WDSc the latest release and what's IBM's investment in RPG

Date:Tuesday October 25, 2005
Time:5:30 (Deli snack) - 6:00 (Meeting)
Location: IBM-Southfield
18000 West Nine Mile Road
Southfield, MI 48075 (map)
Speaker:George Farr
Notes:IBM's Investment in RPG - Past, Present, & Future(369K ZIP file)
WebSphere Development Studio Client for iSeries (2.5 Meg ZIP file)

In May of 2001, IBM announced a major new Application Development strategy for the iSeries. It involved the packaging of all the traditional tools and compilers together into a single offering, as well as offering new components and functions to make it easier to write new Web based applications or convert existing green screen applications into browser based applications. In 2002, IBM Announced an upgrade to this tool suite to include client tools based on the new eclipse technology. Advanced Edition of the Client tools was introduced in 2003. Come and hear how WebSphere Development Studio will make the iSeries the best platform for development of any application - traditional or eBusiness. Find out how the comprehensive set of tools in WDS support you through the iSeries Developer Roadmap. Find out what new enhancements are in store for WDS V5R3 this year. The presentation will also cover what's IBM's investment in RPG.

Recently published book found on Amazon.com

See also recent article Computer to Business review:
IBM is not killing off RPG III, RPG/400 in i5/OS

Meet the Speaker

George Farr

George has a specialized honors degree in computer science from York University in Toronto. He joined the IBM Toronto Laboratory in May 1985 and worked with the RPG development team for seven years where he developed many functions. After spending a year with the AS/ 400 languages architecture and planning team, he joined the visual development organization as the Compiler development team leader for the first release of VARPG. Since the start of the second release of VARPG (V3R6) he moved on to become the Visual RPG development manager. He is a frequent speaker at COMMON, other conferences and user groups worldwide. He has published numerous articles on the subject of AS/ 400 languages and environments. He authored many books including ILE-A First Look, RPG IV By Example, Java For The RPG Programmer, Java For The COBOL Programmer.