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Book Review: Flexible Input, Dazzling Output with IBM i

by Anne Grubb September 14, 2016 0 Comments

Today, it's all about input and output. Getting data into the IBM i from non-traditional sources and then displaying it back out again in varied formats. Flexible Input, Dazzling Output with IBM i gives programmers all they need to know to master this critical skill.

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Tech Tip: Discovering Bluemix

by Anne Grubb August 24, 2016 0 Comments

Bluemix is IBM’s enterprise-grade cloud development and deployment platform--in other words, Platform as a Service (PaaS). Bluemix offers an integrated development experience in the cloud. It helps both born-on-the-cloud and enterprise developers build applications with their choice of tools and languages. Bluemix features cloud integration services that enable a secure connection between an organization’s public apps and its private assets. In this tip, adapted from IBM Cloud Platform Primer, you'll learn how to get started using Bluemix for your own cloud applications.

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Book Review: Evolve Your RPG Coding--Move from OPM to ILE ... and Beyond

by Anne Grubb August 16, 2016 0 Comments

Evolve Your RPG Coding: Move from OPM to ILE ... and Beyond provides an amazingly comprehensive introduction to ILE RPG programming concepts while at the same time delivering enough technical detail to make you productive very quickly.

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Book Review: Database Design and SQL for DB2

by Anne Grubb August 08, 2016 0 Comments

If you have time for just one book to begin your journey into SQL on the IBM i, Database Design and SQL for DB2 is that book. It provides everything an IBM i programmer needs in order to become productive with SQL, particularly in an ILE RPG environment.

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Book Review: DB2 10.5 Fundamentals for LUW--Certification Study Guide (Exam 615)

by Anne Grubb August 02, 2016 0 Comments

DB2 10.5 Fundamentals for LUW: Certification Study Guide (Exam 615), by DB2 expert Roger Sanders, will be extremely valuable to IBM DB2 database administrators who are preparing to take IBM test C2090-615: DB2 10.5 Fundamentals for LUW. It is a also a useful DB2 for LUW reference book.

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What's New: DB2 11 for z/OS Database Administration--Certification Study Guide (Exam 312)

by Anne Grubb July 19, 2016 0 Comments

Are you a DB2 11 for z/OS DBA who will take IBM certification exam 312? Then you'll want this must-have new test prep book by Susan Lawson. DB2 11 for z/OS Database Administration--Certification Study Guide (Exam 312) is an essential guide that covers the 6 key areas every DB2 for z/OS DBA must to know to pass IBM Professional Certification Program test C2090-312.

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What's New: DB2 10.5 DBA for LUW Upgrade from DB2 10.1--Certification Study Notes (Exam 311)

by Anne Grubb July 14, 2016 0 Comments

The newest title in MC Press' DB2 Certification series is a concise, budget-friendly option for DB2 professionals who are preparing for IBM DB2 certification exam 311. The book--DB2 10.5 DBA for LUW Upgrade from DB2 10.1--Certification Study Notes (Exam 311)--is by DB2 expert Roger E. Sanders, who has helped develop 23 DB2 certification exams. In the book, you'll find a thorough review of all the key areas covered on the exam: DB2 10.5 overview, DB2 server management, physical design, and more.

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Book Review: IBM i Security Administration and Compliance, Second Edition

by Anne Grubb June 15, 2016 0 Comments

If you have only one book for security administration and compliance on the IBM i, this is the one you should have.

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What's New: IBM i Security Administration and Compliance - Second Edition

by Anne Grubb May 26, 2016 0 Comments

The long-awaited update to the definitive IBM i security reference is here! IBM i Security Administration and Compliance, Second Edition, by trusted IBM i security expert Carol Woodbury, guides security administrators through every aspect of computer security for today's IBM i.

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Book Review: Programming in ILE RPG, Fifth Edition

by Anne Grubb May 24, 2016 0 Comments

The fifth edition of Programming in ILE RPG by Bryan Meyers and Jim Buck provides an excellent progression of subject matter for the next generation of RPG developers. There is a strong emphasis on free-format coding with plenty of references to fixed-format code. This perspective on RPG will make it easy for students to learn RPG and aid experienced developers in making a transition to more modern coding techniques.

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Book Review: DB2 10.1/10.5 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows Database Administration: Certification Guide

by Anne Grubb May 09, 2016 0 Comments

If you’re looking for a book that presents a well-rounded overview of DB2 for LUW and you’d like to know what’s new in versions 10.1 and 10.5, look no further. DB2 10.1/10.5 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows Database Administration: Certification Study Guide (Exams 611 and 311) can serve as a training guide for a beginner, a DB2 certification preparation tool for an advancing professional, or a reference guide for a database expert.

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What's New: DB2 10.5 Fundamentals for LUW Certification Study Guide

by Anne Grubb May 03, 2016 0 Comments

New from MC Press: The latest DB2 Certification Study Guide, by Roger E. Sanders. For DB2 for LUW DBAs who want to pass exam 615 in IBM's certification program, this book is the most complete exam preparation resource available.

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Welcome to the New MC Press Bookstore

by David Uptmor March 15, 2016 0 Comments

We upgraded from the Amazon Webstore platform to Shopify to serve you better and on more platforms. We still offer Amazon Checkout and Fulfillment by Amazon, but now have a simpler design to allow you to find the books you’re looking for to boost you career or take your company's IT infrastructure to new heights.

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