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October 17, 2017: Marco Balgera, Italy

Hi Simon, thank you for your work on RPG and IBMi. Sometimes I use your examples to better explain what it means programming in a modern way.

 

October 13, 2017: Alan Seiden, Seiden Group

Thanks for the tips

 

October 12, 2017: Geri Munday Sudman

I was telling my husband last night how much I appreciate that you, and others, take time to write these informative blogs. I find them very helpful.

 

October 12, 2017: Ramesh Joshi

Thanks Simon, great articles!!!

 

October 2, 2017: Patrik Schindler

I just wanted to say "thank you". The site is a well of hints and tricks when it comes to dig deeper into the AS/400.

 

September 29, 2017: Chris Hayden

thanks for all of your tips/techniques.

 

September 27, 2017: Pranesh Karunakaran

Visited your blog and thanks for what you are doing. Kudos.

 

September 26, 2017: Dan Doom

I always read your blog. Thank you for doing that! They are very good, you have a way to explains things clearly and use simple examples.

 

September 25, 2017: Pranji Rai

I am thankful for what you've done to community. Appreciate it.

 

September 23, 2017: Atique Khan

Sometimes I faced issues in my work and I see your last post and found it is related to my concurrent issue

 

September 17, 2017: Bruce Hobbs
Taken from the LinkedIn article A useful blog for IBM i ILE RPG programmers

Simon Hutchinson writes a blog about advanced ILE RPG (IBM i platform) topics. With these blog posts, he explains a lot of concepts that may not show up every day for the typical RPG programmer, but are really useful if that's what you need

Follow up comment.

Simon, you cover a lot of topics of interest for someone trying to be innovative with their RPG programming. I thought it was time for a shout out.

 

September 14, 2017: Sumit Abinaya

Ur blog Is so useful..keep up sharing knowledge

 

September 12, 2017: Dennis Marbella Basco

Thank you Simon and more power to RPGPGM.COM!

 

September 6, 2017: William Moon

Simon...your blogs are very helpful...thanks you for your knowledge sharing.

 

September 6, 2017: Carlos Robles, Argentina

Very good pages, thanks for all that they give us.

 

September 5, 2017: Mahender Gautam

Thanks for all your wonderful posts. Have a nice day.

 

September 1, 2017: Steve Mackenzie

Love your blog

 

August 28, 2017: Adesh Singh

Very helpful site and very helpful in person as well.... I am new to this technology and this site REALLY helps a lot since this technology lack tutorials on WEB.

 

August 23, 2017: Alok Ranjan

I really praise you for this blog...many times it helped me to perform my job... and always a new learning...

 

August 23, 2017: Rob Hudson

I have to say I appreciate every post you do.

 

August 20, 2017: Arretta Ketron-Arretta-CQB

I love to read your blog posts. They are very informative and I appreciate that you take the time to share.

 

August 18, 2017: Richard Parkin

Your website is so helpful! Thank you!

 

August 12, 2017: Christian Mohr

I like your RPG blog! Thank you for all of the great tips and advice!

 

August 10, 2017: Geoff Talbot

Your blog is so helpful. Thank you!

 

August 7, 2017: Kelly Barton

Great posts, appreciate your efforts

 

August 5, 2017: Richard Comstock

Thank you. As always, your column is greatly appreciated. Not only are you you...but gee you are you...a Guru when it comes to the 400, IBM i, iSeries. Keep up the great work.

 

July 27, 2017: Sunil Kumar Boggavarapu

Thanks for your articles which were really good and helpful.

 

July 25, 2017: Jeff Berman

We shared a table at Friday's OCEAN dinner... I very much enjoyed your company and stories, but had no idea you were the RPGPGM.com guy... your site has totally helped me, before.

 

July 24, 2017: Amy Joseph

I needed to thank you for your great site. I absolutely love it.

 

July 23, 2017: Gary Zuccala

Hi Simon, I have been using your tips and info in your blog for quite a while now...it has been just great...the way you lay it out and explain is perfect! Thank-you for your efforts.

