SPOILER ALERT: It is NOT! The IBM AS400 was a groundbreaking computer system. First released in 1988 it quickly became the business system of choice for millions of companies all over the world. The AS400 was released to a pre-internet civilization, it grew and evolved as technology was introduced through the eighties, nineties and into

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Set the VSCODE/IBMi PATH to Open Source Packages on IBM i Setting the VSCODE IBM i PATH to open source packages on IBM i is beneficial for several reasons: So, how do we set this PATH in VS-CODE? My default path looks like this: /QOpenSys/usr/bin:/usr/ccs/bin:/QOpenSys/usr/bin/X11:/usr/sbin:.:/usr/bin We want to add the path to the opensource package binaries (/QOpenSys/pkgs/bin).

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What is an RPG language HELLO WORLD program? A “Hello, World!” program is a simple computer program that outputs or displays the iconic phrase “Hello, World!” to a user. This humble program serves as a fundamental introduction to programming languages and illustrates their basic syntax. Let’s explore this tradition further: The “Hello, World!” program typically

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AI is getting clever. I’m honestly not too sure that AI is a good thing. We all watched the Terminator movies, right? But that being said, I like to use the Microsoft’s COPILOT AI, because it makes collating answers to questions so very simple. It certainly makes researching answers to quick questions just about a

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SHORTCUTS for VS Code for IBM i Recently, I’ve been using the wonderful Visual Studio code editor with CODE 4 IBM i a lot. After ditching IBM RDi, I’ve found myself constantly referring to the VSCODE cheat sheet to learn the many keyboard shortcuts. So, just for my reference (and maybe to help someone else

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One IBM i IDE to Rule them All IBM has released a seemingly innocuous update to IBM Rational Developer for IBM i. The new version, V9.8, is built over the latest version of eclipse and looks and feels the same as the previous (v9.6) version of RDi but is slightly faster. Sadly, it’s also HUGELY

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It’s time to move MOVE out of old RPG Programs One of the biggest mistakes I’ve made while trying to modernise old RPG code, is simply importing the old code and trying to take the whole thing as one lump upgrade to modern RPG ILE. Hindsight is 2020, and something I’ve learned from the many

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RPG Subprocedure Tips and Techniques The use of subprocedures in your applications should be on everyone’s “to do” list this year. You don’t need to drop everything and rewrite your applications to take advantage of subprocedures and many other benefits that the Integrated Language Environment (ILE) offers.  However, when writing new applications or performing major

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What is Node.js? Node.js is an open source project based on the Google Chrome JavaScript Engine. What does Node.js do? Node.js provides a platform for server-side JavaScript applications running without browsers. Who can use Node.js? Node.js can be run on the IBM i power system, a platform that provides enterprise-grade scalability and reliability for business

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WORK IN PROGRESS – Come back later to see if this blog has been updated with some real time findings. It will be. But maybe take a bit of time. I’m just busy in the real world doing real stuff and and this install is kind of tricky stuff… I can tell you 😉 Using

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It’s time to install MariaDB on IBM i Following Part 1 – let’s dive into installing the actual thing and wade through any problems we see along the way. … Me – with a coffee MariaDB is a replacement for MySQL MariaDB is a fast, open-source, community developed branch of MySQL. Internal commands use the

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Ever wanted to use WordPress on IBM i? What is WordPress? WordPress is an open-source Content Management System written in PHP and paired with a MySQL or MariaDB database. Features include a comprehensive plugin architecture and a visual theme system. WordPress is powered by a webserver – what options do we have? HTTP Server for

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