Category Archives for "Programming"

Dec 19

Why use IBM i RDi?

AS400 , IBM i , iSeries , Programming , RPG

IBM i RDi

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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Aug 18

Going the (Levenshtein) Distance in RPG Free

IBM i , Programming

Over on the RPG Cafe website, a nice chap called Smit Dixit published a sample of his RPGLE code calculating the Levenshtein distance between two words. What is the Levenshtein Distance? The Levenshtein distance is a string metric for measuring difference between two sequences. Informally, the Levenshtein distance between two words is the minimum number […]

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Jul 03

How to rename IFS Files

IBM i , IFS , Programming

rename IFS Files

Colleague asked me this question just a minute ago – as he said “its obvious when you know how but not when you dont” Simply use the IBM i RNM command: Personally, I find this command syntax a little annoying: fully qualifying the FROM string and then just using the unqualified NEW file name in […]

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Jun 10

Getting the Snip

IBM i , Programming

I got the SNIP recently, but that’s whole different story to this very boring technical one… How to assign a keyboard shortcut to the Windows Snipping Tool I’ve been using the windows snipping tool a lot recently — to capture various 5250 screens and document them. I just remembered how to setup the tool against […]

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