FASUG: RPG Seminar - 3 Hot Topics in One Event!  
Afternoon 1: The Power of Prototypes
Afternoon 2: RPG Meets the Web  
After Dinner: RPG IV – New features in V5R1 and V5R2

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Date & Time: Tuesday May 20, 2003 - 2:00 to 9:00
  Registration is from 1:15 to 2:00 .
Location:  Norwalk Inn  99 East Ave.  Norwalk CT.
Topic:  Special RPG Event
Speaker: Jon Paris, Partner400
Cost:  Members $60 a person.  Non-Members Add $30.


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        Register by e-mail here: mailto:pmassiello@os-solutions.com?subject=Attending FASUG Meeting

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RPG Seminar - 3 Hot Topics in One Event!
Afternoon 1: The Power of Prototypes
Since much "Power Programming" in RPG depends on exploiting the capabilities of Prototypes, we will start with them.  Starting with demonstrating their use to 'bullet proof' program calls, we will move on to using prototypes to access system functions and the C function library.

Afternoon 2: RPG Meets the Web
RPG Meets the Web (or How "Printing" to the Web can make you a hero with your users.)  This session will show you how you can convert printed reports to deliver them to your users via the browser.  We will introduce you to a simple technique that allows you convert reports in minutes rather than hours!  We'll also show just how easy it is to extend the functionality of these 'reports' to include graphics and links to other applications.  In addition to teaching you the basic mechanics of CGI programming we will also briefly introduce you to a powerful tool available free from IBM to assist your CGI programming tasks.  This is IBM's CIDEV2 library and its companion web site www.easy400.ibm.it - you'll be amazed at how much IBM is giving away!

After Dinner: RPG IV – New features in V5R1 and V5R2
If you thought previous releases of RPG IV introduced some powerful new features wait 'til you see V5R1 and V5R2!  These are the biggest RPG IV releases ever.  There are more built-in functions, full interoperability with Java, free-form syntax, and much, much more.  The biggest challenge we face is in deciding what to leave out of this (usually double) session!  Major topics to be covered include:
    Coding completely free-form calculation specifications;
    Using the new built-in functions to manipulate dates, times and more;
    Simplifying error handling by using the new MONITOR function;
    Simplifying control of file usage without overrides through new H-spec options;
    Calling Java methods from RPG (and RPG "methods" from Java)
    Support for qualified data names New Data Structure (DS) facilities for Arrays and Nested DS;
    Powerful extensions to support for Externally Described DS;
    Extensions to basic I/O support including new approaches for keyed I/O operations;
    New facilities for conversion of character fields to numeric, and much more.

    Our Speaker for this event is: Jon Paris, Partner400.  Jon Paris has been in the data processing industry for over 30 years.  He runs Partner400, an iSeries and AS/400 consulting company focused training and mentoring services related to Application Modernization.  Jon is a frequent speaker at user group meetings and conferences around the world.

Wish to join the Group

If you are not a member and would like to join the cost of membership is:
        $48.00 annually for an Individual
        $180.00 annually for a Corporation

Corporate Membership allows unlimited employees from the company to attend the monthly meetings at the member price. You may pay for your membership at the door if you wish.

For administrative reasons, all memberships will expire December 31, 2003.  

Its that time of year again, membership renewal.  What year would be complete, without the FASUG annual membership renewal collectors item. Anyone who has paid their 2003 dues, will receive the very limited year 2003 FASUG holiday collectible gift.  While the gift is still under wraps, I can’t tell you more until the meeting.
Through  12/31/2003 Corporate Individual
$120 $32


 2003 Upcoming Meetings Dates & Topics

June 17
xSeries Integration
July 15
Special RPG 1/2 Day Session
Aug. 12
Boat Trip

Special Offers

August Boat Trip

What a great time had by all.  Check out the pictures at the next meeting, it was relaxing, enjoyable, and just a lot of laughs.  Start making plans now for next August.  If you attend 5 out of 7 meetings between Jan and July, you can go for free.

First Time Attendees

If you are a first time attendee, and you pre-register, you will only be charged the member rate for your first meeting.  In addition, you will be given a coupon which will entitle you to attend one of the next two meetings for free (not counting October).  The coupon is non-transferable.  This is not valid for the August meeting.

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