Gee, I thought we were supposed to reply off-list, which I did. But, since
the thread goes on, I'll tell you what I told Joel: I promote whenever I
feel like it. I only have one box (V5R1 at that), but I have separate test
libraries for programs and data, as well as test profiles. I don't have a
CMS, like MKS, but I set things up in Project libraries with routines to
push to Test or Production. I'm the only programmer here so I have the
luxury (and disability) of being my own tester (though I oftentimes call on
users to help or verify). Like Nathan, I try to get these things into
production as soon as reasonably possible. The longest that I remember
knocking people off of the system is ten [10] minutes.

Jerry C. Adams
IBM i Programmer/Analyst
We have deep depth. -Yogi Berra
A&K Wholesale
Murfreesboro, TN

-----Original Message-----
From: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Nathan Andelin
Sent: Wednesday, April 25, 2012 12:21 PM
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion
Subject: Re: survey: frequency of in-house coded software enhancement
promotions to production

From: "Musselman, Paul"
So, programmers, keep your grubby fingers off the live environment!

I agree with that. However I occasionally hear programmers reproachfully
saying that they're missing a separate machine (virtual or real) for
development. That's not a big problem to me. Use separate libraries and
library lists. Limit authority to production libraries and objects. Have
formal procedures for moving changes into production libraries that adopt
appropriate authorities.


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