Category Archives for "IBM i"

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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BLM – Black Lines Matter

I’m getting old — 50 earlier this year — and my eyesight is failing. Seriously, I bought some of those old man reading glasses from Walmart. You know the ones, the “old people” ones! 🙂   Five bucks for a little old Victorian style pair of readers that perch on the end of your nose and […]

 
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The State of AS400 iSeries Application Modernization

Typically our aging AS400 and Iseries applications are stateful. So, if we are looking at iSeries application modernization, is it a mistake to try and simply modernize beautify them retaining their stateful flow, or should we be looking at refactoring them in a stateless direction? Is it really a mistake to use a stateful architecture […]

 
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  • October 11, 2017
  • IBM i

IBM i Server job QZRCSRVS is a mouthful of wiggly worms

QZRCSRVS is the Remote Command/Distributed Program Call host server. Quite a mouthful to say. Try and say QSRCSRVS with a mouthful of frozen peas – you will spill a lot. #trustme. QZRWRVRSRCSRRCSRS is a web-service that basically receives authenticated requests (from other systems out there in cloud land) to run commands or to call programs on […]

 
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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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Email every spool file in an output queue – EMLOUTQ for IBM i

Email an OUTQ – should be simple? Here you are, you have this output queue filled with reports and you want to email them to your Boss/Colleague/whoever! You dont really want them in smelly old text format you want them to look nice in something like PDF format…. That should be easy right? IBM i […]

 
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Country Music for RPG Programmers

So, I’ve been stateside for a few years now. Still British. Nothing beats a nice cuppa tea and a crisp biscuit for dunking. Tea is hot, never iced. Bacon Sarnies only come with brown sauce and white bread. You can shove all that green eggs and ham nonsense – only a Full English Fry up […]

 
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  • October 1, 2017
  • IBM i

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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