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Programming in RPG IV

Bryan Meyers and Jim Buck


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  • Get up to speed on today's RPG IV! Since its original publication, Programming in RPG IV has given thousands of students and professionals a strong foundation in the essentials of business programming using RPG IV. Now, Bryan Meyers has teamed up with Jim Buck to produce the most significant update to the book since that first edition. The book has been completely reorganized and rewritten to reflect the RPG IV style and techniques used by today's most capable RPG technicians.

    RPG IV is evolving and gaining capabilities at a more rapid rate than any of today's other computer languages, and this text is comprehensive in its coverage of the specifications, operations, and functions of the language. The coverage uses V5R4 as its base release and is compatible with later releases. Free-format specifications, modular procedures, the latest built-in functions, and more are all covered in a highly approachable style, complete with numerous programming examples and support material.

    The book includes complete coverage of the program development process, RPG IV specs and operations, top-down structured design, database definition and processing, and interactive applications. This edition also explains important concepts of the Integrated Language Environment (ILE), including the use of modular procedures and service programs in a modern IBM i application.

    A series of appendices will prove useful not only while you are learning RPG IV but also as everyday references to RPG IV syntax elements, RPG IV style, program development tools, program debugging, and legacy syntax and techniques for use when maintaining older applications.

    Upon completion of this book, you will be well-equipped to create highly effective and maintainable RPG IV programs using the latest techniques. By focusing on real-world problems, down-to-earth solutions, and the latest style techniques, this book will make you stand out in the RPG marketplace.

  • Jim Buck has held a career in IT for more than 25 years, primarily in the manufacturing and healthcare industries. He is a programmer/analyst instructor at Gateway Technical College in Kenosha, Wisconsin; president of the Wisconsin Midrange Computer Professional Association (WMCPA); and the recipient of the 2007 IBM System i Innovation--Education Excellence Award.

    Bryan Meyers is well known to System i technicians as the author of a number of popular books and frequent articles. His programming, management, and consulting career has spanned most of the IBM midrange history. Currently, Bryan presents IBM i training to organizations worldwide in a variety of environments, including onsite training, video programs, and online learning.
  • Item Number: 5504
    Author Name: Bryan Meyers and Jim Buck
    Publication Date: August 1, 2010
    Edition: Fourth
    Pages: 576
    ISBN-10: 1583473556
    ISBN-13: 9781583473559
    Format: Paperback
    Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 1.2 x 10 inches
    Shipping Weight: 2.6 pounds
    Language: English

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