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8 Steps to Running Your First Containerized Python Application on zCX

Sujit Neb

October 31, 2023

In this step-by-step tutorial, BMC Software’s Sujit Neb explains how to run a Docker container using zCX

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Advice From an IBM i Developer: Just Get Out There

Charlie Guarino

October 2, 2023

This transcript is edited for clarity. Charlie Guarino: Hi everybody. Welcome to TechTalk SMB. Today I am meeting with Joseph Wright, who is an independent consultant. His company is Wright 400 Inc., and he is located in Southern California. I had the unique opportunity and pleasure to meet with Joseph at a recent conference at […]

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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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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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How to Send Messages to a Slack Channel From a JCL Job That Executes on z/OS

Subhasish Sarkar

February 10, 2022

It’s very easy to send messages to a Slack channel from a JCL Job that executes on z/OS. You can achieve this by following the steps below: NOTE: I worked on this proof-of-concept (POC) project on my local Windows machine and therefore, it’s assumed that all instructions pertaining to this POC are tried out by […]

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AIX and Power Systems 2021 Review, and a Look Toward 2022

Rob McNelly

January 27, 2022

As I made my way back up the Bright Angel trail in the Grand Canyon after visiting Plateau Point, I realized that I had not talked about the AIX and Power Systems news and highlights that happened in 2021, and some of the upcoming things that I have to look forward to in 2022. In 2021 […]

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Send Messages to a Telegram Bot from a JCL Job that Executes on z/OS

Subhasish Sarkar

January 26, 2022

A JCL Job that executes on z/OS actually can send messages to a Telegram Bot, and I’ll demonstrate how to achieve this through a series of steps. As a note, I worked on this proof-of-concept (POC) project on my Windows machine. Therefore, all instructions pertaining to this POC should be done on a system running […]

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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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Speech to Text Conversion Using Python

Subhasish Sarkar

January 13, 2022

In this tutorial from Subhasish Sarkar, learn how to build a very basic speech to text engine using simple Python script

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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 […]