Larry Bolhuis - Frankeni Technology Consulting LLC

November 13, 2012 FASUG Meeting

Get a detailed look at the enhancements brought to the CL language from i5/OS V5R3 through IBM i 7.1.

See examples of the new functions like DOFOR, DOWHILE, DOUNTIL and SELECT, and how they allow programming CL in a much more structured format.

Learn about the many new process flow options and variable types in the CL language such as integer, signed integer, and pointer variables and how to use them.

Get tips and tricks to simplify the compiling of CL programs and command objects.

Find out how to provide direct feedback to IBM on your needs for the CL language -- they want to know if these changes are helping you and what to enhance next.

Learning Objectives:

  • What IBM has added to the language in the last several releases.
  • How to leverage some of these enhancements to better access user spaces and APIs.
  • What IBM has added to Command objects in recent releases.

    IBM i Developers and System Administrators.

    Our Speaker: Larry has grown up with computers since his father became a CE in 1967. He obtained a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science from Calvin College in 1982 and soon after began working on IBM midrange equipment with the S/34 and S/36. Larry began working on the AS/400 at its introduction in 1988.

    After spending many years as a developer Larry began working on communications, networking, and systems management tasks. Years of working with SNA, SDLC, SNADS, APPC, APPN followed by Token Ring, Ethernet, and TCP/IP tought strong communications troublehooting skills. In addition to networking on the IBM side Larry learned the infrastructure components of the network including switches routers and firewalls, working chiefly with Cisco equipment.

    In 15 years as an IBM Business Partner, Larry worked with IBMs systems from design through implementation and migration. He has worked on the smallest and largest and everything in between. He has been involved in many Beta and other early release programs with IBM. Larry has held more than 30 IBM certifications on the AS/400, iSeries, System i and Power Systems, including IBM Certified Advanced Technical Expert and is a contributing author to many IBM Certification tests.

    Larry is a frequent and award winning speaker at users groups around North America covering Systems design and management, networking and connectivity, work management, PTF, and Hardware Management Console topics. He has been a long time volunteer and speaker with COMMON and has been awarded Gold, Silver and Bronze medals, it's highest Honor the Distinguished Service Award, and is honored to have been awarded the 2010 Al Barsa Memorial Scholarship.

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