 

July 19, 2017: Ive Tran

I read your blog regularly and benefit from it greatly. So thank you for that.

 

July 19, 2017: Martin Vazquez

Hi Simon. I stumbled upon your blog recently and it has been a nice source of knowledge to keep leveraging my skills.

 

July 13, 2017: Muhammad Oksara Noor, Indonesia

Simon.. sad but true, nowadays there's not much RPG programmer sharing their knowledge.. keep up !!

 

July 12, 2017: Raja Pannerselvam, India

Thanks for ur articles about rpg. I appreciate your efforts

 

July 7, 2017: Reggie A Pauly

I just got to this amazing site not long ago. It’s really very nice and I will only say thanks for sharing this great information with us.

 

July 3, 2017: Andrew French, Australia

Excellent posts and helping me to sharpen my AS400 Skills.

 

July 1, 2017: Carlos Robles, Argentina

Very good pages, thanks for all that they give us.

 

June 30, 2017: Stu Haddock

Thanks Simon for your "Great and Informative" posts.

 

June 20, 2017: Chris Hayden

appreciate your articles, job well done

 

June 17, 2017: Chris O'Brien

Awesome articles, Simon always look forward to your tips and techniques.

 

June 16, 2017: Michael Moegling

Simon, your posts are outstanding and informative. I really appreciate the effort and quality you have been putting into your work and I bet it really shows in your products that you code as well. Thank you so much.

 

June 14, 2017: Dennis Law

I check your page every day for great stuff.

 

June 9, 2017: Raghavendra Reddy

Hi simon. your blog is really good for beginners like me. by your blog I learnt programming skills. thanks alot

 

June 8, 2017: John Voris

Your SUCCINCT writeups are AWESOME . . .

 

June 7, 2017: Jai Dee

I am not sure whether i will get an opportunity to work in all the concepts you taught us. But i just want to say Thank you

 

June 2, 2017: Dan Narkorn

I admire what you do for RPGPGM.COM. I just found the site. I, too, have been on IBM mid-range for a very long time until recently that I need to do technical interview for some contract position and I failed. I thought I could answers since I have a hands on but that's not the case. RPGPGM.COM is the great place to educate myself especially newer V 7.2,7.3. So far I learned a lot from your site. Thanks for what you do.

 

June 1, 2017: Alan Shore

Love this blog

 

May 29, 2017: Anton Grobbelaar, South Africa

Simon - I've been searching the web and your site provide me with the correct info which was concise and accurate. I have learnt something new. Please keep up the brilliant work. Thanks again.

 

May 26, 2017: Caryn Housen

Simon,
Your articles and especially this post are excellent. There are very many that catch my eye and I must read on.

 

May 25, 2017: Matt Hobbes

Thank you Simon. Your posts improves my RPGLE skills.

 

May 18, 2017: Jay Puget

Simons articles are simple, clean and easily understandable to iseries developers. Such articles are not found elsewhere

 

May 15, 2017: Carlos Torres, Analyst Programmer

By doing my job I’ve been running into many issues/inquires where my imagination has been challenged. Sometimes I’ve been able to find out the answers to those issues by myself, some others I’ve been lucky to be a recipient of RPGCOM.COM blog where I found what I was looking for. Definitely RPGCOM.COM is a source of value information for us, not only as RPG/SQL developers but also keep you up to date on regards to what is happening with iSeries platforms. We are not alone, we know that someone else is out there waiting for us to give you a hand when we are in need, and for that I’m very grateful.

 

May 10, 2017: Vinoth Kumar

I would like to thank you and appreciate for all the effort and awesome blogs you have updated in this website.

 

May 8, 2017: Himali Fonseka

wish you the best for giving everybody the best of RPG. thank you. please update us and continue your good work.

