IBM i Dotfiles – How to Configure BASH on IBM i

Dotfiles – Hidden configuration files, usually found in one’s home directory, that are characterized by the dot at the beginning of the filename. Example: .profile If you’re like me and need to access many IBM i instances, copying your dotfile configurations and keeping them synced between instances can become cumbersome. Maybe you don’t need to…

Simple Git Practices on IBM i Without IBM DB2 Connect

The Problem Ideally, application development is separated into three environments: local (development), staging, and production. Staging and production would reside on the IBM i, while local is specific to each developer and would reside on the developer’s local development machine. In a perfect world, the developer would have a mock of the database on their…