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May 2 2007   8:23AM GMT

RPG isn’t the only System i language

Mark Fontecchio Mark Fontecchio Profile: Mark Fontecchio

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 about RPG.

Why is that important? Not a lot of colleges out there are teaching RPG, that’s why. If you want to lure younger people to the benefits of the System i, the notion that you have to know RPG to run it isn’t helping.

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  • David Vasta
    Your right and I blogged about this as well. I am attending and getting a CIS degree. They don't even know what the iSeries of System i5 is right now. There are a few who remeber the AS/400. I just finished DarkBASIC and the next 3 classes in programming are C++ and Java. I also have a Database Class that will be using the Oracle 9i DB. Would it not be sweet if I could do Java and C on the i5 and connect it all to MySQL or even better DB2? Wow that would be awesome! But I will not. They all run on Windows. Yuk! I am going to be doing my C++ and Java on Linux when the time comes and maybe even a little MacOSX.....hahahahah (evil laugh)
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  • Patti Switts
    Absolutely. We started programming w/java on our iSeries a few years back. We also run linux on a separate partition running our internet java applications. And We are an old AS400, iSeries shop with mostly RPG programs and programmers.
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