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Short demonstrations of tools, techniques and examples (including working SQL examples!!) to help you solve real problems that are part of your everyday work.  Presented by Scott Forstie and Tim Rowe, IBM

 

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    Printer files, we all have them on our system, but what do we really know about them? Yesterday, CL was your only option available in trying to peel the onion of printer files. With this iSee we show how some SQL magic can bring printer files to light. Easily see your printer files, the IBM shipped printer files, as well as details galore.

    Printer files, we all have them on our system, but what do we really know about them? Yesterday, CL was your only option available in trying to peel the onion of printer files. With this iSee we show how some SQL magic can bring printer files to light. Easily see your printer files, the IBM shipped printer files, as well as details galore.

    Tim Rowe

    Business Architect Application Development & Systems Management for IBM i

    Tim Rowe is the Business Architect for IBM i responsible for System Management and Application Development. He has a passion for modernization on IBM i and how we can continue to move IBM i into the world of 'Normal' . In his spare time he is a certified Soccer referee and enjoys refereeing games with his youngest son.

    Scott Forstie

    Db2 for i Business Architect

    Scott Forstie is a Senior Technical Staff Member within IBM i development and spends most of his time working as the Db2 for i Business Architect. He has worked on IBM operating system development since joining IBM in 1989.

    Scott is a frequently published author, speaker at industry events around the globe and can be found @Forstie_IBMi and forstie@us.ibm.com. Scott is an avid runner and enjoys cooking.

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    SQL Error Logging Facility better known as SELF. This is one of the best kept secrets on the IBM i. The SELF support provides a lightweight, production safe way to see what is happening on your IBM i in regard to the SQL being run. Do you have warning messages that are being ignored, or worse yet, errors that are happening but ignored. While these may seem ok as they are ignored, these issues in your SQL have the potential to cause you harm. SELF provides a flight recorded that registers these sort of issues giving you the data you need to see what is happening and better yet, pinpoint where you need to fix things. In this iSee we demo how to turn on , the latest new features and give you the SQL such that you can start using it today.

    SQL Error Logging Facility better known as SELF.  This is one of the best kept secrets on the IBM i. The SELF support provides a lightweight, production safe way to see what is happening on your IBM i in regard to the SQL being run. Do you have warning messages that are being ignored, or worse yet, errors that are happening but ignored.  While these may seem ok as they are ignored, these issues in your SQL have the potential to cause you harm.  SELF provides a flight recorded that registers these sort of issues giving you the data you need to see what is happening and better yet, pinpoint where you need to fix things.  In this iSee we demo how to turn on , the latest new features and give you the SQL such that you can start using it today.

    Tim Rowe

    Business Architect Application Development & Systems Management for IBM i

    Tim Rowe is the Business Architect for IBM i responsible for System Management and Application Development. He has a passion for modernization on IBM i and how we can continue to move IBM i into the world of 'Normal' . In his spare time he is a certified Soccer referee and enjoys refereeing games with his youngest son.

    Scott Forstie

    Db2 for i Business Architect

    Scott Forstie is a Senior Technical Staff Member within IBM i development and spends most of his time working as the Db2 for i Business Architect. He has worked on IBM operating system development since joining IBM in 1989.

    Scott is a frequently published author, speaker at industry events around the globe and can be found @Forstie_IBMi and forstie@us.ibm.com. Scott is an avid runner and enjoys cooking.

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    System values on the IBM i are core system properties that control behaviors of many aspects of your IBM i. Things like Security, National Language, SQL runtime, Dates and Times, Auditing, and so much more. This iSee will dive into the latest updates to the System_Value_Info SQL Service. This service has been enhanced to show values that make sense to humans! I know.. what a weird concept. What the shipped default values were. We will give you some nifty SQL that shows you the values that are different than the shipped values, as well as how to easily compare the system values between 2 different systems.

    System values on the IBM i are core system properties that control behaviors of many aspects of your IBM i. Things like Security, National Language, SQL runtime, Dates and Times, Auditing, and so much more. This iSee will dive into the latest updates to the System_Value_Info SQL Service. This service has been enhanced to show values that make sense to humans!  I know.. what a weird concept. What the shipped default values were. We will give you some nifty SQL that shows you the values that are different than the shipped values, as well as how to easily compare the system values between 2 different systems. 

    Tim Rowe

    Business Architect Application Development & Systems Management for IBM i

    Tim Rowe is the Business Architect for IBM i responsible for System Management and Application Development. He has a passion for modernization on IBM i and how we can continue to move IBM i into the world of 'Normal' . In his spare time he is a certified Soccer referee and enjoys refereeing games with his youngest son.

    Scott Forstie

    Db2 for i Business Architect

    Scott Forstie is a Senior Technical Staff Member within IBM i development and spends most of his time working as the Db2 for i Business Architect. He has worked on IBM operating system development since joining IBM in 1989.

    Scott is a frequently published author, speaker at industry events around the globe and can be found @Forstie_IBMi and forstie@us.ibm.com. Scott is an avid runner and enjoys cooking.

