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IBM i Software Developer

Nick Litten – AS400 iSeries and IBM i Consultant Nerd

I’m an IT Consultant (aka RPG Programmer) primarily working on IBM Power Systems (IBM i, System-i, iSeries, AS400).

According to Spiderman “With great power comes great responsibility” and in the same vein, I believe us older more experienced programmers have a responsibility to share the knowledge and help the *freshers* who are stepping foot in the IBM i pond for the first time. Thirty years ago (damn that makes me feel even older than I am) I fell into computer programming as a career. Back in the days of System/38 machines, when the internet was a futuristic dream and dialup Bulletin Boards were leading edge social media. My home computer was an IBM PC XT with a modem the size of a shoe box that I plugged into my parents phone line, after disconnecting the bakelite rotary phone.

Working on IBM mainframe/midrange systems has taken me around the world, earning a reasonable salary and, most importantly, doing something that I have really come to love: RPG is a fantastic language, IBM i is a terrific operating system and the hardware is second to none.

The website is my attempt sharing the IBMi Love, highlighting some programming techniques and sometimes just waffling about personal lifestyle nonsense.