Welcome to another edition of Talsco Weekly Trends: The digital reinvention of enterprise tech go-to-market. Development: Convert Fixed form RPG to Free Form RPGLE. Key things I wish I knew earlier as a developer. Leadership: Managing Up When Leadership Is Stuck in the Weeds. Modernization: Most App Modernization Projects a Struggle, Survey Finds. Digital Transformation: […]
Talsco Weekly: IBM i Career, Modernization and RPG Programming
Welcome to another edition of Talsco Weekly News: No Plan To Bring .NET To Power, IBM Says. Career: Developers are burned out. Leadership: IBM on the Evolving Role of the CIO: Interview with Kathryn Guarini, CIO of IBM. Modernization: What is the IBM i and is it worth it? Programming: Code your first React UI […]
RPG Developers: What Are You Waiting For?
An RPG Developer Starts a New Habit I spoke to an RPG Developer the other day. He spent his entire career working with RPG fixed format and SEU. The last several months he was given the opportunity to work with RPG free form and RDi. He made a point to use both of them daily. […]
IBM i and Industry 4.0
What does Industry 4.0 mean? It is the intersection of IoT, data, analytics, AI, and machine learning. It sounds complex, and it is. And its the future of manufacturing. McKinsey & Company describes this as Manufacturing’s Next Act. The companies that are ready for the “fourth industrial revolution” or at least parts of it need […]
The IBM i knows manufacturing
Manufacturing relies on the IBM i Manufacturing makes the world go round. From the materials that make up our infrastructure to the buildings we work in, the machinery and the vehicles we drive, all the way down to items we wear. They are all manufactured. A large percentage of the manufacturing that is done around […]
Is your AS/400 shop in technical debt?
Technical Debt So what is “technical debt”? It’s a term to describe software development “that reflects the implied cost of additional rework caused by choosing an easy solution now instead of using a better approach that would take longer.” Technical debt, might be development related. Due to project pressures code is not as clean as it could […]
RPG Programmers are Retiring
RPG Programmers and Modernization IT Modernization projects are like a game of chess. The fact that RPG and other legacy programmers continue to retire at a rapid pace makes this a hot topic in the AS/400 and Mainframe community. So, how do IBM i shops deal with the linked technical and resource challenges of modernization? […]
The Best Place To Find RPG Developers
Every week bring you a handpicked roundup of the best, most helpful IBM i, Modernization and Open Source related news and insight. Here is what we have found for you this week. Featured Story Finding RPG Skills Is Not Hard To Fix If you ask an RPG developer that has been around for a while what […]