#IBM-i Thirty years ago the venerable AS400 revolutionized small business computing. Replaced by the IBM iSeries, focussed on business internet connectivity. Fast forward ten years, now we are on the IBM i operating system on Power Servers. It's an exciting time to be a programmer...
Fresh out of college, morphing into an RPG programmer on the System38 in the 1980's to an RPG400 and (early) HTML programmer in the 1990's to current day - a IBM i RPG ILE software developer, code modernizer and website designer. Sprinkle that muffin with some SEO and SEM and pour a stiff cup of interface development with a large spoonful of web services. That's my perfect breakfast.
- Enjoying every day at the keyboard
- Spend quality time with family
- Happy Programmers make Quality Software
IBM i Software Developer
Digital Dad, AS400 Anarchist, Software Modernizer, Alpha Nerd and Passionate Eater of Cheese and Biscuits. Working with computers all day is fun in a nerdy mouse clicking, brain tumbling, chin scratching, sandal wearing kind of way.
Building Projex4i the IBM i Programmers Toolit is a fun diversion from playing with websites, playing Ingress and motovlogging
Software Development is an artform. Program source code can be beautiful. Sometimes. My mission is to chance sometimes to always
RPG code can be decades old and supporting those programs is complex. Clear concise source code documentation is important
Being freelance is all about the beautiful work life balance. Ignore the 5 day work week. Work as needed when needed. Go the extra yard!
Responsive web design is important. Using a responsive IT Consultant is more important. Working closely with my clients is a joy
From writing new program code to designing modernized Web 2.0 replacements for 5250 green screens can be built as prototypes. Lets do this
Nick is a triple A rated i Series Consultant. Everytime I have recruited Nick for client projects he has delivered. But more than that, the feedback that I have had from clients has been that Nick always goes that bit further to bring value to the project in terms of ideas and team spirit. He is personable, very business minded and trustworthy. As a contract recruiter there is nothing I like more than to have clients raving about the contractors I recruit for them and clients have always done that with Nick.
Nick's commitment and dedication to providing the highest quality technical solutions is second to none. Working with him as he helped launch an after-market parts & accessories B2C project gave me the opportunity to see his ability to break complex tasks into manageable deliverables, to combine modern web technologies with a legacy AS/400 application - including print functionaltiy, and after-deployment system support.
Freelance Analyst & Project Manager
Nick's work at the Las Vegas Sands Corp. was excellent. He reviewed and improved our change management system as well as provided many development tools to the programming staff. He has a vast knowledge of the iSeries, programming and IT in general. Nick was a tremendous help to our department and I would highly recommend him.
Agilysys IT Lead
Nick Litten is both a joy and breathe of fresh air to work with. Nick is a consummate professional and brings a wealth of experience, a huge set of skills, and talent to match any challenge or requirement in front of him. Nick has IBMi (AS/400-iSeries) experience going back many years that covers nearly every type of software and business area possible.
Project Coordinator at Trace3
I had the pleasure of placing Nick on an important assignment with a client in Las Vegas. He is superb, a top-notch IBMi AS400 iSeries Developer and Administrator.
Nick came into our project to help provide an initial overall architecture and design plus provide support developing custom web-services and interfaces. Nick was a tremendous help in tackling a complex project and provided technical leadership to the other team members. We also owe him thanks for putting in long hours as we came down the final stretch to get ready for user testing. Nick is a great person to work with and had a vast knowledge of different technologies and platforms. I highly recommend Nick for any technical leadership and development support for any project.
I worked with Nick for 2 years at the Las Vegas Sands. I have found him to be reliable, hard-working, conscientious and just fun to work with. His technical skills were superlative.