As we have mentioned here in the past, we have both a personal and professional interest in bringing new programmers to the IBM i. We have personally introduced many Java, C# and other programmers to the joys of IBM i and RPG IV. We blogged about one such experience in a post titled "Programming Highs and Tire Lows."
The reason for returning to the subject now is that recently we've had a number of requests for advice on establishing in-house internships or training/mentoring systems for RPG newbies. While we have some thoughts on some of the basic do's and don'ts it is not a situation that we have directly experienced--at least not for several years. So we're asking for your help so that we can in turn help others in establishing such a program. To read the whole article: