Dependencies Suck.

Big, Old and Evolving Project = A LOT OF DEPENDENCIES.

Here’s what came up: We needed to insert dummy data to a database to test new Java code functionality, but the only way to insert it is to use the RPG interface (green screen) one at a time. It does a lot of business logic in the background, so we can’t just dump a bunch of data into the database.

Problem: there’s no function to do this. We HAVE to use the green screen. Imagine manually entering in 1000, better yet…20 individual forms (each form has about 15 fields) EVERY time you want to test your new Java code? THE SUCK.

Also, XMODS has no dependency when you buy engine upgrades. Stage 2 and Stage 2 – Upgrade is completely decoupled! AWESOME.

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