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IBM i Community

System i Developer endorses a wide range of organizations that share our mission of building community, vitality, and learning among the designers and caretakers of IBM i software applications. Check below for resources you can put to use today.

Midrange.Com Mailing Lists

This site sponsors the most active discussion groups, providing access to mailing lists that can answer all of your questions about iSeries. Be sure to check out the Archives and the FAQ.

Young i Professionals

The Young i Professionals are an international group of technology professionals that represent all "young" entrants into the job market or "young" users of IBM i, iSeries, System i, and AS/400. See what young minds can bring to the platform!

RPG Café

The IBM site for all things RPG and RDi. As it says on the site "the place for RPG developers and IBM developers to mingle and discuss our favorite language. We'll talk about the language itself, its history, and its future. We will discuss the tools that support it and the directions they are taking. We hope this is a lively area of the Web."

i Talk with Tuohy

Paul Tuohy interviews anyone and everyone in the industry!!

DB2 for i with Kent Milligan

Insight and perspectives on data management using IBM i.

You and i with Steve Will (starting December 2020)

You and i with Steve Will (through November 2020)

IBM i Trends and Strategies.

i Can with Dawn May

Technical Tips for i.

IBM i Strategy and Roadmap

IBM i (System i, i5, iSeries and AS/400) Home Page

For all the IBM information pertaining to IBM i.

IBM i Knowledge Center

For all IBM i documentation. A lot of valuable information can be found in the Redbooks section.


Redbooks provide an excellent source for additional information on all sorts of topics. Make sure you check out Who Knew You Could Do That with RPG IV?, A Sorcerer's Guide to System Access and More, as well as Modernize IBM i Applications.

RPG & DB2 Summit

The Summit offers a refreshing conference experience focused solely on the IBM i development skills you need for your daily work. Feel the thrill of delivering modern software solutions to your users faster than ever before!


COMMON is the world's largest user group of IBM midrange users, and they organize a number of System i educational events during the year. The four leaders of the System i Developer consortium speak frequently at COMMON events, and they've won numerous Speaker Excellence awards.


Check the web site for details of the annual European convention.

Local User Groups

You may also want to locate a local user group near you.


The home page for Jon Paris and Susan Gantner — educators, consultants, mentors and gurus for RPG and ILE.


ComCon, led by Paul Touhy, is a leading provider of IBM i development training, education and consultancy.

Scott Klement

Scott's award-winning web site contains many excellent tutorials relating to RPG — especially his tutorial on Sockets and TCP programming.

Easy400 (including CGIDEV2)

This is the home of CGI WEB development tools for IBM i, free tools from IBM that enable RPG and COBOL programmers to develop full-functional e-business solutions by simply exploiting their current skills. This is the fastest way for RPG and COBOL programmers to become "web savvy."

Documenting RPG

RPGLEDOC — Document Procedure and Program Calls — is the RPGLE equivalent of JavaDoc and PHPDoc, whereby programmers put special comments in their code and a command is used to scan the code and generate documentation web pages from the comments.

RDi Keyboard Shortcuts

This useful PDF download contains System i Developer's favorite RSE keyboard shortcuts.

RDi Quick Start Guide

This Quick Start Guide is designed to help speed your transition from SEU to RSE (Remote System Explorer) so that you can experience the productivity benefits right away.

Subversion for OS/400

This port of the award-winning open source version control tool, Subversion, runs natively on the iSeries to help you manage XML, Java, .NET, or any other non-traditional source code.


A great collection of Freeware tools from Thomas Raddatz. From utilities like Compare Message File and Export Journal entries to a service program for Dynamic Screen Management, as well as code snippets such as prototypes for some C functions.

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SiD Services & Events

Custom Training

As the SiD team or as individuals, Susan Gantner and Jon Paris offer a wide range of custom services to help you leverage key IBM i technologies in your unique environment.

Deep Dive Workshops

Take a giant leap forward in one of today's critical IBM i development skills. These live workshops offer a half day of in-depth learning with practical code examples and handouts to continue using as a reference.

Summit Lunch & Learn

Available free through April 30, 2024, these 75-minute sessions cover technical tips and IBM i development tool demos. Featuring Susan Gantner, Jon Paris, and their ISV guests.