While adding a new script to our Python for IBM i Examples GitHub Repository, I noticed that my pull request had evolved into a near-perfect example of how tools like GitHub improve upon ordinary Git.
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About Joshua Hall
Josh specializes in optimizing the IBM i user experience for both business users and IT professionals. As a consultant with Seiden Group, he draws on his experience with modular coding, integration, web development, PHP, and open source projects to help IBM i shops improve the functionality and efficiency of their systems.
Entries by Joshua Hall
Here at Seiden Group, we seek ways to make IBM i systems more congenial for developers accustomed to other platforms, such as Linux. Developers coming from a non-IBM i background know how to run the apachectl command to start, restart, and end an Apache web server instance. Instead of apachectl, however, IBM i provides a web-based graphical interface and the commands STRTCPSVR and ENDTCPSVR (be sure to prompt those for parameters using F4). To supply the “missing” apachectl command for IBM i, I have written a BASH shell script that simulates apachectl on IBM i.