It was a dark and stormy night . . . No, seriously! The traditional "System i" educational events were struggling with their focus, trying to serve disparate groups and remain profitable. We watched the slow, steady shift away from the heart and soul of all IBM i development and worried about the future of RPG and DB2 education.
We knew we had to do something. So, we and founding member Skip Marchesani gathered like-minded friends who also happen to be experts in RPG, SQL, DB2, ILE, the then RSE/WDSc and PHP — all the acronyms you've come to know and love — to form System i Developer.
With a wide range of knowledge, and our long-standing friendships with insiders at Big Blue, we knew this consortium could offer well-informed, unbiased advice about evolving IBM i development trends.
Our mission is to bring you the very best RPG/DB2-focused education available. We'll help you untangle technological fact from fiction. We'll show you how to make your RPG and DB2 applications as efficient as possible, and get them in shape to quickly accommodate any requirement that comes your way.
Independent knowledge. Practical advice. A community spirit. That's what we have designed System i Developer to bring to you.
Susan Gantner, Jon Paris and Paul Tuohy
As the SiD team or as individuals, Paul Tuohy, Susan Gantner, and Jon Paris offer a
wide range of custom services to help you leverage
key IBM i technologies in your unique environment.
Take a giant leap forward in one of today's critical IBM i development skills. These live, hands-on workshops offer a full day of in-depth learning with a lab workbook you can continue using as a reference.
In October, join the top IBM i development experts at the Summit to refresh your skills
and wow your users with innovative applications built with IBM i data
and business logic.