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December 17, 2008 | Vol 7 Issue 24


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Feature Article - Programming
Better Tools for RPG Maintenance Programmers

We're conducting a survey to get you better tools.

tom_stockwell.jpgBy Thomas M. Stockwell

RPG is a great language with a long history of IBM commitment. But the focus of IBM's evolution for the language has been almost exclusively upon enhancing the language for ease of new program development and increasing functionality.


RPG Not Optimized for Maintenance


What has not been IBM's focus has been ease of maintenance.


Feature Article - Programming
The API Corner: Customize Application Behavior for Each User

It's easy with the User Application Information APIs!

bruce_vining.jpgBy Bruce Vining

I received the following from reader Kiernan M.:


"Your articles are giving me all kinds of ideas for improving our system.... Is there an API that lets me recall previous usage information like how SEU does with *PRV?"

As this would be an extremely short article if this capability was unavailable, it's safe to assume that there are indeed APIs to assist you in retaining previous usage information.


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