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Monday, April 24 • 5:50pm - 6:10pm
261: UNIXCMD: Integrating RPG with Open Source

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Applications in the PASE environment (Java, Ruby, PHP, Python, Node.js and more) have taken the IBM i community by storm. Naturally, you'll want to integrate them with your traditional RPG and CL programs... but it's not as easy as it sounds! The model of calling Unix-based programs is very different from the traditional model. The Open Source (free!) UNIXCMD project makes it easy. With UNIXCMD, you can read and write commands the same way you access files.

Learning Objectives:
1. Understand the difference between Unix and IBM i calling models
2. Understand how to use UNIXCMD to bridge the two models.
3. Some examples to get you started

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Scott Klement

Development & Solutions Architect, Midrange Dynamics
Scott volunteers as a member of COMMON's Board of Directors, Strategic Education Team, Certification Committee and Innovation Awards. He is the author of around 1000 articles and a dozen open source projects. Scott's efforts to help out the IBM i Community have resulted in dozens... Read More →

Monday April 24, 2023 5:50pm - 6:10pm MDT
Governors Square 16
  Programming - Frameworks
  • Session Level Beginner
  • Audience Programmers looking to combine RPG with newer open source techniques.