Category Archives for "AS400"

Feb 26

I used to be an AS400 programmer

OK, so just what the heck DO we call The AS400 nowadays? On a few blogs and forums this topic is frequently raising its head. It seems to be a bone of contention with virtually every IBM ‘thingie’ System developer out there. The HERD continues to call this machine an AS400, a few confuse it further […]

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Oct 23

The AS400 and iSeries had a baby AS500

I wish the new IBM system was called the AS500! Honestly, the aimless re-branding that IBM is doing is really starting to get me down. I’m losing my sense of identity. I’m helplessly floating adrift in a world of business buzzwords and corporate power branding. I’m desperately trying to think outside the box, leverage this and […]

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Oct 10

RPG Code Specifications

EDIT: 2014: NOTE- this is an OLD blog from over ten years ago. Most of it is complete Guff now that we live in the world filled with freeformat RPG code 🙂 The first thing you should know in RPG3 or RPG400 is that it is a positional language. This means that we are allowed […]

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Aug 09

The AS400 is dead – long live the IBM iSeries

The long-rumored and much-debated rebranding of IBM’s disparate server lines, known under the code-name Mach1, was announced on October 3, just a few weeks before the fall COMMON midrange trade show in Baltimore. The AS/400 is henceforth known as the iSeries 400, not the I/500, as had been widely reported. But there’s a lot more to Mach1 than renaming the AS/400. For the next several months, IBM is going to be blitzing the media and its customer base in an attempt to establish a new, unifying brand identity for its server lines, as well as new subbrand identities for the machines that used to be called AS/400s, S/390s, RS/6000s, Netfinities, and NUMA-Qs.

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