August 10, 2011 Shannon O'Donnell
Note: The code accompanying this article is available for download here.
If I’ve heard it once, I’ve heard it a thousand times: “The AS/400 is a legacy system with character-based data that is good for nothing but running batch programs.” That sentiment drives me right up the wall. In all fairness, however, the traditional iSeries/RPG programmer has done very little to prove these nay-sayers wrong. Sure, every once in a while you will see an RPG programmer throw some nice colors on a display file or maybe even use a message subfile, but while those were pretty cool tricks