Seriously what is RPG? As a beginner programmer new to development but intermittent at gamming I automatically thought the acronym stood for ‘Role Playing Game,’ however a quick Google search told me I was wrong. RPG stands for Report Program Generator and is a high-level programming language that serves a wide array of business applications and uses. Leveraging chapter 2 of the book Programming in ILE RPG, Fifth Edition by Bryan Meyers, and Jim Buck I will be explaining and summarizing examples and characteristics of the RPG language in order to understand it better.

ILE RPG or the Integrated Language…


Amazon Web Services or AWS is a subsidiary of Amazon that provides on-demand cloud computing and APIs to individuals, businesses, and governments. The service’s popularity comes from its clear per-hour billing rate, the easy sign-up process, incredible stability, and a platform as a trusted vendor. AWS is currently operating in 20 regions, or independent geographic areas, with five more coming soon, within each region there are two or more availability zones (AZ), or data centers.

A high-level examination of AWS reveals a three-tiered system starting with AWS Accounts, then Regions, and lastly Availability zones. The Account level handles billing, Identity…


Today ‘searching it online’ and ‘Googling it’ are virtually the same thing, Google is the most used and well-known web browser to date however it wasn’t always like that. In the late ’90s and early 2000s a competitive war between the browsers was fought to see who would hold the most market shares and rule the World Wide Web.

It all started on Christmas Day back in 1990 when an English engineer and computer scientist named Tim Berners-Lee who worked at CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, released the World Wide Web and from that moment on the battle…


This past May I graduated with a bachelor's degree in Business Administration and was planning on going to graduate school after I took the summer off to celebrate and travel. Unfortunately, we all know what happens next; all my flights got canceled and I went to my graduation ceremony over Zoom. What followed was a long period of uncertainty as I tried to compartmentalize my next move, I played through what my life would be like if I went to grad school or kept working my 9–5 job at a financial firm, ultimately I decided to diverge from everything I…

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