Category Archives: IBM i

IBM i computer, formerly named AS/400, iSeries, i5

Where to find DB2 for IBM i documentation

It’s not always easy to locate the official documentation for all features of DB2 for IBM i. Using Google Search is hit or miss, with full-text searches often bringing irrelevant results from other varieties of DB2 or from older versions. … Continue reading

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Use an IBM i Service to Find Your TR Level

With another new IBM i Technology Release upon us, here’s a quick reminder how to find your server’s current TR level. It’s getting easier and easier to do. An IBM i Service using DB2 and SQL provides the TR level more cleanly than older approaches. I … Continue reading

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RPG & DB2 Summit: March 21-23, 2017, in Orlando

In just two weeks I’ll have the pleasure of joining some of the top IBM i development experts in Orlando for the RPG & DB2 Summit. Run by Susan Gantner, Jon Paris and Paul Tuohy, this conference is full of … Continue reading

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The Fresh Faces of IBM i

I was thrilled yesterday to see the familiar face of Seiden Group’s own Stephanie Rabbani smiling up at me from IBM i’s Home page, next to our friend and Club Seiden colleague Liam Allan. Both are currently featured by IBM … Continue reading

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Zend Server for IBM i support knowledge base

The support team at Zend has written a knowledge base of tips for configuring and administering Zend Server for IBM i.  The tips, written chiefly by Rod Flohr, are accurate and thorough. Recommended is the site’s option to notify registered … Continue reading

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Collaboration at COMMON

The 2015 COMMON annual meeting and expo, now in its first day, is helping speakers and attendees create innovation through IBM i integration: open source, closed source, IBM and vendor solutions. For example, of my six presentations during this conference, … Continue reading

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Vote for a Mac edition of RDi

Rational Developer for i (RDi), the modern editor for IBM i RPG, COBOL and other languages, runs on Windows and Linux, but not Mac. IBM has shown some willingness to port the product to Mac. They have posted a poll … Continue reading

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Overcome 8-character user profile limit in SSH for IBM i

By default, user profiles longer than eight (8) characters cannot connect to IBM i via Secure Shell (SSH). This limitation affects tools such as Zend Studio, which will show a message similar to “Failed to connect sshd on “<some ip … Continue reading

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Free webinars sponsored by COMMON Europe (open to all)

Starting January 27, 2015, I’ll be giving three free Tuesday webinars: January 27: Strategic Modernization with PHP February 17: Bring RPG/COBOL business logic to the web with the PHP Toolkit March 10: Speedy PHP on IBM i All three one-hour webinars … Continue reading

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January newsletter

I’ve relaunched my PHP and IBM i newsletter. Here is the January 2015 edition, out today. To subscribe and receive this free newsletter each month, go here: alanseiden.com/tips. Comments welcome. Happy 2015– Alan

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