Tuesday, April 27, 2021

June 2021 meeting

The Central Texas IBM i User Group, CTXiUG, will be meeting on Tuesday June 8, at 6:30 PM CT (click here to find the equivalent time in your area).

This meeting will be online, FREE, and open to ALL. Register by clicking here. Space is limited so register early to avoid disappointment.

The agenda for the meeting is:

  • 6:30 PM: Meeting starts
  • Brief introduction and notices
  • Presentation

This month's presentation is by Simon Hutchinson.

Presentation description:  The three part name in SQL allows you to expand the environment you are accessing data to include other partitions both on local and remote servers. Simon will explain the basics, and will give detailed examples of how to use it to produce a truly integrated approach to your data gathering.

Bio:  Simon has been writing his acclaimed blog, RPGPGM.COM, for eight years sharing his knowledge, experiences, and giving many detailed examples of the latest RPG, SQL, and CL. He was recognized by IBM as an IBM Champion in 2021, and an IBM i Community Contributor in 2020.

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

April 2021 meeting – Thank you

Last night we had an excellent presentation by Ramraj Kasamsetty. I would like to thank him for taking his time to present to the CTXiUG.

We had people attend the meeting from across the USA, and one from Indonesia. Thank you to all of you for attending.

For the next week you can download a copy of the presentation and code that was shown at this meeting from here.

Next meeting is on Tuesday June 8, 2021, at 6:30 PM CT (USA Central Daylight Time). The presenter and subject will be announced closer to the date.

Sunday, March 14, 2021

April 2021 meeting

The Central Texas IBM i User Group, CTXiUG, will have its April meeting on Tuesday April 13, at 6:30 PM CT.

This meeting will be online, and is free. You can register by clicking here. Space is limited, so register early to avoid disappointment.

The agenda for the meeting is:

  • 6:30 PM: Meeting starts
  • Brief introduction and conversation
  • Presentation

The presentation is by Ramraj Kasamsetty.

Presentation description:  Consume REST APIs from IBM i without any new languages or frameworks? Yes with SQL UDF now. REST APIs are everywhere now providing the interface for cloud storage services, IoT Devices, AI or Machine Learning services. All of the above can be consumed with REST API without any ETL or ESB tools and directly from IBM i. Will walk through the code sample and demo of converting the response of REST API JSON data into a table on IBM i.

Bio:  Ramraj is Software Consultant and Polyglot programmer expertise in RPG Variants, C, C++, C#, Java, JavaScript. Enjoys the modernization of IBM i applications and solutions around IBM i.

Friday, February 12, 2021

CTXiUG Facebook group

The Central Texas IBM i User Group now has a Facebook group → https://www.facebook.com/groups/ctxiug

You will need to ask to join the group, approval is fast.

I look forward to seeing you all there.

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

First meeting a success

Last night's first meeting of the Central Texas IBM i User Group, CTXiUG, was a success.

Fifteen people attended the virtual meeting. Most were from Texas, but there were attendees from as far away as Oregon, Florida, and Mexico. It was great to see such a number of people taking part in this meeting.

We discussed how often we would meet, and it was agreed the group would meet every two months. The next meeting is scheduled for on April 13. 2021. Details on what will be happening at this meeting will be given later.

A big thank you to everyone who attended, and we all look forward to seeing more people attending and getting involved with our LUG in the future.

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Inaugural meeting – February 9, 2021

The Central Texas IBM i User Group, CTXiUG, will have its first meeting on Tuesday February 9, 2021, at 6:30 PM CT.

In this world of lockdowns and "stay at home" orders this first meeting will be virtual, and is free. All you need to do is to register for it by clicking here. Spaces are limited, so register early to avoid disappointment.

The agenda for this historic meeting is:

  • 6:30 PM:  Meeting starts
  • Brief introduction to the CTXiUG and its principals
  • Presentation

Our presentation is by Simon Hutchinson, author of the web site RPGPGM.COM.

Presentation description:  We live in exciting times as IBM's Db2 for i team keep adding new SQL features and functions with every Technology Refresh. These additions are making it easier for IBM i developers to get to information that was previously only available via complex APIs, or was just not available. Simon will demonstrate a variety of tips, techniques, and ideas to take advantage of these additions to simplify many of your programming needs and daily tasks.

Bio:  Simon's experience with IBM midrange started over 30 years ago in the United Kingdom. Currently he is an IT manager for bank here in Central Texas.

He has been writing his acclaimed blog, RPGPGM.COM, for seven years sharing his knowledge, experience, and giving many detailed examples of the latest RPG, SQL, and CL. He was recognized by IBM as IBM Champion in 2021, and an IBM i Community Contributor in 2020.

Sunday, August 9, 2020

There has not been an IBM i user group in the greater Austin and San Antonio, TX, areas for a while and we are investigating if there is any interest in starting one again.

If you are interested in learning about this new IBM i user group then email us (please put CTXIUG in the subject).

We are on Twitter too at https://twitter.com/CTXiUG, please follow us there.

 

Note: I have been asked this too many times: this is NOT about a job.