

IBM i can run more technology than ever before. As such, the types of jobs that can be run are quite diverse—ILE programs, Db2 tasks and PASE programs can happily coexist. This synergy is indeed powerful, but it does come with a cost. All these jobs can be difficult to manage! Consider the simple notion […]

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Node.js Is Here for the Long Haul

Charlie Guarino

January 4, 2023

Charlie Guarino: Hi everybody. This is Charlie Guarino. Welcome to another edition of TechTalk SMB. Today I’m very happy to have with me—well if I look at the bio, I see a software developer at IBM working on enabling open-source software packages for IBM i. But quite literally in the last 30 minutes or so […]

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Java at 25: Celebrating Milestones, Mainframe Interoperability and More

Neil Tardy

November 15, 2022

It can be said that one sign of a healthy long-term relationship is that there’s still room for small, pleasant surprises. Such is the case with the IBM mainframe and Java. Even though Java’s availability on the mainframe predates the introduction of z/Architecture, IBM’s Skyla Loomis continues to encounter application developers who don’t realize that […]

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Maintaining Your AIX Systems

Jaqui Lynch

September 8, 2022

Unfortunately, there are a number of people out there testing your security so it is critical that your systems are regularly updated and patched to avoid problems.  Normally maintenance consists of updating the HMC (both software and the BMC/PNOR), server firmware, I/O adapter firmware, VIO servers and your AIX system. In all cases, there may […]

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10 Hidden Gems in the RPM Pile

Jesse Gorzinski

January 24, 2022

As you probably know, IBM provides hundreds of open-source packages in the RPM Package Manager (RPM) format. This collection of software, which I affectionately call “the RPM pile,” has become a quintessential component of IBM i. The Node.js and Python programming languages, for instance, are now standard vernacular. Some open source, however, is not as […]

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Hashes and How to Create Them on z/OS

David Stephens

January 10, 2022

Hashes can be really handy. Want to confirm that a file was received intact? Compare sender and receiver hashes. Want to see if a file has been updated recently? Compare hashes generated over time. Want a fast key for a lookup table? Use a hash as the key. But what are hashes, and how can […]

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Log4Shell Part 1: Answering FAQs on the Log4Shell Security Vulnerability

Jesse Gorzinski

December 14, 2021

You've likely heard of the Log4Shell (aka "LogJam") security vulnerability that was recently published. It has gotten a lot of press, and understandably so; it can be easy to exploit, and it can allow an attacker to perform remote code execution. You definitely shouldn't ignore this one!    To help you understand what this means, […]

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AIX Tips, Tricks and Useful Tools

Jaqui Lynch

December 13, 2021

Periodically I like to remind everyone about the tools they have at their disposal as well as providing a few tips and tricks to help with maintaining systems. In this article we will look at some of the tools you can use to help in your day-to-day work. YUM and DNF If you’re dealing with […]