January 17, 2018
- LEAD ARTICLE: A New IDE for Your RPG
- FEATURED ARTICLE: Watson for i: Watson Education Can Bolster Employee Training and Skill Tracking
- FEATURED ARTICLE: Three Compelling Drivers for Implementing an HA Solution on an IBM i Cloud with MIMIX
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- WEBCAST: Profound UI: Unlock True Modernization from your IBM i Enterprise
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- MC PRESS MAGAZINE: A Small Intro to Big Data, Part 3: HFDS and the MapReduce Algorithm
ILEditor gains some traction and goes open source.
By Steve Pitcher
Way back in May of 2017, I wrote a piece called "What I Learned at the Spring COMMON Conference 2017" in which I touched on the need for a more lightweight Integrated Development Environment (IDE) for IBM i. My simple gripe is that I don't want to be bound by the limitations of SEU or the learning curve, price, and sheer size of RDi. I'm primarily a sys admin, but I do need to edit and compile some RPG and CL from time to time. When I do, I want to do it with a little more functionality and style than SEU.
Although designed primarily with educational institutions in mind, IBM Watson Education provides useful elements that can help improve job training efforts for corporate employees.
By John Ghrist
Although it's another of the Watson solutions that is relatively obscured by not being tied directly to IBM Watson's online product pages, IBM Watson Education is part of the Watson family of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) offerings that has potential for use beyond K-12 and college-level learning environments. In fact, it includes tools that could help organize and improve job training and experience tracking for all employees in enterprise environments.
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Ted Holt explains how to use the trim, type-conversion, and case-conversion functions in your IBM i CL programs
by Ted Holt.
Editor's note: This article is excerpted from chapter 4 of Complete CL: Sixth Edition.
This article explains some of the various manipulations you can perform in CL to combine two or more constant or variable values: specifically, the trim, type-conversion, and case-conversion functions.