Aaron Bartell, and a few others, came up with a pretty neat idea: A Linux desktop for IBM i developers (and/or users). Based on Ubuntu, the desktop environment would provide tools that an IBM i developer needs. 5250 Emulator IDE Mail Web Etc… A list has been created to coordinate the project … LinuxDesktop4i. Check…
SEU in the age of Twitter
I was having a conversation on Twitter, and… hm? Yes, Twitter’s one of those new-fangled thingies that nobody can really explain to you why you should be bothered with it. Yes, email works perfectly well, as do the telephone and the telegraph. This opinion piece isn’t about Twitter; it’s about why I think SEU is…
COMMON 2009 & Al Barsa
The annual COMMON conference is just around the corner … this time in Reno Nevada.
Three significant things of note for this conference …
Al Barsa Memorial Scholarship
Board of Directors Elections
Plug-in Developers Reference
Those of us who are developing plug-ins for WDSC / RDi are in for a bit of a shock now that RDi 7.5 has been released. IBM has moved the RSE from a proprietary, closed source, framework to open source. Most of the RSE framework is now part of the Eclipse Target Management project. Obviously…
Using Eclipselink (Eclipse Persistence Services Project) with DB/2 on System i
This post is about Eclipselink and my experience using it with the System i. It also describes some problems I ran into so you can avoid them if you try Eclipselink. Eclipselink is Eclipse Persistence Services Project, version 1.0 was released July 9, 2008. See http://www.eclipse.org/eclipselink/ I wont go into the history and general explanations….