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An Expanding and Evolving Open-Source Community for IBM i Developers

Charlie Guarino

February 29, 2024

Arcad Software's Sébastien Julliand on being a project contributor for VS Code for IBM i

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Modernizing IBM i With Open-Source Solutions

Charlie Guarino

January 2, 2024

This transcript is edited for clarity.   Charlie Guarino: Hi everybody, this is Charlie Guarino. Welcome to another edition of TechTalk SMB. Today I'm joined by Mr. Wayne Bowers of IBM. Wayne Bowers is a software engineer for IBM in IBM i, Global Support Center based in Rochester, Minnesota, which is clearly the home of […]

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Announcing IBM i 7.5 TR3 and 7.4 TR9

Steve Will

October 10, 2023

Believe it or not, fall is here, which means it’s time for another IBM i announcement. The team has once again spent the summer traveling around the world listening to user feedback from our community and IBM i Advisory Councils and have delivered several key enhancements to our platform and Licensed Program Products (LPPs) that […]

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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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Monitoring IBM i With Prometheus

Jesse Gorzinski

December 14, 2022

In my previous blog post, I demonstrated how to deploy a simple dashboard using Grafana, an open-source visualization tool. Today, we will explore a different approach. Rather than using a Grafana backend running on IBM i, we will leverage Prometheus. Prometheus defines itself as "an open-source systems monitoring and alerting toolkit.” We can use Prometheus […]

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How to Deploy a Simple Grafana Dashboard

Jesse Gorzinski

September 14, 2022

A “hidden gem” among IBM i’s open-source examples is a sample backend for Grafana. Grafana is a popular tool for monitoring various parts of your IT infrastructure. Its GitHub page describes it as “The open and composable observability and data visualization platform.” In today’s exercise, we will deploy our sample Grafana backend on IBM i […]

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Everything You Need to Know About the New IBM i RPM Repositories

Jesse Gorzinski

August 18, 2022

You’re probably familiar with IBM’s internet-based distribution technique for many open-source packages. As of today, IBM is restructuring how and where things get published. In today’s post, I’ll discuss why a change is needed and what actions you need to take in order to continue receiving updates. I will be using the word “repository” a […]

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Mike Pavlak on the Mainstreaming of Open-Source Technology

Charlie Guarino

July 14, 2022

Charlie Guarino: Hi everybody. This is Charlie Guarino. Welcome to another edition of TechTalk SMB. As always, I am always thrilled to have these great guests and this month is no exception. I’m sitting here today with Mike Pavlak who I’ve known for many, many years, a very good friend. Mike has been working with […]

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Liam Allan Starts New Role on the IBM i Development Team

Neil Tardy

July 1, 2022

In Liam Allan's new job, he's filling a most familiar role, that of IBM i advocate. Allan, a user and creator of modern application development tools and open-source technologies and all-around people person, is now part of the IBM i development team. He officially becomes an IBM employee on July 1. A Significant Hire Allan is […]