Are you aware of everything you can do with triggers in i5/OS or OS/400?
One of IBM's better-kept secrets in V5R1 is the significant new trigger function provided in the OS/400 release. This ranges from SQL triggers, which provide a high degree of flexibility not found with external triggers, to read triggers, which can have a serious detrimental effect on system performance and throughput. These are the enhancements:
Read triggers (approach with extreme caution!)
Multiple triggers per database or trigger event
Change Physical File Trigger (CHGPFTRG) command
System Catalog trigger enhancements
Let's review each one of these in detail, starting with the read trigger.
In-depth education focused on developers can be hard to find.
With a sea of educational opportunities out there for System i folks, why is it so difficult to find a conference dedicated to the needs of RPG developers? Most of the System i events are general in nature and strive to cover the gamut—from system administration to security, networking, and the many flavors of System i application development. These events may serve quite well those System i technicians who wear many hats, but if you are primarily an RPG developer looking for in-depth help and advice, it is tough to find what you need at a general event at a reasonable price. It can also be hard to get away from the office for a full week.