IBM Developing AI Coding Assistant for IBM i
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by Alex Woodie
3d ago
During his keynote presentation at the POWERUp 2024 conference Monday, IBM i CTO Steve Will announced that IBM is actively exploring ways to incorporate generative AI into the IBM i platform. The most promising of three individual but related projects is a plan to build a large language model (LLM)-powered coding assistant for IBM i that will initially provide three functions to support RPG development, with more expected in the future. The genesis of the coding assisting project for RPG, which doesn’t have a name yet, can be traced to last year’s launch of watsonx Code Assistant for Z, which ..read more
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The Power Of Modernization: Igniting Business Growth With IBM i Upgrades
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by Tom Horan
3d ago
Staying competitive is key in a fast-paced business world. For many organizations, IBM i systems play a crucial role in their operations. These systems, known for their reliability, scalability, and security, have long been the go-to for critical business applications. But as technology advances, these systems must evolve, too. Upgrading your IBM i infrastructure isn’t just an upgrade – it’s a strategic investment that can fuel business growth. So the question is: Why modernize? Boost Efficiency and Performance Modernizing your IBM i systems can significantly increase efficiency and performanc ..read more
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Finding Replacements for EOL’d Ecommerce App for JD Edwards
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by Alex Woodie
3d ago
Fiserv is no longer selling or supporting ERP2Web, an ecommerce product used in JD Edwards environments. Companies have several options for replacements, including open source ecommerce applications like Adobe Commerce (formerly Magento) running in the cloud, which is the path recommended by Briteskies. ERP2Web is an ecommerce product from Fiserv designed to extend JD Edwards ERP systems with B2B capabilities around order entry, order management, product catalog, item availability, pricing, tax information, shipping, and sales order inquiries, among other capabilities. Earlier this year, Fiser ..read more
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Four Hundred Monitor, May 22
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by Jenny Thomas
3d ago
Howdy, IBM i folks! This week, COMMON held its annual POWERUp event in Fort Worth, Texas, and IT Jungle’s own Alex Woodie was there, wrangling up all the latest news for us. It won’t come as a surprise that much of the chatter was about artificial intelligence. Check out Alex’s story on the keynote as our Top Story below, and, of course, you can count on our team to be bringing you all the news out of Texas in the coming weeks. Before you mosey along, don’t miss the Calendar below for more learning opportunities through the end of the … The post Four Hundred Monitor, May 22 appeared first on I ..read more
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Big Blue Offers Managed Services For PowerVS Private Cloud Pods
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by Timothy Prickett Morgan
3d ago
There are lots of ways to skin the cloud infrastructure cat. You can rent cloudy capacity and manage it yourself. That is called Power Virtual Server. You can buy your own virtualized Power Systems servers and manage them with the same control plane as is used for the PowerVS cloud. That is called Power Virtual Server Private Cloud, of PowerVS Private Cloud for short. (Sort of.) And now, with announcement letter AD24-0420, Big Blue is offering a version of PowerVS Private Cloud that has a managed services provider layer on top of it from the company’s own … The post Big Blue Offers Managed Ser ..read more
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What, And Who, The New Power S1012 Server Is Aimed At
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by Timothy Prickett Morgan
5d ago
As you know full well by now, we have a new and final entry into the Power10 line of systems from IBM, the Power S1012, also known by its codename “Bonnell.” The Power S1012 entry server was announced two weeks ago and we did an architectural dive into the system last week based on the announcement letter and the Redbook on the system. After digging around a bit, this week we are going to do a comparative analysis on the Power S1012 machine compared to its predecessors, particularly the Power8-based Power S812 Mini machine from 2017, which was a similar … The post What, And Who, The New Power ..read more
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COMMON Hosts Its Annual Conference, Welcomes New Board This Week
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by Alex Woodie
5d ago
COMMON today kicks off its annual POWERUp conference, bringing the global IBM i community together in beautiful downtown Fort Worth, Texas. The world’s largest IBM i user group is also wrapping up an election for its board of directors, which features three candidates for three spots. For many decades, COMMON has hosted the single largest annual gathering of IBM i professionals, and that run of success will not be broken this week, with expectations of about 1,000 attendees at the show. This year’s annual COMMON conference, dubbed POWERUp 2024, features four days of education, networking oppor ..read more
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Guru: Testing URLs With HTTP_GET_VERBOSE
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by Gregory Simmons
5d ago
In my previous article Fooling around with SQL and RPG, I explored having a little fun with the HTTP_GET function to fetch a witty Dad Joke from https://icanhazdadjoke.com/. In this article, I want to demonstrate a more practical use of this great function. Or should I say, another version of HTTP_GET, that is HTTP_GET_VERBOSE, which also was introduced to us by the DB2 team in V7R3. In its simplest implementation, I can insert the URL I want to test into an SQL statement: select * from table(QSYS2.HTTP_GET_VERBOSE('https://icanhazdadjoke.com/','')) I will later want to run this embedded in ..read more
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As I See It: Mind Hacks
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by Victor Rozek
5d ago
When I first saw the video, it felt a bit like watching science fiction. There were rows of little children, sitting in a classroom, dressed identically, seemingly concentrating on their school work in compliant silence. It reminded me of 20th century newsreel footage of obedient Hitler youth, except that the kids were Asian. And it had a distinctly dystopian feel to it punctuated by an electronic headband on each child’s forehead. But it wasn’t fiction. The headband monitored the children’s brainwave activity, to identify those who were concentrating and those who were not. The results were t ..read more
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IBM i PTF Guide, Volume 26, Number 19
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by Doug Bidwell
5d ago
You will need a little time to deal with some security vulnerabilities this week, so set aside some time. There is also a warning about infrastructure changes for electronic fixes from IBM and, for those of you who care, a new release of the IBM MQ message queuing middleware. You can find out about the new MQ 9.4, which delivers improved cross-platform connectivity, observability, and modernization capabilities, at this link. And  as for preparing customer firewalls and proxies for the upcoming infrastructure changes – Call Home, Electronic Fix Distribution – check out this link. That lea ..read more
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