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February 3, 2012 | Volume 9 Issue 5


TOP STORY: TechTip: Analyze Your Programs and Applications, Part II
FEATURED ARTICLE: A Visual Guide to Cost-Effective Testing on the iSeries
ADVERTORIAL: Partner TechTip: Old Reports Sitting on an Output Queue?
NEWS HIGHLIGHT: Coglin Mill RODIN Now Available Worldwide with IBM i Solution Edition
WHITE PAPER: A Visual Guide to Cost Effective Testing on the iSeries
FORUM: Trigger Bombing on Program Library
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Feature Article - TechTip
TechTip: Analyze Your Programs and Applications, Part II

The first part of this article series showed how DSPOBJD can easily provide statistics to manage a general recompilation project. But it only touched the surface of all the things you get with the DSPxxx commands.

jean-paul_lamontreWritten by Jean-Paul Lamontre

Let's start with a review of the information we gathered in Part I by just using DSPOBJD.

Objects by Type and Year

This data is concerned with counting objects by type and by year of source update (for those that have a source, of course).


If we had used ODCCEN plus ODCDAT (i.e., the object creation date) instead of ODSRCC plus ODSRCD, we'd have gotten a report on recompilation instead of a report on source update.


Feature Article - Programming
A Visual Guide to Cost-Effective Testing on the iSeries

By bringing practical tools and advanced techniques to how you test, the costs and risks associated with testing can be reduced dramatically.

Written by Databorough Services

The following article is an extract from the white paper "A Visual Guide to Cost-Effective Testing on the iSeries," available for download free from the MC White Paper Center.


Managers and developers working with legacy RPG and COBOL applications face serious testing challenges. Few, if any, of these applications have a complete set of specifications of how the applications should perform, and even fewer have a complete library of test cases. Results from over 12,000 software projects show that detecting and removing defects is the single most costly task in software development.


Advertorial - Help/Systems
Partner TechTip: Old Reports Sitting on an Output Queue?

Not a good idea!

tom_huntingtonWritten by Tom Huntington

Several months ago, I was visiting customers and reviewing their computer operations. A question that comes up more than I can believe is, "What do we do with all of the reports that are sitting on output queues?" This question always amazes me. There are companies with reports that have been sitting on output queues for five years or more!


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