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My ideas: Application Development

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Provide a QteRetrieveModuleViews API that works when NOT in Debug Mode

No APIs return the DBGVIEW(*LIST | *SOURCE | *ALL | *NONE | *STMT) attribute for programs or embedded *MODULEs except QteRetrieveModuleViews. However it, like all Qte* API are enabled only while the job is in Debug Mode. Please provide this inform...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Application Development 1 Future consideration

Stream file source for UIM objects

The UIM language has a feature to import a copybook source member, with the .im tag. I would like to see this support IFS paths to a stream file, in the same way that you can with e.g. RPG's /include . This would allow me to compile UIM menus from...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Application Development 1 Future consideration

STRDBG should build the QGPL/QTESxxxxxx *DTAQ with appropriate authority for job QTESDBGHUB to access it.

When STRDBG is run interactively, it creates a data queue QGPL/QTESxxxxxx to communicate with the QTESDBGHUB job (the server process for the graphical debugger). This is created with the current job user as the owner, and *PUBLIC is granted the de...
almost 2 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 1 Future consideration

Remove SEU product offering

With the availability of numerous modern development platforms, SEU should be removed from the next release of IBM i. This would help facilitate the acceptance of modern practices and tooling.
about 2 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 7 Future consideration

Add a BREAK on EXCEPTION to STRDBG environment

When debugging an exception error that can cause the debugged program to end is sometime encountered. However if no breakpoint is established at that stmt, the program just ends. This is most notable in RPG IV and compiled SQL/PL. Add a "Pause on ...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 3 Future consideration

Modern ILE C++ Compiler (at least C++11) and future support

We need a modern ILE C++ compiler (at least C++11). Furthermore this compiler should be frequently updated within a IBM i release. In order to be able to provide our software long term for the IBM i platform, we would also need support for newer v...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 8 Future consideration

Support *DEC and *LGL Data Areas on QXXCHGDA API

The QXXCHGDA currently supports only *CHAR data areas. While non-*CHAR data areas are rare, it would be helpful to have QXXCHGDA or perhaps a contemporary form of it (QWCCHGDA?) handle all data area types, which includes *LGL and *DEC. Use Case: L...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 6 Future consideration

Add All DATE FORMATS to QSYSINC.MIH(MIDTTM)

The QSYSINC/MIH/MIDTTM include member does not include a supported "date" format codes for the _CVTD MI instructions. Many are missing entirely. Please add them to this C include member so that we don't have to code them ourselves. Use Case: Tying...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 2 Future consideration

Enhancements to IBM i Development

Enhancement Request: Client certificate authentication (Mutual TLS) for Toolbox JDBC Driver Use Case: I can't recall the case but we were helped by Cristina (can't recall her full name as well).
almost 3 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 2 Future consideration

Include override to location of source members when debugging programs.

At some sites, the old practice of using a temporary library for additions and changes to programs is utilized, example:- DATALIB- TEMPLIB- PRODUCTIONLIB After say 2 weeks of no issues, the objects are moved to the PRODUCTION library. Problem:When...
almost 3 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 4 Future consideration