Free Form RPG: a Young Developer's Experience in a Traditional IBM i Environment
Speaker: Kody Robinson
Free Form RPG was designed to promote RPG into a truly modern language, easy to read and maintain by both experienced programmers and new graduates. Now three years old, how successful has Free Form RPG been in practice? This session is presented by Kody Robinson, Developer on Business & Financial Systems at Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corp. Kody is a recent college grad who did not learn RPG at school. His story relates his challenges on entering a traditional Fixed Format RPG III environment. We learn how converting into Free Format RPG helped Kody overcome complexity, using the conversion process as a learning tool, to become efficient in maintaining and modernizing the company’s core business applications on IBM i.