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Joseph Gulla

JOSEPH GULLA | IT Trendz | RSS

Reverse Engineering Business Rules

This is the last post in this series on software for Business Rules Management Systems (BRMS) software. In this post, I discuss the flip side of the business rule discussion, specifically extracting rules from existing applications. Think of a coin, it has two sides, head and tail. In the previous posts, I have been writing about the head of the coin—BRMS software that makes it possible to predefine the rules then use them at run time from the application. The tail side of the coin is using software and human invention to reverse engineer the business rules that are imbedded in the running code.

Michael AM Felt

MICHAEL AM FELT | SecuringAIX | RSS

SENDMAIL SSL efix: a Painless ifix

There is a good chance you are not using sendmail at all (on AIX) to receive mail. However, if you are, you should be using sendmail plus ssl. If you are using sendmail and ssl you have probably applied the fix suppiled last August (First Issued: Fri Aug  7 15:15:59 CDT 2015 |Updated: Tue Aug 18 09:19:51 CDT 2015.

Dawn May

DAWN MAY | i Can | RSS

Using ALLCHGRCV or ALLDTCRCV Control Group Entries to Save Journal Receivers

IBM i backup strategies may use journaling to shorten or eliminate down time for applications during backups.  BRMS provides special control group entries which assist in backing up journal receivers for these backup strategies.     

Jon Paris and Susan Gantner

JON PARIS AND SUSAN GANTNER | iDevelop | RSS

Future IBM i Jobs: Who Will Fill Them?

It's not a new topic for us, but it's still a top concer--both for us personally and in the IBM i community. Who will improve, modernize and maintain the applications that have been running so many businesses so well for so many years?

Steve Will

STEVE WILL | You and i | RSS

IBM i 7.3 Announcement

Today’s the day!  As I hinted a couple of months ago, we have big news.  Today, we are announcing the IBM i 7.3 release, which will be generally available on April 15, 2016.  

Troy Coleman

TROY COLEMAN | DB2utor | RSS

Using Trusted Context on a Local Connection

Back in August 2011, I wrote about the use of roles and trusted context in auditing DBA activity. Just recently two separate customers have asked me about how and when to use this. Given that -- not to mention the increased attention on enterprise security, the growing demand for remote access through mobile devices, and the ongoing need to audit all management activities -- this topic is well worth revisiting.

Rob McNelly

ROB MCNELLY | AIXchange | RSS

Finding the Motivation to Change

This blog typically covers AIX and other technical topics. However, every now and again I write about something else that interests me. This week's topic, honestly, is sensitive.

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