Is there any edition of AS400 such as Mini SAP and Oracle Express to run in Windows for tutorial?

Dears,

I would like to learn RPG/ILE, so is there any mini program or express edition of AS400 to run on Windows.

As I know there is free version for Oracle which is Oracle XE and there is free version for SAP. All these product are used for tutorial.
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MurpheyApplication ConsultantCommented:
Hi hasanayoub,

Because RPG is a little diferent then other languages, it's better to look for a good book, I know a lot of sites that give loads of information about the language, but all are manuals and not really a way to learn how RPG is working. You don't have to start with the ILE version, just start with any RPG version to get the idea and feeling.
checkout: http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/iseries/v5r4/topic/books/sc092508.pdf

Regards,
Murph

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hasanayoubAuthor Commented:
Dear,

Thank for your response. In fact, I want to learn and apply what I am learning in PC. So, I want to get any IDE (Editor) for RPG ILE that would run in PC (Windows).

Best regards,
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MurpheyApplication ConsultantCommented:
Just an editor is possible, check http://www.rpgalive.com/download.html
But afaik, you allway's need a connection and access authiority to the AS/400 for compilation and running a program.

If you like to run the complete AS/400 simulation on your PC (what is expensive) checkout the Baby/AS software http://nortoncomputerservices.com/baby400.htm

An other option is to find someone who let you use his AS/400. In the past I saw some links to people who had an as/400 at home and would share that for a really reasonable payment. I checked for you, but I can't find such a link right now.

Last option, sounds stupid but not so bad at all; buy your own (old) AS/400. if you search you can find them already round US $1.250,00 check Ebay etc, than you can really play around ant test everything.

Regards,
Murphey
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