WDSC for RPG Programmers

Take the first step on IBM's modernization road map.
(WebSphere Development Studio Client)
Step-by-step instruction
with illustrations


With this new course, you'll learn how to use the features and functions of WDSC to edit and manage your iSeries source code. First, you will connect to your iSeries and see how the Remote System Explorer replaces PDM. You'll then use the LPEX source code editor, a super- charged replacement for SEU. Some of the features in LPEX, such as split-screen editing and code outlining, can dramatically increase your coding productivity.

WDSC is a complete development environment. You'll learn how to compile programs from within WDSC and how to use compile-time features to quickly locate and correct errors in your source code. Finally, you'll start your programs and run them in debug mode, right in the WDSC environment. The debugging features alone will save you hours of development time and help you truly understand what's happening in your programs at run-time.

WDSC for RPG Programmers is a step-by-step manual, leading you through all of the options that you need to know about to use WDSC as a replacement for SEU/PDM. This module has many illustrations so you can see exactly where the options are, and what you need to do to make them work. Rather than spend hours of frustration trying to get started with WDSC, you can use this course to quickly become productive. In short, at the end of this course you will have gained the skills you need to use WDSC to Modernize, maintain and enhance your existing RPG code. Get started now.

Here's just some of the important techniques
you'll learn in the
WDSC for RPG Programmers module

    Chapter 1: Setting Up
    Chapter Goals
    Host Requirements
    Workstation Requirements
    WDSC Requirements
    Installing the Software
    First Things First
    Installing the Software
    Ready to Go!

    Chapter 2: Connecting to the iSeries
    Chapter Goals
    Start WDSC
    Create a New Connection
    Configure Connection Startup
    Option A for Configuring the Connection
    Dynamically Changing your Connection
    Option B for Configuring the Connection

    Chapter 3: Migrating from PDM to RSE and the Table View
    Chapter Goals
    Creating a Library Filter
    A Quick Guide to Using Filters
    Using Filters
    Deleting a Filter
    Creating a Useful Filter
    An Introduction to Standard Actions
    Customizing the Table View
    More on Working with Tables
    Actions Revisited
    User Actions

    Chapter 4: Migrating from SEU to the LPEX Editor
    Chapter Goals
    Invoking the LPEX Editor
    Customizing Your Perspective
    Introducing the LPEX Editor
    Syntax Coloring
    Time to Meet the Program
    What You’re Going to Do
    Basic Editing Capabilities
    Using the Line-Oriented Commands
    Back to Work: Using Your Cursor
    Adding a Subprocedure
    Docking on the Right
    Advanced LPEX Editor Features
    The Outline View
    Split Screen
    Finding Matching Control Structures

    Chapter 5: Compiling Your Program
    Chapter Goals
    Check Your Library List
    Performing a Verify
    Default CRTBNDRPG Execution

    Chapter 6: Debugging, the Final Frontier
    Chapter Goals
    The Setup
    The Way SETENVLIB Used to Work
    What We Want to Accomplish
    Testing the Assumption
    A Little Green Screen Setup
    Getting the Program Rolling
    The Debug Perspective
    Setting a Breakpoint
    Run it Again
    Step by Step, Slowly I Turned
    Changing Program Variables Dynamically
    And That’s It!

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Price : $495 plus S & H