To continue with my current stream of Rational Developer for i articles, in this issue, I will show how to use a feature that makes administration easier, I’m all for that! How many times over the years have we opened a PMR with IBM on RDi, or all the numerous names their development tool has […]
RDi 9.6 – Worth a Look?
Firstly, thank-you to all that attended my RDi session at the last UK iUG meeting. I hope you enjoyed it. At that presentation, I notified all that IBM were due to release Version 9.6 of RDi on the 16/11/2017, which replaces RDi version 188.8.131.52 It will require a new install and also there are new […]
RDi & IFS Local Source – Worth a Look?
Introduction. As I’m sure you know, Rational Developer for IBM i was enhanced to Version 9.5.1 recently. This update gave us the ability to store our source members, RPG, CL etc. on the IFS and to have the ability to store a local copy on our PCs. This is not to be confused with the […]
Orion – An RDi Alternative?
Introduction – Are you not yet using RDi for your RPG development, but are fed up with SEU lagging behind in releases and complaining of syntax errors when using the latest programming features? Then maybe Orion is for you. In this article, I would like to run you through a new addition to IBMs open […]
Tutorial: using wizards with RPG and Rational Developer for i
I’m going to run through some of the shortcuts/wizards we can employ with RPG using Rational Developer for i (RDi). Nowadays, it is all about productivity. Gone are the days when we had a DPM (data processing manager) looking over our shoulders to ensure that we were thrashing out code (we didn’t have fancy job […]
Exclusive preview: How Windows 10 works with Power i
With the release of Microsoft Windows 10 looming, I thought it would be a good idea to go through how this new desktop operating system will interact with IBM i Power Systems. As my company is a Microsoft partner, we had the opportunity to review the Windows 10 Technology Preview. For this article, testing was […]