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RPG WEB development tools
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Complex techniques made simple provides a number of tools that encourage RPG programmers in developing WEB applications on IBM System i.

  50 tools  -   21,520 subscribers  -   119,925 downloads

Some history:

  • In July 1997, Giovanni B. Perotti, at that time working for IBM Italy, founded the site, for allowing AS/400 developers to know and to use the WEB RPG enabler named CGIDEV (the original name of CGIDEV2).
  • In the following eight years, Giovanni added to the site a number of other public source utilities.
  • When in July 2005 Giovanni was forced by country laws to retire from IBM against his will, he started his new personal site, this one,, which has been continuously enhanced with new public source tools. Giovanni is still spending most of his time in providing support to the IBM i community.

The 10 most recent releases
  2021-02-24  hssfcgi
  2021-02-16  xlparse2
  2021-02-10  mmail
  2021-02-03  pwdreset
  2020-11-30  cgidev2
  2020-09-19  xltmsgf
  2020-08-08  epolice
  2020-08-08  zipsave
  2020-08-06  loginout
  2020-08-03  cgiwrkdbf is a "public source" site.
All the Easy400 tools
  • do not need any authorization code (they never expire, they are always enabled to run)
  • include sources
  • can be redistributed, if this is done at no charge
  • can be re-engineered and / or integrated into private or commercial products, without requesting any permission, provided that those products carry different names from the original tools.
To know what utilities can be downloaded from this site:
All the site utilities are repeatedly updated, as fixes or new features are requested by registered users.

The utilities are provided "AS IS" without any warranties of any kind.
The implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringment are expressly disclaimed. Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion of implied warranties, so the above exclusions may not apply to you. In no event will the site be liable to any party for any direct, indirect, special or other consequential damages for any use of this material, including, without limitation, any lost profits, business interruption, loss of programs or other data on your information handling system or otherwise, even if we are expressly adviced of the possibility of such damages.
For any question, please contact the site owner: Giovanni B. Perotti.

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This site is currently hosted ...

  • ... by Holger Scherer of RZKH GmbH - Rechenzentrum Kreuznach.
    This Germany located consulting and hosting company concentrates on iSeries services and highly protected hosting in their own fallout shelter for maximum data protection and availability.
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