Of course, whatever route you go... it's also a good idea to get some
quality time on an i series.

I'm not sure how others feel about services like Timeshare/400... I cannot
remember the service I used to use years ago... I think they closed.

Anyways... here's a list of i series timeshares:

Gordon Mott
Former Code Monkey
Paratum cor meum, Deus, paratum cor meum.

On Wed, Aug 8, 2012 at 8:53 AM, <rob@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

prabhat mishra,

I would start with education.

First, there's formal classroom education. In my experience community
colleges often offer a better choice of education. Often located closer
to where you live and work allowing you to further your education while
saving on living expenses and continuing to work. Finding educational
institutions which offer IBM i based education is a tougher choice.
Educational institutions often stick to closed proprietary legacy systems
based off of Windows or Apple. But there are ones which offer education
on the i - you just have to look a little harder.

Then there are computer based training (or CBT) options like
Some of the above also offer web based training.

IBM offers education at

There are other places which specialize in education like:

There are conferences (but you better have some education first) like

I have no suggestions for books to offer as far as a mythical "How to
develop applications for the IBM i for Dummies". There are books out
there for the platform however.

You could get some general IT education and try to get an internship with
an IBM i shop. Although this summer we hired 1 intern for every 10
salaried employees only one was in IT and it wasn't for IBM i development.
He was just hired on full time. Not bad for a person who couldn't go
from one plant to the next when he was first interning because the terms
of his parole didn't allow that.

PS: You can actually start a new thread on these lists by typing in an
address on the "to:" line in your email program. Or by adding the list
address in your contacts. Replying to a thread to start a new one looks
strange in the archives. And replying WITH HISTORY and not even changing
the subject line really vexes people. Therefore it doesn't leave them to
be inclined to put your resume' at the top.

Rob Berendt
IBM Certified System Administrator - IBM i 6.1
Group Dekko
Dept 1600
Mail to: 2505 Dekko Drive
Garrett, IN 46738
Ship to: Dock 108
6928N 400E
Kendallville, IN 46755

From: "prabhat mishra" <mrmorning@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <consult400@xxxxxxxxxxxx>,
Date: 08/08/2012 07:47 AM
Subject: Re: [Consult400] Northwest Ohio - RPG Free Contract
- Some can be remote
Sent by: consult400-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx

How can one get into development, any guidance ?

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