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IBM i 7.2 Technical Overview with TR1
Fri, Dec 12th 2014 5:10a   Ralf Petter
The long awaited draft of the redbook "IBM i 7.2 Technical Overview with TR1" has been posted to the IBM redbook site. So if you plan to upgrade to the latest and greatest release of "IBM i" read this fantastic redbook. [read] Keywords: ibm

Notes client with embedded sametime 9 crashes when launched from eclipse
Thu, Nov 6th 2014 7:23a   Ralf Petter
I often start my Notes client from eclipse to debug our plugins in the client. I have described how to configure eclipse to start notes from eclipse in an older blog post. Yesterday our Admin has installed the sametime 9.0 embedded client in my Notes installation and after that Notes crashes when started from eclipse with the following error in the error log: Unhandled exception Type=Segmentation error vmState=0x00040000 J9Generic_Signal_Number=00000004 ExceptionCode=c0000005 ExceptionAddress=9 [read] Keywords: admin ibm notes notes client sametime community eclipse

New "Case of the unexplained" and "Malware hunting" session recordings with Mark Russinovich
Mon, Nov 3rd 2014 2:20a   Ralf Petter
If you really want to learn how to solve problems in Windows i really recommend to watch the latest versions of this sessions at TechED of Mark Russinovich the creator of the Sysinternals tools. In the Cease of the unexplained session Mark shows you how to analyze program crashes, sluggish performance, blue screens and other windows problems. In the malware hunting session Mark explains how to use the fabulous sysinternals tools to detect and remove malware from your computer. And the bes [read] Keywords: microsoft

Recovering from "database is being taken offline and cannot be opened" on Domino Server
Fri, Oct 17th 2014 3:29a   Ralf Petter
Today in the morning many users cannot access the Domino Server because they get the error message "database is being taken offline and cannot be opened". In the Server tasks we see that the DBMT task hangs on a database. Our Domino admin has restarted the server to solve the problem with no success. The databases which are not accessible have a xxx.tmp file with the exact same size as the nsf file. We have tried to remove the xxx.tmp file, but the databases are still offline. Even the normal [read] Keywords: admin agent domino lotus updall database server

Virtual Control Panel in IBM i Access Client solutions
Tue, Oct 14th 2014 6:09a   Ralf Petter
Jesse Gorzinski from IBM has posted a nice article on developerworks about the many advantages the Virtual Control Panel in IBM i Access Client solutions have over the old on fro IBM i Access for Windows. If you have not already you should really make the switch to the future of IBM i client connection. [read] Keywords: ibm

How to find the documents which reference a DAOS NLO file.
Tue, Oct 14th 2014 1:31a   Ralf Petter
Yesterday i had the problem that a user who got a new replica of his mail file does not get new mails. Every time he start the replication of his mail file he got the error "File does not exist" in the replicator tab. The replication log shows that the replica is sending data to the server, but does not get any data from the server. The error message "File does not exist" on the client does not really help, but there is also an error in the server log which shows the root cause of the pr [read] Keywords: domino lotus application database server

Nice Partnership betweeen Apple and IBM in mobile business
Sat, Oct 11th 2014 6:11a   Ralf Petter
Hey IBM really a nice partnership between you and Apple in the mobile business. First IOS release after the announcement of the partnership kills the mobile controls of xPages in Domino and IBM needs three weeks to get a technote out of the door that says that they need additional time to solve the problem with a interim fix. Maybe you should announce a partnership with google in the browser business and a few weeks after that google releases a new Chrome browser which kills your web based prod [read] Keywords: domino ibm xpages apple google mobile


Everything you always wanted to know about PTF handling on IBM i but were afraid to ask
Wed, Oct 1st 2014 3:59a   Ralf Petter
In the moment i prepare the image catalogs for PTF installation on our IBM i. When i have searched for some info's on PTF's i have found a really great presentation about PTF Management on the IBM i. So if you want to know how PTF's on the IBM i work and what to do to keep your system running, i really recommend "Managing your IBM i PTF's" from Larry Bolhuis. [read] Keywords: ibm

IBM Notes Traveler Interim Fix 7 has been released today
Mon, Sep 15th 2014 5:37a   Ralf Petter
Today the new Interim Fix 7 for Traveler has been released. You can download the new fix on fix central. Up to now the fix list for this Interim fix is not available, but i will update this post when IBM updates the corresponding documentation [read] Keywords: ibm ldd lotus notes traveler

IBM Notes Traveler 9.0.1 Interim Fix 6 has been released today
Mon, Sep 15th 2014 5:33a   Ralf Petter
Today the new Interim Fix 6 for Traveler 9.0.1 has been released. You can download the new fix on fix central. Up to now the fix list for this Interim fix is not available, but i will update this post when IBM updates the corresponding documentation [read] Keywords: ibm ldd lotus notes traveler

Row and Column Access Control support in DB2 for IBM i
Fri, Sep 12th 2014 2:30a   Ralf Petter
One of the biggest new features in IBM i 7.2 is Row and Column Access Control support in Db2 for IBM i. This feature allows you to control the access to specific rows and columns on user or group level. This is especially important when your users can access your database files with ODBC, JDBC, or File transfer, because with this methods the can bypass security features built into your application To get a smart start on the new possibilities this feature provides watch Mike Cain on youtube and [read] Keywords: ibm application database db2 odbc security

Gute Zusammenfassung des Apple Events auf derStandard.at
Wed, Sep 10th 2014 6:13a   Ralf Petter
Für alle die auch augrund der Unfähigkeit von Apple einen Live stream zu organisieren nichts vom gestrigen Event gesehen haben empfehle ich die Zusammenfassung von Birgit Riegler auf derStandard.at bzw die Artikel zur Apple Watch und zu den neuen iPhones auf Heise. Übrigens auf den Bildern haut mich die Apple Watch jetzt nicht gerade vom Hocker, aber warten wir mal ab wie sie in Echt aussieht. Prinzipiell würde ich bei Apple immer auf die 2. Generation warten wie man z.B. beim iPad gesehen h [read] Keywords: apple iphone

Apple Live stream epic fail
Tue, Sep 9th 2014 11:20a   Ralf Petter
It should be possible even for Apple to create a live stream which is available on all major operating systems. Arrogance comes before the fall. [read] Keywords: apple

IceBucketChallenge solved
Tue, Sep 2nd 2014 9:46a   Ralf Petter
Jetzt hat es mich auch erwischt und ich wurde von meinem Schwager für die IceBucketChallenge nominiert. Normalerweise halte ich ja nichts von diesen Selbstdarstellungen auf den Sozialen Plattformen, aber weil es um die Erforschung einer Behandlung für die schreckliche Krankheit ALS (Amyotrophe Lateralsklerose) geht habe ich auch mitgemacht. Ich hoffe wirklich, dass die Aktion dazu beiträgt eine Behandlung für ALS zu finden und dass zumindest eine der vielen seltenen Krankheiten an denen die [read] Keywords: wiki

