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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My mate Toby sent me this email: I love RDI … But I do come across one issue that I’m sure you can sort out… using SEU if I wanted to find the start of a subroutine, I always made them # something like #Clr or #Bld etc. and there was only 1 place in

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Lets start with a reasonably mixed RPGLE code example which is older style column based RPG400 for its variable definitions but then uplifts to RPGLE /FREE for its body code: Step1 – Run code through the Projex4i Code Moderniser. The Upgrade RPG Source command (UPGRPGSRC) will clean our code, converting it to fully /FREEFORMAT ILE

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Rational Developer for IBM i 9.6 Fixpack 7 is now available! The 9.6.0.7 fixpack contains some nice little enhancements and fixes! One feature really caught my eye- The New extract procedure refactoring feature, used to convert business rules into reusable procedures in RPG sounds a bit saucy. How does ‘Refactor Extract Procedure‘ work? We select

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Want to learn IBM RDi? Wondering where to go to find all those old RDi articles that used to be on IBM’s Developerworks website? Googling, Binging and Duck Duck Going, frantically searching for help with RDi? Back in October 2019, IBM announced they were killing the Developerworks website: “As part of the overall IBM effort

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I was discussing the benefits of RDi with a colleague this morning (I’m a bit of a Rational Developer fanboy) because he is trying to justify the huge annual cost of the tool with The Management: nearly $1000 per year per person! A price tag that is #bloodypreposterous. But, I will rant about that in

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How to Edit UIM MENUs with Rational Developer for IBM i Today I be mainly playing with UIM MENU’s that bloke from the fast show … and I found that Rational Developer for IBM i doesn’t come out of the box ready to edit UIM MENU source types! So, if like me, you are playing

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Last night was I was chatting to an old programming chum in Chicago. As you may be aware, for most people in the AS400/iSeries/IBM-i arena the term “old programming chum” automatically implies a gray haired old fart wearing frayed cords, cheap (but comfortable!) shoes and excessively dour facial features with a slightly “smarter than thou”

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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. 🙁 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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Download RDi 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

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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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