Need Access to a couple of LPAR's?

One of the things IBM is very good at is hiding the benefits they have to offer. I have been a member of Partners in Development for over 10 years now and enjoyed a lot […]

i5 DevBooth (I would use DevShed but its already gone)

I am not sure if any one is interested but I am thinking about setting up some kind of website where you can access i5 based tutorials. If any of you have ever gone to […]

Essential Guide to HA article and its validity

I recently wrote an article Essential Guide to supporting a HA environment which talks about how you would manage the research and implementation of a HA environment. Recent news Vision Solutions Aquires Lakeview Technology does […]

HA where will it be next year

The High Availability (HA) market has changed significantly in the past few months, the merger of iTera and Vision Solutions was only the start. If rumors are correct the announcement that another HA provider will […]

Data auditing in a replicated environment

One of the problems I have seen people struggle with is the ability to check the data contained in one file with the data stored in another. High Availability products have been supplying a audit […]

Initial test show promising results for RAP/400 V1R1

Today we set up a couple of LPAR’s on the IBM VLP systems with RAP/400 and a data generation program. The program simply adds over 5000 records into a set of files over 5 libraries, […]

C programming for the i5

The recent article about how RPG is seen as the only programming language for the IBM System i5 raised quite a few comments from readers. The article was more about how other languages are supported […]

RAP/400 ongoing development

The RAP/400 Version product has been out there for a few weeks now and has seen a fair level of attention from the media and interested parties. Some of that attention did amaze me, I […]