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New RPG & DB2 Summit Sessions Help IBM i Developers Achieve Big Goals

20th RPG & DB2 Summit Teaches Latest OLAP,
Temporal Capabilities in DB2 for i

— Also features new Hands-On Workshop on Service Programs —

Peterborough, NH - May 17, 2016 - Celebrating a milestone in its history, System i Developer today opens registration for its 20th RPG & DB2 Summit, the premier conference that focuses exclusively on training IBM i developers and database engineers. Set for October 4-6, 2016 at the Westin Lombard in the greater Chicago area, this RPG & DB2 Summit will feature in-depth coverage of the top IBM i 7.3 enhancements for DB2 for i, as well as a new Hands-On Workshop focused on using RPG Procedures and Service Programs to modularize code. The new 8-hour Workshop will run as a fourth track on the optional pre-conference day, Monday, October 3, with additional workshops on SQL, RDi/RSE and PHP.

"It's a bit ironic," points out Jon Paris, a founding partner of System i Developer. "Here we are at the 20th Summit, and we're seeing a resurgence of interest in service program training. Several attendees have asked for a hands-on session on the topic. Apparently, many shops are finally getting serious about modularizing their 'AS/400' code".

"Of course, we also see a lot of interest in free form, SQL, RDi and so on. And those who already make extensive use of newer coding techniques tend to be focused on doing more with their IBM i data. Those folks want to learn about new features like OLAP and temporal support in the database, and we're going to be giving them a lot of food for thought."

A 14-session DB2 for i track, entitled Design It, Build It, Secure It, Tune It, debuted in March 2016 and takes a step-by-step approach to teaching modern database techniques. For October, the track will incorporate an assessment of new IBM i 7.3 capabilities plus sessions on OLAP specifications, DB2 temporal support, and the new version of Web Query.

The DB2 track will also cover topics such as thinking in sets as opposed to records; the elements of set-at-a-time processing; the SQL components of DDL, DML and PSM and related objects such as tables, views, indexes, queries, procedures; built-in security features such as Row and Column Access Control (RCAC); and techniques for increasing efficiency, performance and scalability.

Online registration for the RPG & DB2 Summit can be accessed via the System i Developer website.

To find out more about the conference, the Hands-On Workshops and the DB2 for i track, visit, email conference registration or call 603-924-3769 (toll-free 866-716-5409).

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