What is CNX Valence? “Valence is an enterprise application development platform that empowers IT and business leaders to transform operations on, and off, the IBM i platform. … IT and business leaders can work together more effectively by giving developers and users the tools they need to be more confident, capable and self-sufficient.” CNX Blokes

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From AS400/RPG to IBMi/RPGLE I’ve been involved in some interesting software modernization projects recently. Ranging from application replacements to middleware web service integrations to light code dusting. The main thing I’ve learned is archaic program source code can be a very delicate beast like a stack of cards ready to fall at the slightest push

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RPG Programming for Beginners If you are a complete programming noob then this RPG Programming course might be useful If you are a software developer looking to add RPG (or RPGLE) to your skillset then this might not be completely useless If you are an old school RPG programmer looking to add some modern programming

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It’s time to talk about IBM Rational Developer for IBM i What is RDi? An integrated development environment (IDE) built on the Eclipse platform, designed for creating and maintaining applications on IBM i systems. Pointy heads at IBM This basically means Rational Developer for IBM i (commonly known as RDi) is IBM’s flagship integrated development

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IBM i Basics – How to request and use a free IBM i Virtual System from PUB400 Did you know PUB400 will give you a free IBM i Account to use over the Cloud? Log in, play and learn IBM i operations and programming 🙂 Who and what is PUB400? Dont be fooled by it’s

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Client Access is DEAD – get over it! Client Access was much reviled, much loved and mucho mucho confusing for users of AS/400, iSeries and the newer IBM i Power Systems. As Client Access evolved over the years, it got rebranded as IBM i Access with new releases of the operating system. Many people from

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What is a 5250 Emulator? In a previous blog about 5250 Emulators: The IBM i System (sometimes incorrectly called the iSeries or AS/400) uses something called 5250 to stream its data to a terminal, often called a green screen. You’ve seen these clunky old terminals in black and white sci-fi movies. We still use them…

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IBM i Primer – From the AS400 to ISERIES to IBM i on POWER Do you know the difference between the AS400, iSeries, System i and IBM i? This presentation is an introduction to the IBM i Power System and a look at the system’s heritage. If you are an I.T. Executive, a trainee programmer,

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