IN THIS ISSUE:
- TUG TEC 2016 - >TEC Speaker profile: Susan Gantner
- TUG MoM - Register now for May meeting of members
- TUG Golf 2016 - Book your Foursome Now
- iDev Cloud - Free Start Up
TUG TEC 2016 "TEC it to the Limit"
23nd Annual Technical Education Conference Wednesday May 25 & Thursday May 26, 2016 • this year at a new venue: SAVOY Conference Centre (Monte Carlo Inn) 7255 Warden Avenue in Markham. We will feature the "cream of the crop" -- only the very best IBMi technical speakers, including Jon Paris and Susan Gantner.
Featured TEC 2016 speaker: Susan Gantner
Susan's career has spanned over 25 years in the field of application development. She began as a programmer developing applications for corporations in Atlanta, Georgia, working with a variety of hardware and software platforms. She joined IBM in 1985 and quickly developed a close association with the Rochester laboratory during the development of the AS/400 system.
Susan worked in Rochester, Minnesota for 5 years in the AS/400 Technical Support Center. She later moved to the IBM Toronto Software Laboratory to provide technical support for programming languages and AD tools on the AS/400.
Susan left IBM in 1999 to devote more time to teaching and consulting.Her primary emphasis is on enabling customers to take advantage of the latest programming and database technologies on OS/400.
Susan is a regular speaker at COMMON conferences and other technical conferences around the world and holds a number of Speaker Excellence medals from COMMON.
• Look what you can do with RDi
• It's Time to Set Your RPG Free
• Subroutines to Subprocedures & Service Programs - Par t1
• Subroutines to Subprocedures & Service Programs - Part 2
• Designing Screens and Reports with RDi/RDP
Register for TEC2016 at: www.tug.ca/tec/Reg
Full Conference Rate:
• TUG Members $695 (plus HST)
• Non-members $795 (plus HST)
Early Bird Discounts:
TUG members save $100 on a full conference registration
until May 6, 2016
TEC is the Toronto Users Group’s annual Technical Education Conference. We have a very intense lineup of main themes including, but not limited to:
• IBM i & RPG Application Development
• Performance Management
• Web and Mobile Development on IBM i
• Modernizing your IBM i Applications
• Accessing and Optimizing IBM i data
• IBM i System Management
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Register (as a TEC EXPO sponsor) online at:
Download the Sponsor Invitation (PDF) at:
Download the TEC 2016 conference brochure (PDF) at:
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Registration is open for the May Meeting of Members at the Monte Carlo Inn, Downtown Markham on Wednesday May 25, 2016. (Same location and date as the first day of TEC 2016.)
ADMISSION: Free to all TUG members
||4:00 - 5:00 pm - Registration
||5:30 - 6:30 pm - Buffet Dinner
||6:30 - 8:45-pm - What's new in RPG 7.3
Register for the TUG MoM at: www.tug.ca/reg.html
Speaker: Barbara Morris (IBM Canada)
Barbara Morris is the lead developer for the WDS compilers in the IBM Toronto Lab. She has been working on the RPG compilers since she started at IBM in 1989 after receiving a Computing Science degree from the University of Alberta. The first enhancement she developed was the ENDIF/ENDDO opcodes for RPG/400 in V2R1. Some of her more recent enhancements were Open Access: RPG Edition in 6.1 and the ability to sort and search data structure arrays in 7.1. Some of the other notable enhancements that she developed for RPG include subprocedures, qualified data structures, call-interaction with Java, and V5R4's native XML processing op-codes.
Barbara is a regular participant in several online RPG forums, and has published many articles about RPG.
What's New for RPG in 7.3
Find out about what's new in RPG.
Some enhancements are already available through PTFs:
- Even more freedom for RPG code
- Full support for ALIAS names in files
- Easier to use data structures for I/O
- Easier to work with the PCML that the compiler generates
Some enhancements are only for 7.3:
- %SCANR: scan-reverse built-in function
- Usability improvements for handling null-values
- And more ...
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TUG Golf Tournament
On Monday June 27th, 2016 we are back at St. Andrews Valley Golf Club in Aurora for the 28th Annual TUG Charity Golf Classic. We need 80 players to secure a Shotgun Start, so give us your support by booking early. Registration is now open at www.tug.ca/reg_golf.php..
Proceeds to Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital
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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 email@example.com to get started.
(*Free startup for TUG members.)
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The Toronto Users Group for Power Systems (TUG) is a user group/forum for the exchange of ideas, and specializes in providing affordable education relating to the IBM iSeries, AS/400, System i, and Power Systems platforms. TUG is in its 31st year of operation.
TUG is the proud recipient of a 2015 / 2016 Maxava iFoundation grant.