5.0 out of 5 stars This is a must have for long time RPG programmers
I have 2 words for you YEA ! and THANKS !. You have renewed my faith in the AS/400. I have been a RPG programmer since 1985. Over the years I have been fearful that PC's and the Web would take over. I am so glad to see that is not the case. I have been through two of your books, e-RPG building AS/400 Web Applications with RPG and Stone on CGIDEV2. They have been very...
Published on Oct. 23 2002 by Todd Nashville
3.0 out of 5 stars Good, but could be better
I have mixed reviews about this book. I had alot of good information, but still left me with many unanswered questions. The main problem with this book is that he only shows you one way to do things. There's more than one way to display a web page, but he only shows you the dynamic approach. Which is fine, if you have small web pages to load. What if you want to...
Published on July 7 2000 by Blade329
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5.0 out of 5 stars e-RPG,
This review is from: e-RPG: Building AS/400 Web Applications with RPG (Paperback)The book is easy to understand, and very useful in terms of RPG and CGI concepts. Using this book, I was able to create my web site using RPG & CGI in short time. The example used in the book also give me clear idea of POST and GET Methods. If you want to know CGI programming in simple and efficient way, this book is it.
5.0 out of 5 stars e-RPG by Brad Stone....great book!,
This review is from: e-RPG: Building AS/400 Web Applications with RPG (Paperback)This is a great jumping-off point into writing web applications and cgi programs using RPG. Brad's book is well-written and easily understood...and uses the language and terminology we're all familiar with. Great job, Brad.
Looking forward to the next one!
5.0 out of 5 stars My Experience with E-RPG,
This review is from: e-RPG: Building AS/400 Web Applications with RPG (Paperback)I gave the book five stars for the following reasons:
1. Mr. Stone gave a step by step approach to setting up the as/400 for web-to-400 applications. I knew very little about Http servers and what was involved in the setup.
2. Mr. Stone gave good, working, examples of code. There are so many authors that neglect this. If you are under a deadline as many of us are, we need working examples in new technology to build our apps. on.
3. Even though I am from a technical background, I feel that anyone with the smallest amount of AS/400 and ILE programming can use this book to begin programming for the web.
5.0 out of 5 stars e-RPG a Must Have for RPG Programmers,
This review is from: e-RPG: Building AS/400 Web Applications with RPG (Paperback)Bradley Stone's book, "e-RPG", is a must read for any AS/400 (iSeries) RPG developer wanting to make the leap to web development.
Having a background in RPG III green screen programming, I was able to use this excellent resource to configure my AS/400's HTTP server for CGI programming, gain an understanding of RPG IV ILE concepts, use system APIs in my RPG programs, and begin coding RPG CGI web enabled applications.
I was immediately able to code a simple "Hello World" web application with RPG, and 3 weeks later I had a more complex functional application that blew my bosses' socks off.
5.0 out of 5 stars eRPG - RPG does the web.,
This review is from: e-RPG: Building AS/400 Web Applications with RPG (Paperback)An excellent book that covers everything you need to start using your AS/400 and RPG to serve content to the web. I especially appreciated the sections on configuring the AS/400 to be a web server and how the HTTP api's work.
Like many RPG programmers I'm faced with having to update my skill set to learn new technologies such as Java, html, etc. This book is helping to make that transition easier by showing me how to use the strong data-handling features of the AS/400 and RPG with the web interface of CGI.
I highly recommend this book to any RPG programmer wanting to become more familiar with web-enabled programming. You not only get a great book and companinon cd with usable examples, but a great web site with an eRPG forum where you can go for help.
Many thanks to Mr. Stone!
4.0 out of 5 stars e-RPG covers all the bases,
5.0 out of 5 stars e-xcited about e-RPG,
This review is from: e-RPG: Building AS/400 Web Applications with RPG (Paperback)Brad has written a great book here and it nails the topics that I think it was intended for. I know enough HTML to be dangerous and love RPGIV and ILE. My recent Java course has pushed me to open up the eRPG book more and more. Now that I'm not intimidated by CGI, I realize how easy this is to learn and produce. If I, a third year programmer, can get this stuff running just from reading this book then anyone can.
In addition to the book though, Brad has been great about answering email questions and I hit two of his AS/400 sites constantly for shareware and open source code.
Thanks Brad. I'm a big hit at the office showing people what I've learned from you and your book. It's a shame we didn't get into this early, we are currently dumping a ton of money (that's 7 figures) into an outsourced Java eCommerce site!
5.0 out of 5 stars Getting your AS/400 on the web couldn't be easier!,
This review is from: e-RPG: Building AS/400 Web Applications with RPG (Paperback)I wish that I had read this book BEFORE I worked through the problems while getting my AS/400 on the web. This book provides clear, concise methods for writing you own applications in RPG for the web. It also guides you through setting up your web server and creating a sample application for the web. It is packed with useful information. Although I have setup several web servers, I will be keeping this book by my side as an excellent reference.
Nice Job Brad!
5.0 out of 5 stars Will have you coding E-RPG in a few short Weeks,
3.0 out of 5 stars Good, but could be better,
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e-RPG: Building AS/400 Web Applications with RPG by Bradley V. Stone (Paperback - Feb. 1 2000)
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