Hi,

Well, I spent 2 years studying nights and weekends to learn Java related
things while I was still on the AS/400 doing RPG ILE.  

I also took 5 weeks of classes at Sun on all the Java topics that
related to what I was interested in doing.

You have to take the introductory classes, and then get some experience.
I was fortunate to have a client that included me in their first
Java/AS/400 WebSphere project.

>From there, it was lucky breaks maybe, but I am on the forefront of best
practices now and have some major clients, where I give there projects
planning, direction, and do the development.

I did many presentations to AS/400 User Groups and to Common on learning
the new technologies.  One presentation is "A Day in the Life of a
WebSphere Developer", another is "AS/400 Legacy Integration" and
"Running Tomcat on the AS/400".  I also ran the Java Labs at Common with
Don Denoncourt.

Sometimes I think about teaching a week class for AS/400 programmers on
Java...

Kristen



-----Original Message-----
From: consult400-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:consult400-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Frank Reiss
Sent: Saturday, July 10, 2004 9:28 PM
To: Consulting on the iSeries / AS400
Subject: RE: [Consult400] How/where is the action? Or is there any?

So what is the best approach? What should I learn? 

Kristen Henry <klhnry@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:Ditto, with J2EE Java and
Legacy Integration... 17 years S/36, S/38/,
AS/400 and 5 years Java. I wish I was 3 people.

Kristen

Kristen Henry
303-883-0144

-----Original Message-----
From: consult400-bounces+klhnry=bonchien.com@xxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:consult400-bounces+klhnry=bonchien.com@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf
Of Bud Roble
Sent: Friday, July 09, 2004 10:30 AM
To: 'Consulting on the iSeries / AS400'
Subject: RE: [Consult400] How/where is the action? Or is there any?

You need to broaden your horizons beyond the iSeries if you want to
remain
busy with contract work. I started on the System 3 years ago, moved
through the S34/36/38/AS400. For years and years I was always able to
work
every hour I had available and more. I saw the market changing and
started
to train myself in the Microsoft Development tools, VB, Access, SQL
Server.
I still have iSeries accounts but more and more, my work is Microsoft
centric. The last year, I've been busier than ever in my 30 year
career.



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