IBM Announces IBM i 7.5 and 7.4 TR6

IBM iThe May 3, 2022 announcement of IBM i 7.5 and IBM i 7.4 TR6 gave us a lot to unpack. It rolled up many enhancements from previous TRs, then threw in a new subscription option for IBM i and a new modernization framework called Merlin.

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Here’s a collection of the articles and podcasts we found to be most informative for IBM i application development teams.

Announcement Day: IBM Lifts the Veil on IBM i 7.5 and 7.4 TR6
IT Jungle‘s Alex Woodie reports on the top new features found in this major new point release, including a new modernization framework called Merlin, enhancements to Db2 Mirror, better security configurations, new database features, and a new subscription option for IBM i.
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IBM Merlin Brings New Approach to Developing on IBM i
Alex Woodie delves deeper into the role that IBM’s new Merlin application development framework may play in the future of IBM i development.
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Database And Developer Enhancements In IBM i 7.5 And 7.4 TR6
Alex Woodie continues his IBM i 7.5 coverage with a closer look at new Db2 for i features, such as radix index expansion, Boolean data types, and “a bunch of other cool stuff.” He also surveys enhancements for developers, including new opcodes and several changes to Integrated Web Services (IWS) meant to improve REST integration for web services and APIs.
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A Look at IBM i 7.5 and Merlin
In this podcast, Paul Tuohy talks with IBM’s Alison Butterill and Steve Will about Db2 improvements and how Merlin will help clients modernize their applications.
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Announcing Merlin: The Wizard of All Wizards in the IBM i Ecosystem
IBM i business architect Tim Rowe talks with Charlie Guarino about how IBM i’s newest IDE, Merlin, will aid in creating container-based applications, interfaces and infrastructure that looks to interact with your IBM i.
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IBM i 7.5 and IBM i 7.4 TR6 Announcements: Hidden Gems
Dawn May highlights her favorite system management hidden gems in IBM i 7.5, including secure subsystem routing, new default access for Navigator, query supervisor, and more.
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