Improve the Performance of the ASF Tomcat Server on the IBM i
Thu, Aug 28th 2014 7:13a   Ralf Petter
There is a new article on developerworks which contains a bunch of tips how to improve the performance and security of the ASF Tomcat server on the IBM i. Performance and security are two important key points when running Tomcat on IBM i. This article introduces how to improve Tomcat’s performance and security by tuning IBM i, Java virtual machine (JVM), Tomcat, HTTP Server for i and specific applications. more... [read] Keywords: ibm applications java security server

Document Spy: Admins little helper
Wed, Aug 27th 2014 11:13a   Ralf Petter
When i should choose one thing, that i really hate about Notes i am sure that i will choose the property box with the document items. Not only that the box is not resizable and really very small on todays big screen, the biggest problem is that you can not switch to Designer and still see the items of the document in the notes client. So i have developed the Document Spy which overcomes some of the limitations of the Notes property box. It will show you all items of the current document in a [read] Keywords: domino notes notes client database profile widget

IBM i Disk Performance
Tue, Aug 26th 2014 5:38a   Ralf Petter
One of the most important components of a server is the Disk subsystem. If you need information's how to optimize or analyze the IO performance of your Power System with IBM i, i recommend to watch the presentation "IBM i Disk Performance" from Satid Singkorapoom. Abstract: This presentation provides technical performance information on Power Systems' internal disk HW subsystem when managed by IBM i and OS/400. You can learn about how IBM i manages disk allocation for data and memory faulti [read] Keywords: ibm server

Dell U2713HM 68,6 cm (27 Zoll) LED-Monitor ein Traum für den Entwickler
Thu, Aug 21st 2014 12:12p   Ralf Petter
Lange habe ich überlegt, ob ich meinen alten 24" Samsung Monitor gegen einen neuen Monitor austauschen sollte. Jetzt habe ich mich endlich überwunden und mir einen neuen Dell U2713HM 27 Zoll LED Monitor geleistet. Wichtig war für mich eine hohe Pixeldichte für schärfere Schriftdarstellung und ein mattes Display um störende Spiegelungen zu vermeiden. Beides erfüllt der Dell U2713HM mit Bravour. Auch die Blickwinkelunabhänigkeit und die homgene Ausleuchtung sind um vieles besser als bei m [read] Keywords: eclipse

How to fix "Bootmgr is missing" error in Windows 7
Sun, Aug 10th 2014 6:12a   Ralf Petter
A friend of mine called me this morning that her Windows 7 does not start and that she got the error message "Bootmgr is missing press any key to restart" She was able to fix this by following the steps in this video tutorial i suggested to her. [read] Keywords:

AFP Workbench Viewer fails with "The program can't start because icuuc44.dll ismissing"
Fri, Aug 8th 2014 7:12a   Ralf Petter
After installing 7.1 service pack SI50567 the AFP Workbenchviewer which is used in the System i Navigator to view spool files fails on startup with the error "The program can't start because icuuc44.dll ismissing" It does not help to reinstall the program as the error message says. After some search i found APAR SE57569 which describes the problem and there is also an Hotfix which correct the error. So if you have installed 7.1 with service pack SI50567 i strongly recommend to install the h [read] Keywords: ibm system i

Die Cloud und der Browser sind für Enterpriseanwendungen vielleicht doch keine so gute Idee
Mon, Aug 4th 2014 11:26a   Ralf Petter
Alle großen Player sei es IBM, Microsoft oder Google hätten unsere Daten gerne in der Cloud und am Besten soll alles in Zukunft nur noch über den Browser gemacht werden. Sie versprechen uns eine strahlende Zukunft in der wir auf egal welchen Geräten und von wo auch immer aus mit unseren Daten arbeiten können. Ich für meinen Teil war aber schon bisher immer ziemlich skeptisch, gegenüber Cloud und browserbasierenden Lösungen eingestellt. Zu viele Dinge an der Cloud wie Backup and Restore u [read] Keywords: ibm inotes firefox google microsoft server

Network layer name resolution in Wireshark
Fri, Aug 1st 2014 6:17a   Ralf Petter
Normally Wireshark does not make a reverse lookup for network layer addresses, which makes it sometime hard to find out to which communication a IP packet belongs. Fortunately there is an option to enable the name resolution for the network layer. Just select the "View->Name Resolution->Enable for Network Layer" option. Now every IP Address which has a DNS name assigned, will be automatically resolved in your network trace. [read] Keywords: network

Easy packet filtering with Wireshark
Thu, Jul 31st 2014 10:12a   Ralf Petter
Wireshark the ultimate tool to solve network problems have so many filter possibilities, that it is often very difficult to find the correct one for your need in the Filter expression dialog. But fortunately there is an easy way to create a filter. Simply click on the field in the packet trace detail for which you want to create a filter with the right mouse button and choose the correct "Apply as Filter" context menu. If you have already set a filter and want to add the field as an addition [read] Keywords: network

Add your own Shortcuts to the Masthead without java or eclipse knowledge
Thu, Jul 31st 2014 5:57a   Ralf Petter
In one of my last posts (Add Custom Actions to the Masthead (Shortcut Buttonbar) in Notes 9) i have shown to you how to add your own Shortcuts to the Masthead with an eclipse extension. To do this you need basic java skills and an eclipse installation properly configured for Notes plugin development. I have got many replies that many Notes developers/admins do not have the prerequisites to follow my tutorial and so i have promised to provide a new tutorial without the need for java or eclipse s [read] Keywords: notes notes client database desktop development eclipse enterprise java server widget

Holiday Reading: Redbook Performance Optimization and Tuning Techniques for IBM Processors
Tue, Jul 22nd 2014 11:12a   Ralf Petter
I am on vacation and it is raining outside. So it works out well that in july IBM released a new redbook about Performance Optimization and Tuning Techniques for IBM Processores. The redbook contains chapters for all three operating systems which runs on Power Systems (IBM i, AIX and Linux). If you are a Developer or advanced Admin on Power Systems this redbook is my recommendation to get a good understanding what to do to get the most of your Power System. Table of contents Chapter 1. Optim [read] Keywords: admin ibm aix application db2 java linux server websphere

