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iSeries application development tools News
October 24, 2006
IBM is now offering VoIP software from 3Com on its System i servers
September 22, 2005
The expo at the Fall COMMON User Conference was buzzing with the latest product news from RJS Software, BOSaNOVA, Lakeview and Aldon.
September 01, 2005
iSeries software vendor ASNA recently updated its Monarch software, which migrates green-screen applications onto Microsoft .NET.
July 26, 2005
Free IBM web development tool, CGIDEV2, which enables COBOL or RPG code over the Internet as CGI language, may no longer be supported as a result of iSeries guru retirement.
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RPG (Report Program Generator) is a programming language that originated as a report-building program used in DEC and IBM minicomputer operating systems and evolved into a fully procedural programming language. (Continued...) Continue Reading
Check out our iSeries freeware and shareware library for a comprehensive listing of i5/iSeries downloads, code samples and useful tools that can be used as is or customized to fit your needs. You'll find freeware and shareware from IBM, Search400 ... Continue Reading
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Taking advantage of the Rich UI features of EGL architecture on the AS/400 can save you time and complexity. Rich internet applications can be difficult to write, even with Java and Webspher. EGL eliminates the need for programmers to learn ... Continue Reading
Environment variable API's can be encapsulated and simplified for use. Continue Reading
One user writes, "Our company has many ILE programs that may or may not be created by using a binding directory. When I have changed a module within a program, how can I find out if there is a binding directory available to rebind (CRTPGM) for this ... Continue Reading
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One user writes, "How can I read all records on a subfile? Using READC opcode, one can read only the changed records. I have been working with the SFLNXTCHG keyword but without success. A simple example illustrating the subfile DDS, as well as the ... Continue Reading
One user writes, "I thought that I saw somewhere an RPG-free routine using %DATE (bif) to calculate the day of the week. For example, MON, TUE, etc.? I need to place the day on a screen." Development expert John Blenkinsop responds. Continue Reading
One user writes, "How would I go about taking a list of users and making it a file that I can manipulate? For example, "wrkusrprf *all"." Thankfully, development expert John Blenkinsop was one hand to offer some advice. Continue Reading
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Documenting nested program structures on AS/400 is a complex task and is sometimes overlooked or not updated. The XPGMSTR command automates documentation in a structured and reliable way, eliminating the human-error (or lazyness) involved in the ... Continue Reading
Modernizing one of the most efficient interfaces ever designed may be a bit tricky. On the AS/400, application modernization means making the best use out of your existing application programs and especially your application programmers. Joe Pluta ... Continue Reading
Using %editc to convert a numeric to a string has always resulted in problems. This tip provides a workaround. Continue Reading