31st Annual New Hampshire / Vermont IBM i User Group Meeting

Thursday, June 20 2019 - Fireside Inn, West Lebanon NH

We are excited that Steve Fier and Ted Holt presented this year. For those of you that have had the pleasure to hear them in the past you know the value they bring to the table from both the hardware and software perspectives

This event was free to IBM i professionals, and sponsored by NHMUG and VTMUG

  

IBM Announcements - Steve Fier, IBMSteve Fier

Steve talked about the new I OS version 7.4 and provided an overview of IBM i 7.3 TR6.

Highlights included:

  • Security Enhancements
  • DB2 for i
  • Continuous Availability – DB2 Mirror
  • Access Client Enhancements

About Steve

Steve Fier has been with IBM over 30 years, initially starting as a systems engineer, and then becoming a senior marketing specialist. His current role is POWER Platform Leader for the Northeast, responsible for former System i and System p products. Steve's areas of expertise include application development, DB2 for i, Windows Integration and Server Consolidation.

Refactoring RPG: What, Why and How - Ted Holt - Profound Logic Software

Download Refactoring-RPG.pptx

Refactoring is rewriting source code in such a way that the new code behaves as the current code does, but is easier to read, understand, modify, enhance and debug. Refactored code takes advantage of features that were not available, or were ignored, when the code was written. This presentation, which is geared toward the RPG programmer, is given by Ted Holt, who has been writing RPG programs since 1982 and has programmed in RPG II and every version since then. Ted explains what refactoring is and is not, why you should refactor, when you should not refactor, and how to refactor RPG. If you have old RPG code in your shop (and who doesn't?), this presentation is for you.

Ted Holt

Say Yes to Change - Ted Holt

Download Say-Yes-to-Change.pptx

Nobody likes to tell the bigwigs that changing the software to accommodate a change in business requirements is impractical or impossible. Whereas we need to say yes, we often say no because we lack time and resources to modify the software systems we support. Abstraction, the hiding of unnecessary detail, makes software more flexible and open to change, and makes programmers more productive. In this session, Ted Holt shows how to use such common techniques as SQL views, logical files, and service programs to build software that can respond to changing business requirements. Aren’t you tired of saying no?

21st-Century CL - Ted Holt

Download 21st-centry-CL.pptx

IBM i Control Language (CL) has long been used as a language for both operations and job control. In recent releases of IBM i (V5R3 thru 7.2) IBM has delivered many long hoped for and long requested enhancements to CL for both environments.

Enhancements include new commands as well as new extensions to existing commands. What are these new features and functions? How can they be used? What's the very latest that CL has to offer? This session will answer those questions and more.

About Ted

Ted Holt is a Senior Software Developer with Profound Logic Software, a provider of modernization solutions for the IBM i world. He has worked within the information technology industry since 1981, primarily with IBM midrange computers. His industry experience includes the fields of manufacturing, healthcare, education, retail, and wholesale. He holds a master's degree in computer science from the University of Southern Mississippi and has taught in community colleges, universities, and vocational/technical schools.

Ted is the author of several books on programming topics, including OpenQuery File Magic!, Complete CL, Power CL, Qshell for iSeries and the MC Press Encyclopedia of Tips, Techniques, and Programming Practices for iSeries and AS/400. He is a regular speaker for the RPG and DB2 Summit and serves as technical editor and writer for Four Hundred Guru, a technical newsletter published by itjungle.com.