Die Hölle kann doch zufrieren
Wed, Jul 16th 2014 4:26a   Ralf Petter
Wie der Standard und Heise berichten gehen Apple und IBM eine Partnerschaft ein um Enterprise Anwendungen auf die iOS Geräte zu bringen. Das ist echt eine Kehrtwende in der Politik von Apple nach dem sie noch vor Kurzem ohne mit der Wimper zu zucken auf Macs IBM Notes kaputt gemacht haben, nur weil sie selber gerne eine App mit dem Namen Notes haben wollten. Ich denke IBM wird von dieser Partnerschaft wesentlich mehr profitieren als Apple, denn Apple wird Zugeständnisse machen müssen damit d [read] Keywords: ibm notes apple enterprise iphone

Updated Todo Activator widget adds Todo icon to the Masthead (ShortCutButtonBar)
Tue, Jul 15th 2014 4:37a   Ralf Petter
For all who do not have the skills to extend Notes by them self, i have updated my To do Activator widget with an To Do icon for the masthead. So if you have already installed the To do Activator widget upgrade it to the latest version and if not try it to get the most out of your Notes client. [read] Keywords: notes notes client widget

Add Custom Actions to the Masthead (Shortcut Buttonbar) in Notes 9 (Part1)
Sun, Jul 13th 2014 8:12a   Ralf Petter
The Masthead (Shortcut Button bar) that was added to Notes with version 9 is only of limited use if you can not add your own actions to it, so in todays post i want to show how to extend the masthead with your own actions so that you can give your users the best usability possible. First of all you need an eclipse installation configured for notes development. If you need help read my tutorial How to configure Eclipse 4.3 to develop plugins for Notes Part 1 and Part2. Create a new Plug-in Pro [read] Keywords: notes application development eclipse java properties widget

Add Custom actions to the new Masthead (Shortcut Buttonbar) in Notes 9 (Part2)
Sun, Jul 13th 2014 8:12a   Ralf Petter
In the first part of this multi part tutorial i have shown you how to create the structure of the plugin and how to import and add an icon to the build configuration of your plugin. In the second part i will show you which dependency and extension you have to add to get your icon in the Masthead. Open your plugin.xml with a double click. Go to the "Dependencies" tab and select "Add" to add a dependency. Search for "com.ibm.rcp.ui" and select it to add it to your dependencies. You can on [read] Keywords: expeditor ibm notes notes client database eclipse java widget xml

Workaround for problem with widget deployment in Notes 9
Thu, Jul 10th 2014 6:12a   Ralf Petter
In one of my last posts i blogged about a bug in Notes 9 which breaks the automatic deployment of widget through the widget catalog. As IBM is still analyzing the problem and our rollout should start next week, i have developed a small plugin which temporarily fixes this problem. When this plugin is installed it will check if the replication listener for your Widget catalogs are missing and if yes will add them. If you have the problem, that widgets do not get deployed or updated automatically [read] Keywords: ibm notes bug widget widgets

Let's build a better Support Experience together
Wed, Jul 9th 2014 6:12a   Ralf Petter
IBM is designing a new support experience and needs our help to better understand what questions customers want to ask about IBM Notes. If you want submit your questions you can use the "Questions for IBM Support page" The questions will not be answered by IBM, but should help them to better understand what questions customer have. [read] Keywords: ibm notes

Widget deployment does not work on some Notes 9.0.1 FP1 clients
Tue, Jul 8th 2014 4:17a   Ralf Petter
We deploy our custom plugins and features with the widget catalog to our Notes clients. This works very well in 8.5.3, but in our 9.0.1 FP1 pilot environment the automatic deployment does not always work. When i select a category to install on a client which is affected by this problem in the preferences nothing happens. The strange thing is that on some client this works always, on some sometimes and on the others it works never. I have opened a PMR 48817 060 618 with IBM to analyze the probl [read] Keywords: ibm notes widget

Extension Spy works now in Notes 8.5.x and 9.0 too
Wed, Jul 2nd 2014 1:12p   Ralf Petter
The Extension Spy i presented in one of my latest posts had an dependency on Notes 9.0.1 so that it will not work in versions prior 9.0.1. I have removed this dependency and now the plugin should work in all Notes 8.5.x and 9.0.1 standard clients. If you had problems with the installation please remove the widget and reinstall the new version. I have tested it with 8.5.3 and 9.0.1. Please leave a comment, if you have still problems with the new version on your client. [read] Keywords: notes widget

Activate the "To Dos" sidebar feature in the IBM Notes standardclient
Tue, Jul 1st 2014 1:12p   Ralf Petter
The Sidebar was one of the great features which came with the Standard client in Version 8. One of the first uses of the sidebar was the "Day at a glance" calendar view. But what some of our users misses was a sidebar view for the "To Dos" similiar to the "Day at a glance" view. There are some workarounds for this like creating a view widget with the widget wizard. But the old C++ views looks not very sexy in the sidebar. Last week i played a little bit with the Extension Spy and was very [read] Keywords: domino ibm ldd lotus notes widget

Erweiterte Einstellungen in Desktop Policy funktionieren nicht richtig.
Mon, Jun 30th 2014 8:24a   Ralf Petter
In einem meiner letzten Posts habe ich gezeigt, wie man den "Masthead" von Notes 9 über eine Desktoppolicy beeinflussen kann. Leider sind aber die Dialoge des Domino Adressbuchs in der deutschen und französischen Version von Domino leider kaputt übersetzt worden. Es wurde nämlich der englische Begriff "enforce" mehrmals irrtümlich ins Deutsche ("Zwingend") übersetzt. Dies bewirkt, dass zwingende Policyeinstellungen nicht richtig übernommen werden. Glücklicherweise kann dieses Probl [read] Keywords: domino ibm notes desktop

Erste Eindrücke von Android L
Mon, Jun 30th 2014 6:12a   Ralf Petter
Andreas Proschofsky vom Standard hat sich Android L schon einmal für uns angeschaut und einen interessanten Artikel und ein Hand On Video dazuverfasst. Ich finde das schaut sehr viel versprechend aus und ich fürchte ich werde bald mal mein altes Desire S gegen etwas neueres austauschen müssen ;-) Android L: Die wichtigsten Neuerungen des neuen Betriebssystems [read] Keywords:

A deep look under the hood of the Notes Standard client.
Sun, Jun 29th 2014 1:13p   Ralf Petter
The IBM Notes Standard client is an eclipse RCP (Rich client application) which has hundreds of extension points to extend the functionality of the application. This extension point allows you to extend notes in ways which were absolute impossible to do in versions prior Notes 8. The only problem is that the documentation of the extension points is still very weak and i have no hope that this will improve significantly in the next time. So i have created a tool to graphically browse the extensi [read] Keywords: ibm notes notes client application eclipse

The new Powersystems explained to CIO's
Sat, Jun 28th 2014 6:11a   Ralf Petter
There are many very technical presentations and informations about the new fantastic power systems with power 8. But if you need to present this brand new technology to the management of your company then i will recommend this video which explains the advantages of the power platform in an eassy to understand way. [read] Keywords: ibm

