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Jon Paris


Jon Paris is a TechChannel technical editor. His IBM midrange career started when he fell in love with the System/38 while working as a consultant. This ultimately led him to joining IBM. In 1987, Jon was hired by the IBM Toronto Laboratory to work on the S/36 and S/38 COBOL compilers. Subsequently, he became involved with the AS/400 and in particular COBOL/400. In early 1989, Jon was transferred to the Languages Architecture and Planning Group, with particular responsibility for the COBOL and RPG languages. He was heavily involved in producing educational and other support materials and services related to other AS/400 programming languages and development tools. Jon left IBM in 1998. He’s the co-owner of Partner400 ( and part of System i Developer ( Jon was named an IBM Power Systems Champion ( in October 2011.