Free RPG400 code editor for windows – Visual RPG Express

I’m a big fan of WDSC7 (Websphere Development Studio Client for Windows) for my RPG/CL/DDS/SQL/whatever coding when I’m using windows.. but there are a few others out there. I would love to use IBM’s RDi (Rational Developer for IBM i) but while IBM insist on charging around $900 for the program it puts it firmly […]

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Happy 20th Birthday IBM AS/400!

Today marks the 20th anniversary of the announcement of the AS/400. Happy Birthday to an amazing computer system that continues to power thousands of businesses around the globe. The date was June 21st, 1988, when IBM introduced the Application System/400 (AS/400). The AS/400 quickly became one of the world’s most popular business computing systems. By […]

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  • June 22, 2008
  • IBM i

What is the best Drupal text editor – fckeditor or tinymce?

WYSIWYG means “what-you-see-is-what-you-get”

Thats an internet fact.

Basically this means that when you type into a comment box on a website you want to be able to click bold italic and underline and actually see the words changing on the screen – as opposed to entering all the geeky <strong> <italic> and <ul> codes.

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  • June 19, 2008
  • IBM i

Single Page Subfiles

What are single page subfiles? A single page subfile is a SCREEN OF DISPLAYED DATA loaded at a one time in one go. The displayed data is equal to the maximum number of records which can be displayed at a time. In other words in a single page subfile all loaded records are displayed at […]

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Windows Browse Master – find PC on wireless network

I had a funny problem at a customer site yesterday where he had a small office setup with one of the PC’s effectively running as a server (using simple folder sharing) and 4 other computers accessing it wirelessly.

Scenario:

Three of these PC’s running Windows XP SP2 and two running Vista SP1. Three hardwired using ethernet and the others wirelessly.

Problem:

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  • April 25, 2008
  • IBM i

5250 emulation with iseries navigator – black-on-white is the new green-on-black

AS400 Green Screen go together like Coffee and Cream – as far as Telnet 5250 screen backgrounds are concerned anyway. Any AS400 guy will tell you, the standard black screen with green writing is synonymous with working on the AS400. We’ve all used it, loved it, hated it but definitely eventually came round to living […]

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AS400 History from a wrinkled greyhaired RPG Programmers Brainbox

Old Wrinkled Programmer remembers those giant creamy computers My earliest exposure to BIG COMPUTING was back in the late 1980’s. Computers were a new thing to the world, business were running on mainframes or a new range of mini-computers. The personal computer was just evolving and the brand of “mini-computers” was about to be renaqmed […]

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