There are plenty of free Eclipse /Java tutorials available on youtube ..



-----Original Message-----
From: Jay Vaughn <jeffersonvaughn@xxxxxxxxx>
To: Java Programming on and around the IBM i <java400-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Wed, 16 Oct 2019 19:42
Subject: Re: Experienced RPGLE developer to finally learn Java

thank you Marshall,

I bet others are wondering how I have not been exposed to RDI after so many
years.  Well, I have many times and always revert back to PDM/SEU.
Trust me, it does not get in my way of building modernized applications on
the i.
Funny note, I literally have my client access keyboard mapping to that of a
dumb terminal and I'm extremely efficient that way (and in SEU).

Nonetheless, I do have RDI at my disposal and will go sign into it and I'll
look at starting a JAVA project... but only if I had some RDI/Java tutorial
to go along with it now.



On Wed, Oct 16, 2019 at 2:37 PM Marshall Dunbar <marshall@xxxxxxxxxxx>

VisualAge hasn't been a supported product for 15 years or more.

RDi is based on Eclipse.  You can develop RPG or Java in RDi.  RDi is not
free.  Eclipse is free.  If you are not already using RDi, I'd use Eclipse
to start with.  You do not need a special IDE to write Java programs you
intend to run on IBMi (or connect to IBMi).  I've used Eclipse for Java
development for over a decade and recommend it.


-----Original Message-----
From: JAVA400-L <java400-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> on behalf of Jay
Vaughn <jeffersonvaughn@xxxxxxxxx>
Reply-To: Java Programming on and around the IBM i <
Date: Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at 2:30 PM
To: Java Programming on and around the IBM i <java400-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Subject: Re: Experienced RPGLE developer to finally learn Java

    oh wait... i can't bring myself to buy a book when so much online.

    What IDE are other IBMi developers (with rpg backgrounds) using for
Java on
    an i framework?

    Does RDI provide opportunity?  Is visualAge just out of the question


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