Friday, April 2, 2021

IBM KnowledgeCenter replaced

Yesterday afternoon I found that IBM had replaced their documentation website, IBM KnowledgeCenter, with a new one, IBM Documentation.

While the home pages of the KnowledgeCenter for the various releases of IBM i redirect to the equivalent page in the new IBM Documentation, the subpages do not. This means that the links to KnowledgeCenter pages at the bottom of the posts in this blog will not redirect to their equivalent in the new site.

What am I going to do? The links in the menu on the right of all pages now link to the new site. If you find a link in this blog that does not link to the Documentation site you can use the links on the right, and then search the Documentation site for the relevant information.

The links to the Documentation pages for each release are:

 

Addendum – April 5, 2021

Barbara Morris, lead developer for the RPG compilers in the Toronto labs, posted a comment in this post:

I tried clicking on the link for %LIST at the end of this article https://www.rpgpgm.com/2020/11/new-rpg-features-for-arrays.html and it correctly redirected. So maybe the redirects were not all in place yet at the time you tried them, Simon.

I have clicked on an assortment of links in this blog too and it would appear that the old URLs do redirect to the new URLs. This makes me a very happy man.

Thank you IBM for putting the redirections in place.

10 comments:

  1. Looks much more better organized at the first glance. Shall dig deeper later. Thanks Simon for the news. S!

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  2. Anton GombkötöApril 2, 2021 at 7:26 AM

    And they did it again, breaking links for no good reason.

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  3. Why does everyone think that we want "social-media-esque" web sites? "Trending documentation"? What the heck is that?!

    Thankfully, the "Show full table of contents" gives you access to all of the documentation.

    The few documentation pages that I actually navigated to seem a bit more "open" and less cluttered. But again, I just looked a few pages.
    I will say that the site seems slower than the previous version, and it seems to take more clicks to get where you need to go.

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  4. At first I thought this was your attempt at an April Fools joke. ;)
    I will have to check it out. I wish they wouldn't break the links but maybe the new site will be easier to navigate.

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  5. I tried clicking on the link for %LIST at the end of this article https://www.rpgpgm.com/2020/11/new-rpg-features-for-arrays.html and it correctly redirected. So maybe the redirects were not all in place yet at the time you tried them, Simon.

    (The old link in your %LIST article is https://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/ssw_ibm_i_74/rzasd/bblist.htm.)

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    1. Thank you Barbara for the good news.
      This is excellent news.

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  6. You know where you heard about this first :-)

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    1. No "heard" clicked on the links they did not work, but the "main" link did redirect at that time.

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  7. Mohammed M' BarkiApril 10, 2021 at 6:57 AM

    Thanks for sharing.

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  8. Simon, thank you for sharing!

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