*IBM i* is what it is and ain't what it ain't. Open Source transforms yourVery true. And it has all of the things it needs and also RPG has most of the features it needs to write business solutions. Things like database access, fixed precision decimal numbers, date and time data types and functions, strings (char / varchar), .... and with ILE it has also polyglot functionality so you can tap into C/C++ modules.
processes, but doesn't really change the platform.
Future apps may be written in Language X (C/C++? Go ? Perl?) + SQL, but *IBM
i* is not a hand-held mobile device, it's *z/OS*-lite, and nothing is going
to change that :)
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