iNext and 7.3

April 19th, 2016

Yep.  The mystery is over.  The next version of the operating system will officially be 7.3.  No more will we need to speculate what is NEXT.  COMMON should be a great place to learn more in person.  But there are lots of blogs and announcements to research it NOW.

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iNext. What’s next on i?

March 16th, 2016

 

At WMCPA this week, IBM hinted that 7.3 will be announced at COMMON in April. The new release will be focused on mobile, security, and big data. Expect a high availability component as well. IBM indicates the AS/400 operating system as originally delivered doesn’t really exist as it did; the operating system has been completely modernized since then.

Silveredge will see you in New Orleans. www.common.org

 

 

COMMON 2016 Annual meeting and what is iNext?

March 4th, 2016

 

Silveredge will be a sponsor and exhibitor at Common’s Spring Conference and Expo on May 15-18 in New Orleans.  The conference is expected to have over 300 sessions!  Silveredge will have representatives there to provide  information regarding our current projects involving modernization, EDI, etc.  Stop by to run your project by us for free advice as to ways to maximize your ROI.

You can visit the Common website at www.common.org for more information.  Common describes the conference as follows:

“The Annual Meeting is COMMON’s largest educational event of the year, with in-depth IBM i, AIX, and Linux-related education including all-day pre-conference workshops, open labs, and a wide variety of regular-length sessions. It is the annual meeting of the COMMON membership and the largest gathering of the Power Systems user community.

It will kick-off with the Opening Session on Sunday, May 15, 2016, followed by four full days of education. Take a look at all the Sessions and Educational Choices that will be available: Online Session Guide.  The fun and exciting Closing Reception caps things off on Wednesday, May 18, 2016. Of course, as is expected from all COMMON conferences, there will be plenty of social and networking events taking place throughout the week.

 Rumor has it that IBM will announce V7.3 at the event and there is something identified as “iNext” as part of the announcement.  Time will tell! 

Silveredge hopes to see you there!

COMMON 2013

February 7th, 2013

COMMON 2013 Annual Meeting and Exposition

Silveredge was a sponsor and exhibitor at Common’s Conference and Expo April 7-10, 2013 at the Convention Center in Austin, Texas. Ambrose Marton represented Silveredge, providing information regarding our current projects involving modernization, EDI, etc. Ambrose provided an Education Session – Skill Set Modernization or “Don’t be a Relic!”

We enjoyed seeing many of you at that great event!

You can visit the Common website at www.common.org for more information about the Common community.

Using SQL User Defined Functions for Sorts

February 6th, 2013

By using a UDF to manipulate your raw data during the SQL select process, you can;

  • retrieve associated values that require complex calculations,
  • perform data cross-referencing, and
  • manipulate data beyond the basic build in SQL functions.

Using traditional methods without the utilization of SQL/UDF, several steps are involved.  They include copying required data to a work file, running business logic to perform calculations (e.g. inventory age), then sorting and outputting the data in the desired format.

Through the use of a UDF,  the inventory age calculation can occur during the data selection process, eliminating the overhead and processing associated with using temporary files for this task.  This results in your selected data being fully ready for output into the final format desired.

Additionally, a UDF offers the same benefits and advantages of service programs and APIs.   The most important benefit is developing standard business logic external to any specific program, allowing it to be re-used instead of repetitively developed and debugged!  If you need help deploying this strategy on the IBM i, let us know!