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January 9, 2008  9:20 PM

Managing System i application memory can be tricky



Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
Programming, System i software

The way that RPG handles files on the System i requires intricate knowledge of how RPG works in order to make sure that references to a certain record field point where they should. iDevelop has a good post...

November 14, 2007  2:58 PM

Working with the Integrated File System (IFS)



Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
Operating systems, Programming

Check out the "Odds and Ends" column on IT Jungle looking at different issues in dealing with the Integrated File System (IFS).


October 31, 2007  8:39 AM

RPG’s backward compatibility a mixed bag



Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
Programming, System i software

RPG expert Paul Tuohy says the longtime programming language -- whose history dates back to the days of punchcards -- is anything but ancient and insists that IBM won't let it die off. But...


October 3, 2007  7:42 AM

A little history lesson on punch cards and RPG



Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
Programming

Jon Paris over at iDevelop, a blog of the IBM Systems Magazine Web site, gives a little


September 20, 2007  7:55 PM

Websydian announces CA Plex web development tool



Posted by: Atrujillo
Programming, Web Development

Programmers will have new model-based development options when Websydian Web Developer+, the web...


May 2, 2007  8:23 AM

RPG isn’t the only System i language



Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
Programming

The System i Network has a good column about how there are other languages that the System i can support. It doesn't have to be all...


March 20, 2007  10:08 AM

Back to the future



Posted by: Brein Matturro
Programming

I remember very distinctly, the day I was told about a new technology that would someday be commonplace. It was a perfect weather day in northern Alabama, 70 degrees and not a cloud in the sky. This “new technology” was a common database and the most efficient language on every...


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