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Practical RPG: Say Goodbye to Indicators!

The indicator is perhaps the most ignominious throwback to the original days of RPG, but the good news is that, with a little work, we can get rid of them.

Written by Joe Pluta

The indicator data type isn't terrible in and of itself. This concept is known in other languages as a Boolean, a variable that can contain one of two values: true or false.

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Feature Article - Programming

Rational Developer for i Alternatives

What do you do when you can’t scrape together funding for Rational Developer for i? There are options.

Written by Brian May

In case you haven’t noticed, since December my articles have focused on improving your shop and yourself. We have discussed investing in yourself, learning new programming languages, and updating your RPG skills. This article will continue that theme and discuss alternative options for IBM i source code editing.

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