Tuesday, June 20, 2017

IBM VP reaffirms commitment to RPG and IBM i

ibm vp reaffirms future of rpg

In my opinion it is always good when IBM publishes something about their future commitment to PowerSystems servers, IBM i operating system, and the RPG programming language. Steve Pitcher sent me a copy of a letter, from June 9 2017, by Steve Sibley, the Vice President of IBM Cognitive Systems, that hits this trifecta.

At the start of his letter Steve leaves us in no doubt IBM's regard for RPG:

I would like to take this opportunity to reaffirm the commitment that IBM has made with regard to RPG, COBOL, and the IBM i Development suite of tools.

He continues:

IBM Power Systems is committed to the success and ongoing development of IBM i. This includes the ILE RPG and ILE COBOL and associated development tools. This ongoing commitment has been illustrated with such enhancements as RPG Open Access, and Free Format RPG.

After these affirming statements he goes on to describe IBM's commitment to our beloved trifecta.

You can see the letter in its entirety here.

If you know of anyone who doubts the future of RPG you need to share this letter with them.

1 comment:

  1. excellent, now if IBM marketing can change the perception of the name from AS400 to IBMi, see job postings that list AS400 Mainframe, makes me laugh


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