Presented at the North Florida Rational User Group, March 25, 2014
Refactoring is a rather new term in the COBOL world. It is something that the Java, .NET, PHP, and Python developers have been doing this for years. In the COBOL world, there are countless programs that appear to have stopped maturing once they've gone into production. Refactoring can make your applications more manageable, and stable over time.
Software archaeology is the process by which you discover what you've got, what you've forgotten, and where code originates.
In this meeting, we'll how a z/OS developer can use these strategies with RDz to improve their code, and their productivity using RDz. We'll focus on the new features of the COBOL and PL/I editors, performance hierarchy diagrams, code generation wizards, the Software Analyzer code review features, and MVS tooling that allows the developer to work with partitioned and sequential datasets, VSAM files, and GDG's.