This is a very sad month for the IBM i community … First Lukas passed away … and today I learned that Simon Coulter, also a frequent contributor to many midrange.com lists, passed away after a rather short battle with cancer.

Simon had remarkable insight & intelligence … and was always willing to help solve a problem.

You will be missed, Simon.

About David:
David is a Principal Software Engineer for PTC, Integrity Business Unit. He cut his teeth on the S/36 and has more than 25 years of experience on the IBM i / System i / iSeries / AS400. He primarily works in Java and ILE RPG specializing in cross platform integrations. David has received the COMMON Distinguished Service award and was named an IBM Power Systems Champion. David is an active volunteer with the American Diabetes Association's Tour de Cure fundraising bike ride. He is currently captain of Team RED Chicago. David runs and maintains midrange.com. His personal blog is Geeky Ramblings.