If you’re an RPG programmer, you probably already know that the IBM i V7R1 Technology Refresh now supports free form syntax for H, F, D and P specs, as well as C specs.
Now that you’re no longer restricted to those traditional columns, you may be considering updating your code.
Fortunately, Linoma Software has just released version 5.0 of RPG Toolbox™ to help you do just that — modernize your RPG source code automatically using the new RDi plugin.
RPG Toolbox has been a popular tool for developers ever since the first release of free form RPG in V5R1. Millions of lines of legacy RPG source code have been successfully converted by Linoma Software customers using this software.
Now that we’ve added the RDi plugin, programmers can convert entire members or just selected blocks of source code. They can also indent their nested free form logic to make the code easier to read and maintain.
If you’d like to see RPG Toolbox in action, watch this webinar on demand where we’ll be demonstrating how easily RPG Toolbox converts traditional source code into totally free form syntax. Users can modernize their RPG code using the RDi plugin or use commands to convert from PDM or SEU.
To learn more about the RPG Toolbox release, you can read the official announcement or visit the product page.
Free 30-day trials are available at the Linoma Software website, or you can purchase the software online.
In celebration of Computer Science Education Week, we tip our hat to our programmers whose expertise and creativity keep our products evolving and responsive to our customers’ needs. We also salute all programmers that constantly strive to keep their organizations running smoothly by developing new applications or finding innovative ways to adapt current software to meet their needs.
The importance of programming skills is in the spotlight this week with the Hour of Code initiative where educators, celebrities, tech gurus and business owners alike join forces to promote computer science education. The campaign’s promotional video has received almost 1.7 million views.
Code.org reports that computer programming jobs are growing at twice the national average and that there will be more 1,000,000 more jobs than students in 2020. In a rocky job market, computer science offers a great opportunity for students who have the passion to pursue it as a career.
Our programmers work hard and they love the challenge of finding new ways to improve our products. Through initiatives such as the Hour of Code promotion and Computer Science Education Week, we hope that more students are encouraged to explore the world of computer programming.
You can learn more about Hour of Code and how you can help. You can also find tutorials and resources that take students of all ages beyond basic programming to explore different computer languages and app development. We hope you’ll sit down with the kids in your life and explore Code.org.
For years we’ve received emails, phone calls, and comments at trade shows about how much our customers appreciate our support team, and we’re always so glad to hear that. Our dual missions at Linoma Software is to develop (and enhance) the best possible products and to provide exceptional support for those products.
Our core support team is the first to arrive* and the last to leave each day, and between scheduled trainings, emails, online chats and phone calls, they patiently work through any questions a customer may have, and happily pass along suggestions for enhancements to our development team.
We invite you to watch this video, and if you’ve had a good experience with someone from our support team, please let us know. You can leave a comment below, email us, call us, or write a quick note on LinkedIn. We could even make you a video star!
We love patting our support folks on the back for a job well done, and thank you for your rave reviews.
**Ok, the developers are here early and stay late, too! Sometimes really late!
If you’d like to learn more about how you could benefit from simplifying, automating, and securing your file transfers, join us on Thursday, June 14 from 12:00-1:00 pm CDT for a free webinar that will outline the dangers of traditional FTP, and then focus on alternatives that not only keep your sensitive data more secure, but give you more control and better tracking of the entire file transfer process.
Beyond FTP: Automating and Securing File Transfers
Thursday, June 14, 2012
For more information or to register for this event,
please visit our webinar registration page.
For a real life example of the benefits of managed file transfer, check out this System i manager’s story.
Ernie Iannucci from AF&L Insurance Company describes how much time and headache his IT team saved when they transitioned from doing each transfer manually to implementing a managed file transfer solution.
Watch Ernie’s story now