TUG Buzz! for November 3, 2015


  1. November 18 MoM
  2. Able-One Invitation: IBMi Modernization Strategies event
  3. iDev Cloud

The November Meeting of Members will take place at Living Arts Centre Mississauga, 4141 Living Arts Drive, Mississauga ON L5B 4B8 on November 18, 2015.

ADMISSION:   Free to all TUG members 
($60 non-members)

Agenda: 4:00 - 5:00 pm - Registration
5:00 - 6:15 pm - Session 1
6:15 - 7:00 pm - Buffet Dinner
7:00 - 8:45-pm - Session 2

Register for the next TUG MoM at: www.tug.ca/reg.html

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5:00 Session 1: More Freedom for RPG and Other Enhancements

  • Speaker: Barbara Morris

  • Abstract: Be among the first to find out about how RPG has just become even more free than before with PTFs for 7.1 and 7.2. Now you can start your RPG code in column 1 and go past column 80!
  • Also, find out about what's else is new in 7.2 for RPG including several other items that are available through PTFs for earlier releases:
    • Free-form H F D and P specs (7.1)
    • New options for XML-INTO that support even more types of XML documents (6.1 and 7.1)
    • Some enhancements related to CCSIDs
    • Some enhancements related to dates, times, and timestamps

7:00 Session 2: RDi 9.5 is Here

  • Speaker: Eric Simpson

  • Abstract: Come and see the new features now available in Rational Developer for i V9.5!
    Topics include:
    • Fast Code Coverage
    • Fully Free RPG support
    • Embedded Emulator
    • Snippet support in Push to Client
    • Formatting of ILE RPG at the push of a button (Ctrl-Shift-F is now in Susan's shortcuts - as well as Alt-Shift-Q for a conflict free way of opening a member)

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IBMi Modernization Strategies

You’re Invited: To join us in the clouds for some down to earth IBM i modernization strategies

Wednesday December 2, 2015 12:00pm - 3:00pm

Able-One Systems Inc. hopes that you can join us for an intimate, invitation-only event at the exclusive venue on the 51st floor of the Manulife building in Toronto, The One Eighty.

This event is intended to foster collaboration and innovation with strategies to mobilize your workforce, extend your applications to customers and partners, while leveraging your investment with your IBM i applications more productively and effectively than ever before!

RSVP today! - http://info.ableone.com/meet-us-in-the-clouds

iDev Cloud

Sign up now for iDevCloud! You will be able to:

  • Share between multiple developers
  • Get private library and storage
  • Have access to most of the IBM i development tools
  • Have all compilers for IBM i tools available

The Performance is monitored by system managers with adjustments as needed. The system is accessible at anytime from anywhere in the world. Just a computer and an internet connection are needed. Any work done on the system stays on the system until removed by its owner.

Contact Leo Lefebvre at leo@tug.ca to get started.

(*Free startup for TUG members.)

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