There is no easier way to learn than by example, and no better way to retain that knowledge than
through experience. While attending classes, workshops and conferences can provide valuable education,
they are, by themselves, not as effective as hands-on experience for learning and retaining new skills.
Sometimes programmers are passed over for new-technology projects due to a lack of the requisite skills.
Yet, with mentoring from an experienced consultant, a programmer who is eager to learn new skills
can readily obtain the knowledge needed to contribute significantly on new technology projects.
World Wide Open has a proven track record of providing leadership on new technology initiatives,
with clients such as Waitsfield Telecom, Rock of Ages Corp., Burlington Drug Company, and Trylon
Data Management. We can offer guidance to your staff on a number of technologies, including:
Server-side web technologies
MS Office integration
- Integrating Office with databases
- Excel programming from VBA, Java, and RPG
- Automated email applications
- Creating HTML-formatted email apps
AS400 / iSeries / i5
Integrated Development Environments
- ILE Programming with RPGIV
- Procedures and Service Programs
- Operations Navigator
- IFS programming
- Websphere Development Studio
- Visual Studio
- HTML and Graphics design tools
- Visual Basic
- RPGIV - ILE
While mentoring can be a highly effective way to achieve skills transfer, sometimes a learner
lacks the basic knowledge necessary to learn from the mentor. This is very common with legacy
database programmers who need to learn web development skills.
To address this situation, we offer a
"Web Fundamentals" course
to teach experienced AS400 programmers the basics of developing database-driven web applications.
This course is especially effective for iSeries/AS400 programmers with an RPG or COBOL background.
The course is offered as 3 groups of lessons, covering
Please click here for a complete description of the course.
- Browser basics (HTML, CSS)
- CGI programming basics