• Subject: Re: Training for AS/400 "newbies"
  • From: Chuck Lewis <CLEWIS@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 30 Jul 1998 15:36:48 -0400

Thanks John !

Glad to hear you recommend that one; we have it. I wasn't sure if it jumped in
above where a RPG "newbie" could begin and understand everything.

Chuck

Compton, John wrote:

> Prentice Hall has a good introduction to RPGIV written by Stanley E.
> Myers titled "RPG IV Programming on the AS/400",  it is a little dated
> (pre-V3R7), but has the basics.
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Chuck Lewis [SMTP:CLEWIS@iquest.net]
> > Sent: Wednesday, July 29, 1998 7:53 AM
> > To:   MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com
> > Subject:      Training for AS/400 "newbies"
> >
> > Hi Folks,
> >
> > I have had several queries recently from folks wanting to learn RGP on
> > the AS/400.
> >
> > I'm not sure what exactly to tell them. You need to know RPG but you
> > also need to understand the database, files, commands, etc.
> >
> > If the options at local colleges offer these separately, is it the
> > "chicken before the egg" deal or does one make more sensed than than
> > the
> > other (I guess I would HOPE that an entry level RPG course would cover
> > SOME of the other... (?)).?
> >
> > Does anyone know of interactive/CD training or really good ENTRY level
> > books ?
> >
> > One is a good Unix programmer and the other is a Cobol programmer (in
> > College) but actually a very proficient query user (so he knows the
> > AS/400 file layouts, physicals vs logicals, etc. at least...)
> >
> > Thanks !
> >
> > Chuck
> >
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