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Susan Gantner

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Susan is an IBM Systems Magazine, Business Systems edition technical editor. Her career has spanned more than 30 years in the field of application development. She began as a programmer developing applications for corporations in Atlanta, Ga., working with a variety of hardware and software platforms. She joined IBM in 1985 and quickly developed a close association with the Rochester, Minn., laboratory during the development of the AS/400 system.


Susan worked in Rochester for five years in the AS/400 Technical Support Center. She later moved to the IBM Toronto Software Laboratory to provide technical support for programming languages and AD tools on the AS/400.

Susan left IBM in 1999 to devote more time to teaching and consulting. She is the co-owner of Partner400 ( and a partner in System i Developer ( Her primary emphasis is on enabling customers to take advantage of the latest programming and database technologies on OS/400, i5/OS and now IBM i.

Susan is a regular speaker at COMMON and other technical conferences around the world and holds a number of Speaker Excellence medals. She was named an IBM Power Systems Champion ( in October 2011. 

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Articles by Susan Gantner

The Importance of Community | October 2006 | IBM i

Whats All the Fuss About XML? | September 2006 | IBM i

The Mystery of the Command Line Parameters | August 2006 | IBM i

An Array of Arrays | July 2006 | IBM i

PHP Primer | May 2006 | IBM i

BLOBs, CLOBs and RPG | March 2006 | IBM i

A Traditional Approach to a Modern Technology | March 2006 | IBM i

What's New in V5R4 RPG? | February 2006 | IBM i

A New Year's Potpourri of RPG Tips | January 2006 | IBM i

Overcoming the Challenges of Embedding SQL into RPG Programs | September 2005 | IBM i

Bringing the Power of SQL to Your RPG Program | August 2005 | IBM i

Lock Up Your Data (But Don't Lose the Combination) | May 2005 | IBM i

Taking the Fear Out of WebSphere | April 2005 | IBM i

Adding 'Value' to Your Prototypes | December 2004 | IBM i

The Case of the Missing Parameters | November 2004 | IBM i