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April 1, 2009  | Vol 8 Issue 7


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Feature Article - Programming
Practical Array Processing: Dynamic Arrays

Another trick with arrays is sizing them. This article shows you how to size your arrays dynamically.

joe_pluta.jpgBy Joe Pluta

In an earlier article, I showed you how to initialize arrays and how to sort them based on a subfield. I did this with fairly small arrays, where you could easily define the values for the array in your D-specs. The next trick is trying load arrays from disk. You don't know how many you will load, and you really don't want to allocate the memory for the entire array.


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Feature Article - Programming
RPG Maintenance Tools Survey Results

How do programmers and managers use tools to maintain their programs?

tom_stockwell.jpgBy Thomas M. Stockwell

The results of the IT Incendiary 2008 RPG Maintenance Survey are in, with 250 programmers and managers reporting how they use tools to help them maintain the thousands of programs in their libraries.


The survey was divided into two sections: participants who maintained RPG and participants who managed RPG maintenance programmers. The results were both intriguing and revealing.


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