Well, after 37 years on the midrange platform, tomorrow will be my last day. Retirement awaits me.
It's been a good run and I have so many to thank for their help along the way.
Some of the old-timers may know of Howard Andrews. He used to be very involved in COMMON.
Howard gave me my first job in IT as a Jr. programmer. He taught an RPG class at the local Community College.
I enrolled in it as a lark - needed something in my schedule. Eventually he hired 6 of us from one of his classes. Started on a S/38 Model 4 or 6 as I recall running Release 6.
Bruce Fong was my first boss and, even though we were an RPG shop, taught me to program in C - which I had never seen before.
He also taught me how to do comms between PC's, Cash Registers, S/38. All using 3780 BiSync. Learned about 5294's as well.
BTW... My PC workstation had two floppy drives. Had to swap out diskettes to run the C linker. Wow!
And, of course, everyone on this list, whether you know it or not, has helped me in some fashion. I can't thank you enough.
David... Thank you so much for providing this wonderful forum. It's been a godsend to my career.
I'll still be hanging out and, hopefully, able to offer an occasional answer.
Thank you one and all - I consider you to be the friends that I've never met.
COMMON Certified Application Developer - ILE RPG on IBM i on Power
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