September 4, 2019
- LEAD ARTICLE: Practical RPG: Service Programs—How
- FEATURED ARTICLE: RPG Academy: Database Modernization - Methodology, Part 1
- FEATURED ARTICLE: 2019 State of IBM i Modernization
- NEWS HIGHLIGHT: IBM Demonstrates Commitment to Open Hardware Movement
- WEBCAST: IBM i in 2019: It’s Not Just AS/400
- FEATURED VIDEO: Design an Invoice in 10 Minutes
- EVENT: RPG & DB2 Summit
Service programs are incredibly versatile, but sometimes versatility makes it hard to get started.
By Joe Pluta
In my previous article, I explained why you would use a service program. Much of it centered on the ability to call the same logic using multiple paths. You simply create multiple procedures—I called them convenience procedures—that act as different entry points to the main business logic within your service program. They may provide default values for some arguments, or act as pre- and post-processors for the input and output values. The uses are varied, but you can probably see that you can end up with a lot of procedures. How then to manage the complexity?
It’s time to talk about database modernization methodology. Because each scenario is a little (or a lot) different from the others, you’ll have to adapt these steps to your particular situation.
By Rafael Victória-Pereira
Most database modernization scenarios have a few things in common, which allows you to follow the three-step methodology presented in this section, with a few tweaks. This methodology is just a set of tasks and guidelines that you’ll need to adapt to your particular scenario.
Explore the main considerations you should be aware of before embarking on a (migration or modernization) project. Take a deeper dive into business motivations and factors that could potentially influence your decision to migrate or modernize your existing IT platform and its risks.
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The annual Profound Logic State of IBM i Modernization Survey takes a look at the trends and attitudes that shape the IBM i modernization market.
By Profound Logic Software, Inc.
We reached out to the IBM i community, and the response was outstanding: close to 800 people, nearly 300 more than last year, took the survey. This enthusiasm resulted in very interesting findings for how businesses plan to use and modernize the platform in the coming year.