For AS/400 programmers, diversity is key
By Mark Baard
Programmers can ramp up on RPG IV by reading books by AS/400 aces Bob Cozzi and Bryan Meyers. Last summer, Cozzi updated his bestseller, "The Modern RPG IV Language" (now in its second edition), to cover the functions and op codes that have been added to RPG since 1996. The second edition of Meyers' book, "Programming in RPG IV," is due out this month.
For an integrated look at CL and ILE, check out "Control Language Programming for the AS/400," a textbook that Meyers and co-author Dan Riehl updated in 1997 to describe changes to ILE and its impact on the AS/400. It also includes an explanation of how to use the ILE debugger. The book, which assumes no prior knowledge of either subject, lays out a graduated path from basic to advanced CL programming.
Baard is a contributing editor in Milton, Mass.