Heute und Morgen kostenpflichtige Apps im Wert von 100 EUR gratis im Amazon Appstore
Fri, Jun 27th 2014 3:24a   Ralf Petter
Wer sich bei der letzten Aktion einen Kindle Fire geholt hat, bzw. sich den Amazon Appstore auf seinem Androidgerät eingerichtet hat, sollte heute mal auf Amazon schauen, denn heute und morgen sind Apps im Wert von 100 EUR gratis. Also schnell zuschlagen. [read] Keywords:

Eclipse 4.4 Luna has been released
Thu, Jun 26th 2014 12:10a   Ralf Petter
Eclipse 4.4 the newest and greatest release of my preferred IDE and RCP Development platform has been released. After the very buggy start of the 4.x releases with 4.1 and 4.2 the 4.x code stream is now very stable and the performance is back to an acceptable level. So if you are still developing in Eclipse 3.x now is the time to step up and see how much eclipse has improved in the last years. You can find details what's new and which projects are included in Eclipse 4.4 at https://projects [read] Keywords: development eclipse

Launch the Domino Designer from Eclipse to debug your custom Designer extensions.
Wed, Jun 25th 2014 11:15a   Ralf Petter
Cameron Gregor asked me in a comment whether it is possible to launch the Domino Designer from eclipse in the same way like the Notes client and the answer is yes this is possible. In this post i will describe what you have to change in your existing notes launch config to start the Designer from eclipse. This enables you to debug Extensions for the designer or XPages. To follow the steps you need a working Notes plugin target and a launch config for the notes client. If you need help with this [read] Keywords: domino ibm notes notes client xpages development eclipse java vm

Ask the Experts Q&A session Managing Domino Upgrading and Migration transcript is available
Wed, Jun 25th 2014 7:15a   Ralf Petter
IBM hosted and Ask the Experts Q&A session about Domino Upgrading and Migration on June 3, 2014. The Audio replay and the transcript of the FAQ is now available on developer works. Very Interesting questions and answers. If you upgrade your Domino infrastructure in the near future i strongly recommend to listen to this session. [read] Keywords: domino ibm

Configure the Notes 9 Masthead (ShortcutButtonBar) with a desktop policy
Tue, Jun 24th 2014 10:55a   Ralf Petter
One of the new features of Notes 9 is the Masthead which is a shortcut bar to access often used functions in Notes. The user can configure which icons will be shown in the view menu of the Notes client. But what if you want to preconfigure this feature for your users on roll out? Although in the Desktop policy are no settings for the Masthead, you can configure this with managed settings. The settings which icon are available is stored in the "com.ibm.rcp.ui.prefs" file in the "workspace.me [read] Keywords: admin domino ibm notes notes client policies applications desktop eclipse workspace

Vorschau auf die Google I/O 2014
Sun, Jun 22nd 2014 7:12a   Ralf Petter
Andreas Proschofsky vom Standard hat eine umfangreiche Vorschau auf die Themen der diesjährigen Google I/O 2014 zusammengestellt. Diese enthält nicht nur Informationen für Android Freunde sondern hält auch viel interessantes für IOS Nutzer bereit. Google plant nämlich, seinen Anwendungsentwicklern mit Quantum Paper eine platformübergreifende App Entwicklung zu ermöglichen. Diese Apps sollen aber nicht einfach nur den selben Look auf allen Platformen haben, sondern sie sollen ähnlich wie [read] Keywords: google

xPages in Notes client fails with XPCOM error 0xcf1f30001 after upgrade to Notes 9.0.1
Sat, Jun 21st 2014 6:12a   Ralf Petter
I have upgraded my Notes Client from 8.5.3 FP2 to 9.0.1 FP1 and after this upgrade no xPage based application works in the notes client. In the trace of the client i found an "CLPDN0031E: org.eclipse.swt.SWTError: XPCOM error 0xc1f30001" error with the stack trace: org.eclipse.swt.SWTError: XPCOM error 0xc1f30001 at org.eclipse.swt.browser.Mozilla.error(Mozilla.java:2663) at org.eclipse.swt.browser.Mozilla.create(Mozilla.java:732) at org.eclipse.swt.browser.Browser.(Browser.java:99)...... A [read] Keywords: ibm notes notes client xpages application eclipse java properties workspace

Notes Browser Plugin Tips & Tricks
Fri, Jun 20th 2014 11:12a   Ralf Petter
After his great FAQ about Notes Browser Plugin, Kevin McDonald has added another valuable info page to IBM Notes Domino Wiki. The Notes Browser Plugin Tips & Tricks contains helpful informations regarding the following topics: Infos about the migration from standard client to the browser plugin. Special Notes.ini settings for the browser plugin.Tips how to log problems in the plugin.Tips about the bookmark handling [read] Keywords: domino ibm ldd lotus notes wiki

Libreoffice 4.2.5 has been announced!
Fri, Jun 20th 2014 7:27a   Ralf Petter
Today the document foundation announces Libreoffice 4.2.5. According to their release plan this version is ready for enterprise deployment. So if you have an older version of Libreoffice deployed, now is the right time to upgrade to the latest and greatest version of this fantastic free open office suite. The most important new features in this version are: A complete overhaul of the calc formula engine which improves the performance significantly.Many new and much better import filters of var [read] Keywords: notes policies bug enterprise integration office wiki

Temporarily disabling and re-enabling Notes roaming user status
Wed, Jun 18th 2014 10:17a   Ralf Petter
The roaming feature of the notes client works really well and i always recommend to use roaming on production systems, but there is one caveat, if you change the notes id of the client when roaming is enabled, you will get all sort of weird problems. So NEVER change the notes id while roaming is enabled on your client. Normally changing the id in the client is not necessary, but when i test readers field functionality i want a quick way to change the id without logout and relogin of my windows s [read] Keywords: ibm notes notes client roaming

Improve backup performance of IFS objects (DAOS) on the IBM i with BRMS
Wed, Jun 18th 2014 6:17a   Ralf Petter
One of the disadvantages of DAOS is, that your backup job has to backup many relative small files, which can be a little bit slow on the IBM i. Fortunately IBM has provided some PTF's to improve this situation in the last years. The biggest improvement can be achieved with the "ASYNCBRING" parameter on the "SAV" command which gets you up to 60 % faster backups of IFS objects. You can find the PTF's needed for V6R1 and V7R1 in the ASYNCBRING Enablement - IFS SAV Performance at V6R1Mx and [read] Keywords: ibm community wiki

