iSee Undeclared Intentions

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Our fine system is made up of applications. Many are ILE applications (RPG / COBOL). What happens in those applications when variables are not initialized ? Great question! Hard to know. Sure there are tools that can help scan your code to try and find these, but what if there was a way to possibly find these in Test?  In this iSee, we will reveal an undocumented trick within the optimizing translator. Turn it on (QA only please…) set ALL uninitialized space to a known value, run your tests to see what shows up!  

Tim Rowe

Business Architect Application Development & Systems Management for IBM i

Tim Rowe is the Business Architect for IBM i responsible for System Management and Application Development. He has a passion for modernization on IBM i and how we can continue to move IBM i into the world of 'Normal' . In his spare time he is a certified Soccer referee and enjoys refereeing games with his youngest son.

Scott Forstie

Db2 for i Business Architect

Scott Forstie is a Senior Technical Staff Member within IBM i development and spends most of his time working as the Db2 for i Business Architect. He has worked on IBM operating system development since joining IBM in 1989.

Scott is a frequently published author, speaker at industry events around the globe and can be found @Forstie_IBMi and Scott is an avid runner and enjoys cooking.


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