What's New in RPG!


Speaker: Barbara Morris


Tuesday, March 15, 2011


6:00 PM - Dinner and Networking with Your Peers

7:00 PM - What's New in RPG! - Webcast


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If you cannot join us in person, here's the access information to join us electronically:

Phone: 626.521.0010

Meeting Code: 284-050-840

Website: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/join/284050840


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An RPG announcement hasn't generated this much buzz since the introduction of RPG IV in V3R1 - 15 years ago! RPG Open Access is what has everyone talking. But you'll learn in this session that there's a lot more to RPG at 7.1 than just Open Access - exciting as that is.


Join lead RPG compiler developer, Barbara Morris, for a detailed tour of the latest news in the RPG language for 7.1, including a high level overview of Open Access. She will also very briefly cover RPG enhancements from 6.1.


About the speaker:


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.


Meeting will take place at:

IBM Offices

600 Anton Blvd.

Plaza Tower Bldg. - Second Floor

Costa Mesa, CA 92626