thanks for the input david - on the list now

jay

On Wed, Jan 15, 2020 at 9:57 AM David Gibbs via MIDRANGE-L <
midrange-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

On Wed, Jan 15, 2020 at 8:46 AM Jay Vaughn <jeffersonvaughn@xxxxxxxxx>
wrote:
So, our company was just acquired by another company with deeper pockets
and SoftLanding is asking an arm and a leg now to transfer the CMS to our
new company.

So, we are exploring alternatives.

Could have up to 10-20 iseries devs working on the code base (which is
large - hundreds for files/tables and thousands of pgms)

Any suggestions?

I'm rather partial to PTC Implementer
(https://www.ptc.com/en/products/implementer) for obvious reasons. :)

Implementer doesn't have a direct conversion from other change control
products, but (IMO) it's quite easy to setup and use.

Feel free to contact me privately if you would like someone to contact you.

Is there a sharp learning curve for github enterprise (pro), compared to
what we are used to now with TO?

While git is a fine source control product, there is a lot more to IBM
i change control than just managing source. IBM i objects are unique
and require special handling. Things to consider when choosing a SCM
product; Object deployment, object attribute retention, authorities,
data retention in sql & dds files, etc.

david


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