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How Education Can Save Your Company Money

Keeping your employees educated on IBM i can ensure you get your ROI, expand your talent pool and help your company take advantage of IBM i’s modern features.

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Resolving ‘Technical Debt’ With Education

Technical debt is caused by many factors and is usually a result of limited time, resources, education. Here are strategies you can use to resolve technical debt.

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How to Succeed in an Online Programming Class

How to Succeed in an Online Programming Class

Online education is becoming commonplace in the field of information technology and with the pandemic many students are taking classes from home. With this shift comes a need to develop the skills required to be successful with remote learning. Online learning...

Do You Have Professional Development Funds that Expire in 2020?

Do You Have Professional Development Funds that Expire in 2020?

Do you have professional development funds that expire in 2020?   Greetings! End 2020 on a High Note with imPower Technologies! Whether you are in need of RPG or IBM i training for new employees or continued education for your existing team, imPower can...

Who to Hire for IBM i

Who to Hire for IBM i

Who to hire for IBM i    There’s a common misconception in the IT world that young developers don’t want to learn RPG programming or the IBM i system because they believe it to be a dead language and system. It is never mentioned in their news feed but nothing...

IBM i Is Here to Stay: Are Your Developers Ready?

IBM i Is Here to Stay: Are Your Developers Ready?

One way our industry evaluates the IBM i platform is by the annual Marketplace Survey conducted by HelpSystems. As the 2021 survey is currently being conducted, we re-reviewed the 2020 survey with Tom Huntington, Executive Vice President at HelpSystems, to see how IBM...

Revolutionizing Online Learning for IBM i and RPG Programming

Revolutionizing Online Learning for IBM i and RPG Programming

With an increasing need for applied education in IBM i programming, many companies are unsure of where to turn. Even the most experienced developers can struggle to write IBM i programs for business processes. imPower Technologies has created a solution for numerous...

Informed & Invaluable in IBMi & RPG Programming

Informed & Invaluable in IBMi & RPG Programming

Stay Informed & Invaluable in Today’s IT Environment Especially with IBMi & RPG Programming IBM i developers are a varied group, to be sure. Many companies have IT departments that include programmers who range from new graduates to long-time employees. Both...

BOOK REVIEW: DEVELOPING BUSINESS APPLICATIONS FOR THE WEB–WITH HTML, CSS, JSP, PHP, ASP.NET, AND JAVASCRIPT

The book, by Laura Ubelhor and Christian Hur, fills a void in technical programming books, and will help those who need a “manual” understand and apply Web application programming concepts and get familiar with building business applications in Web environments. The book is also an excellent text to introduce the new developer to business Web development.

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RPG FUNDAMENTALS TIP #1: WORKING WITH CYCLE MAIN PROGRAMS

In cycle main programs, the compiler automatically includes the RPG cycle to provide program initialization and termination as well as ordered processing steps for file input and output (I/O). Editor’s note:This article is excerpted from Programming in ILE RPG, Fifth Edition , chapter 14, “Building Modular Programs with Procedures.”

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RPG FUNDAMENTALS TIP #2: WORKING WITH LINEAR MAIN PROGRAMS

Unlike cycle main programs, linear main programs do not include the RPG cycle. Written by Bryan Meyers and Jim Buck Editor’s note: This article is excerpted from Programming in ILE RPG, Fifth Edition, chapter 14, “Building Modular Programs with Procedures.”

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RPG FUNDAMENTALS TIP #3: WORKING WITH NOMAIN MODULES

Unlike cycle main and linear main programs, nomain modules have no main procedure. Written by Bryan Meyers and Jim Buck Editor’s note: This article is excerpted from Programming in ILE RPG, Fifth Edition, chapter 14, “Building Modular Programs with Procedures.”

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