Every propeller head takes some kind of perverse joy from wiping and reinstalling their Windows Machine. I know I do. After a year of various software installs, un-installs, re-installs, tweaks, hacks, dicking around (that’s a technical term) my Windows machine starts to get twitchy and a little punch drunk. It’s time for a fresh install and

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UPDATE 2021 – Version 1 of ILEditor used to be free! Sadly, Version 2 is out and it’s become a chargeable premium code editor. Priced at $35 USD per month, per forever. ๐Ÿ™ Free Premium ILE RPG Editor for IBM i – ILEDITOR I’ve been waiting for a simple free-format RPG editor for the longest

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Internet fact #173 – If you make RPGLE lowercase it looks a lot prettier! If you’ve ever read any of my many waffling techno-blogs about programming with the RPG language you will know that I have a bit of a love/hate relationship IBM’s Rational Developer code editor. But, just sometimes it does really small, but

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Excited to see a new release of MiWorkplace – the replacement for RPG NEXT GEN code editor. Will download this and do a little review in a blog sometime: Hi Nick, I am really happy to announce a new release of MiWorkplace. This release is not as feature packed as the last one but on

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IBM Rational Developer (RDi) is good but bloody expensive! If you are reading this blog then chances are you are (a) an RPG Programmer and (b) using SEU to edit your code and (c) you are frustrated that SEU wont syntax check new RPG anymore! It’s time to leap into an RPG EDITOR or be pushed… RDi

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Are you still running the archaic WDSC7? So we already agree that using WDSC for IBM i software editing, for free, is pretty cool. But, adding Turnover V100 to it, so you can do everything from one place is even cooler. Once we have added the Turnover perspective to our existing WDSC7 setup then we

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I occasionally get an email from RPG programmers out there in IBMi-Land who have spent the last decade gently plodding along in RPG3 and RPG400 and now face the daunting prospect of having to hone there RPG skills and learn RPG4 (or RPG-LE or /FREE as its also called). So, Iโ€™ve quickly cobbled together links

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IBM i – WebSphere Development Studio Client (RPG Programming Tool) is really quite Cool! I’ve just installed WDSC7.0 for the first time (/me ducks from the barrage of rotten fruit launched at him from the rowdy-RDi-crowd) and have almost had a religious experience with it. For years I’ve been feverishly hammering away in S.E.U. and

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Visual Studio with the Code 4 IBM i Plugin is my preferred RPG code development tool. Unlike IBM Rational Developer which is expensive but one could reluctantly argue that it’s worth the cost to access all the latest and greatest enhancements to the evolving RPG language direct from IBM. I wouldnt argue that ๐Ÿ˜‰ Microsoft

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IBM Code Editor – S.E.U. (or Stoneage Entry Utility) As I drag myself, kicking and screaming, out of the green-on-black stone ages and into the sunny clear skies of 21st century web enabled coding, I find myself seriously confused about what tools I should use to write this new fangled code. Leaving the world of

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WYSIWYG means “what-you-see-is-what-you-get”

Thats an internet fact.

Basically this means that when you type into a comment box on a website you want to be able to click bold italic and underline and actually see the words changing on the screen – as opposed to entering all the geeky <strong> <italic> and <ul> codes.

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