 

May 5, 2017: Scott Forstie, DB2 for i Business Architect SQL Development Team Leader IBM i developerWorks content manager

Hi Simon, Just fyi that I plan to refer COMMON attendees to your recent LISTAGG article. I think you did a great job (as usual) of explaining the topic. Using SQL to aggregate columns into one returned result

This Facebook link mentions the post Using SQL to aggregate columns into one returned result

Continued on May 7, 2017

Show of hands at my session today...who reads Simon's articles? lots of hands raised including mine

 

May 5, 2017: Joe Tran

gr8 job Simon. I am reading your article one by one.. Please keep up the good work and help us grow into gr8 as400 professionals like you !

 

May 3, 2017: Gerhard Schottenheim

I'm a developer on "AS/400"-system since 1990. I like your posts on RPGPGM.com - they are really great and helpful.

Greetings from Germany

 

May 3, 2017: Dave Carr

I passed on your article on Get Diagnostic to a couple of very seasoned 400 developers and they found it very useful (and new to them)!

 

April 28, 2017: Sajeer Kjm

thanks for ur posts.. my first preference is ur posts if i searching anything and easily understandable

 

April 19, 2017: Soumya Samantary

learning from your blog some rpg. every body here keep on learning from you

 

April 15, 2017: Grant Locke

Thanks Simon. I really appreciate that you take the time to do this blog. You have become my first resource when I want to learn more about something.

 

April 13, 2017: Ramadural Venkatesan

i dont use [ IBM's ] knowledge center .. i find your posts are way more demonstrating with sample codes

 

April 4, 2017: Vern Moore

Been using and love free format for several years. Just figuring out the 'dcl' stuff. Your articles have helped a lot. Thank you

 

March 30, 2017: Girish Venkataraman

I really appreciate your blog. I refer to your page a lot.

 

March 24, 2017: Ely Rose Libao

I like your site specially the tips in using SQL.

 

March 23, 2017: Tahir Mahmood

You are really helping man. God bless you

 

March 21, 2017: Rodrigo Alejandro Cardona Quintero

Interesting topics and useful information thank you Simon

 

March 21, 2017: Sanjeev Rathore

I am learning from your valuable website because you are updating your website regularly. Thanks for making such a helpful website

 

March 14, 2017: Carlos Irigoyen

Hi Simon: Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge with us. I enjoy and learn a lot on each one of your publications.

 

March 2, 2017: Mario Forero Villegas

Te felicito por el excelente contenido tecnico del posts.
[Congratulations on the excellent technical content of the posts.]

 

March 1, 2017: Pargat Singh

i would like to thank you for all of your articles as it's really very good learning for me.

 

February 22, 2017: Damiano De Carlo

what a site! congratulation!!!

 

February 10, 2017: Patrice Gaillot

Thank you for your work about IBMi.

 

February 5, 2017: Vinay Gautam

thanks for those post appreciate it! I have big team of 20 people who reads it. they are thanks a lot Simon!

 

February 4, 2017: Mary Montoya

I absolutely love your blog.

 

January 24, 2017: Chris Ringer

You know your stuff! I enjoy reading your blog.

 

January 16, 2017: Stephen A Smith

Real nice design and great articles, nothing else we want

 

January 12, 2017: Steve Kilcollins

Found a lot of good articles on your blog... was looking a few things today.

 

January 4, 2017: Rick Flagler

Keep up your excellent work on the blog - It is a wonderful source of information for many!

 

January 2, 2017: Alok Ranjan

You always come up with new things with ease for us...thank u.

 

December 24, 2016: Eugene Aksionov

We are developers on RPGLE from Russia. We are your fans

 

December 15, 2016: Naveen Kamboj

I am a big fan of your articles. I really appreciate your efforts.

 

December 8, 2016: Barbara Morris, lead developer of the RPG compilers, IBM Toronto Lab.

Nice article!

Link to comment on the post ON-EXIT provides code executed at end of procedures.

 

December 6, 2016: Abhishek Sapre

In all over world you are apriciate we need yours experience dear simon

 

November 17, 2016: copied from Twitter

From ASNA: There is tons of free-format RPG goodness in this great post by Simon at @RPGPGM

This tweet was about the following story Creating a program to show jobs in message wait

 

November 17, 2016: Dave Wise

I appreciate you and all those that contribute to the online world of information that helps people like me get more out of their AS400's.

