Find out what you can do with this terrific functionality.
The fall conference season is nearing its end. In fact, I'm writing this while on the way home from the System i Technical Conference in Orlando. To be honest, I am actually sitting in Miami as my return flight was delayed by a mechanical problem that resulted in an unwanted overnight stay...but that's another story.
After all that hard work, a reward. This tutorial introduces you to the next great advance in debugging technology: System Entry Points.
Welcome to the sixth and final tutorial in the introductory series "WDSC Basics." You've set up your environment and edited source. You've even compiled it. Finally, it's time to get to the real work: debugging. And while the debugger is an entire topic unto itself, in this last installment, I'm going to let you in on one of the great technological advancements in i5/OS: Service Entry Points, or SEPs. An SEP is simply the fastest and easiest way to debug a program anywhere on the machine, whether it's interactive or batch, in a trigger or in a stored procedure. It's the closest thing to magic that I've seen in a long time, and this tutorial shows you how to take advantage of it.