Ich bin doch nicht blöd!
Tue, Jun 17th 2014 12:12p   Ralf Petter
Nun haben wir es amtlich, die 2 Großen Media Markt und Saturn geben nur vor für den Kunden das beste zu wollen, aber in Wirklichkeit mauscheln sie gemeinsam mit den Lieferanten aus, wie Sie uns am besten übers Ohr hauen können. Die Kartellstrafe, die das österreichische Kartellamt verhängt hat ist zwar ein Anfang aber meiner Meinung nach noch weit zu niedrig. Eigentlich ist zwar der Mediamarkt für mich historisch eher positiv besetzt, bot doch der Media Markt als einer der ersten in Öst [read] Keywords:

How to configure Eclipse 4.3 to develop plugins for Notes 9.0.1 FP1 (Part 2)
Tue, Jun 17th 2014 4:32a   Ralf Petter
In the second part of this series i will show how to create a launch configuration in Eclipse to run or debug Notes. In the launch configuration you can select which of your self developed plugins should be deployed to the launched Notes client. So you do not need features, an updatesite and widgets for your development. This allows rapid development. Before you start to create the launch configuration be sure that you have followed all steps from the first part. Open the "Run Configurations [read] Keywords: ibm notes notes client application development eclipse vm widgets workspace

Wow Uncharted 4 will look good on the Playstation 4
Sun, Jun 15th 2014 12:12p   Ralf Petter
The Naughty dogs games like Uncharted 1-3 were the graphic reference on the playstation 3 and now Sony has presented the first trailer of Uncharted 4 on the Playstation 4. This trailer looks fantastic and shows ingame graphics running on the PS 4. I am looking forward at this game and will order my PS 4 as soon as it will be available. [read] Keywords:

How to configure Eclipse 4.3 to develop plugins for Notes 9.0.1 FP1 (Part 1)
Sun, Jun 15th 2014 6:12a   Ralf Petter
Our Domino Admin has updated our Notes/Domino servers to Domino 9.0.1 FP1. So i have to update my plugin development environment to 9.0.1 FP1 too. In today's post i want to show what's to change in the eclipse preferences to extend the Notes client with your own functionality. I assume that you have already installed Eclipse 4.3 or above and Notes 9.0.1 FP1. Start your Eclipse and choose a new workspace for your first steps in Notes plugin development. Open the Eclipse preferences window a [read] Keywords: admin domino notes notes client development eclipse java vm workspace

Kindle Paperwhite 3G und Kindle Fire HD 32 GB nur heute und morgen um jeweils 99 EUR.
Sun, Jun 15th 2014 2:34a   Ralf Petter
Heute ab 10 Uhr hat Amazon wieder einmal eine seiner Aktionen. Der Paperwhite 3G und der Kindle Fire HD 32 GB werden jeweils um 99 EUR verkauft. Beim Paperwhite beträgt der Rabatt 80 EUR und beim Kindle Fire HD sogar unglaubliche 130 EUR. Bei beiden Modellen handelt es sich zwar um das Vorgängermodell, aber trotzdem kann sich die Ausstattung für diesen Preis sehen lassen. Der Paperwhite ist meiner Meinung nach sowieso die Referenz bei den e-book Readern. Wer einmal dieses e-ink Display da [read] Keywords:

IBM i Performance FAQ updated.
Sat, Jun 14th 2014 6:12a   Ralf Petter
One of the most valuable source for information's about performance on the IBM i is the "IBM i Performance FAQ" got and update in June. This document contains many hints about performance topics and links to other IBM performance resources like: What is Performance?How to benchmark performance?How to size as system?Capacity Planning?Proactive Performance Monitoring.Performance Data Collectors and Analysis Tools.Native I/OCompiler OptimizationJavaJob and DiskwatcherSo be sure to read this doc [read] Keywords: ibm java

IBM announced a Power 8 iron for the P05 Software tier.
Sat, Jun 14th 2014 6:12a   Ralf Petter
The Power 8 systems announced in early may had only machines with Software tier P10 and P20, but not with the entry software tier P05. The P05 software tier is priced very attractive and so this is the natural choice for many smaller IBM i customers. So i had asked Steve Will on Twitter whether there will be no P05 with Power 8 and he told me that the P05 machine will come later this year. With the June announcement IBM has now officially announced this 4 core P05 machine. 4-Core Processor Fea [read] Keywords: ibm aix linux server twitter

Notes Browser Plugin FAQ
Fri, Jun 13th 2014 5:45a   Ralf Petter
The Notes Browser plugin is a popular way to run classic notes applications in the webbrows. If you are using this technology you might find the FAQ page Kevin Macdonald has posted to the Notes Domino Wiki. [read] Keywords: domino ldd lotus notes applications wiki

Eclipse.org got a new beautiful design
Wed, Jun 11th 2014 12:12p   Ralf Petter
The Eclipse.org website got a complete overhaul. It has now a responsive design and looks fresh and beautiful compared to the old one. If you have not visited it lately, give it a try. [read] Keywords: eclipse

Holiday Readings or what i pack in my suitcase for this year holidays. (Part I)
Wed, Jun 11th 2014 2:14a   Ralf Petter
The holiday season is coming with big steps and so the every year question is, which books should i pack in my suitcase (or load on my kindle ;-)) to learn new things and improve my skills in various IT topics. My first priority this year is to improve my understanding of how Windows internals works and how i can solve typical problems in windows more efficient. The most efficient tool to solve windows problems is the Sysinternals suite. But to get the most out of this tools you need a deep un [read] Keywords: admin

How Microsoft gurus remove malware and ransomware from their windows installation
Thu, Jun 5th 2014 1:12p   Ralf Petter
The readers of my blog knows, that i am big fan of Microsoft guru and creator of the sysinternals tools Mark Russinovich. So i was really happy that Mark has posted a detailed description how to remove spyware and ransomware from Windows when i got a computer from a friend full with trojans and spyware. With his hints it was very easy to remove the autostarted malware and make my friend a Happy camper again. If you have also Windows installations to clean from adware, spyware and ransomware hav [read] Keywords: archive microsoft

Howto use Xulrunner instead of Internet explorer as browser component in a Notes RCP
Thu, Jun 5th 2014 1:12p   Ralf Petter
One of the coolest features in Notes RCP applications is, that you can embed a browser widget in your application. You can use the browser widget as a document viewer, to view an interactive map for example with openlayer, or to visualize your data as a chart with dojo chart running inside the browser widget. The browser widget in a Notes RCP application uses the built in browser of your operating system. For example on Windows this is always the internet explorer no matter what browser you ha [read] Keywords: ibm notes notes client xpages application applications dojo eclipse firefox java widget

