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Lead Article - Analytics & Cognitive

Musical Chairs and a New Name at IBM

Is IBM at it again? Are they on the verge of another renaming event? Internal memos seem to indicate that it has already happened.

Written by Dave Shirey  

If you have been around the IBM i world long enough, you know there’s really only one thing that is constant—IBM’s primal need to rename things every few years. This time it’s not the i itself that’s being renamed, but Power Systems may not be Power Systems much longer.

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Feature Article - Programming

Practical RPG: Refactoring in RDi

Rational snuck a feature in under the radar that might signal a sea change for the product.

Written by Joe Pluta

What is refactoring, and why do you care?

Refactoring in the broadest sense refers to an intelligent, comprehensive change to your program source. The least complicated example is a simple rename, while a more complex case might involve pulling out all occurrences of a common piece of code and putting that into a callable routine.

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