The iPro Developer Blog Archive http://iprodeveloper.com/blog/30271/feed en PHP Conditional Statements Lead to Swiss Cheese Syndrome http://iprodeveloper.com/blog/php-conditional-statements-lead-swiss-cheese-syndrome <div class="node-body blog-body">I'm certain it's my lack of programmer experience and not working in the field that makes it this way for me, but one PHP topic gets me lost and then the next one the light will come on for me, leaving a few holes here and there akin to a slice of Swiss cheese. Regardless of how many holes are in my slice of cheese, we've covered a lot of topics the last couple of classes: conditional statements, loops, and functions (declaring, calling, returning values).</div> <p><a href="http://iprodeveloper.com/blog/php-conditional-statements-lead-swiss-cheese-syndrome" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://iprodeveloper.com/blog/php-conditional-statements-lead-swiss-cheese-syndrome#comments PHP System i Network Authenticated User Careers PHP The iPro Developer Blog Archive Mon, 15 Oct 2012 05:11:00 +0000 29067 at http://iprodeveloper.com Arrays Cause PHP Student's D'oh Kind of Day http://iprodeveloper.com/blog/arrays-cause-php-students-doh-kind-day <div class="node-body blog-body">Rita shares where she went wrong in her arrays homework over the (not long enough) weekend.</div> <p><a href="http://iprodeveloper.com/blog/arrays-cause-php-students-doh-kind-day" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://iprodeveloper.com/blog/arrays-cause-php-students-doh-kind-day#comments PHP System i Network Authenticated User Careers Careers PHP PHP The iPro Developer Blog Archive Tue, 09 Oct 2012 23:12:00 +0000 28515 at http://iprodeveloper.com Second PHP Session: Data Types, Algebra, No Two Programs Alike http://iprodeveloper.com/blog/second-php-session-data-types-algebra-no-two-programs-alike <div class="node-body blog-body">I wrote my PHP version of the famous "Hello, World" script for my second PHP I: Foundations class with Zend, and while I had great confidence in its simplicity and elegance, I wasn't so sure about whether it would produce the intended result. </div> <p><a href="http://iprodeveloper.com/blog/second-php-session-data-types-algebra-no-two-programs-alike" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://iprodeveloper.com/blog/second-php-session-data-types-algebra-no-two-programs-alike#comments PHP System i Network Authenticated User Careers PHP The iPro Developer Blog Archive Thu, 04 Oct 2012 18:34:00 +0000 28992 at http://iprodeveloper.com Hello, World Script Makes for Challenging PHP Homework http://iprodeveloper.com/blog/hello-world-script-makes-challenging-php-homework <div class="node-body blog-body">I've completed my first PHP homework assignment just in time for my second PHP I: Foundations session with Zend tomorrow morning. It's the famous "Hello World" script, a la PHP, of course.</div> <p><a href="http://iprodeveloper.com/blog/hello-world-script-makes-challenging-php-homework" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://iprodeveloper.com/blog/hello-world-script-makes-challenging-php-homework#comments PHP Web Development System i Network Authenticated User Careers PHP Web Development The iPro Developer Blog Archive Wed, 03 Oct 2012 02:11:00 +0000 28468 at http://iprodeveloper.com PHP Course from Zend Is First Step in Educating Rita http://iprodeveloper.com/blog/php-course-zend-first-step-educating-rita <div class="node-body blog-body">A wordsmithing technical editor is taking a course on the basics of PHP in an effort to expand her web development skills.</div> <p><a href="http://iprodeveloper.com/blog/php-course-zend-first-step-educating-rita" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://iprodeveloper.com/blog/php-course-zend-first-step-educating-rita#comments PHP Web Development Authenticated User PHP Web Development The iPro Developer Blog Archive Mon, 01 Oct 2012 22:06:00 +0000 27933 at http://iprodeveloper.com Fighting Another Kind of Battle http://iprodeveloper.com/blog/fighting-another-kind-battle <div class="node-body blog-body">Help John Earl with his battle.</div> <p><a href="http://iprodeveloper.com/blog/fighting-another-kind-battle" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://iprodeveloper.com/blog/fighting-another-kind-battle#comments System i Network Authenticated User Opinion The iPro Developer Blog Archive Mon, 10 Sep 2012 12:39:00 +0000 28876 at http://iprodeveloper.com Starting PC Commands and My New Job http://iprodeveloper.com/blog/starting-pc-commands-and-my-new-job <div class="node-body blog-body">A quick update on how my new job is going, and then a look at how STRPCCMD works and a discussion of its pros and cons.</div> <p><a href="http://iprodeveloper.com/blog/starting-pc-commands-and-my-new-job" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://iprodeveloper.com/blog/starting-pc-commands-and-my-new-job#comments RPG Programming Application Development Systems Management Authenticated User Application Development CL IBM i Other Languages The iPro Developer Blog Archive Sat, 11 Aug 2012 01:08:00 +0000 28040 at http://iprodeveloper.com Certification Schmertification http://iprodeveloper.com/blog/certification-schmertification <div class="node-body blog-body">COMMON's business computing certifications qualify individuals to speak intelligently to other members of the broader business team, understand unique business problems, and solve challenges using expertise in IT tools.