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Programming in ILE RPG, Fifth Edition

Bryan Meyers and Jim Buck


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  • 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, the long-awaited Fifth Edition, retitled Programming in ILE RPG, produces the most significant update to this "gold standard" book in many years.

    The book has been reorganized and updated to the newest software release. It includes exclusive coverage of free-format RPG, new attention to SQL, and expanded emphasis on ILE modules, procedures, and service programs. All-new programming exercises and assignments add even more value for learning. This book is the one guide you need to learn how to be successful with all aspects of ILE RPG. It is also a complete resource guide designed to prepare you for the COMMON Certified Associate RPG Developer exam.

    Note: All free-format examples in this book will work with IBM's "fully free" RPG support, announced on October 5, 2015. Read more details in the Introduction -- click the Introduction link to download the PDF.

    • Complete coverage of the program development process
    • Using modern development tools
    • ILE RPG instructions and operations
    • Creating and using files
    • Program workflow and structured design
    • Arithmetic operations and functions
    • Accessing and updating database files
    • Writing interactive applications
    • Modular programming
    • Service programs
    • Error handling
    • Subfiles
    • APIs
  • Bryan Meyers is well known to IBM i technicians as the author of a number of books and magazine articles about the IBM i operating system and languages. His programming, management, and consulting career has spanned most of the IBM midrange history from the System/360 through the AS/400, and now IBM i. Bryan's company,, provides onsite and online IBM i training to organizations worldwide.

    Jim Buck 's career in IT has spanned more than 30 years, primarily in the manufacturing and healthcare industries. Jim is an 11-year president of the Wisconsin Midrange Computer Professional Association ( and has served on a number of teams developing IBM and COMMON certification tests. Jim is currently a programming instructor at Gateway Technical College and is active in the IBM i community working to help students, colleges and companies develop the next generation of IBM i professionals.
  • Item Number: 5511
    Author Name: Bryan Meyers and Jim Buck
    Publication Date: September 15, 2015
    Edition: Fifth
    Pages: 664
    ISBN-10: 1583473793
    ISBN-13: 9781583473795
    Format: Paperback
    Product Dimensions: 8 x 2 x 10 inches
    Shipping Weight: 2.9 pounds
    Language: English

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