Visual Age for RPG
Roy Goldstein, Capricorn Information Systems
July 16th, 2002 FASUG Meeting
This session will give the attendee an overview of and address fundamental questions about IBM’s Visual Age for RPG, which is part of the WebSphere suite of application development tools.
It will answer the following questions:
- What is VARPG? Who should use it?
- Who shouldn’t use it?
- What are its capabilities?
- What are its weaknesses?
- How easy is it to learn?
- What is a reasonable learning curve expectation?
- What does a completed application look like?
- What does the code look like?
- How do I design a GUI?
- How do they work together?
- As an RPG programmer what can I expect form VARPG?
- As a manager of programmers what can I expect from VARPG?
has almost 20 years applications development experience on IBM midrange systems.
Roy has programmed using a variety of languages on S/3X, AS/400 and PCs including RPG II, RPG III, MS/Access, FoxPro and FOCUS.
Roy has designed and programmed numerous systems using VARPG over the past four years.
He has trained RPG programmers in the use of VARPG for three years.
Currently Roy is with Capricorn Information Systems, a Westchester County consulting company specializing in developing business applications for companies using VARPG.
Roy has worked with developers at the IBM Toronto Lab to improve the functionality of VARPG and beta test new releases.
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