We’ve both been reading Dan Ariely’s “The Upside of Irrationality” recently. One of the points he makes is how damaging the NIH syndrome can be to a company.
Posted: November 13, 2014 |
Jon Paris and Susan Gantner reminisce about the early days of the Internet and lament how little has changed for some IBM i shops.
Posted: November 05, 2014 |
The Hour of Code is Dec. 8-14, 2014. Time to get the word out and get your local high schools engaged.
Posted: October 28, 2014 |
Back in June of this year, IBM’
s Tim Rowe wrote a blog post titled “Keeping iAccess Current”
in which he mentioned the availability of new iAccess clients for UNIX/Linux and Mac. At the time we were happy enough with the 5250 emulators we were using and so didn’
t see any particular compelling reason to check out the new offering.
Posted: October 22, 2014 |
This week we thought we’
d introduce you to a great essay titled, "How to Write Unmaintainable Code." It will provide you with some weekend reading and should make you think hard about your own development style.
Posted: October 17, 2014 |
Sorry we missed writing a blog post last week—we were hard at work filling the brains of the attendees at the RPG & DB2 Summit. One of our guest speakers was IBM’s RPG compiler queen, Barbara Morris, and of course she was asked what enhancements we might expect to see in future updates to RPG. In her customary fashion, Barbara would not give away any secrets, but did tell the questioner that they wouldn’t have long to wait to find out. Sorry we missed writing a blog
Posted: October 07, 2014 |
A reader sent us a link to a discussion
he thought would interest us and it did (thanks, Bill!). The subject is "Do people lose interest in programming as they age?" Hmmmmm … whatever do you think made him think of us?
Posted: September 23, 2014 |
Find out why we love teaching RPG to Java programmers and why we are excited about the Apple announcement.
Posted: September 17, 2014 |
As part of our preparations for the upcoming RPG & DB2 Summit in Minneapolis we've just released the latest edition of our "Favorite Keyboard Shortcuts for RSE" card. All you RSE/RDi users out there, feel free to download and print it. Alternatively there's an email link on the page where you can ask for hard copies of the shortcut card, which are a bit more durable and easier to pin up next to your workstation.
Posted: September 02, 2014 |
In a recent post, we voiced our concerns about the potential for application error when taking advantage of the masking support related to RCAC in V7.2 of DB2 for i.
Posted: August 26, 2014 |