Testing the Ruby Waters

Ruby is a mature open source language; one of the best in my opinion. Time to dip your toes in the water and get an introduction.

Bash Is Not A Shell Game

PASE on IBM i is making some big progress on being an advantage for businesses moving forward quickly. Part of the PASE story is having a shell. There are good shells and inadequate shells. Learn about one of the good ones, namely Bash.

Litmis: An Inexpensive Hosted IBM i “Sandbox” for Your Team

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A Story Of Simplicity in IBM i Hosting

This month we are excited to be announcing a new IBM i cloud offering we call Litmis Spaces Single Tenant.   Running IBM i in the cloud has been a desire of ours for a very long time, thus we’re quite happy to have finally created a solution to our own problem!  But I’m getting […]

Krengeltech and Aaron Bartell awarded at Common

The annual meeting at Common is the largest gathering of IBM i professionals each year. This year’s conference was held in New Orleans, May 14th-18th. Krengeltech’s Aaron Bartell was recognized at the conference and presented with multiple awards for overall contributions to the IBM i community. Innovation Award The Innovation Award recognizes outstanding innovation in […]

Riding the Rails (Part II)

(Originally published by MC Press Online in February 2016). In the January 2016 article “Riding The Rails, Part 1“, I introduced you to how a Rails project is created. We walked through the various files and directories that were generated. We also made it through starting the Rails web server and ended with being able […]

A (root) Change for the Better (part II)

(Originally published in January 2016 by IBM Systems Magazine). In article “A (root) Change For The Better“, I discussed how to create a “chroot environment”.   In brief summary, chroot is a command that facilitates changing the apparent root of your current IBM i job (aka PASE process) so that it thinks the current sub […]

Riding the Rails (Part I)

(Originally published by MC Press Online in January 2016). In the February 2015 article “Trying on a Ruby Ring“, I talked about doing a small Hello World Ruby app and showed how to invoke an RPG program from Ruby.  In March 2015’s article “Sinatra Sings, Ruby Plays“, I introduced you to a very simple web […]

Front-end your Application Servers with Nginx

(Originally published by MC Press Online in December 2015). In the article “Drivers, Start Your Nginx!”, I discussed how to install the Nginx web server and walked through how to setup a simple index.html hello world program.  An obvious next step would be to have Nginx act as a front-end to your application servers so […]

A (root) Change for the Better

(Originally published by IBM Systems Magazine in December 2015). This past week I was configuring a customer’s machine to be a Git server and ran into an interesting issue. Whenever I ran Git commands I would get errors like the following: $ git init fatal: Out of memory? mmap failed: No such device I went […]