In days long past, I used to copy small pieces of common code from one section of a program to another section. This common code might be validating input values from a user, adding X days to a date to determine a date in the future (or past), sending messages, or a wide range of other functions. I didn't want to duplicate this common logic to multiple locations within my program (especially if I might have to change the code in the future), but using GOTO to run common code and then trying to resume where I was prior to running the GOTO command can quickly become a real pain. Duplicating the code was often the lesser of the two evils. Thankfully, CL was enhanced awhile back (V5R4 to be specific) with support for subroutines. And in case you're thinking, "I know all about subroutines, I've been using them for years in RPG," I'll just caution you that CL subroutines have a few features that RPG subroutines don't. So don't stop reading just because you're familiar with subroutines in another language.
Upcoming Florida show to highlight social networking IBM style—social business tools that are secure and support initiatives that are measureable.
Written by Chris Smith
Lotusphere will open this weekend in Orlando, Florida, and those fortunate enough to attend will get a look at IBM's next generation software for social business networking now known as "social business."
Conference organizers expect a good turnout of application developers along with the usual collection of business executives, managers, and IT managers. Of course anyone who uses Lotus products or is considering adopting Lotus products will be there. And those who want to get a hands-on feel for the new IBM Customer Experience Suite will be there. The conference runs from Jan. 30 - Feb. 3 at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort.
Many new events are now being logged in the audit journal and new fields added to audit entries; and reports to prove compliance is a driving force when it comes to security configuration and administration. Carol Woodbury demonstrates how SkyView Partners' NEW "Audit Journal Reporter" software can reduce the time it takes to obtain useful information out of and produce reports from the audit journal.