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Jul 24 2008   4:29PM GMT

RPG on the AS/400 — Old code meets new users

Leah Rosin Leah Rosin Profile: Leah Rosin

Today RPG is on my mind (perhaps because it was the focus of our News newsletter today). And truly, RPG seems to be one of the most contentious issues with the i. For example, Pinnacle Foods recently gave their RPG application a Web revamp when the employees began complaining about using character-based interfaces to access interfaces running RPG. So we want to know, how are you dealing with this complaint at your company? What solutions have you implemented?

Also, I was checking out some of the recent questions over at IT Knowledge Exchange and found a great little discussion about the difference between RPG400 and RPGLE. The comments entered into the answer wiki explain a lot about the differences, and it’s a good reminder that IT Knowledge Exchange is a great resource for the AS/400 community. The AS/400 tag is one of the most popular on the site, and with a high level of participation in both the questioning and answering from some of your fellow AS/400 users it would be a shame for you to miss out.

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  • B Stangenberg
    Looksoftware out of Melbourne Australia offers a 'webizing' (if there is such a word) product that will make you want to throw your old 'screen scraper' products out the window. This is an excellent product for those companies that don't want to or cannot afford to re-write their entire application suite in order to offer a GUI or web front end. Of all the products we have gone through our customers and staff are happiest with this offering. Rather than just re-iterating what their website says, go there and check it out for yourself. There are some big companies that are using this software and are quite happy with it and the support they receive.
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  • Xavier Sarzosa
    Your AS400 Native applications (RPG,COBOL, etc)when use Looksoftware products now are WEB APPLICATION "On the fly". We are using Newlook from 2005 with excelent results.
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  • Hallaran
    Hi Leah, Just being curious, what were some of the issues they were having with the character-based interfaces to access interfaces running the RPG? Thanks, Jack [A href=""]
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