 

November 6, 2016: Julia Farris Scott, EDI Analyst/Programmer

This is a great site for iSeries/AS400 & RPG professionals. Lots of great tips, articles, & refreshers.

 

November 3, 2016: Bharat Singh

Big fan of you and your web site

 

October 24, 2016: Art Sai

Thank you so much for all these blog posts. You are truly IBMi expert.

 

October 13, 2016: Priya Gupte

Updating with the latest technology and implementing it is the only way to survive in our niche. Thanks for making me this article. You have done a great job by sharing this content in here. Keep writing article like this.

 

October 8: Steve pargatin

I started on the System 34 many years ago & am still at it. I love your articles, keep up the good work.

BTW, I have the same 'Think' sign, only in blue. They must be collectors items by now!

Steve is referring to this picture:

 

October 8, 2016: Ved Dubey

That's wonderful work Simon. Thank you for sharing such a useful information.

 

October 5, 2016: Carmen Cervella

Your input is of great value to me. Appreciate everything you do and represent for the IBMI

 

October 1, 2016: Yashwant Mahale

This is very useful..your articles are very systematic and to the point..thanks

 

September 26, 2016: VĂ­ctor Manuel Hernández Juárez

I going to follow your blog, that is very interesting. Thanks for your lessons and advises.

 

September 21, 2016: Sreedhar Ursguy

I'm fan & follower of your blog and thank you for sharing good ideas/articles/concepts.

 

September 17, 2016: Nigel Rees, owner of Computerical Inc.

I like your technical posts. Keep at it.

 

September 2, 2016: Báire Gearoid O'Ceallachain

Great posts Simon. Cheers.

 

September 1, 2016: Thejwal Pavithran

Just love your website :) awesome work!!

 

August 27, 2016: Harish Rocky‎

very helpful posts. Thank you

 

August 17, 2016: Timothy B. Smith‎

Just keep good tips, tricks, and knowledge-sharing coming...much appreciated

 

August 5, 2016: Vinod Kumar‎

As always you're awesome.....keep up the good work you're doing

 

August 4, 2016: Janina Kümpflein

I like your blog, already helped me in the past!

 

July 24, 2016: Domenico Esposto

Thanks for your sharing, it [this blog] is a great service to our System i Community!

 

July 11, 2016: Nechoor

Really a good info. Saved a lot of time! Thank you so much

 

July 3 2016, 2016: Ben Leon

Thank you for all the great work you have done! I use your articles often and I will usually have one or more open in a tab. They have been very helpful, especially since I've just started my career as a programmer.

 

June 23, 2016: Shoichiro Takeshita

Thanks for your providing very useful tips on RPG programming. I'm a big fan of this blog.

 

June 18, 2016: Liam James Allan, IBM Champion, Common Education Foundation winner 2016, creator of the TOP programming language, author of the blog Barry's Works

Your blog is pretty inspiring

 

June 8, 2016: Joan Westfall

Just found your website. Great stuff! Lots to learn.

 

June 7, 2016: Padmini Gadjula

Your blogs are the best. Short, clear and very good info for some one at my level

 

May 20, 2016: copied from Twitter

@RPGPGM (Simon Hutchinson) writes a great blog about RPG!

 

May 18, 2016: Michael Guenther

Thank you for your site and the information contained within

 

May 8, 2016: Arunprasath

Simon, thank you so much for sharing your knowledge and this makes us updated with the latest commands and approaches which we can implement in Real time

 

May 5, 2016: Eliezel Limbo

Nice articles. I am thankful for the details.

 

April 25, 2016: David Ford

You're a powerful and talented man, Simon Hutchinson!

 

April 15, 2016: Abhishek Awasthi

Hi Guys , the blog written by Simon , personally we admire, its full on with AS400, RPG, DB2 ....etc.

 

April 6, 2016: Larry Jansen, IBM iSeries Senior Developer

I enjoy reading your blogs, and I hope you keep generating them!

 

April 3, 2016: Dillep Kodali

Your website is so helpful to learn new things

 

March 24, 2016: Nathan Andelin

Simon, Great tips and source code samples. You deserve more recognition for being the IBM i champion that you are.

