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Oops!! Make that Burnsville, MN!

On 5/3/2022 9:56 PM, Vern Hamberg via MIDRANGE-L wrote:
LOL!! That's only a 12-year-old conversation in Bloomington, MN!

I can't say yet what we here will do about Merlin for our development. We don't have much time to "play", I suppose. Personally I might try to play with it on some kind of community resources. Of course, my boss does expect me to get our tasks completed!!


On 5/3/2022 8:35 PM, Richard Schoen wrote:
Don't get me started on Open Access 😊

In terms of classic IBM i development, Liam's plug-in for VS Code took care of most of my issues. Works well for IFS and classic source.

Personally I am all for leaving classic source in place in source files as masters and pushing to git which gives you the best of old-style and new style classic development processes.

IFS development already falls under standard process for git, so that's not much of an issue to fit in to a CI/CD pipeline.

It will be interesting to see if more than LUG companies adopt this. Or if they even do.

Time and $$$$ will tell.

Will you be adopting Merlin ?

Richard Schoen
Web: http://www.richardschoen.net
Email: richard@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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from: Vern Hamberg via MIDRANGE-L <midrange-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
subject: Re: : IBM extends software modernization capabilities with
    IBM i Modernization Engine for Lifecycle Integration (IBM i Merlin)

Hi Richard

Your comment reminds of what you said about RPG Open Access when I suggested using it for remote database access - that we already know how to do everything without ROA. And I think I said something like, yes, but not everyone knows what you do.?? :)?? Merlin feels similar, in that it is collecting and distributing what you know to do, but the average developer will have a easier time, getting over the hurdles that you and Jack and others have figured out.

Anyhow, good memories of those good old days, eh?


On 5/3/2022 12:00 PM, Richard Schoen wrote:
I think CI/CD can be done without Red Hat and OpenShift already on IBM i using Github Actions, Ansible and other open source scripting technologies.

This is possibly a good thing, but seems to have been developed in a vacuum.

The market will ultimately decide.

Richard Schoen
Web: http://www.richardschoen.net
Email: richard@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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