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January 15, 2014 | Volume 13 Issue 1


TOP STORY: The Future of RPG
FEATURED ARTICLE: Simon's Solutions: Talk with REXX Programs
NEWS HIGHLIGHT: UBD Synch Replaces Physical Tape Media for Offsite and DR Backups for IBM i Shops
MC PRESS BOOKSTORE: Top 10 Best-Selling Titles
EVENT: TOMORROW: Prepare your RPG code for the new generation: Convert legacy RPGLE to RPG Free, automatically


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Functions getting you down? RPG expert Jim Martin will rescue you with his helpful guide! Functions in Free-Format RPG IV will build upon your free-format education and teach you how to generate RPG IV programs with functions in the free-format style. This book has everything you need to know about subprocedures, ILE concepts, C functions, and IBM APIs to produce highly modularized programs. You’ll even learn how to write your own custom BIFs. Get your copy today!


Feature Article - Programming
The Future of RPG

Much like COBOL, RPG isn't going away any time soon, so let's see if we can get some new features!

joe plutaWritten by Joe Pluta

Many of us in the industry have been working with RPG for 30 or more years. We can remember back to the time when the CALL opcode was added, which changed the language forever. Now, RPG is as full-featured a language as any out there and includes the still unparalleled direct access to the database that makes RPG programs run rings around any other programming environment. So what could improve it? Well, I can certainly think of a few things.


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Leverage Your Knowledge of RPG to Learn Java! Written by Phil Coulthard, lead architect for AS/400 application development projects at the IBM Toronto Laboratory, and George Farr, the technical development manager for RPG IV as well as VisualAge for RPG products, Java for RPG Programmers, Third Edition teaches Java from an RPG programmer’s perspective. Get your copy today!


Feature Article - Programming
Simon's Solutions: Talk with REXX Programs

Learn how to exchange data with REXX programs via the REXX external data queue.

junlei liWritten by Junlei Li

During the years in which Simon Coulter posted on the forums, he taught the IBM i community a lot about the REstructured eXtended eXecutor (REXX) language. For example, in the following post in the RPG400-L mailing list, Simon demonstrated the simplicity and ease of use of this powerful scripting language vividly via a couple of interesting example Rexx programs.


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Database Design and SQL for DB2 engages readers with a hands-on approach that provides start-to-finish coverage of database design and SQL, IBM's strategic language for the IBM i integrated database. Click now for a free chapter or to learn more. >>


Most Popular MC Press Titles

Top 10 Best-Selling Titles

  1. Database Design and SQL for DB2
  2. Free-Format RPG IV
  3. IBM i Security Administration and Compliance
  4. Mastering IBM i
  5. Programming in RPG IV
  6. Fundamentals of Technology Project Management
  7. DB2 10 for z/OS Database Administration (Exam 612)
  8. Big Data Governance
  9. IBM Mainframe Security
  10. Selling Information Governance to the Business



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