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Develop Visual Studio Code Extension for RPG

Visual studio code is one of the most code editor used all around the world. What I want is an extension for Visual Studio Code to use it as RPG Editor. You could implement one of this extension: https://marketplace.visualstudio.com/items?itemName...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Application Development 18 Future consideration

support externally described programs and service programs

Program objects (*PGMs, *MODULEs, *SRVPGMs) should support "reflection" so that the interface(s) are "visible" so that it is no longer necessary to hand code and maintain "/COPY book members" (1960s technology.) Back around V5R2, IBM began adding ...
almost 3 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 5 Future consideration

Support the very latest C and C+ Compilers natively as IBM i targeted Compilers

The ability to use C and C++ on IBM i is becoming increasingly frustrating as new C++ class libraries have been introduced and implemented in C++ variations on ALL OTHER OPERATING SYSTEMS. The decades-old Spec used for native IBM i development is ...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Application Development 5 Future consideration

CLOB Pointers in RPG Not Working

RPG A calls RPG B, passing pointer to CLOB. RPG B receives pointer, and uses it as base for CLOB there. Both compile. Both execute with no bombs. But based CLOB in RPG B does not reflect data in CLOB in RPG A. Use Case: Program A creates a CLOB an...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 6 Is a defect

Prepare the common OUTPUT parameter for all CL commands getting system information, *PRINT and/or *OUTFILE

Prepare the common OUTPUT parameter for all CL commands getting system information by either or both following extension.Currently there are 2 types of CL commands, *PRINT or *OUTFILE for the parameter and it is not standardized. A. Extend all CL ...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 5 Not under consideration

Add a BREAK on EXCEPTION to STRDBG environment

When debugging an exception error that can cause the debugged program to end is sometime encountered. However if no breakpoint is established at that stmt, the program just ends. This is most notable in RPG IV and compiled SQL/PL. Add a "Pause on ...
6 months ago in IBM i / Application Development 2 Future consideration

Modern ILE C++ Compiler (at least C++11) and future support

We need a modern ILE C++ compiler (at least C++11). Furthermore this compiler should be frequently updated within a IBM i release. In order to be able to provide our software long term for the IBM i platform, we would also need support for newer v...
7 months ago in IBM i / Application Development 7 Future consideration

Binding Directory Explorer for IBM i Access Client

There is a high need for a more mature version of WRKBNDDIR. This new version, visioned to be part of IBM i Access Client, acts as an explorer of service programs as seen in the binding directory with the ability to allow the user to expand each s...
almost 5 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 4 Future consideration

System Debugger in ACS SQL Scripts does not support SSO

In ACS "Run SQL Scripts" you can select "Run" and then "System Debugger" to debug stored procedures and functions. This option however prompts for system name, user name and password. We run SSO so user profiles have password(*NONE). This applicat...
about 2 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 3 Future consideration

bring NATIVE graphical user interface to ibmi

bring NATIVE graphical user interface to ibmi, session based, fully supported natively by IBM, fully integrated with the operating system and workflow, as a normal display file for a RPG would be. Some solution exists indeed in the aftermarket usi...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 5 Not under consideration