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Nov 28

RDi 9.6 from Evaluation to Licensed RDi Glory

You have an RDi 9.5 license but want to add the license to the new RDi version 9.6! The new version needs a new License code to be downloaded and installed from IBM. So, grab a coffee and let’s go through the download and install process in easy steps (aka multiple gulps) Assuming you have […]

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Nov 28

Rational Developer for IBM i 9.6 – Apply the RDi License

So, I’ve downloaded the latest and greatest version of RDi (the exciting titled RDi 9.6 #drumrollplease) but since the RDi 9.5 license does not work for 9.6, I wonder how I can Apply the RDi License for this new version? I was told that since the new version is based on a newer version of Eclipse. […]

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Oct 18

Use RDi to make RPGLE lowercase

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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Oct 11

RDi V9.6 is here and it’s got some nice little tweaks

New Version 9.6 of Rational Developer for i (RDi) announced. It has lots of minor tweaks and a couple of major tweaks and at least one #NICKLITTENAPPROVED tweak (now we can press ENTER to split code lines). Rational Developer for i, V9.6 is finally compatible with Eclipse 4.6, providing new base functionality and integration with […]

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Feb 01

Duplicate a line in RDi with CTRL/D

Duplicate a line in RDi with CTRL/D

Yes – Forget COPY/BEFORE/AFTER and quickly duplicate a line in RDi with CTRL/D. It’s really that simple. If, like me, you grew up with SEU as your terminal based editor choice – you will be used to Copy and Before or After. You might even get a little fancy and use the RePeat code to […]

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Feb 25

How to add the Turnover V100 Perspective to WDSC7

OK. 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 can flick between perspectives to edit/compile […]

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May 24

RPG4 is not a new Rocket Propelled Grenade

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, I’ve quickly cobbled together links […]

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Dec 15

IBMi + WDSC7.0 + TN5250 = Wow Squared!

WebSphere Development Tools for IBMi is Very Very Very 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 P.D.M. mistakenly thinking that […]

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