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Winter Webinar: What's the Fuss? Using Procedures and Service Programs

  • 1 Dec 2021
  • On line webinar

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This session discusses the advantages of using modern techniques in your RPG programs. After a short introduction to modularity in programming; we go step-by-step through the process of replacing called programs with sub-procedure modules and then converting these modules to procedures in a called service program.


Learning Objectives:
  1. Internalize the benefits of using modular coding practices.
  2. Understand the steps in coding modular subprocedures and service                    programs.
  3. Develop reusable subprocedures and service programs.


Presented by: Jim Buck

Jim Buck’s career in IT has spanned more than 35+ years, primarily in college education, manufacturing, and healthcare industries. Past president (13 years) of the Wisconsin Midrange Computer Professional Association (www.wmcpa.org) and has served on several teams developing IBM and COMMON certification tests.

Jim has co-authored several IBM i books with Bryan Meyers that are used by many companies and in colleges worldwide, "Programming in ILE RPG" 5th Edition being the latest in 2015; other accomplishments include; recipient of the 2007 IBM System i Innovation – Education Excellence Award, 2014 COMMON Presidents Award and named 2013/2016/2017/2018/2019/2020/2021 IBM Champion - Power Systems.

Jim is the president and founder of imPower Technologies where he provides professional IBM I training and consulting services (www.imPowerTechnologies.com).

He is active in the IBM i community working to help companies train their employees in the latest IBM technologies and helps companies develop the next generation of IBM i professionals.


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