Motorola G, X, E bekommen demnächst Android 4.4.3
Wed, Jun 4th 2014 6:18a   Ralf Petter
Motorola hält auch nach dem sie nicht mehr ein Teil von Google sind sein Versprechen schnelle Updates für seine Smartphones G, X und E zu liefern. Vor allem das Motorola G is meiner Meinung nach noch immer ein tolles Smartphone mit einem sehr guten Preis Leistungsverhältnis. Man kann nur hoffen, dass Motorola auch nach der Integration in Lenovo diesen guten Weg weitergeht und weiter auch ältere Smartphone zügig mit neuen Androidupdates ausrüstet. Weitere Infos welche Smartphone demnächst [read] Keywords: google integration

Access the Serial Com Port from java code
Tue, Jun 3rd 2014 12:15p   Ralf Petter
Although serial com ports are a very old legacy technology, they are still used in many applications, for example to control some production machines or to access GSM gateways to send sms. The support of the serial port in java was always very weak. In the JDK 1.1 days we had the Java Communication API, and i have used it in some projects with success. But this API was not updated for newer Java versions and i can not get it to run on a new JDK and Windows 64 bit. So i have to find a new soluti [read] Keywords: applications google java linux mac oracle

Eclipse 4.4 Luna - Release Teaser
Tue, Jun 3rd 2014 1:07a   Ralf Petter
Eclipse 4.4 Luna will be released soon. Watch this little teasers to get an idea how this fantastic new release will look like and what new features will be available. [read] Keywords: eclipse

IBM Ask the Experts Q&A about Managing Domino
Mon, Jun 2nd 2014 6:15a   Ralf Petter
IBM hosted an Ask the Experts Q&A session on May 20, 2014. The topic was "Managing Domino - Managing Users, Databases, and Calendar." Russell Norberg gave a short demo and he was joined by John Paganetti and several other members of the Domino Support and Development teams for Q&A. You can find the recording of the session and the transcript of the Q&A part at http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg27041951 [read] Keywords: domino ibm development

Beheben der Sicherheitswarnungvon Windows bei Dateien aus dem Internet
Fri, May 30th 2014 12:15p   Ralf Petter
Windows besitzt eine Sicherheitsfunktion die bewirkt, dass Dateien die aus dem Internet heruntergeladen mit einem speziellen Flag versehen werden. Durch dieses Flag kommt beim Aufrufen der Datei eine Sicherheitswarnung die einen darauf aufmerksam macht, dass das Ausführen dieser Datei potentiell gefährlich ist. Bei komprimierten Dateien wird dieses Flag sogar auf alle in dem Archiv befindlichen Dateien vererbt. Diese Vererbung führt dazu, dass in dem Archiv befindliche Hilfedateien nach dem [read] Keywords:

IBM Notes Traveler FAQ
Wed, May 28th 2014 12:12p   Ralf Petter
Traveler ist one of the best features added to the Domino servers in the last years. Although is not only feature rich, but also very reliable and easy to configure, there are some important questions to answer to implement traveler correctly. Many of this questions were answered by Corey Quinn |(Notes Traveler L3 Support Lead) in an OpenMic call in the end of April. You can find a recording and a transcipt of this Q/A session at http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg27041522. The topic [read] Keywords: administration domino ibm notes traveler server

Interesting introduction of Windows 2012 R2
Wed, May 28th 2014 9:12a   Ralf Petter
Windows 2012 R2 is a big step forward for Microsoft Server technology. I especially like the much improved Hyper V in Windows 2012 R2. For details watch the following presentation from Teched: [read] Keywords: microsoft server

URL changed to www.EverythingaboutIT.eu
Tue, May 27th 2014 12:12p   Ralf Petter
When i started my blog two years ago my main focus was on IBM Notes and Java and this is still a very important part of my work and i am sure that i will blog about this topic in the future. But in the last year i blogged about many other topics like IBM i, DB/2, Windows Server and network technology topics. So i have changed the name of my blog to "Everything about IT" to make it clear that this blog is no longer only a blog about Notes and Java, but every topic in the live of an IT expert. [read] Keywords: ibm notes java network server

Print Screen Key freezes Windows
Mon, May 26th 2014 8:12a   Ralf Petter
Today i had a strange problem on my windows machine that every time i press the "Print Screen" key to capture a screenshot windows will freeze immediately. I thought that this is only a temporary problem, but after a hard reset i got the same problem again after retrying to create a screenshot. It took me some time to figure out that the problem is not bug, but a feature. Last week i have used the Windows Kernel Debugger on my machine and one of the feature of the Debugger is that when you p [read] Keywords: admin bug

IBM thinks that MCH3601 and the creation of dumps is normal behavior during a restore operation
Fri, May 23rd 2014 3:04a   Ralf Petter
The readers of my blog know, that i am a big fan of the "IBM i" operating system, because it is the most stable and reliable system ever built. We have been using "IBM i" and its predecessor "OS/400" since 1993 and we had only one crash (V3R0M5) of the operating system since then. One other big advantage of the system is that backup and restore is an integrated part of the base operating system so that backup and restore is rock solid too. But two weeks ago my believe in IBM i got a big [read] Keywords: ibm application

Omit directories from a *LINK BRMS Backup
Thu, May 22nd 2014 5:28a   Ralf Petter
BRMS (Backup Recovery and Media Service) makes it very easy to backup the complete IFS (Integrated File System) of an IBM i machine, with the "*LINK" entry in your backup control group. But sometimes you want to omit some directories from the backup because otherwise the backup will block applications which have open files in this directories. An example for such directories are the /tmp or the log directories of the web servers. The option to omit directories from "*LINK" backups is a lit [read] Keywords: ibm applications

Performance Tuning Guidelines for Windows Server
Tue, May 20th 2014 12:11p   Ralf Petter
The whole Internet is full of more or less useful tips for performance tuning on windows server. Many tips to change some mystery registry settings are not only not useful, but the can cause serious problems on your servers. Some popular performance tricks in the Internet make only sense in older releases and are obsolete in newer versions of Windows Server. You should really carefully evaluate every tip before you implement it on your production servers. But why trust on tips from the Internet [read] Keywords: application microsoft server

Domino Policies FAQ
Tue, May 20th 2014 1:04a   Ralf Petter
One of the most powerful tool for the admin in Domino are policies. Policies in Domino are not only very powerful, but also sometimes difficult to understand and hard to implement. So many admins think that policies in Domino are buggy, because the do not understand how policies work in Domino. Fortunately IBM has held an "Ask the Experts Q&A" session this month which answers all questions about the following topics. Dynamic Client Configuration & Timing Mail & Custom policies Gr [read] Keywords: admin administration domino ibm policies

Schönes neues Cloud Zeitalter
Thu, May 15th 2014 4:10a   Ralf Petter
Praktisch alle großen IT Firmen wollen derzeit Ihren Kunden den Umstieg von on Premise Lösungen auf die Cloud schmackhaft machen. Manche Anbieter wie z.B. Adobe bieten Ihre Produkte überhaupt nur noch als Cloud Lizenzen an. Zwar können die Produkte noch lokal installiert werden, aber der Lizenzserver läuft in der Cloud. Jetzt hat Adobe offensichtlich Probleme mit seinem Cloud Dienst und die Nutzer können nicht mehr auf Ihre Dateien zugreifen. Lokales Arbeiten ist derzeit noch möglich, da [read] Keywords:

