Every week bring you a handpicked roundup of the best, most helpful IBM i, Modernization and Open Source related news and insight.
Here is what we have found for you this week.
Finding RPG Skills Is Not Hard To Fix
If you ask an RPG developer that has been around for a while what they did before becoming a programmer you would hear a similar story to this one from IT Jungle.
They might tell you,
I came out of accounting. I was working on the shop floor. I was working in the warehouse.
Far too many organizations have drifted away from the best way to find talent. Their internal employees. Search for ones that are being underutilized and show passion. It is one of the best ways to find your next RPG developer.
It’s a simple shift in thinking.
This is a story about an organization that is doing it right.
In The News
Critical Cybersecurity Questions That Every Executive Should Ask
Every day there seems to be some sort of security breach that is covered in the news. Equifax is just one of the most recent incidents. In this article, Theresa Payton, former CIO for the White House covers the 7 Cybersecurity questions that everyone must be asking.
IT Modernization Approved in Senate Bill
A measure aimed at modernizing the federal government’s information technology infrastructure. This is a hot topic in virtually every industry. It confirms the need to push forward before it is too late.
How to Stay “in the Loop” – Avoiding Nasty Surprises on Your Team
Feeling “out of the loop” in your team can lead to anxiety and frustration. Use these strategies to reconnect with your people and develop an open culture.
Leading culture change: Practical tips from the trenches
Leading at times of great upheaval? Grab all the knowledge you can from your peers.
Unleash The Power Of Storytelling
One of the problems we see in many organizations is there is an inability for technical folks or leadership to get buy-in for major IT projects. Software Developers, IT Managers and CIO’s looking to sell a major IT initiative have to be good at storytelling. This article from The Enterprisers Project offers 6 strategies that will help.
IBM’s newest Linux-powered mainframe announced at the Linux Foundation Open Source Summit in Los Angeles.
Practical Refactoring Tips For Developers That Love Legacy Applications
Many times in our career we have (or we’ll have) to deal with legacy applications, and refactoring is an art specially designed for this scenario. Here is a video from Nomad PHP sharing all of the details.
How to Learn React: Everything You Need to Get Started