April 4, 2018
- LEAD ARTICLE: Practical RDi: Exploring RDi 9.6, Part 2
- FEATURED ARTICLE: Building an Open-Source Community for IBM i
- FEATURED ARTICLE: Open Source Development on the IBM i: Getting Started with Ruby
- NEWS HIGHLIGHT: IBM Launches Watson Data Kits to Help Accelerate Enterprise AI Adoption
- WHITE PAPER: Mobile Computing and the IBM i
- FEATURED VIDEO: Design an Invoice in 10 Minutes
- EVENT: POWERUp18
- MC PRESS MAGAZINE: A Small Intro to Big Data, Part 3: HFDS and the MapReduce Algorithm
Continuing with my review of RDi 9.6, I'll show you some features that continue to make RDi more like any of the other language editors you might be familiar with.
By Joe Pluta
In my last article, I presented a lot of the visual enhancements of RDi 9.6, many of which centered on the use of the hover concept; hover over a component of your source code and you'll see information specific to that component. Alternately, the editor will provide decorations (small symbols) to indicate the availability of more information. Hover over one of those to see the particulars. This is a very high-profile enhancement that lots of people have been talking about because it is such a sea change. Today, though, we'll spend a little time on some additional features that might fly under the radar.
Open source on IBM i is a thing! Let's make sure it grows.
By Brian May
I recently had the pleasure of speaking at the Wisconsin Midrange Computer Professionals (WMCPA) conference in Delavan, Wisconsin. During the event, I was asked to participate in a roundtable on open source. This topic is near and dear to me, so I gladly agreed to participate. There was a truly all-star panel, and Charlie Guarino emceed. The discussion with the audience was great, and I think all left with a better understanding of the open-source landscape in general as well as on IBM i.
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Pete Helgren lays out the basics of Ruby, a popular open source programming language for building IBM i applications
by Pete Helgren
Editor's note: This article is excerpted from chapter 6 of Open Source Starter Guide for IBM i Developers.
Most of the Ruby language constructs follow a predictable pattern that we, as programmers, are familiar with. It is the implementation of those constructs that can make the "getting started" step a bumpy ride. So, let's get on the horse and ride!