June 7, 2017
• LEAD ARTICLE: Practical RPG: Say Goodbye to Indicators!
• FEATURED ARTICLE: Rational Developer for i Alternatives
• FEATURED NEWS: Next RPG & DB2 Summit Highlights DB2 for i, Watson’s Web Services & Open Source
• NEWS HIGHLIGHT: Maxava iFoundation invites IBM i User Community to apply for 2017/18 funding
• ON-DEMAND WEBCAST: Find Out Why You Should Keep Data on IBM i
• FEATURED VIDEO: Get Yourself Connected with Watson Analytics Professional
• EVENT: Continuous Quality (CQ): Check the quality of your RPG source code, automatically
• MC VIDEO SHOWCASE: Design an Invoice in 10 Minutes
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.
All Data and Software Resides on the IBM i: Everything is centralized and secure.
Graphical Designer: Design labels in minutes.
Integrate and Print with Existing Apps: Call from RPG, COBOL, CLP and JAVA programs.
Compliance Labels Provided: Extensive library of predesigned label templates.
Supply Chain Solution: Easily integrated into any IBM i ERP or WMS solution.
TL Ashford - Since 1983
You’ve heard the buzz about open source on IBM i. But what is open source, and how can you use it? You’ll get answers in Open Source Starter Guide for IBM i Developers, the first book that explains open source development in IBM i terms. Join author Pete Helgren in exploring popular tools—PASE, XMLSERVICE, Ruby/Rails, PHP, Python, Node.js, and Apache Tomcat. You’ll take away lots of solid “how-to” information and be stoked to start building your own open source apps. Get your copy today!
Introducing the complete guide to building business Web applications! Now programmers of all levels can learn to build Web apps that do real business work. Written by business developers for business developers, Developing Business Applications for the Web bridges the gap between website and business application programming. You'll master the fundamentals of Web development tools and gain all the necessary skills to build Web browser front-end applications that let users interact with business data.
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.
It’s simple. IBM i is the most reliable, securable, and powerful platform to house your critical business data.
IBM i was built for business and has added features and functionality over the years to keep up with modern business needs. You can trust it to run your business, access your data in real-time, and keep your data secure. Plus, IBM i can scale to your business and handle all of your critical data.
Can your other platforms do that?
We didn’t think so.
Watch this 30-minute webinar to learn why you should keep your data on IBM i, including:
- IBM i is reliable
- IBM i offers fast and secure real-time data access
- IBM i helps your business prepare for tomorrow
Plus, we demonstrate how Sequel Data Access helps you modernize IBM i data access and meet your business needs.