Category Archives for "Programming"

Mar 08

Gravityforms write to SQL with the WPDB plugin

This week I ‘ave mostly been… trying to create a Gravity Form to allow users to pay for a Memberpress subscription using Stripe and then login and immediately get access to the subscribed content. Apart from that, I want to store my form data so I can review the new customer information from my SQL […]

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Feb 27

DSPLY Sucks. QUILNGTX Rocks.

AKA – writing a new DSPLY opcode that shows more than 52 characters Using the DSPLY opcode to quickly debug a program has long been a staple of us RPG keyboard whackers. The DSPLY operation lets us “display the data in a variable” onto the screen. Everyone uses this quick and dirty technique and everyone […]

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Feb 11

What is DevOps and how does it work?

DevOps helps businesses respond to business, project and market changes quickly and fluidly. I’m not sure if fluidly is a word, but if its not, well, it should be. Devops focuses on many smaller high-quality software updates being rolled to users with a rapid schedule. Using continuous delivery and continuous testing to reduce risk, garner […]

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Feb 02

Playing with Secure (SSL) FTP on IBM i Power System

Or as the grey haired folks would say “How to configure the ISERIES FTP server to use SSL” or as the geriatric brigade would say “making the AS400 talk using that newfangled secure FTP nonsense“. But of course, we know those old computers dont exist anymore and we know that some old people are crazy… […]

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Jan 29

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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Jan 27

Thinking Days

Hands up and stand away from the keyboard. It’s time for a thinking day. Do a little less for one day might mean doing far more for many more…. It’s not often I blog about somebody elses blog… is that Blogging2? Yesterday, I read this excellent article by John Donahoe, previous CEO of Ebay. Published […]

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Jan 25

WooCommerce Multicurrency Free – on product pages only

I just could not think of the best way to describe this blog without using a hundred words. I wanted to write about the enticingly named woocommerce multicurrency free wordpress plugin but the title of this blog should really say “how to display multi-currency prices in woo-commerce shopping carts and tweak them to display the multi-currency […]

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Jan 19

Programming standards for debugging RPG Webservices

debugging rpg webservices header

Debugging RPG Webservices can be a pain in the proverbial; finding the IBM i background jobs that are running the REST Service, starting job service mode to get at the program variables and then discovering that the program was not compiled with DBGVIEW(*SOURCE) so you cant see the variables anyway. #aaaargh Debugging IBM i Webservices […]

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Jan 02

+Happy New Year 2018

+Happy New Year 2018. One of my new years resolutions was to write cleaner code, and in the spirit of out with the old and in with the new… I already use the RPG COPYRIGHT statement and the CL COPYRIGHT STATEMENT to store the copyright message and (more importantly to me) the Version or Release number […]

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