Expand your skills from the perspective of an RPG developer: Keep your IBM database close; keep your Microsoft database closer with Microsoft SQL Server.
By Tom Snyder
As a writer for MC Press, I understand how the sentiments on Microsoft can be, and I just happen to be watching The Godfather while putting this article together, so I thought that keeping your friends close and your enemies closer would be a good opener for my new series on Microsoft products.
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Feature Article - Developer Article
Learn how to support a multiple-developer version-control environment using source-code hosting for git repositories.
Has your shop begun using multiple programming languages? The implementation of new options may not be on the top of the priority list. Code can be developed, priorities could change, staff could change, and by the time you go back to complete something you initiated a few months ago or try to find the source code for something that is deployed, you may have difficulty determining where the source code is or what version was actually deployed. This is where git can help.
Provide versioning and rollback capabilities to your source code with the resolution of individual code modifications.
By Tom Snyder
Programmers in any language have supported multiple versions of source code during development, the simplest case being that you can keep a copy of the current production code while you work on a new version that contains your current development changes. But what if you wanted to document each change and have the ability to selectively reset any changes while supporting multiple developers working on the same source code? Git can help with this.
To develop Android applications with Eclipse you could use the following installation method:
Install the Java Platform Development Kit (JDK) Get the 32 bit version (even if you are running on a 64 bit system) of the JDK because the Android SDK will look for the 32 bit version and throw an error indicating that it can't find it. There are work arounds, using the 32 bit version is one of them.
Install latest version of Eclipse. The classic version is recommended for use with Android.
Learn how to use commitment control in your RPG programs to ensure a complete transaction and how to roll back the changes when unable to complete.
I'm usually talking about powerful IBM i resources that can do great things with minimal work. Commands such as those need to be treated with respect and tested well to ensure that you'll get the expected results. In this article, I'll be taking a step back to talk about some safety measures that you could take to protect the integrity of your data by using commitment control within your code.