Category Archives for "RPG"

Better performance for re-entrant programs aka reduce static storage

I found this article ages ago and book marked it. I just re-read it and found it just as pertinent today as when it was written 15+ years ago! Tips to reduce static storage The variables in an ILE RPG module or program can be divided into three storage (memory) classes: static, automatic, and heap […]

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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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RDi 9.6 powered by coffee

#IBMi RDi 9.6 (Rational Developer for i) is available. Lets grab it!

Second Cup of Coffee – Check. Consumed Doughnut – Check. Removed crumbs and sticky remnants of doughnut from laptop keyboard – Check. And Face – Check. Calendar confirms that todays the day IBM release #IBMi RDi 9.6 – Check. Lets got and grab it – Check. 🙂 I’ve been running RDi for a while […]

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Handling Fat screens in RPG with IBM i API’s QsnQryModSup and QuiLngTx

I was having a mini-rant earlier about the problems with the old 24×80 screen size. Basically, the newer wider 27×132 is much nicer ( we all know that ) but older 24×80 5250 sessions will get very upset when they try to display a menu or screen that is designed at the 132 characters wide […]

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Windows Setup for IBM i Developers

Every propeller head takes some kind of perverse joy from wiping and reinstalling their Windows Machine. I know I do. After a year of various software installs, un-installs, re-installs, tweaks, hacks, dicking around (that’s a technical term) my Windows machine starts to get twitchy and a little punch drunk. It’s time for a fresh install and […]

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