Four Hundred Monitor, October 16
October 16, 2019 Jenny Thomas
It’s a big day for IBM. Big Blue will be reporting its Q3 earnings this afternoon and there are a lot of expectations on what results may, or may not, be seen from the Red Hat acquisition, among other possibilities. Of course, you can expect to see some slicing and dicing of IBM’s numbers, as well as what it may mean for our IBM i ecosystem, in future issues of The Four Hundred, but until then, please read on to check out what’s been happening around IT this past week.
Top Stories From Outside The Jungle
(Barron’s) IBM will report earnings today, this article has some predictions.
(HPC Wire) While we’re looking ahead, what does computing have in store for us? IBM’s new director of research Dario Gil shares some thoughts.
(Working Mother) Dads get a nod on this list, which names IBM as one of the best companies for working fathers.
(IBM Developer Blog) The 2019 Call for Code winner has been revealed.
Redbooks, White Papers, Blogs, and Other Resources
(IBM Developer) Do you know an IBM professional who demonstrates expertise in and extraordinary support and advocacy for IBM technology, communities, and solutions? Then you may know an IBM Champion! The IBM Champion program recognizes innovative thought leaders in the technical community and rewards these contributions by amplifying their voice and increasing their sphere of influence. Make a nomination now through November 4.
(HelpSystems) Have you weighed in on the 2020 Marketplace Survey yet? Help our community develop a better understanding of the state of the IBM i by sharing your insight.
(Profound Logic) Share your Node.js development spaces with others or get inspired by searching other’s completed applications in this free workspace offered by Profound Logic.
(Manta Technologies) Manta offers a complete library of courses for programmers, operators, system administrators, and users of the IBM i operating system. All courses are web based and run in all popular browsers.
(IBMiReddit) The social news platform Reddit has many interesting threads for our community, including this recent one where a member is looking for advice on how to learn to “use an AS/400.”
Chats, Webinars, Seminars, Shows, and Other Happenings
October 23 – Webinar – Brian May answers your questions about Node.js on IBM i in part 2 of Profound Logic’s Node and IBM i series.
October 25 – Washington, D.C. – Join Erwin Earley, Senior Solutions Consultant at Zend by Perforce, Clark Everetts, Senior Professional Services Consultant at Zend by Perforce, and Jesse Gorzinski, Business Architect of open source at the IBM i development lab for a full day dedicated to exploring PHP on IBM i. This post-con day at php[world] is a single-track event and requires a separate ticket, which can be purchased independently or alongside a conference ticket. Session topics include: An overview of the capabilities of PHP on IBM i; building web applications that use your IBM i data; leveraging existing business logic from your ILE programs and artifacts; the three pillars of modernization; what you need to know about IBM’s increasing use of open source with the IBM i platform; how you can use the features in Zend Server to rapidly build and manage applications on the IBM i platform.
November 11-13 – Virginia Beach, Virginia – Do you run IBM i? Network with fellow peers at the annual MAGiC conference. IBM i Chief Architect Charlie Guarino will keynote and featured speakers include: Charlie Guarino of Central Park Data Systems; Mike Pavlak of Fresche Solutions; Larry Bolhuis of Frankeni Technology Consulting; and Erwin Earley of Rogue Wave Software, Inc.
November 12-14 – Orlando, Florida – The Profound Logic User Seminar (PLUS) is three days of intense, product-focused learning with workshops, labs, and educational sessions. Get in-depth, hands-on instruction from Profound Logic experts for a fraction of the cost of on-site training. Learn at your pace with multiple session tracks. Attend a day dedicated to hands-on product workshops. Network with fellow Profound Logic customers and partners.