March 7, 2018
- LEAD ARTICLE: Practical RDi: Exploring RDi 9.6, Part 1
- FEATURED ARTICLE: RPG Academy: Debug Done Right - You Can Debug Anything!
- FEATURED ARTICLE: ILE Tutorial: How to Use Embedded Sub-Procedures Within a Program
- NEWS HIGHLIGHT: Kisco Announces Update For IBM i System Monitoring Tool
- WEBCAST: Make Modern Apps You'll Love with Profound UI & Profound.js
- FEATURED VIDEO: Design an Invoice in 10 Minutes
- EVENT: RPG & DB2 Summit 2018
- MC PRESS MAGAZINE: A Small Intro to Big Data, Part 3: HFDS and the MapReduce Algorithm
Version 9.6 of RDi provides a wealth of enhancements and new features; this article introduces some powerful new editor functionality.
By Joe Pluta
RDi is a fantastic tool for RPG development. Since its earliest days as WDSC (or however you choose to capitalize the acronym), the Eclipse-based development suite has been one of the premier productivity tools for IBM midrange developers. While the road has had a few bumpy little detours, each step along the journey has been better than the previous one, and version 9.6 is no exception.
With the ILE Debugger, you can debug anything. This TechTip will explain how to debug service programs, OPM RPG, and CL programs!
By Rafael Victoria-Pereira
You already know it's possible to debug a service program by adding it to the Working with Modules window via F14 during the debug session, as I explained a few TechTips ago. What you might not know is that you can also do it directly from the STRDBG command. It's simply a question of specifying the service program name in the appropriate parameter.
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Say goodbye to old RPG subroutines, and get to know ILE RPG's powerful sub-procedures
by David Shirey
Editor's Note: This article is excerpted from chapter 7 of 21st Century RPG: /Free, ILE, and MVC, by David Shirey.
The idea behind a sub-procedure is simple: take some code lines that are doing a particular task, take them out of the mainline code, and put them in a little spot of their own. Very similar to subroutines. But there are some major differences.