Thursday, July 8, 2021

August 2021 meeting

The Central Texas IBM i User Group next meeting will be on Tuesday August 10, 2021 at 6:30 PM CT (time in your timezone).

This online meeting is FREE and open to everyone. Spaces are limited, and you need to register by clicking on this link here. Register now to avoid disapointment.

The agenda for this meeting is:

  • 6:30 PM: Meeting starts
  • Introductions and announcements
  • Presentation

The presentation for this month is by Thomas Leo Swint.

Presentation description:  Exploring the real-world performance in the different ways to move data around on the IBM i.
(Thomas showed me his results and I was surprised by them, which is why I asked him to share them here)

Bio:  Thomas is an IBM i developer with over 30 years of extensive experience in utilizing technology to achieve strategic and business goals.

Wednesday, June 9, 2021

June 2021 meeting – Thank you

Last night's meeting was the best attended we have had to date, 25. We even had someone join us from New Zealand!

Thank you to Simon Hutchinson for his time to make this presentation to the CTXiUG.

The next meeting of CTXiUG will be on Tuesday August 10, 2021, at 6:30 PM CT (USA Central Time). The subject and presenter will be announced closer to the date.

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.