Monthly Archives: August 2009

Aug 24

RPG and AS400 awareness test

IBM i , AS400 , iSeries , Life

So, back in the days of Sinclair C5’s, black and white TV licenses and pound notes, RPG was a bright new and vibrant programming language.

/me coughs and splutters slightly

Digging around an old Disk Drive (or perhaps I should say ‘winchester drive’) just looking to see if it was safe to throw away, I discovered some great old word documents that I put together back in the day. One of these was an RPG type test which was used to try to gauge the knowledge of people applying for programming roles within the Software House that I worked for.

I guess this was first written back in 91 and only goes to show how steady RPG is since it’s largely unchanged and still going strong after nearly 20 years:


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Aug 24

ILE RPG certified programmers are extinct

IBM i , Programming

Well… ILE RPG certified programmers are special. But they are dying. Exist. Kaput. Or at least, they will be at the end of 2009! For some very strange reason, IBM have decided to kill the ILE RPG Programmer certification. As we all know, being an RPG Programmer is a rare skill set nowadays… and it’s […]

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