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June 20th – Annual Election and Speaker

June Event

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This month is our Annual Officer Election Luncheon so come join us for lunch and bring your nominations and votes with you! ūüėČ

There has been a lot of interest in the new IBM Pure Systems that was announced a few weeks ago and so we have rescheduled the meeting to be on June 20th so that we can have a special guest come and talk to use specifically about this.  Mark Ruberry is an IBM Client Technical Specialist supporting IBM Power Systems from IBM and has agreed to come and talk to us about the IBM Pure Systems announcement.  He will talk about the Expert Integrated Systems and answer the questions that we have about how this relates to the IBM i community.

Here is an agenda of his presentation:

Expert integrated systems combine the flexibility of general purpose systems, the elasticity of cloud and the simplicity of an appliance tuned to the workload.

Expert integrated systems fundamentally change the experience and economics of IT with built-in expertise, integration by design and a simplified experience.

IBM PureSystems is IBM’s first-ever family of integrated systems with built in expertise.

The characteristics of PureSystems are:

Built-in expertise

Expert integrated systems capture and automate best-practices and expertise, reducing manual steps that delay projects.

Integration by design

Expert integrated systems should start with carefully selected. integrated, tuned and optimized components designed for the workload. The ability to optimize the system for workload expertise must be built-in, and open for all application providers to participate.

Simplified experience

With expert integrated systems you don’t have to focus time on supporting individual software and hardware components. Instead, you purchase, deploy, manage and upgrade one integrated system.

IBM PureSystems use Patterns of Expertise that can automatically balance, manage and optimize the elements of your solution, from the underlying infrastructure and platform resources up to the application.

These patterns of expertise help deliver and manage today’s modern business processes, services and applications. They do so by encapsulating, into a repeatable and deployable form, proven best practices and expertise gained from decades of optimizing the deployment and management of data centers, software infrastructures and applications around the world. These patterns are not just a blueprint or a set of instructions to help you; the expertise is built-in and ready to help you achieve:


As you seek to innovate to bring products and services to market faster, you need fast time-to-value. Expertise built into a solution can eliminate manual steps, automate delivery and support innovation


With optimized patterns of expertise, you can accelerate cloud implementations to lower risk by improving security and reducing human error.


You need a less complex environment. Patterns of expertise can help you simplify the deployment and management of application workloads while minimizing potential startup issues and manual errors.


To reduce costs and conserve valuable resources, you must get the most out of your systems with energy efficiency, simple management and fast, automated response to problems. With built-in expertise, you can optimize your critical business applications and get the most of your investments.

PureFlex System¬†is an infrastructure system that provides an integrated computing system — combining servers, storage,networking, virtualization, and management into a single structure.

PureApplication System is specifically designed and tuned for transactional Web and database applications. Solutions enabled on the PureApplication System are packaged into patterns built for a cloud environment and easy deployment.

Golden CorralCome and join us for a Lunch and Learn at the¬†Golden Corral¬†at ¬†8860 Redwood Rd, West Jordan, UT 84088, starting at 11:30¬†am. ¬†Don’t forget to send your RSVP for a headcount.

GSLMUG Meeting on May 9th – Speaker: Jorge Merino – IBM i Web tool: Renaissance Framework

Jorge Merino – Renaissance Framework

ImageOn May 9th we will hear from Jorge Merino who will talk about a web tool called Renaissance Framework on the IBM i.

This is a framework for Rapid Application Development on the IBM i, it can be compared with CakePHP,  Simphony and other PHP frameworks for RAD.

Some of the features that Renaissance Framework offers Out Of the Box are:

Login System
Library List System
Menu System
Grids, powered with Ajax.
jQuery widgets wrapped with ILE RPG, like drag and drop, Tabs, Accordion, Predictive Text.
It is 100% Ajax Enabled.
Session System.
Audit Log.
Web Services
JDBC to talk with other DBs such MySQL, SQL Server.

The nice thing about Renaissance is that the ILE RPG programmer should not learn HTML, CSS or JavaScript, since they are already wrapped in ILE procedures, Binding Directories and Service Programs. Basic understanding of HTML is good to understand bettear about Web page layout. CSS and Javascript would be a plus if you want to wrap other jQuery widgets or create more advanced stuff.

The Framework is free of charge, 100% of the features are free, totally open source including source code owned by Coral Tree Limited company located at the UK. They only ask to give them feedback about bug fixes or enhancements that you would have done to the framework.

They have a forum free of charge and offer support for training and programming.

This is not a wrapper to web enable Green Screen applications, rather, is to create new programs from scratch but sharing some existing logic from legacy systems going 100% on the web.

Here is some additional information to review.




March 14th – Demystifying Journaling and Why You Should Take Another Look

Date: March 14, 2012

Topic:  Demystifying Journaling and Why You Should Take Another Look

Presented by:  Jeff Ashman, Keith Day, and Russ Roberts of Braid Software.

Jeff, Keith, and Russ have extensive experience with almost all aspects of IBM i Journaling.  The presentation will cover the basics of Journaling and then cover some things that can be done with journaling that you may not have thought about.  Things like real time data auditing & monitoring,   integration/interfacing, debugging, security auditing, and high availability.

Here is the video link of the presentation.


GSLMUG February Meeting – Speaker: Dean Compher – Big Data

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We were pleased to hear from Dean Compher, IBM IT Specialist here in Salt Lake City talk to us about Big Data. ¬†He reviewed the impact of the incredible¬†continuing¬†growth of data that is being collected and how organizations are trying to work with new technologies that help understand all of that data. ¬† Read more »

July 20th – Jason Nacey on IBM i Web Integration with Java

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Jason Nacey from ADP gave us an excellent presentation on the basics of building web pages to access the IBM i database using Java tools. He gave us examples and links to additional resources that are great to help us get started on our own projects. ¬†Great presentation and great questions by the users. Read more »