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    Dead Jobs! Seems a bit dark. In this iSee we are going to shine some light into the darkness. When a Job on your system ends, there are all sorts of nuggets of information about the life of the job, things like CPU usage, temp storage, how long did a job run, how long did it wait before running and such. Using some time tested SQL magic, we are going to do a postmortem on the jobs on the system to learn a great deal! Should be a fun!

    Dead Jobs!  Seems a bit dark. In this iSee we are going to shine some light into the darkness. When a Job on your system ends, there are all sorts of nuggets of information about the life of the job, things like CPU usage, temp storage, how long did a job run, how long did it wait before running and such.  Using some time tested SQL magic, we are going to do a postmortem on the jobs on the system to learn a great deal!  Should be a fun!

    Tim Rowe

    Business Architect Application Development & Systems Management for IBM i

    Tim Rowe is the Business Architect for IBM i responsible for System Management and Application Development. He has a passion for modernization on IBM i and how we can continue to move IBM i into the world of 'Normal' . In his spare time he is a certified Soccer referee and enjoys refereeing games with his youngest son.

    Scott Forstie

    Db2 for i Business Architect

    Scott Forstie is a Senior Technical Staff Member within IBM i development and spends most of his time working as the Db2 for i Business Architect. He has worked on IBM operating system development since joining IBM in 1989.

    Scott is a frequently published author, speaker at industry events around the globe and can be found @Forstie_IBMi and forstie@us.ibm.com. Scott is an avid runner and enjoys cooking.

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    In the previous iSee we learned the basics on how to use and install VsCode for your IBM i development needs. In this session we will venture down a path near and deer ( wonderful creature that likes to run out in front of your cars) to Scott, creating SQL for IBM i. This includes accessing databases, as well as getting the most out of your IBM i Services leveraging SQL. We will show you the power of this Db2 support that the Code for i team has been working on. Buckle up!

    In the previous iSee we learned the basics on how to use and install VsCode for your IBM i development needs.  In this session we will venture down a path near and deer ( wonderful creature that likes to run out in front of your cars) to Scott, creating SQL for IBM i. This includes accessing databases, as well as getting the most out of your IBM i Services leveraging SQL. We will show you the power of this Db2 support that the Code for i team has been working on.  Buckle up! 

    Scott Forstie

    Db2 for i Business Architect

    Scott Forstie is a Senior Technical Staff Member within IBM i development and spends most of his time working as the Db2 for i Business Architect. He has worked on IBM operating system development since joining IBM in 1989.

    Scott is a frequently published author, speaker at industry events around the globe and can be found @Forstie_IBMi and forstie@us.ibm.com. Scott is an avid runner and enjoys cooking.

    Tim Rowe

    Business Architect Application Development & Systems Management for IBM i

    Tim Rowe is the Business Architect for IBM i responsible for System Management and Application Development. He has a passion for modernization on IBM i and how we can continue to move IBM i into the world of 'Normal' . In his spare time he is a certified Soccer referee and enjoys refereeing games with his youngest son.

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    IBM i is very ‘securable’ capable of locking all sorts of stuff down, including user profile passwords. The question was asked, ‘How can I be sure that all the IBM i users are using 15 character ‘secure’ passwords? ‘ In response to that.. and to help both see how to set that up AND force all your users to comply, Scott and Tim take to the SQL air waves. We have included the SQL so you too can start to insure your users are compliant.

    IBM i is very ‘securable’ capable of locking all sorts of stuff down, including user profile passwords.  The question was asked, ‘How can I be sure that all the IBM i users are using 15 character ‘secure’ passwords? ‘  In response to that.. and to help both see how to set that up AND force all your users to comply, Scott and Tim take to the SQL air waves.  We have included the SQL so you too can start to insure your users are compliant. 

    Tim Rowe

    Business Architect Application Development & Systems Management for IBM i

    Tim Rowe is the Business Architect for IBM i responsible for System Management and Application Development. He has a passion for modernization on IBM i and how we can continue to move IBM i into the world of 'Normal' . In his spare time he is a certified Soccer referee and enjoys refereeing games with his youngest son.

    Scott Forstie

    Db2 for i Business Architect

    Scott Forstie is a Senior Technical Staff Member within IBM i development and spends most of his time working as the Db2 for i Business Architect. He has worked on IBM operating system development since joining IBM in 1989.

    Scott is a frequently published author, speaker at industry events around the globe and can be found @Forstie_IBMi and forstie@us.ibm.com. Scott is an avid runner and enjoys cooking.

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    The IBM i is celebrating 36 years now. With that much heritage, there could be some pretty old objects on your system. In this iSee we will scan the entire system for things like System 36 & 38 RPG and COBOL, PL1 (what !!!), or even Basic (did you know that even ran on IBM i?). You can see when these objects were last compiled, when it was last used and so much more that just might be useful. Awareness of what is really on your system and used can help guide you into the future.

    The IBM i is celebrating 36 years now. With that much heritage, there could be some pretty old objects on your system. In this iSee we will scan the entire system for things like System 36 & 38 RPG and COBOL, PL1  (what !!!), or even Basic (did you know that even ran on IBM i?).  You can see when these objects were last compiled, when it was last used and so much more that just might be useful. Awareness of what is really on your system and used can help guide you into the future. 