Presentation Developing secure IBM i applications
Wed, May 14th 2014 1:46a   Ralf Petter
The IBM i is one of the most secure system on earth, but even on the ibm i many mistakes can be made if you do not understand how security has to be implemented on the system. I have found a presentation which explains in detail how security works on the IBM i. This presentation was presented at the January meeting of the Utah IBM i developer association by Robin Tatam. I really recommend this presentation for every Sysadmin and Developer who is interested in security on the IBM i. [read] Keywords: ibm applications security

Rise Like A Phoenix
Fri, May 9th 2014 1:40a   Ralf Petter
Conchita Wurst aka as Tom Neuwirth is not only a very good singer with a fantastic James Bond theme style song, she/he is also a statement for tolerance towards people who are different. So if you like her/his song and you want to set a statement for tolerance, vote for Conchita in the final of the Eurovision song contest. I am really happy that this year our country shows europe that Austria is a tolerant and open place to live. [read] Keywords: wiki

Analyze IBM i Communication Trace with Wireshark.
Wed, Apr 30th 2014 11:12a   Ralf Petter
One of the most valuable tools to solve problems in networks is the communication trace. Fortunately IBM i has a very powerful trace tool built in the core os, so if you want to trace your network traffic to and from your IBM i you do not need the network guy to implement port mirroring or other network analyzing techniques. But the weak point of the comm trace tool is, that the generated reports are not very easy to view and are a little bit confusing. So in today's post i want to show you ho [read] Keywords: ibm network

Link Collection for IBM i 7.2 and Power 8
Tue, Apr 29th 2014 6:13a   Ralf Petter
There are so many resources about the new release of IBM i. In this blog post i want to build a list with the best links to all information sources regarding V7R2. Please leave a comment if you know links with valuable informations which are missing in my list. Announcement letter V7R2 Documentation IBM Knowledge Center V7R2 IBM Technology Update Wiki Blog posts about V7R2 Announcing IBM i 7.2 by Steve Will IBM i 7.2 – Systems Management Improvements by Dawn May With IBM i 7.2, DB2 Gi [read] Keywords: ibm community db2 wiki

IBM i V7R2 has been announced today.
Mon, Apr 28th 2014 8:13a   Ralf Petter
Today IBM has announced the newest Version V7R2 of the IBM i Operating system. The planned availabilty is May 2, 2014. There are many improvements in this release like: Enhanced security options in DB2® for i Many new functions for programmer productivity and expanded function in DB2 for i Improved ease of use with IBM Navigator for i Enhancements to iAccess Client Solutions Extension of security to more applications through new single sign-on (SSO) environments Liberty Core as the base for [read] Keywords: ibm application applications db2 security server

First Informations about new features in IBM i V7R2
Mon, Apr 28th 2014 5:47a   Ralf Petter
IBM has updated the Technology Update Wiki with the first informations whats new and enhanced in IBM i V7R2. Some of the links in the wiki are still broken, but i am sure IBM will fix this in the next week. So check out IBM Technology Wiki V7R2 [read] Keywords: ibm community wiki

Jon Paris explains how to use the new free format support in RPG TR7
Tue, Apr 22nd 2014 5:40a   Ralf Petter
With Technology Refresh 7 IBM has enhanced the good old RPG with new free format syntax for file description and data structures. With this enhancements you can write a complete program without using column based statements. The documentation for this features is still a little bit weak, but fortunatly Jon Paris has posted two good tips on this topic. Four Reasons RPG Geezers Should Care About The New Free-Form RPG The Geezer's Guide to Free-Form RPG, Part 2: Data Structures and More [read] Keywords: ibm

Platzsparen am Domino Server
Tue, Apr 22nd 2014 5:22a   Ralf Petter
Ulrich Krause hat eine fantastische Präsentation auf Slideshare gestellt die einen Überblick über alle Techniken enthält die der Domino Server in den letzten Versionen bekommen hat um Speicherplatz zu sparen und die IO Performance zu steigern. Die Präsentation enthält auch viele Tips und Tricks und kann mit Sicherheit das nächste Hardwareupgrade sparen. Honey, I shrunk the data - Mehr Platz am IBM Domino Server [read] Keywords: domino ibm notes server

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS freigegeben.
Fri, Apr 18th 2014 7:12a   Ralf Petter
Ubuntu ist nach wie vor trotz der manchmal unverständlichen Alleingänge von Mark Shuttleworth die beste Anfänger Linux Desktop Distribution. Auch für Anwender die jetzt nicht Linuxexperten sondern ein einfach zu bedienendes und sicheres Betriebssystem zum Arbeiten suchen ist Ubuntu sicher erste Wahl. Die neueste Version 14.04 LTS wurde gerade freigegeben und für alle die immer schon einmal einen Versuch wagen wollten ist jetzt sicher der beste Termin da 14.04 eine LTS Long Term Support) Ver [read] Keywords: desktop linux ubuntu

Use the Lotus Symphony sidebar in Libreoffice
Thu, Apr 17th 2014 5:14a   Ralf Petter
One of my favorite features in Lotus Symphony was the sidebar. On today's wide screens a classic toolbar or the ribbons in Microsoft Office on top of the document does not make sense, especially in a Text processor where the documents are in portrait format. A sidebar as in symphony uses the screen space much more efficiently. The sad thing is that IBM has abandoned Lotus Symphony, but fortunately IBM has open sourced their changes to the Openoffice codebase. So i can use my favorite feature in [read] Keywords: ibm lotus symphony microsoft office openoffice wiki

Limits of Db/2 in IBM i V7R1
Wed, Apr 16th 2014 6:11a   Ralf Petter
Yes our mighty IBM i Db2 can really handle big databases, but everything in our universe is limited. So if you need to know the exact limits of Db2 on the IBM i you can find them in the new IBM knowledge center. [read] Keywords: ibm db2

Windows memory management explained in Detail
Tue, Apr 15th 2014 4:47a   Ralf Petter
There are so many myths about memory management in windows. Often people use the task manager to show that program X is a resource hog, because it is eating too much main memory. But most time they are using the wrong columns and make wrong assumptions whats going on. Analyzing memory problems on windows needs a deep understanding how memory management in windows works and which tools you can use to find problems. One of the best sources for this kind of information is Mark Russinovich the auth [read] Keywords:

