WELCOME TO I: HOW TO GET YOUNGER PROGRAMMERS UP TO SPEED IN THE IBM I/POWER SYSTEMS WORLD

New IBM i-ers? Despite what you may have heard, they do exist. I should know—I’ve been training them for the last 16 years, first in the context of an IBM i-focused curriculum at the college level, and now through my professional IBM i training business.    Read the article at Rocketsoftware.com

 

A SKILLS SHORTAGE SOLUTION

Employee development doesn’t get the credit it deserves when it comes to talent acquisition. Putting the right people in the right place and giving them the right tools is not a new concept. Many of the top programmers work for companies where this concept has been in place for years. They are homegrown. It follows a pattern: Hire programmers with useful skill sets and if that doesn’t include modern RPG, train them.     Read the article on itjungle.com

 

EDUCATION AND ENTERPRISE COMPUTING NOT PASSING THE TEST

The education-to-employment system flat out fails for most employers and young people seeking employment. Let’s introduce that elephant in the room right now. It’s not a dry well, but it’s not close to being what it should be. It’s much bigger than the IBM i community. It’s bigger than the IT industry.

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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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