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November 4, 2009 | Vol 8 Issue 21

 

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Feature Article - Programming
 
Practical RPG: Exploit the Power of Program Messages

User feedback is an important part of any application design, and program messages provide a powerful, flexible tool to communicate with your users.

joe_plutaWritten by Joe Pluta

Program message support is a powerful feature woven into the very fabric of i5/OS. Nearly all facets of programming on the platform can make use of these messages, and the more you use them the more powerful they become. They can provide for everything from error handling to user notification to customization to internationalization. Usually such flexibility can be achieved only through a relatively complex set of APIs, and the program message APIs are no exception. Fear not; this article starts you on the path of enlightenment with an example that's easy to understand.


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Feature Article - Programming
 
Being an RPG Programmer in Today's World

Are you facing unemployment as an RPG programmer?

tom_snyderWritten by Tom Snyder

I don't mean to jump on the bandwagon with yet another article about how the economy is affecting the job market, but I happen to be one of the many recently facing unemployment. I want to share my views on being an RPG programmer in today's world, whether you currently have a job or not.


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