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Mastering IBM i

Jim Buck and Jerry Fottral


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  • The IBM i operating system running on IBM Power Systems is a platform in transition. Today's programmers must have a solid understanding of IBM i's traditional concepts and tools, but they also need to know how to take advantage of the latest tools and methods. Now, both new and experienced programmers finally have a complete and up-to-date resource for the tools and concepts needed to work with today's IBM i.

    For new IBM i programmers, the book introduces the fundamentals of working with the system, explaining traditional tools and concepts as well as IBM's latest tools in depth. For veteran programmers, the book provides the resources to gain the expertise required to update current skills. The book serves as a handbook for many of IBM's newest tools, providing information that will be useful regardless of your level of IBM i expertise.

    Mastering IBM i is equally well suited to a classroom setting or individual study. Like its highly regarded predecessor, Mastering the AS/400, the book takes an hands-on, experience-based approach to learning. Each chapter includes key terms and review questions plus step-by-step chapter labs that reinforce understanding through doing. New chapters cover Rational Developer for Power (RDP), Remote System Explorer, RDP's Screen Designer and Report Designer, IBM i Access for Windows, IBM i Access for Web, and IBM DB2 Web Query for i.

    With Mastering IBM i, you will:

    • Learn the essential concepts and tools required to work with IBM i systems
    • Understand traditional methods of working with the system as well as newer methods such as SQL
    • Update your skill set by learning how to use IBM's latest graphical tools and methods
    • Gain a solid foundation for more advanced programming studies such as CL and RPG
  • Jim Buck's career in IT spans more than 25 years, primarily in the manufacturing and healthcare industries. He is a programmer/analyst instructor at Gateway Technical College in Kenosha, Wisconsin; seven-year president of the Wisconsin Midrange Computer Professional Association (WMCPA); and recipient of the 2007 IBM System i Innovation--Education Excellence Award. Jim has been instrumental in creating an advisory board for Gateway's IBM i curriculum, developing classes and seminars in IBM's programming software, and opening networking opportunities for students.

    Jerry Fottral is a programmer, potter, and amateur pomologist. He has a BA degree in East Asian languages and literature from the University of Iowa. Jerry has been programming for more than 27 years and has taught computer courses for 21 years, including 19 years at Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, where he has taught AS/400 programming classes.
  • Item Number: 5505
    Author Name: Jim Buck and Jerry Fottral
    Publication Date: May 1, 2011
    Edition: First
    Pages: 952
    ISBN-10: 1583473564
    ISBN-13: 9781583473566
    Format: Paperback
    Product Dimensions: 8 x 1.5 x 10 inches
    Shipping Weight: 3.2 pounds
    Language: English

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