    Tim Rowe

    Business Architect Application Development & Systems Management for IBM i

    Tim Rowe is the Business Architect for IBM i responsible for System Management and Application Development. He has a passion for modernization on IBM i and how we can continue to move IBM i into the world of 'Normal' . In his spare time he is a certified Soccer referee and enjoys refereeing games with his youngest son.

    Scott Forstie

    Db2 for i Business Architect

    Scott Forstie is a Senior Technical Staff Member within IBM i development and spends most of his time working as the Db2 for i Business Architect. He has worked on IBM operating system development since joining IBM in 1989.

    Scott is a frequently published author, speaker at industry events around the globe and can be found @Forstie_IBMi and forstie@us.ibm.com. Scott is an avid runner and enjoys cooking.

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    We have many text and property files on our system. Some of these have setting that could compromise the security of your system. How do you find such things ? In this example, we will focus on the Apache server configuration files, looking for a specific configuration. This will look at all Apache server configurations regardless if its active today or not. The principles shown, can be used for a wide range of things.

    We have many text and property files on our system. Some of these have setting that could compromise the security of your system.  How do you find such things ?  In this example, we will focus on the Apache server configuration files, looking for a specific configuration. This will look at all Apache server configurations regardless if its active today or not. The principles shown, can be used for a wide range of things. 

    Tim Rowe

    Business Architect Application Development & Systems Management for IBM i

    Tim Rowe is the Business Architect for IBM i responsible for System Management and Application Development. He has a passion for modernization on IBM i and how we can continue to move IBM i into the world of 'Normal' . In his spare time he is a certified Soccer referee and enjoys refereeing games with his youngest son.

    Scott Forstie

    Db2 for i Business Architect

    Scott Forstie is a Senior Technical Staff Member within IBM i development and spends most of his time working as the Db2 for i Business Architect. He has worked on IBM operating system development since joining IBM in 1989.

    Scott is a frequently published author, speaker at industry events around the globe and can be found @Forstie_IBMi and forstie@us.ibm.com. Scott is an avid runner and enjoys cooking.

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    Developing code on IBM i is key for many companies, Either business applications or even programs for helping with managing the system. The interface for developing those programs needs to be considered. I know too many that are still using the green screen SEU line editor as their primary interface. Its time to move on… forward…step out of 1984 (yea.. I know the hair styles were something back then…) and into 2024. VsCode is an amazing interface for building and creating programs for IBM i. Complete with the amazing Code for i plugins, everything you need for developing programs on IBM i is there. Learn how to install, and some basic how to use steps in this iSee.

    Developing code on IBM i is key for many companies, Either business applications or even programs for helping with managing the system. The interface for developing those programs needs to be considered. I know too many that are still using the green screen SEU line editor as their primary interface. Its time to move on… forward…step out of 1984 (yea.. I know the hair styles were something back then…) and into 2024.  VsCode is an amazing interface for building and creating programs for IBM i. Complete with the amazing Code for i plugins, everything you need for developing programs on IBM i is there. Learn how to install, and some basic how to use steps in this iSee.

    Tim Rowe

    Business Architect Application Development & Systems Management for IBM i

    Tim Rowe is the Business Architect for IBM i responsible for System Management and Application Development. He has a passion for modernization on IBM i and how we can continue to move IBM i into the world of 'Normal' . In his spare time he is a certified Soccer referee and enjoys refereeing games with his youngest son.

    Scott Forstie

    Db2 for i Business Architect

    Scott Forstie is a Senior Technical Staff Member within IBM i development and spends most of his time working as the Db2 for i Business Architect. He has worked on IBM operating system development since joining IBM in 1989.

    Scott is a frequently published author, speaker at industry events around the globe and can be found @Forstie_IBMi and forstie@us.ibm.com. Scott is an avid runner and enjoys cooking.

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    Data areas, we all use them, the question is do we abuse them. In this iSee we will review ALL the data areas on a system, do a scan to see if there is data stored in them that should not be there! Ie Security related data. We will also review the access privileges for data areas, who can access and who should access the contents.

    Data areas, we all use them, the question is do we abuse them.  In this iSee we will review ALL the data areas on a system, do a scan to see if there is data stored in them that should not be there!  Ie Security related data. We will also review the access privileges for data areas, who can access and who should access the contents.  

    Tim Rowe

    Business Architect Application Development & Systems Management for IBM i

    Tim Rowe is the Business Architect for IBM i responsible for System Management and Application Development. He has a passion for modernization on IBM i and how we can continue to move IBM i into the world of 'Normal' . In his spare time he is a certified Soccer referee and enjoys refereeing games with his youngest son.

    Scott Forstie

    Db2 for i Business Architect

    Scott Forstie is a Senior Technical Staff Member within IBM i development and spends most of his time working as the Db2 for i Business Architect. He has worked on IBM operating system development since joining IBM in 1989.

    Scott is a frequently published author, speaker at industry events around the globe and can be found @Forstie_IBMi and forstie@us.ibm.com. Scott is an avid runner and enjoys cooking.