February 2001 Monthly Meeting
February 20, 2001
Veal Puts the "Popcorn"
in Message Handling
you’re interested in learning about AS/400 message handling in an
entertaining format, don’t miss our special “double feature”
presentation at the February 20th meeting.
so they’re not really movies! But, CL expert and author, Greg Veal, uses
graphical techniques to help you understand how AS/400 message handling
The first “flick”, “AS/400 Message Handling – the
Movie”, covers important message handling basics including: the Job
Message Queue, Sending and Receiving Messages, Basic Error Handling,
Interpreting MSGDTA and SENDER data, and Break-Handling Programs.
After intermission, we’ll enjoy a showing of Greg’s
medal-winning COMMON presentation, “AS/400 Message Handling –
the Sequel”. In this
advanced, silver screen attraction, Greg uses more graphical techniques
and lots of CL & DDS code examples to give you insight into how
message handling makes the AS/400 tick. Among other fascinating
techniques, you’ll learn about the “Miracle” of Request Processing,
how to write a standardized Error Handling Program that always
works, and how to run impromptu commands in batch (or in any other)
jobs. (It’s all done with
get yourself some Jujubes and popcorn and join the fun!
has more than twenty-six years experience as an information technology
professional including nineteen years on the IBM System/38 and AS/400.
He has participated in all facets of the application development
life cycle and holds two professional certifications: a Certified Systems
Professional certification from ICCP (Institute for Certification of
Computer Professionals) and a Project Management Professional
certification from PMI (Project Management Institute).
Greg has taught classes on RPG and CL
programming, SQL, AS/400 work management, performance, security, and
AS/400 application and database design. As an author and technical editor
for Midrange Magazine, he has published numerous articles pertaining to
AS/400 programming and system management and authored the popular text, CL
Programming for the AS/400. Greg
has lectured widely in the US and Australia on many aspects of AS/400
application development and management.
He is a regular speaker at the COMMON national conferences at which
he volunteers as the SME (Subject Matter Expert) for the Business
Intelligence course of study.
Currently, Greg is a consultant headquartered in Cleveland,
Ohio, and spends most of his time architecting Data Warehousing and
Business Intelligence solutions for the AS/400.