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IBM i is one of the most used and reliable systems in business. Its code has evolved over the years, from proprietary to open, from a frozen structure to ILE, from RPG language to RPG “free form” IBM adapted its code and OS over its existence, which preserved its dominance. RPG’s advantage is that it was born with the IBM platform. Meanwhile, the as400 / i-series code evolved through ILE to the present RPG language with its free capacity.