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No, it’s not rebounds per game

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RPG: It’s not rebounds per game or role-playing game or regulation prescription glasses. And no, it’s definitely not ribosomal protein gene. In fact RPG, formerly Report Program Generator, is no longer an acronym at all. To those familiar with it, it's readily acknowledged as perhaps the most efficient programming language ever created for business applications. Period. No further explanation required.

It specializes in very efficient transaction processing. Want to evaluate your oil reservoir rocks and fluids and manage lifetime well flow performance? Forget RPG. Want to track billions of financial transactions or small packages in your banking or distribution systems? RPG excels.

Of course, IBM i also offers COBOL, C/C++, Java, PHP and CL with its Rational Development Tools and fully integrated language environment for business applications. But RPG is the underlying secret sauce for millions of high-performance IBM i transaction-processing applications that businesses rely on all around the world.


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