I have been involved with IBM's midrange computer lines
since 1975. In my opinion, the AS/400 is the finest combination of hardware
and operating system that has ever come to the business market. It is truly
a "programmers' machine" and its reliability is legendary.
I am a contract programmer and work exclusively in the Austin, Texas
area. I prefer long term assignments and would be happy to discuss your
requirements. If I can answer any questions you may have or suggestions for
this web page, please feel free to call or Email me.
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IBM's AS/400 Home Page
IBM Redbooks and Redpieces
IBM Information Center
Book Store Have you had trouble finding AS/400 & Iseries/400
publications? Here they are!
Midrange Computing Magazine
- a weekly Email with breaking news in the AS/400 world
The RPG Source
NEWS/400 Magazine 12/27/2000
UPDATE: Wayne Madden of News/400 has written an e-mail in response to
my previous comments about the site. His commentary is well worth the read
for any fans of News/400 that have felt jilted by the move to a membership
system. With his permission, I am posting his response here
About Legacy Coding About
Legacy Coding is free E-publication for IT professionals that focuses on the
responsibilities related to IT management and integration of
enterprise/legacy systems with a strong leaning toward COBOL.
AS/400 Network Expert
Individuals and Consultants
Steve's AS/400 Web Page
Rock Painter's Mainframe, Midrange &
Micro plus technical articles
Jerry Anderson's AS/400 Page
TAA Productivity Tools -
QUSRTOOL Users Area Jim Sloan's excelent AS/400
Kent Anderson's home
Linux on AS/400 Project
This site explores porting Linux to the AS/400. It makes for interesting
Internet-based Access to Current AS/400's
http://www.rpgalive.com These guys have
come up with a development tool to help those of us who are "nested if
AS400link.COM - Your IBM AS/400
Search400.com: The AS/400 Specific Search
AS/400 News Group
tnt400.com - Tips and Tech Community
DATATRAIN, WEB and LAN based training
Internet Related Sites
Shields Up This site is a "Must See". It greets you with your
name. Kind of scary, isn't it? If you're using cable modem, DSL or ISDN, you
need to spend some time at this site. It includes two benign probes that test
your firewall. This is one of the best I've found concerning security.
Favorite Tips and Techniques
I recently worked on a CISC to
RISC conversion. The most interesting problem we encountered was move some 6,000 spool files form the old to the new
AS/400. We evaluated several commercial options and chose to do it on our
own. If you're interested in how we did it, let me know.
This tip also courtesy of NEWSWire/400:
NEW AS/400-SPECIFIC ENCYCLOPEDIA AVAILABLE ONLINE Whether you have a nagging
question about the AS/400 or need a handy training reference for new
employees, you might want to check out IBM's searchable online guide to
AS/400 computing, AS/400 Encyclopedia. The guide has more than 250 entries on
short topics, and its four "volumes" cover AS/400 systems and
technology, options and peripherals, software, and communications. To check
out the Encyclopedia, go to http://www.as400.ibm.com
-- it has a link from the home page at the moment (you can also find it under
"Reference Library" in the left navigation frame).
I've found that the first time you tackle a new
feature on the AS/400 (or any other machine for that matter) it takes a while
to get over the learning curve. IBM has published documents called
"Redbooks" for years . These handy books
will usually give practical, step by step instructions on how to use
features, hardware and programming techniques.
Redbooks, named for their red covers, are
"how to" books, written by very experienced IBM professionals from
all over the world. They are written at the International Technical Support
Organization (ITSO), which has centers close to IBM's development divisions.
Redpieces are redbooks that are not yet published or have recently been
published specifically for the web.
Redbooks can be ordered from IBM. Recently, IBM
began publishing them on the WWW. To order, view or just check them out, the
following link will take you there. http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/
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going on in the Austin
Hello, Austin. Anyone interested in reactivating
the AS/400 Users' Group?
If you have any Austin AS/400 activities to share, E-mail them to me for inclusion