Live Webinar: Be The Best IBM i Developer You Can Be

Posted by Kimberley Chan on Mar 2, 2017 12:39:50 PM

Having the right tools, skills and development approach can make your job so much easier and increase your value within your company. Technology is always changing and experienced IBM i professionals and as well as developers who are new to the platform should take advantage of every opportunity to develop new skills and learn new techniques to do things better, faster and smarter.

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Topics: IBM i, Webinar

Don’t Waste My Time: A Conference Attendee’s Guide

Posted by Paul Hodgkinson on Apr 8, 2016 3:57:06 PM

It’s been a long, cold and particularly wet winter here in Scotland, but as spring has finally sprung, the IBM i conference season is about to descend on us once more across the Northern hemisphere.  Speakers are polishing their new material (and old jokes), vendors are dusting off their booths and buying yet another set of roll-up banners, and the incredibly hard-working group of volunteers that make these events possible are preparing not to see their families for the next few months.

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Topics: IBM i, Events

How to Call an IBM i API Using newlook Remote Procedure Call (RPC)

Posted by Francisco Hoya on Nov 12, 2015 12:50:28 PM

How to Call an IBM i API Using newlook Remote Procedure Call (RPC) 

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Topics: IBM i, newlook, RPC, ibmi, remote procedure call, IBM i API

Making time to learn new things: The iBelieve tour is back

Posted by Paul Hodgkinson on Oct 30, 2015 2:15:39 PM

Almost everyone I know in IT is busy.

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Topics: IBM i, Mobile, GUI, RPG Open Access, iBelieve, Application Modernization, ibmi, Optimization, RPG, Strategy, AS400

A Fresche look at Modernizing Your IBM i UI, Applications and Database

Posted by Chris Koppe on Dec 4, 2014 10:10:00 PM

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Topics: IBM i, GUI, Application Modernization, Application Integration

IBM i is everywhere with Dawn May

Posted by Sanat Dickson on Oct 30, 2014 6:40:55 PM

It was a pleasure and indeed an honor to have the opportunity to interview Dawn May on her recent trip to Australia.

If you’re familiar with Dawn’s work, you already know about her passion and her dedication and contribution to development of the IBM i over the years. She is one of the select few who have had a significant impact both on System Software Development and on the Business Architecture of the IBM i. 

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Topics: IBM i

The IBM i RPG Dude - Part 4c - OpenDSPF Drag&Drop Reference Fields

Posted by Pascal Polverini on Aug 31, 2014 10:07:39 PM

The RPG Dude highlights key points on DB and Drag & Drop fields in this episode, to directly design fields with their definition and also label onto the display.

Tell the RPG Dude what you would like to learn about in the comments section below.

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Topics: IBM i, GUI, RPG Open Access, IDE, looksoftware, DDS

The IBM i RPG Dude - Part 4b - OpenDSPF GUI DOM Control

Posted by Pascal Polverini on Aug 30, 2014 11:00:00 AM

In his next episode titled "The RPG Dude and Open Display Files - GUI Properties Control (DOM Control)", our RPG Dude explores layout attributes and GUI.  What does his boss think about him now? Find out below:

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Topics: IBM i, GUI, RPG Open Access, looksoftware, DDS

The IBM i RPG Dude - Part 4a - OpenDSPF Drag&Drop

Posted by Pascal Polverini on Aug 28, 2014 12:54:00 AM

In previous episodes of the life of our RPG Dude, he covered the key points of Design, Globalization and Integration of RPGOA functionality. It changed his life, that of his boss and others around him on the IBM i.

In the next installments, our RPG Dude delves into the fundamental technology of Open Display Files (OpenDSPF), and how combined functionalities power your mobile and application modernization efforts, from Drag & Drop Design to Reference Fields and GUI and DOM control.

View this episode titled: The RPG Dude on Open Display File Technology for your IBM i - Drag & Drop Design - RPG Generation.

Read episode 4b of this series

A few great references for you via these buttons below: 

Learn more about RPG OA      

Learn more about OpenDSPF


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Topics: IBM i, RPG Open Access, looksoftware, DDS

IBM i - No Pig in a Poke

Posted by Pete Isaksson on Aug 6, 2014 11:30:18 PM

I love idioms and old expressions. An idiom is a word or phrase that is not meant to be taken literally.  An idiom's figurative meaning is most often separate from the literal meaning but many idioms stem from some literal origin.

Discovering and understanding their origins is, for me, both fascinating and informative.  Sometimes the origins are hilarious and sometimes they are grim or off color.  However they originated, most have significance and even relevance in the world, centuries after their inception.  It seems that humans and human nature have not really changed much despite all the knowledge and advances in industry, technology, medicine, and production of any kind. That’s what gives continued life to the more well-known idioms.

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Topics: IBM i, IBM i Power System