 

March 19, 2016: Maurice Rice

Hi Simon ... Like you, I am a long-time midrange type, going back to the late 60s and the System/3. It still amazes me all that can be done on the i. Looking forward to picking up a lot of good tips here. Thanks!

 

March 4, 2016: Peter Jackson

Hi Simon, I always enjoy your blog

 

March 1, 2016: Jay Oswal, M.S.

Simon, I enjoy every article you publish. You have been a great teacher. Thanks

 

March 1, 2016: Sumit Goyal

Hi Simon... I learned alot from your articles.

 

February 21, 2016: Russ Khoury

Thank you for all you tips.

 

February 14, 2016: Muhammad Irfan

You blog is litterally amazing. Thanks alot for sharing.

 

February 5, 2016: John Rusling

Great site Simon - thanks!!

 

February 2, 2016: Iñigo Redin

Thanks for your blog. It's fantastic!

 

January 12, 2016: Manoj Pachigolla

In my office many of colleagues talk very good about you. In India you have fans.

 

January 11, 2016: Dick Donohue

Great site!

 

December 9, 2015: Namit Pandey

I read many blogs on your page and i kind of like them all

 

December 1, 2015: Hassan Farooqi

Thank you sir. You are doing great service not only to IBM i community, but to IBM i itself.

 

November 26, 2015: Bhabani Mohapatra

I am a real fan of your articles and follow all your articles on your website.

 

November 19, 2015: Alam Fernandez, IBM i RPG ILE Developer

You publish very interesting stuffs. Thank you very much for that.

 

November 17, 2015: Domenico Esposto

You do great work you do with your blog, so helpful to our Rpg programmers community.

 

October 27, 2015: Sergio Pena Rueda, Programmer Analyst

I like very much you web page about Iseries!!!. Thanks Simon!!.

 

October 12, 2015: Ajay Kumar Akurathi, Software Engineer, IBM India

simon, you are really great i really appreciate you

 

October 2, 2015: Swarn Singh

Thank you Simon ... I always read and followed you posts ... keep doing great work ... you are really an inspiration for guys like me

 

September 25, 2015: Glenn Gundermann

Thank you for writing your articles!

 

September 12, 2015: Manish Sharma, RPGLE Programmer

Your blog and information about RPG and AS400 helped me lot to build my career. I like QShell using db2 and check job log using SQL. Thanks

SQL within Qshell
Using SQL to get information from Job Logs

 

September 4, 2015: Ken Harding, Lead Application Developer

These posts are an excellent resource. The posts are well written and provide good examples. I have used several of the techniques listed to improve the code I write. Thank you Simon for sharing your knowledge.

 

September 3, 2015: Sandeep Gubba, Technical Analyst, JDA Software

I find nothing online which can beat the posts in your blog.... Thanks a ton for this....

 

August 26, 2015: Mario Alexis Salgado Montenegro

Excelent information, this is the best page to find good tricks for an RPG Programmer, thanks

 

August 17, 2015: Venkata Narayana

i learn some many thing from you site it is very very help full when i am working alone thankq so much

 

August 13, 2015: Kevin Dunham, Application Specialist, Arapahoe County Government, Colorado

I have found your posts to be both interesting and informative.

 

August 12, 2015: Nisha Ramesh

I came across some of your RPG articles.. Even though am not working currently those articles are helping to keep me updated. Just wanted to say a big Thanks for that

 

July 23, 2015: Jon Paris, Partner at Partner400 and System i Developer, IBM Champion, speaker, and author.
Taken from the article By way of Introduction... System i Developer blog.

... one of the things I also want to do is to highlight things that I, and others, have written that I think deserve a wider audience. So who to highlight first? Well I’m going to go with a fellow ex-Brit Simon Hutchinson.

Simon publishes a regular blog on his RPGPGM.COM – From AS400 to IBM i site, and he covers some really worthwhile topics mostly in the RPG and SQL arenas. He always includes meaningful examples and his explanations are thorough and well thought out. Recommended reading.

