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Published: 26 Sep 2012
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some neat things coming Published by: clbirk on 26 Sep 2012 view comments(3)

I just got back from 2.5 days at common fall conference. While I took mostly courses related to php, I did take in some other courses and one was on the new "navigator for i" that will be released in December.

As you know there is the "windows" inav and there is the :2001 service director navigator. IBM wants the "inav" and service director nav to be all one, and be totally browser based so if you have a mac, etc. you can use it.


Of course the guy from ibm asked what was wrong with the current service director nav and everyone said "too slow" and he agreed and so it has been totally rewritten and it was fast (even across a vpn, on a less than ideal wireless), and you could do all sorts of things. I would say about 95% of the inav is in the one. It will be released for 7.1 and 6.1 as same code base as part of a ptf, and it will actually also work with a machine on 5.4.  IBM was not going to wait until 7.2 to release.


I think that new toolkit with the xmlservice behind the scenes engine and being open source will allow one to do quite a few different things if someone wants some feature that isn't "available".


Being in Indiana, it was only a hop, skip and jump over to Columbus, Ohio to go to it. The fall sessions are smaller than the full blown spring annual event but with the exception of one class, I thought everything I took, I picked up some very useful tips, techniques, etc.


My problem was there was so many courses that I wanted to take that met at the same time, that I had to decide. I would have liked to heard all about the SSD's, etc.






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Posted by: Viking
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Posted: 11 years 6 months 17 days 4 hours 38 minutes ago

Thanks for the update, I was wondering how COMMON was this time (I was in Anaheim in the Spring) and what nifty new things are coming.  I agree that a newer faster Navigator would be great.

Posted by: Ringer
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Posted: 11 years 6 months 17 days 1 hours 47 minutes ago
Edited: Wed, 26 Sep, 2012 at 21:00:58 (4216 days ago)

Which PHP courses? I've taken a few, mostly studied on my own. I'm on a project right now where I'm having CL (QShell) pass parms to my php !--script-- to generate a PDF on the IFS using the Zend_Pdf class (in Zend Framework). It runs in 0.06 seconds. So I got that going for me. Which is nice.

Chris Ringer

Posted by: clbirk
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Posted: 11 years 6 months 11 days 11 hours 25 minutes ago

yes if you look at the fall common conference and look at the courses, all those that were php I took. I modified many years ago a php web program to do what I wanted, and in the past 4 or 5 years have written smaller things in php. Over the weekend I moved off the easycomm toolkit (and i5_connect, etc.) over to the db2_ functions and will be using the xmlservice toolkit in the future.