[Dennis Munro wrote:] I also would like some info on where to start learning what Java can & cannot do. I have an 9406-2165 and a 9402-400 that the Java toolbox has been installed on. It's on and that is as far as I've gotten in 9+ months. With a brand new ERP install now somewhat running, I'm hoping I can devote some time to "learning" what is all on the two machines. My F35 is a dying relic and it's being put out to pasture later this year. Java is something I'm trying to learn but I'm also trying to get into Visual RPG. I just would like a guiding hand/foot to point me in the right direction for Java and what it can do on the 400 --------- Congratulations on getting your ERP "somewhat" running. That's quite an accomplishment these days. As far as Java/400 goes, well, that's what I hope this forum turns out to be. A place for people to get started, and a place to learn and share new techniques. As has been stated, you can always go to my website to get started. I've got a page (www.zappie.net/java/javatorium/installi.htm) that will guide you through downloading all the pieces necessary for Java/400, installing them and testing them. I've got a few pages on basic Java programming and more pages on some specific Java/400 stuff, including my JDB/400 and JBUI packages. There are some working programs to download along with source, and I intend to put a lot more on. There are links to some good resources as well. I'd also take a look at Midrange Computing magazine. MC has been publishing quite a few Java-related articles (several by yours truly). An upcoming issue (June, I think) will have a couple of real life utility programs. One of them is entirely AS/400 based; it converts a spooled file to a PDF file using IBM's toolbox and, of all things, a package originally written for UNIX (yeah, I admit it, I wrote it, but it was all Don Denoncourt's idea <grin>). The point is that we can now take advantage of code written for ANY platform and use it on the AS/400. That's the true beauty of Java in my opinion. Once you get your feet wet, I'd love to use this forum as a place for people to share their experiences. I'll make every effort to help, and I'm sure others will too. The more we work together, the more we learn. =================== Joe "Zappie" Pluta www.zappie.net/java "Where the AS/400 speaks Java with an RPG accent" =================== +--- | This is the JAVA/400 Mailing List! | To submit a new message, send your mail to JAVA400-L@midrange.com. | To subscribe to this list send email to JAVA400-L-SUB@midrange.com. | To unsubscribe from this list send email to JAVA400-L-UNSUB@midrange.com. | Questions should be directed to the list owner/operator: firstname.lastname@example.org +---
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