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  • Moving Ahead: Real Case Studies

    Case studies e-book is a hidden gem that shows how clients are modernizing their IBM i environments to achieve success.

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    Posted: January 30, 2015 |

    More Open-Source RPG: List APIs Made Easy

    In the past, we’ve referred to some great examples of open-source RPG offerings, most of them written by the very prolific Scott Klement. We recently ran into another useful offering that we plan to make use of in the future and thought some of you may find it interesting as well.

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    Posted: January 22, 2015 |

    RPG Open Access - So Misunderstood!

    We heard recently from someone who ran into difficulty using code from one of our recent articles on Open Access because they didn't have the required library QOAR on their system. So they contacted IBM support for help.

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    Posted: January 14, 2015 |

    More RPGers' Wishes

    In our last blog post before the Christmas break we published our Christmas wish list and invited our readers to contribute their own wishes. Whether it is a sign that IBM has at long last satiated RPGers' lust for new features or of pre-Christmas lethargy, we received relatively few suggestions this time. However, the suggestions made are worth discussing.

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    Posted: January 08, 2015 |

    An RPGer's Christmas Wish List

    Around this time of year we often start thinking of our RPGer's Christmas wish list--all of the things we’d like Santa to bring us next year.

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    Posted: December 16, 2014 |

    RSE Tipping Point?

    We were asked recently how many IBM i shops use RSE (Remote System Explorer - currently packaged in RDi - Rational Developer for i). Obviously, we have no way of knowing that for sure. 

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    Posted: December 12, 2014 |

    Thankful for Local User Groups

    We seem to have a developed something of a Thanksgiving week tradition. For the last several years we have been invited to lead a session for the Atlanta-based IBM i local user group—now called IBM iTech, formerly known as AMCU.

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    Posted: November 26, 2014 |

    Is “Not Invented Here” Sometimes a Good Idea?

    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. 

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    Posted: November 13, 2014 |

    Everything Changes--Or Does It?

    Jon Paris and Susan Gantner reminisce about the early days of the Internet and lament how little has changed for some IBM i shops.

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    Posted: November 05, 2014 |

    Time to Get Kids Coding

    The Hour of Code is Dec. 8-14, 2014. Time to get the word out and get your local high schools engaged.

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    Posted: October 28, 2014 |

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