 

July 22, 2015: Daulat Singh

this is the one of the most valuable blog for as 400.

 

June 9, 2015: Christophe Cherid, IBM iSeries Engineer

Thank you for your technical articles.

 

May 25, 2015: Manuel Alejandro Lazzaro

Great articles Simon.

 

April 11, 2015: Bramhananda Reddy

Your posts helped me a lot in gaining knowledge. Thanks for that.

 

March 23, 2015: David Shirley, Shirley Consulting Services

I like your posts. I don't say so for each one because that would be cloying, but I think they are well written, concise, and practical. Keep up the good work.

 

March 13, 2015: Sandy Manchester, Programmer/Analyst

Thanks for the info from Rpgpgm.com, it is helpful.

 

March 4, 2015: Haribhaskar Swaminathan

Your blog is one of its kind. Keep posting more.

 

February 8, 2015: Buck Calabro

Thanks for posting modern examples. Far too many people are learning from very old 'AS/400' examples. You are showing people all the fine things our modern platform is capable of.

 

January 30, 2015: Ted Holt, Senior technical editor of the Four Hundred Guru newsletter published by IT Jungle

You have a great blog, Simon. You do an outstanding job.

 

January 29, 2015: Joe Montgomery

Awesome Blog. I've learned many of the new i innovations here.

 

December 11, 2014: John Theisen

thanks for putting together this blog it's very informative.

 

December 1, 2014: Saajid Sabjee

I am greatful to have stumbled upon this blog while using the google to find some help on free format RPG stuff.

There is a lot of information I find here that can be useful to someone like me, who is learning RPG on his own mostly in a corporate environment. Interesting language, and challenging at times.

Thanks and keep on sharing the knowledge!

 

November 13, 2014: Randall Ames, Programmer Analyst

Simon, thanks for sharing all the techniques. They are very helpful and informative.

 

October 27, 2014: Poosaa

As a newcomer to AS400, I am learning so much about RPG by reading your blog.

Wish You good luck! keep up the great work!

 

October 9, 2014: JC Muro, IBM Power Systems Engineer

Simon great work on your blog!

 

September 14, 2014: Bhabani Sankar Mohapatra, Tata Consultancy Services

Simon I always check out your blog it is nice and organized

 

August 8, 2014: Greg Helton

Simon, Your RPG blog is unbelievably great. Unlike most info on RPG, you give focused answers to specific problems. Thanks for all the help you've provided.

 

July 24, 2014: Michael Mayer, Senior Technical Support Analyst

Hi Simon. I'm a big fan of your site and check it often.

 

July 24, 2014: Seamus Quinn, Owner of Cue Communications

Just been having a read through some of your tech tips. They are really good. Keep up the good work!

 

July 16, 2014: Debbie Rahl

in case no one has said how much they appreciate your posts, i'm saying thank you.

 

June 20, 2014: Bharati Gupta

I have gone through lot of your blogs on AS400... I love the write up and the way you explain with examples...thank you for putting them together

 

June 19, 2014: Martin Coates

I would just like to say how much I enjoy reading your blog. It is full of exciting news and stuff I didn't even know existed, and I started out on S/34's, S/36's and S/38's back in 1980. Thank you for providing your thoughtful insight.

 

November 15, 2013: Mohan Gunawardena, Senior Consultant

Thank you, for a very valuable resource base for the IBM i (AS/400) and the RPG developer community. Your effort is of tremendous help to both Veterans and Newcomers.

 

September 5, 2013: Doug Bridwell, Application Development Manager

I just wanted to drop you a note and tell you how much I appreciate your RPGPGM.COM blog. I have been getting notifications via LinkedIn for a while now. I initially thought the topics were pretty basic. I have been working on IBM i, AS/400, S/38 for close to 30 years now so I know a thing or two about the system and programming in RPG. But even with the most basic topics I find something useful that I didn't know before when following the discussions.

So thank you for doing this. I believe the information provided is extremely useful and relevant. I am constantly sharing the information with my developers.