Application Development Topics
George Farr, IBM Toronto

December 13th, 2005 FASUG Meeting

For our December meeting we go back to the basics -- iSeries application development. George Farr will present several iSeries application development topics: The topics covered will be a little of the past, some present stuff and a lot of the future (e.g., V5R4). George will be soliciting your feedback to present back to the lab on product direction.

So join us for our December meeting to get a lot of useful information on Application Development, hear about whatís coming in V5R4 and kickoff the holiday season.

George Farr  has a specialized honors degree in computer science from York university in Toronto. He joined the IBM Toronto Laboratory on May 1985 and worked with the RPG development team for seven years where he developed many functions in the compiler.

After spending a year with the AS/400 languages architecture and planning team, he joined the visual development organization as the Compiler development team leader for the first release of VARPG. Since the start of the second release of VARPG (V3R6), he moved on to become the Visual RPG development manager. Currently he is the Technical manager for all of the RPG compilers on the AS/400, NT, and windows 95/98.

He is frequent speaker at COMMON, other conferences and user groups worldwide. He has published numerous articles on the subject of AS/400 languages and environments. He authored many books including 'ILE - A FIRST LOOK', 'RPG IV By example', and most recently 'Java for the RPG programmer'.

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