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  • IBM i 7.2 and IBM POWER8

    IBM i 7.2 and IBM® POWER8™ have finally arrived. IBM POWER8 is the latest and the most advanced processor at the heart of IBM Power Systems™ servers, and version 7.2 is the latest release of the IBM i operating system that is optimized for POWER8. This article describes some of the capabilities and features in IBM i 7.2 designed or optimized specifically for POWER8, presented from the perspective of a veteran IBM i Licenced Internal Code (LIC) developer.


  • IBM i 7.2 – The great beyond

    There is a wealth of new capabilities available with the IBM i 7.2 release. In this article, you will learn about some of the database, security, manageability, and mobile device integration enhancements that keep your IBM i solutions well-positioned for today and into the future.

  • IBM i TCP/IP redundancy and virtual Ethernet

    Network virtualization and redundancy are the key techniques for keeping systems available while simplifying hardware management and reducing capital costs. This article describes how to combine Ethernet and IP virtualization and redundancy techniques using IBM i.

  • Building an STRSQL utility with PowerRuby

    This tutorial creates a Rails version of old green screen Start SQL Interactive Session (STRSQL) utility. Most IBM i professionals use STRSQL on IBM i, but if you have not, simply sign on to your IBM i 5250 and enter STRSQL on the command line. Other products duplicate the STRSQL support as a client/server application, but this Rails version stays completely on the IBM i server and use any device with a browser as the interface.