IBM has announced Technology Refresh 8 for IBM i V7R1
Tue, Apr 8th 2014 8:15a   Ralf Petter
Today IBM has announced the TR8 for IBM i V7R1 to be available on June 6. 2014. You can find detailed descriptions about the new features on developerworks. I think we will see an announcement of the new Base Version V7R2 with many new functions at the end of April or in early may. So stay tuned for the latest news. [read] Keywords: ibm community wiki

Wow die Hacker fangen auch immer früher an. Fünfjähriger knackt neue XBox One
Sat, Apr 5th 2014 6:15a   Ralf Petter
Im Alter von 5 Jahren bereits eine XBox One zu knacken, kommt mir doch eher früh vor. In dem Alter hatte ich noch nicht mal meinen ersten Computer. Bricht der Bursch dann mit 10 Jahren ins Pentagon ein oder was? Cool finde ich auf jeden Fall die Reaktion von Microsoft, dass Sie in für das Finden der Sicherheitlücke belohnt haben. Details dazu im Online Standard [read] Keywords: microsoft

Schade Ubuntu One wird eingestellt.
Wed, Apr 2nd 2014 10:11a   Ralf Petter
Canonical die Firma hinter Ubuntu stellt seinen Cloud Speicherdienst Ubuntu One per 31. Juli ein. Bis dahin kann man noch seine bei Ubuntu One gespeicherten Daten wegkopieren. Ubuntu One war für Ubuntu Benutzer eine tolle Sache und es ist schade, dass es jetzt einfach so eingestellt wird. Vor allem ist dies wieder ein Paradebeispiel warum es riskant ist auf Clouddienste zu setzen. Ich habe z.B. Musik bei Ubuntu One gekauft und auch jede Menge Dateien auf Ubuntu One synchronisiert. Jetzt muss ic [read] Keywords: ubuntu

IBM i Application modernization
Wed, Mar 26th 2014 10:12a   Ralf Petter
Today the long awaited redbook for application modernization on the IBM i has been published as a Draft version. Whether you are a old school RPG Developer or you have already started to modernize your applications this is the redbook to get a high level overview what possibilities are available on the IBM i to reach your goal. All topics like new tooling, new languages and new Syntax of existing languages on the IBM i are discussed in this redbook. The redbook gives you only an overview. If you [read] Keywords: ibm application applications

Domino/Notes 9.0.1 FP1 has been postponed to April.
Tue, Mar 25th 2014 2:30a   Ralf Petter
The for march 2014 planned release of FP1 for Domino 9.0.1 has been postponed to April according to the fix list database. [read] Keywords: domino notes database

Become an expert in TCP/IP networking
Sun, Mar 23rd 2014 7:15a   Ralf Petter
In our connected world nothing works without the TCP/IP protocol family. Whether you use a web browser or mail or your favorite social network, a reliable network connection is the base of all this applications. So every network administrator should have a in depth knowledge of this technology. To get this knowledge you can read all RFC (Request for Comments) of the protocols you use which will be not an easy task, or you can read the redbook TCP/IP Tutorial and Technical Overview from IBM. Thi [read] Keywords: ibm application applications network networking smtp wiki

IBM rolls out a new design for the lotus developerworks website
Fri, Mar 21st 2014 2:14p   Ralf Petter
The developerworks site for IBM Collaboration Solutions software (aka notes.net) got a new design. In my opinion the design does not look bad, but it is very difficult to find things on the new site. For example i cannot find the fixlist database anymore.So IBM thank you very much for the new design, but please add easy to find links to such important resources like the FixList database, the forums or the red wikis. Thanks in advance. [read] Keywords: collaboration ibm lotus notes database

Improve SQL grouping performance with Db2 EVIs
Wed, Mar 19th 2014 1:12p   Ralf Petter
In many SQL queries the "GROUP BY" clause is used to aggregate some values. For example a manager wants to see sales for a specific year grouped by region. The SQL for this query looks like this: SELECT REGION, SUM(AMOUNT) FROM INVOICES WHERE YEAR=2013 GROUP BY REGION The Db2 optimizer implements the query with a table scan and a temporary hash table. The runtime of the query is on our 4 Core box with SSDs and 64 GB main memory 620 ms, which is pretty slow for such a simple query. Fortunate [read] Keywords: ibm db2 sql

JDK 8 is released
Wed, Mar 19th 2014 8:30a   Ralf Petter
The long awaited JDK 8 is released. See https://blogs.oracle.com/thejavatutorials/entry/jdk_8_is_released or visit the Java 8 landing page for details. This release has many great features like Lamba support and the new Streams API. Unfortunatly all Notes Developer have to use the very dated JDK 1.6 from IBM. So lets hope that IBM will update the JDK in Notes soon. [read] Keywords: ibm notes java oracle

Apache xml-rpc download links are broken
Tue, Mar 18th 2014 6:13a   Ralf Petter
I needed the Apache xml-rpc download for our CTI project, but all download links on http://ws.apache.org/xmlrpc/download.html are broken. I had really a hard time to figure out how to find the download, so if someone else needs xmlrpc you can find it on http://archive.apache.org/dist/ws/xmlrpc/. Maybe someone can fix the broken links on the Apache homepage. [read] Keywords: archive xml

Reorganize physical file member demystified
Mon, Mar 17th 2014 6:13a   Ralf Petter
The RGZPFM command of the "IBM i" operating system is a very powerful command to reorganize DB2 tables, but there are some myths and misunderstandings regarding the parameters of the command. So IBM has posted a new RedPaper from Tracy Schramm with a detailed explanation how Reorganize Physical File Member works. [read] Keywords: ibm db2

New Whitepaper: DDS and SQL - The Winning Combination for DB2 for i
Sun, Mar 16th 2014 6:13a   Ralf Petter
If you are still using DDS and record level access in your "IBM i" applications you are missing most of the enhancements IBM has provided for "IBM i" since V5R1. While DDS and record level access are still supported and there are statements of directions that they will be supported in the future every "IBM i" Developer should really plan to migrate their applications from DDS to SQL. This migration is really very easy to do because it is more an evolution than a revolution. You can access [read] Keywords: ibm application applications db2 sql

Kindle Fire HD erste Eindrücke
Sat, Mar 15th 2014 9:12a   Ralf Petter
Gestern ist mein Kindle Fire HD um 79 EUR gekommen und ich habe schon ein wenig damit gespielt. Meine ersten Eindrücke sind wirklich sehr zwiespältig. Auf der einen Seite erhält man für einen sehr geringen Preis ein sehr gut verarbeitetes Tablet mit einem hervorragenden Display und sehr einfacher Bedienung mit perfekter Anbindung an das Amazon Ökosystem. Auf der anderen Seite ist der Amazon App Store im Vergleich zum Google Playstore sehr schlecht bestückt. Vor allem fehlen mir die Google [read] Keywords: google

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