Yes, we are traditionalists. We don't mind whether you care to call it an E-server or an Iseries or an I5.
No matter what you decide to name it we still think of it as an AS400.
But that is as far as our traditionalism goes. In all other respects we
are very progressive, pushing the system and RPG to the limits. That said, we have a social conscience and we are into free stuff
so we aim to provide plenty of hints and tips, free sample code, and free utilities
and tools for the RPGLE programmer.
We are also keen to promote the server as a web platform. We believe that it simply makes a whole load of sense to have your
applications and database all in one place, on a stable platform with rock solid reliability. Therefore, we always advise customers
to get an Iseries, and once they actually install the beast they can see the benefits right away. No other system is as robust, flexible,
secure or self-reliant.
With the growth in web development the traditional role of IS departments has been lost. It is no longer acceptable to produce
information in an unfriendly format, and the user expects a more graphical feel. Solutions now need to be windows-like in
order to appear acceptable to the casual user. Also, web development requires people with a multitude of skills - design, HTML,
Therefore the need for effective software testing has never been greater.
On this site we seek to promote the use of effective testing, especially using the pairwise methodology and automations
tooling for regression testing. The authors' experiences are in both traditional AS400 environments and n-tier multiplatform web environments,
and so we hope that our information will be useful to all.