</div> <p><a href="http://iprodeveloper.com/blog/certification-schmertification" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://iprodeveloper.com/blog/certification-schmertification#comments RPG Programming System i Network Authenticated User Careers RPG Programming The iPro Developer Blog Archive Thu, 09 Aug 2012 20:39:00 +0000 28860 at http://iprodeveloper.com Learning by Burning Oil http://iprodeveloper.com/blog/learning-burning-oil <div class="node-body blog-body">After my family has gone to bed, I'm able to follow my passion. It's my time, time to do whatever I want to do. I learn stuff purely because I enjoy learning stuff. Will this stuff ever be useful? Often times it's not, and that's perfectly okay with me! But, it's incredible how often I learn something that ends up being useful later.</div> <p><a href="http://iprodeveloper.com/blog/learning-burning-oil" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://iprodeveloper.com/blog/learning-burning-oil#comments Systems Management System i Network Authenticated User IBM i Opinion Professional Development The iPro Developer Blog Archive Wed, 25 Jul 2012 16:55:00 +0000 28001 at http://iprodeveloper.com The Profound Business of Changing Jobs http://iprodeveloper.com/blog/profound-business-changing-jobs <div class="node-body blog-body">I've discovered that my favorite type of programming is writing tools for other developers. One day it dawned on me that my dream job would be to do that for a living. So why not pursue that?</div> <p><a href="http://iprodeveloper.com/blog/profound-business-changing-jobs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://iprodeveloper.com/blog/profound-business-changing-jobs#comments Systems Management System i Network Authenticated User Careers Cloud Computing IBM i Opinion The iPro Developer Blog Archive Wed, 27 Jun 2012 21:36:00 +0000 28037 at http://iprodeveloper.com RPG is Dead? Are You Serious?! http://iprodeveloper.com/blog/rpg-dead-are-you-serious <div class="node-body blog-body">iPro Developer recently featured an opinion article titled Is RPG Dead? by Mel Beckman, in which we were told that RPG is no longer routinely used to write new programs. Let me state my opinion: almost all of Mel's points in this article were just plain silly, and based on an outdated perspective of what RPG is.</div> <p><a href="http://iprodeveloper.com/blog/rpg-dead-are-you-serious" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://iprodeveloper.com/blog/rpg-dead-are-you-serious#comments RPG Programming Authenticated User RPG RPG Programming The iPro Developer Blog Archive Fri, 01 Jun 2012 04:38:00 +0000 28706 at http://iprodeveloper.com COMMON 2012 http://iprodeveloper.com/blog/common-2012 <div class="node-body blog-body">I just arrived home from COMMON's Annual Conference in Anaheim, CA. There were approximately 1100 people in attendance at this conference, including 100 speakers.</div> <p><a href="http://iprodeveloper.com/blog/common-2012" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://iprodeveloper.com/blog/common-2012#comments System i Network Authenticated User Opinion The iPro Developer Blog Archive Sat, 12 May 2012 03:26:00 +0000 28792 at http://iprodeveloper.com Welcome to Scott's iLand! http://iprodeveloper.com/blog/welcome-scotts-iland <div class="node-body blog-body">My own little place on iProDeveloper.com -- my island about IBM i -- or iLand, if you will -- where I let you know what's on my mind.</div> <p><a href="http://iprodeveloper.com/blog/welcome-scotts-iland" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://iprodeveloper.com/blog/welcome-scotts-iland#comments Systems Management Authenticated User IBM i The iPro Developer Blog Archive Sat, 05 May 2012 02:51:00 +0000 28185 at http://iprodeveloper.com Solving the Problem with List Parameters and Variables in CL http://iprodeveloper.com/blog/solving-problem-list-parameters-and-variables-cl <div class="node-body blog-body">Since the early days of the CPF operating system on the System/38, I've been bedeviled by specifying variables for list parameters in CL programs. For every other parameter on the system, if we need to specify a variable we're good to go, but we’ve never had a good way to specify a variable with list parameters.</div> <p><a href="http://iprodeveloper.com/blog/solving-problem-list-parameters-and-variables-cl" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://iprodeveloper.com/blog/solving-problem-list-parameters-and-variables-cl#comments RPG Programming Application Development Authenticated User CL RPG Programming The iPro Developer Blog Archive Wed, 04 Apr 2012 13:00:00 +0000 27982 at http://iprodeveloper.com But I Digress http://iprodeveloper.com/blog/i-digress <div class="node-body blog-body">iPro Developer's iDigress blog offers you the opportunity to speak to the IBM i developer community</div> <p><a href="http://iprodeveloper.com/blog/i-digress" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://iprodeveloper.com/blog/i-digress#comments System i Network Authenticated User Industry Issues The iPro Developer Blog Archive Tue, 03 Apr 2012 22:57:00 +0000 27945 at http://iprodeveloper.com