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Volume 14, Number 3 -- February 12, 2014
The next issue of Four Hundred Guru will publish on February 26.
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Four Reasons RPG Geezers Should Care About The New Free-Form RPG
by Jon Paris

By now you have probably heard that with the latest V7 changes to RPG IV, we can code completely free-form programs. But why should you care? Maybe you saw the benefit of free-form calcs and have been using them for some time, but you still can't see why you should bother with learning this new way of coding D, F, and P specs. What's the point? Well, I'm going to share my thoughts on that subject. READ MORE >

DB2 For i Odds And Ends
by Michael Sansoterra

IBM i 7.1 and its various incremental releases have introduced many great new features in DB2 for i. Many of the features have been covered in Four Hundred Guru tips. This tip will cover some of the less exciting, yet important features that may have gone unnoticed. Best of all, many of them are even available in IBM i 6.1. READ MORE >



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Admin Alert: Saying Goodbye To An Old Power i
by Joe Hertvik

IBM first introduced Power 7 servers running IBM i on February 8, 2010. So if you leased one of those machines, chances are good that it's either coming off lease soon or about to come off lease. If you're ready to say goodbye to an old Power i, here's seven things to do before you return that old machine to the leasing company. READ MORE >


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The Four Hundred
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Expanding The IBM i Advocate's Tool Box

Blue Chip Builds Out 1.5 Million CPW IBM i Cloud

As I See It: Googling The Future

Emerging Markets Chill IT Spending Forecast

Four Hundred Stuff
Dropping Soon: IBM's Big Application Modernization Redbook

IBM Goes Graphical with PowerVP Performance Tool

Software Change Management Designed For Small IBM i Shops

Krengel Soothes RPG to XML Integration Needs

BCD Flushes More Green from Modernized IBM i Screens

Four Hundred Monitor
Four Hundred Monitor's
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System i PTF Guide
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February 1, 2014: Volume 16, Number 05

January 25, 2014: Volume 16, Number 04

January 18, 2014: Volume 16, Number 03

January 11, 2014: Volume 16, Number 02

January 4, 2014: Volume 16, Number 01

TPM at EnterpriseTech
IBM Jumpgate: An OpenStack Translator For Proprietary Clouds
Startup Slashes Latencies With Server-Switch Hybrid
Canonical To Kick Ubuntu Server Into Hyperscale

Hardware Matters, But Software Also Drives Switch Choices

Efficiency Gains, Cloud Hold Down IT Spending Growth

Dell Fires Up A Bevy Of 64-Bit ARM Servers For Developers

Enterprise Guru Nadella Takes The Helm At Microsoft

IBM System x GM Talks About The Future With Lenovo

MIT Prototypes Zippy Flash-FPGA Hybrid Storage Array

Dell Bares Switch Metal To Other Network Operating Systems

Smoother Waters Ahead For Mellanox After Choppy 2013

Sneak Peeks At Some Future Open Compute Servers

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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Four Reasons RPG Geezers Should Care About The New Free-Form RPG

DB2 For i Odds And Ends

Admin Alert: Saying Goodbye To An Old Power i

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