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What can i do?

When you ask recent IT graduates about the IBM i they either have never heard of it or think of green screen and RPG.  The IBM i has been more than green screen and RPG for a long time and has progressed along with the needs of its customer base, always keeping pace with current trends.  It was 20 years after the original release of the IBM System/3x, lineup that Sun released it first version of java.  And java was not widely used until a few years ago.  Those first releases of Sun java performed poorly.  The first releases of java on the IBM i had the same poor performance issues, but with the recent releases of the OS and Power hardware, java performance on the IBM i is now inline with other platforms.  Continue reading