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  • IBM i Loves RPG
  • New Year, New RDi
  • Susan's Turn: My First Job in IT
  • Jon's First IT Job
  • IBM i News You May Have Missed
  • IBM i Loves RPG

    Happy Valentines's Day! With everyone declaring their undying love for one another today, we thought we'd investigate the ongoing and still vibrant relationship between RPG and IBM i.

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    Posted: February 14, 2018 |

    New Year, New RDi

    Happy 2018! If you're an RDi user and you haven't yet updated to V9.6, you may want to give it a try and start off the new year with some nice new capabilities. And if you aren't an RDi user at all, what a great time to give it a try! 

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    Posted: January 16, 2018 |

    Susan's Turn: My First Job in IT

    Jon told his first job in IT story recently, and he challenged me to do the same.

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    Posted: November 02, 2017 |

    Jon's First IT Job

    Reminiscing seems to go hand-in-hand with getting older, and so we thought we'd use this post to reminisce about how we got started in IT. We invite you to join in by sharing your own memories of how you got started in the comments section. Today we're going to get the ball rolling with Jon since he's the "senior" member of the partnership. Susan will tell her "getting started" story in a later post.

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    Posted: September 24, 2017 |

    IBM i News You May Have Missed

    Jon Paris and Susan Gantner offer their take on a few of the most recent news items around the IBM i world that you may have missed. 

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    Posted: August 16, 2017 |

    Need Another Reason to Convert to RPG IV?

    Lately we've seen some sure signs that at long last RPGers are beginning to appreciate the power of RDi. The "signs" are that we have recently received similar questions from a number of new RDi users. To be more precise, the questions aren't the same, but the answer is the same.

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    Posted: June 23, 2017 |

    The IT Skills Gap

    Last week we went to see our friend Jim Buck speak at TUG, our local user group. Our major interest in attending was to hear Jim speak on the subject "Failure to Modernize–The Real Cost" a topic that regular readers will recognize as near and dear to our hearts. We weren't disappointed, and we would like to share some of Jim's insights with you.

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    Posted: June 05, 2017 |

    SEU Was Holding Me Back

    We recently ran into a fabulous description of the value of RDi as seen from the perspective of one specific RPG developer. His name is Buck Calabro. With Buck's permission we are posting his thoughts in his own words because we feel they deserve wider circulation and we certainly couldn't improve on them.

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    Posted: April 11, 2017 |

    Check Out the Latest in RDi

    In the previous blog we discussed the latest RPG enhancements.  Today we will briefly review the latest RDi enhancements. RDi doesn't typically follow the same announcement schedule as IBM i and as of late has started "sneaking" enhancements into fix packs. The latest of these, which take the product to version, includes the foundations for what promises to be a really interesting and useful feature for RPGers: Refactoring.

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    Posted: March 01, 2017 |

    Valentines for RPGers

    Many exciting announcements are going on this week related to IBM i: lots of DB2 for i enhancements, open source goodies, ACS improvements and a new low-end system.

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    Posted: February 15, 2017 |

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