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Jan 29

Free RPG Editor – ILEDITOR could be called RDi Lite ;)

I’ve been waiting for a simple free-format RPG editor for the longest time. Opensource ILEditor delivers. It’s free, open source, actively maintained and growing in support. It’s quick and simple to use, and I can already see that as it’s popularity grows new functions will be easy to add. #nice The Author is Liam Allen […]

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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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Nov 16

#IBMi RDi 9.6 (Rational Developer for i) is available. Lets grab it!

RDi 9.6 powered by coffee

Second Cup of Coffee – Check. Consumed Doughnut – Check. Removed crumbs and sticky remnants of doughnut from laptop keyboard – Check. And Face – Check. Calendar confirms that todays the day IBM release #IBMi RDi 9.6 – Check. Lets got and grab it – Check. 🙂 I’ve been running RDi 9.5.1.2 for a while […]

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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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Aug 08

RPG Program Source Code – Clever or Clear?

I’ve been working on an interesting project focused on taking some old RPG code and re-factoring it to make it more efficient. Fascinating work for a client that is focused on doubling its IBM i throughput and reducing the CPU load of all its old programs. This has frequently made me choose between writing a […]

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May 30

What is JSON_TABLE on IBM i?

Most IBM i shops using webservices to talk to the Internet, will convert the data they are sharing into a web-service format like XML or JSON before sending it out. Obviously the responses will be in the same format and they need to convert it back into native IBM i format to use it. That […]

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May 28

Learn C# for RPG ILE Programmers

If you are an RPG Programmer thern you can quite easily add C# to the list of progamming languages you have in your brainbox. It’s a very similar syntax. Checkout the latest C# For RPGers TechTip and check out the similarities between C# and RPG loops: http://www.mcpressonline.com/programming/programming-other/c-for-rpgers-taking-c-loops-for-a-spin   The missing piece to the basic C# language […]

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Feb 12

Evolution of the Modern RPG programmer

A Modern RPG Programmer writes RPGLE, RPG4, RPG400, RPG3, RPG2 programs I suppose many of them also enjoy Role Playing Games but that is neither here nor there. RPG stands for Report Program Generator. It is an IBM programming language which had evolved from the early day of punch cards and gentlemen who programmed with […]

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Sep 27

What does an RPG Programmer do?

If you are a software developer then you will know that RPG is an IBM programming Language. It’s also a Rocket Propelled Grenade. It’s also an acronym for Role Playing Games. This blog will have lots of waffle about being an RPG Programmer and just the occasional explosion or online sexy elf. RPG Programmers create […]

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