Category Archives for "Software Change Management"

Aug 13

Turnover 3 – Promoting RPG using Turnover Forms

Promoting RPG So, you have completed your programming! You have tested the code in your library and it’s ready to pass on to the QA testing team or the User Acceptance Test team. How are we going to do that in Turnover? The process is called promotion and you do it using a thing called […]

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Aug 13

Turnover 1 – Using iSeries Projects and Tasks

iSeries Projects in Turnover Every progam that you plan to work on much be on a Programmers worklist which will be assigned to a Project/Task (or a Project/Task/Subtask) – so just think of the project as a way of grouping similar programs, or working tasks together: Projects have Tasks. Tasks have subtasks. I hope this […]

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Jun 17

RPGLE Webservices – RPGLE Converting Character to Numeric

I’m in the final stages of a fun project writing web-services to interface INFOR System21 (on an IBM i aka AS400) with ACSIS Visitrack (on Windows Server), we are consuming (receiving) and serving (sending) all data in a standard alphameric layout But… as any RPG programmer will know… the conversion between alpha to numeric is […]

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Jun 04

You gotta get GIT – change management for RPGLE via the IFS

Thanks to Mr Aaron Bartell for this excellent article on using GIT for controlling source code changes on IBM i. I’ve been doing this for a while on source code for PROJEX4i and have kept meaning to write a little blog about it. Aaron’s article nicely touches on the high level concepts of GIT, it’s […]

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Apr 11

How to archive Turnover objects – Change Management for IBM i Series

Steps to remove code from scheduled Releases Simple steps to archive Turnover objects using Turnover Change Management for IBM i ( and the older iSeries / AS400 machines)   TO – Turnover Menu Option 9 – Work with Projects and Tasks Create a Worklist and then Checkout program at top level (presumably your production level) Option […]

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Feb 25

How to add the Turnover V100 Perspective to WDSC7

OK. So we already agree that using WDSC for IBM i software editing, for free, is pretty cool. But, adding Turnover V100 to it, so you can do everything from one place is even cooler. Once we have added the Turnover perspective to our existing WDSC7 setup then we can flick between perspectives to edit/compile […]

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Nov 13

Softlanding Turnover – Change Management Roles and Responsibilities

If you are designing the best setup for your Software Change Management system (specifically TURNOVER V100 for iSeries) these notes might help. We have four main user groups: Software Solution Analysts Change Administrators Development Team QA/UAT Team System Authorities We need to clean the IBM I authorities so they correctly let these group members *USE […]

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Oct 09

Upgrade Nick Littens written CV to an Infographic Resume with vizualize.me

The peeps at Vizualize.me say: We believe that the traditional text resume is boring, lengthy and long overdue for a makeover. We are creating an online resume format that is beautiful, relevant and fun. We want to enable people to express their professional accomplishments in a simple yet compelling personal visualization. Our vision is to […]

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