TUG Buzz! for September 19, 2014


  1. September MoM - Glenn Gundermann & Alan Boxall
  2. October Special - SQL/RPG Seminar with Birgitta Hauser
  3. Email Consent
  4. iDev Cloud
  5. FSOSS

Wednesday, September 24, 2014 Meeting of Members

Admission: Free to all TUG members ($40 non-members)

Register for the next TUG MoM at: www.tug.ca/reg_meet_form.php


Note: Claus Weiss was originally scheduled to speak at our September meeting, but is unable to make that date. (We will have Claus back again soon.) In the meantime, Glenn Gundermann has gratiously offered to take the 5:00 pm session. Glenn's presentation on SQL will be a great warm-up to our October Special on SQL with Birgitta Hauser (see details below).

Date: Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Schedule: 5:00 pm - Glenn Gundermann
6:00 pm - Social & buffet dinner
7:00 pm - Alan Boxall (IBM Toronto Lab)
Meeting location: Monte Carlo Inn on Warden (at Dennison) in Markham

5:00 Speaker: Glenn Gundermann

Glenn has been an RPG programmer for a very long time. He even taught it at IBM. In the last couple of years he started to use SQL more seriously, so much that he proclaims that he now programs strictly in SQL....Why?......

Topic: Why SQL?

In today’s economy, with corporations looking to control costs while still driving productivity higher, the cost of acquiring and maintaining a company’s software investments is in the spotlight. Information technology (IT) departments are under pressure to deliver more services, in shorter amounts of time, and with ever decreasing budgets. For these reasons, IT departments worldwide are choosing technologies that provide more business value at a lower cost. One example of a technology that is growing rapidly in IT departments is SQL Database.

7:00 Speaker: Alan Boxall (IBM Toronto Lab)

Alan has been with IBM for over 35 years. He was originally hired by IBM to repair midrange systems, but after just 3 years he was transferred into the software lab in Toronto. Alan has worked on software projects for all of IBM's platforms and for the last 15 years on debug technology. He is currently the Rational Debug Architect.

Topic: RDi V9.1

Alan will introduce the new features in debug and code coverage for RDi V9.1 Do you really know how much of your application is being tested? Is it 90% or could it in reality be less than 50%? Code Coverage for the iSeries will help determine your current test coverage and help identify where the gaps are. This presentation and demo will show you how easy it is to determine just how well your applications are being tested.

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Register now for TUG's October 2014 Event:

TWO Full Days of SQL / RPG –
Seminar with Birgitta Hauser

Wedneday October 22, 2014:

SQL – Queries – Do you know what you can do with a simple SELECT-Statement? (Details)

Thursday October 23, 2014:

SQL – Database Modernization (Details)

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October 23-24, 2014
Seneca@York Campus, Toronto

FSOSS is a key North American event for the open source developer and user communities. It brings together top leaders to discuss open source, open web and academic/industry partnerships. This year's FSOSS features two days of presentations with the theme of 'I am Open Source'.

Seneca College is excited to announce two keynote speakers: Bob Young (Red Hat, Inc. co-founder) and Chris Aniszczyk (Twitter's Open Source Engineering Manager).

Visit fsoss.ca for more details.

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