Jon, "...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 cards! Jon Paris Partner400 www.Partner400.com _______________________________________________ This is the Websphere Development Studio Client for iSeries (WDSCI-L) mailing list To post a message email: WDSCI-L@xxxxxxxxxxxx To subscribe, unsubscribe, or change list options, visit: http://lists.midrange.com/mailman/listinfo/wdsci-l or email: WDSCI-L-request@xxxxxxxxxxxx Before posting, please take a moment to review the archives at http://archive.midrange.com/wdsci-l.