IBM i5/iSeries Primer, Fourth Edition
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Preface to the Fourth Edition
was originally written by Ernie Malaga to provide programmers and operations personnel with an overall
When it was time for the AS/400 Primer book to be "refreshed," Doug Pence and Ron Hawkins took on the task of enhancing what Ernie had started. They did a great job of building on his solid foundation.
Time marches on and the AS/400 has morphed into the i5. And so it's time for another update to this useful book. We have done our best to continue the traditions of those who have
This book now reflects i5/OS as of V5. Along with the updates, we added additional chapters on SQL, Java, iSeries Navigator, Client Access, and Web Programming. We believe that using i5 as a server for the Internet will be instrumental in determining the overall future of its success.
It is with a sad heart that we report that Ernie passed away in 2004. We owe a debt of gratitude to him, as well as to Doug and Ron for their work that provided
—Kevin Forsythe and Ted Holt