An interesting listen for anyone interested in learning more about IBM’s enterprise modernization strategy as it relates to System i and z application development: http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/podcast/spotlight/st-100907.htm It’s also a good link to send your manager or CIO if you’re trying to convince them that moving to the new tools is worthwhile.
The podcast is an IBM developerWorks interview with Hayden Lindsey. Hayden is the IBM vice-president for enterprise tools and compilers (this includes the Toronto System i application development tools area). He’s also an IBM distinguished engineer (i.e he’s very smart and technical!)
He even mentions RPG 5 or 6 times in the podcast!