"...I might as well be using punch cards!"

Would that be 96 or 80 column cards  ;)

Douglas Belcher
KV Pharmaceutical
St Louis,  MO
Opinions expressed are not necessarily those of my employer

-----Original Message-----
From: Jon Paris [mailto:Jon.Paris@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Friday, August 27, 2004 1:46 PM
To: Websphere Development Studio Client for iSeries
Subject: Re: [WDSCI-L] Question about productivity

On Fri, 27 Aug 2004 12:52:15 -0500, Kelly Cookson wrote
> ..... Does anyone know of any studies or 
> other factual evidence to confirm this claim?  

Most of the CODE and WDSc users that I have met claim anything from a 20 to
40% productivity boost from using the tools.  Not "evidence" but I doubt
you'll find that anywhere.  

We recently heard from a gentleman who tried the tools after seeing Susan
present them at a User Group conference.  He had recently joined a new company
and was immediately given a maintenance task on "the program from hell".  At
the time that he saw Susan's presentation he had been working on the program
for three days and felt that he had got nowhere.  He went home, loaded the
tools and using them was able to understand the program well enough to apply
the required fixes within a day.  The information he used was gained from
CODE's Navigator, WDSc's outline view, filtering the views based on control
statements, multiple views on the same source, three times the number of
source lines visible as in SEU, etc. etc.  Of course there was some residual
knowledge from his abortive three day effort, but it still says something
about the productivity you can gain.

Personally I cannot stand using SEU.  Every time I'm forced to use it I feel
like I've gone through a time-warp and that I might as well be using punch 

Jon Paris
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