Four Hundred Monitor, December 4
December 4, 2019 Jenny Thomas
The year may be winding down, but before you log off for the holidays, there is plenty of action happening around the IBM i community. This week, IT Jungle’s own Timothy Prickett Morgan will be participating in a webinar to talk about all things cloud as they relate to the IBM i platform. You can find out how to listen in below in our Redbooks, White Papers, Blogs, and Other Resources section below. Then next week, Pete Massiello is hosting a webinar to take a look back at the IBM i in 2019. There’s more information on that event in the Chats, Webinars, Seminars, Shows, and Other Happenings section below. After you sign up for those events, come back here to read the computing news of the week.
Top Stories From Outside The Jungle
(ZDNet) A MongoDB survey of 1,500 IT decision makers and developers found that both groups overwhelmingly agree that developers do understand business priorities.
(Wired) While IBM and Google argue over who is king of the quantum realm, Amazon has quietly joined the race.
(Cointelegraph) IBM has filed for a patent of a system that uses blockchain technology to prevent drone-enabled package theft.
(ABC News) For those who love a good back story, here’s a look back at the women who broke ground in Australia’s computing industry.
(NewScientist) Roughly 67 percent of Americans play video games, so it’s not surprising IBM would want in on the action. This article finds that IBM is using quantum computing to generate scenes, levels or even complete video games that are better than the ones we have today.
Redbooks, White Papers, Blogs, and Other Resources
(Blair Technology Solutions) On December 5 at 1 p.m. Eastern, IT Jungle’s own Timothy Prickett Morgan will be participating in a webinar being hosted by John Blair, founder and president of Blair Technology Solutions, to talk about all things cloud as they relate to the IBM i platform. The webinar will go over the current state of the cloud for IBM i as well as go over the various scenarios where cloud capacity makes sense initially for customers. Sign up here and participate.
(IBM Redbooks) The “IBM Db2 Mirror for i Getting Started” Redbook gives a broad overview and understanding of this new solution covering its architecture, positioning, planning and implementation aspects. It provides an introduction reference for a seller or technical specialist audience to become familiar with the new Db2 Mirror solution.
(Manta Technologies) Manta’s annual year-end sale is underway. Get 30 percent off the 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.
(Seiden Group) If you’re looking for Python training on the IBM i, here is a resource with demos on how to install Python and develop web applications that access your Db2 data and RPG business logic.
(php[tek]) This conference for web developers with a focus on PHP is looking for speakers. Get more information about opportunities here. Call for speakers ends January 4, 2020. Find out more about php[tek] below.
Chats, Webinars, Seminars, Shows, and Other Happenings
December 5 – Webinar – The true cloud experience you’ve always wanted for your IBM i and AIX workloads, when and where you want them, is finally here. Join us at our webinar “IBM Power on Public Cloud” with industry leaders, John Blair and Timothy Prickett Morgan, as they discuss their knowledge and insights on: How to consume IBM Power (i) and AIX on demand; Use cases where public cloud makes the most sense; Rapid provisioning using templates.
December 10 – Webinar – Pete Massiello, president of iTech Solutions, will be answering your questions regarding IBM i in the year 2019. Join this live session with discussion starters from the people who work with and love IBM i the most — you. Submit a question upon registering for the session and be entered to win one of two $25 Amazon gift cards.
December 13 – IBM South Bank, London – IBM and ARCAD Software invite you to an IBM i 7.4 DevOps and Modernization tech briefing. Hear first-hand from HSBC and other customers how they succeeded in their IBM i DevOps transformation at scale.
December 17 – Webinar – RSVP to see a rebroadcast of New Generation Software’s 1-hour webinar “Rejuvenate IBM i Query, Reporting, and Analytics with NGS-IQ.” NGS staff will be online to answer questions in real time, and attendees will receive a $10 Subway gift email. The webinar will demonstrate how a non-programmer can use NGS-IQ to write new queries, run IBM Query/400 queries originally designed for 5250 green screens, and produce Excel sheets, Web reports, and Adobe PDF files.
March 24-26, 2020 – Dallas, Texas – The RPG & DB2 Summit heads to Dallas with new sessions, new workshops, new ideas, and new tools. Paul Tuohy, Susan Gantner and Jon Paris lead a team of 13 top experts teaching the critical skills you need to excel with modern IBM i development. SQL, RPG, Db2, ILE, open source, ACS, RDi, data analytics, web services, web and mobile apps — it’s all packed into a highly-concentrated three-day learning experience.
April 19-22, 2020 – Atlanta, Georgia – POWERUp 2020 will offer between 350-400 sessions presented by more than 100 IT professionals, and features the largest exposition of its kind. This conference structured to give you the pure education and professional connections needed to best enhance your career.
May 20-21, 2020 – Nashville, Tennessee – php[tek] is the longest-running web developer conference in the United States that has a focus on the PHP programming language. The event is broken up into multiple days. The main conference happens over the course of two days (May 20-21) and includes keynotes, talks, and networking options. It will be broken into three tracks on Tech Leadership, PHP Development, and Web Technologies. There is an optional Workshop day that precedes the conference that lets attendees take two separate in-depth half-day workshops. We also offer full-day training classes preceding the conference on May 18 on deep technical topics for independent purchase.