It’s time to install MariaDB on IBM i Following Part 1 – let’s dive into installing the actual thing and wade through any problems we see along the way. … Me – with a coffee WORK IN PROGRESS Check back tomorrow.

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Ever wanted to use WordPress on IBM i? What is WordPress? WordPress is an open-source Content Management System written in PHP and paired with a MySQL or MariaDB database. Features include a comprehensive plugin architecture and a visual theme system. WordPress is powered by a webserver – what options do we have? HTTP Server for

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RPG Rules – aka – When Rulers helped you program A few years ago, moving house for the umpteenth time, I found my old RPG Ruler from way back in the day. I think this is from the late 1980’s when I was learning to program RPG2 and RPG3 on the first IBM Machine I

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Another work week comes to an end. Another week when an executive asked “I’ve heard both names, do we have an iSeries or an AS400?” Another work week, where I had to gently explain, “We have an IBM POWER SYSTEM, running an operating system called IBM i.” Another work week, where I had to follow

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IBMi Modernization The Challenge of AS400/ISERIES Application Modernization, Database SQL Conversion and Cloud Migration Regardless of where you are in the world and whenever you are reading this blog entry, 99.99% of AS400 and ISERIES applications are running on an IBM i Power System. The reason I saved a .01%, is because I know of

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What is VISUAL STUDIO CODE? Microsoft Visual Studio Code, “a free-editor that helps the programmer write code, helps in debugging and corrects the code using the intelli-sense method”: Visual Studio Code is a lightweight but powerful source code editor which runs on your desktop and is available for Windows, macOS and Linux. It comes with

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Every propeller head takes some kind of perverse joy from wiping and reinstalling their Windows Machine. I know I do. After a year of various software installs, un-installs, re-installs, tweaks, hacks, dicking around (that’s a technical term) my Windows machine starts to get twitchy and a little punch drunk. It’s time for a fresh install and

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The State of AS400 iSeries Application Modernization Historically, our old AS400 and ISERIES applications were stateful. In information technology and computer science, a system is described as stateful if it is designed to remember preceding events or user interactions; the remembered information is called the state of the system. So, if we are looking at

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Pattern Recognition: Ease Modern RPG Programming This morning I was reviewing the IBM i Redbook on application modernization, converting this massive PDF into an easy readable TOPIC based format in my AS400 and iSeries modernization course. I found a couple of problems with the internet. Yep, the internet is broken. The ebook has a couple

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AS400 DLS vs. IBM i IFS Do you work at a company that has people using the AS400 DLS? Do you work at a company with techies talking about the iSeries DLS? Do you work at a company that uses the IFS and the DLS? Are you confused about if your business server is an

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What is the Best IBM i RPG Code Editor in 2021 Most people migrated from SEU to RDi (Rational Developer) But there are other code editor choices out there, so let’s have a look at a few different options: What is the best FREE RPG Code Editor? What is the best PREMIUM RPG Editor? What

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IBM i 5250 Emulation (aka IBM® i Access for Web) So what does IBM say about this? IBM® i Access for Web provides a set of Java™ servlets to access IBM i resources through a browser interface. These servlets run in a Web application server environment on a system running IBM i. IBM WebSphere® Application Server and IBM integrated

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