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How to ZIP AS400 library and Email it

Now, before you get all bent out of shape and point your grubby little index finger at me cackling “you called it an AS400 na-na-nu-na-naaah“, I do have a legitimate reason. It’s a shallow SEO based one (the grey haired brigade keep searching for “zip AS400 library”) but it’s legitimate. I only used the wrong […]

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An old AS400 Quiz willed with technical questions and plain old fashioned AS/400 brainteasers

So, last night I was nosing around in the dim dark corners of an old network share on my homeserver. I stumbled across an old TXT document from the late 90’s, I think. It was sitting in a text file called “AS400 Quiz Brainteasers” -it’s obviously old (look at the as400 model numbers question). It […]

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AS400 Modernization starts with Modernizing RPG Applications

RPG Modernization

Modernizing RPG Programs – Learn the RPG History first I had email email from an old work colleague this morning. He was a windows programmer, with limited exposure to RPG, but works in a company that is driven by a huge, old, complex RPG3 application that has changed little over the last decade. He is […]

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I know its not an AS400 but I am going to call it an AS400…

I was reading an interesting thread on Linkedin this morning, discussing another article about the much loved AS/400. The basic storyline is (a) some chap says the AS/400 is a really neat computer and he’s very pleased to have worked on it for many years (b) other chap says “its not called an AS/400” anymore (c) […]

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Single Black iSeries looking for a lasting relationship with the latest IBMi operating system

Here I am – a huge advocate of IBM i technology. I’ve grown up through the ranks of IBM System 3x systems and evolved alongside IBM through the AS400 and ‘i’ years. I’ve excitedly played with the quiet, yet groundbreaking changes in hardware and software that came with the iSeries/eServer range of Servers. I’ve scratched my head […]

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Interview Question and Answer – AS400 things you should know

Twenty years ago these are the kind of things you had to know to work on the old AS400 systems. I found these on an old dusty corner of my homeserver. Enjoy the trip down memory lane or to use old RPG lingo AS400NERD CABEQ ‘1’  START MISCELLANEOUS How do you combine two record formats […]

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AS400 is Extinct, iSeries is Dead – Long Live “IBM i”

This has been an ongoing argument disagreement in our IBM i and RPG programmer communities for well over a decade: Should IBM have changed the name when the launched the replacement for the old AS/400 computer? Many people using the latest IBM i servers still enjoy calling it “the 400” but the big problem with […]

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How to promote a file using Turnover for iSeries

Using a Change Management tool to promote files makes the creation and replacement of target files so much easier. #INTERNET-FACT: Turnover for iSeries, is a change management tool that really eases this process for us developers. Consider this scenario – we want to make a change to an IBM i *PF (physical file) like adding […]

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