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Better performance for re-entrant programs aka reduce static storage

I found this article ages ago and book marked it. I just re-read it and found it just as pertinent today as when it was written 15+ years ago! Tips to reduce static storage The variables in an ILE RPG module or program can be divided into three storage (memory) classes: static, automatic, and heap […]

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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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RDi 9.6 powered by coffee

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

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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Using QSNRTVMOD to find the last displayed screen size

While I was writing that previous blog about handling wide fat screens I stumbled across another useful API (QSNRTVMOD) for retrieving the current screen mode that we are displaying. This means we could find our screen width programmatically. Why isnt that a word? I’m not too sure why anyone would want to do this but… […]

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Handling Fat screens in RPG with IBM i API’s QsnQryModSup and QuiLngTx

I was having a mini-rant earlier about the problems with the old 24×80 screen size. Basically, the newer wider 27×132 is much nicer ( we all know that ) but older 24×80 5250 sessions will get very upset when they try to display a menu or screen that is designed at the 132 characters wide […]

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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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What is an RPG Open Access Handler?

It’s not someone that makes door handles is it? In software development a handler is a routine/function/method specializing in working with a certain type of data or focused on doing a special task. For example: Event handler – Receives and digests events and signals from the surrounding system (e.g. OS or GUI) or RPG HANDLER – Send/Receives data from […]

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RPG Programmers #winning

When I was a lad – you read the newspaper for news, you talked to neighbors to network and find the local gossip, you watched TV or went to the Cinema for movies. Nowadays, it’s all done on computers and it’s us programmers that create, nurse and stroke this things called computer programs. How you […]

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