About System i Developer
It was a dark and stormy night . . . No, seriously! The traditional System i educational events were struggling with their focus, trying to serve disparate groups and remain profitable. We watched the slow, steady shift away from the heart and soul of all System i development and worried about the future of RPG and DB2 education.
We knew we had to do something. So, we gathered like-minded friends who also happen to be experts in RPGIV, SQL, DB2, ILE, RSE/RDi/RDP/WDSc and PHP - all the acronyms you've come to know and love - to form System i Developer. With a wide range of knowledge, and our long-standing friendships with insiders at Big Blue, we knew this consortium could offer well-informed, unbiased advice about the basics as well as the latest in System i development trends.
Our mission is to bring you the very best RPG/DB2-focused education available. We'll help you untangle technological fact from fiction. We'll show you how to make your RPG and DB2 applications as efficient as possible, and get them in shape to quickly accommodate any requirement that comes your way. Regardless of whether or not your long-term plans involve Java or .NET, your core RPG applications need to remain strong and flexible to meet the demands of your business.
Independent knowledge. Practical advice. A community spirit. That's what we have designed System i Developer to bring to you.
Susan Gantner, Jon Paris, Paul Tuohy, Skip Marchesani