Jon Paris is a Canadian computer scientist, author, and speaker recognized as one of the top experts for IBM's System i computers. In 1987, Jon, then an experienced consultant, was hired by IBM to develop COBOL compilers for the System/36 and System/38 minicomputers. From there, he transitioned into the RPG group, where he played a pivotal role in the development of the modern RPG language as well as other language and development tools, including CODE/400 and Visual Age for RPG. He has also been instrumental in the porting of Python, Ruby, and other languages to the IBM i platform, as well as being a leader in pushing the adoption of completely free RPG. He is also an advocate for PHP on i.
Paris is married to Susan Gantner.
In 2011, Paris was named Power Systems Champion.
- Burger, Dan (31 August 2015). "What IBM Can Learn From Free-Form RPG". Retrieved 2 May 2016.
- "Biography: Jon Paris". Retrieved 2 May 2016.
- "The Completely Different World of Python With IBM i". July 2015. Retrieved 2 May 2016.
- May, Brian (16 December 2015). "What Was Your Favorite Gift from IBM This Year?". Retrieved 2 May 2016.
- Shirey, David (16 January 2013). "PHP and the i, Part 1". Retrieved 2 May 2016.
- Woodie, Alex (31 January 2011). "RPG Surges in Popularity, According to Language Index". Retrieved 2 May 2016.
- "Champions". Retrieved 2 May 2016.