TURNOVER® for iSeries v100 Components and Interfaces
TURNOVER® for iSeries v100 gives you the power to manage your entire software development lifecycle. Every TURNOVER® for iSeries v100 module was designed over one database with the same purpose in mind - to manage any software change environment as efficiently and reliably as possible.
Why is such integration important? Productivity. All TURNOVER® for iSeries v100 modules share the same IBM i database so you never have to re-key data. Everybody has immediate access to the information that affects their job from the work environment they prefer, and that data is automatically updated at every step of the project. Your IT department won't have to worry about synchronizing data from multiple servers if something goes wrong.
The TURNOVER® for iSeries v100 solution encompasses:
EXPRESSDESK® for iSeries v100
Optional front-end to TURNOVER® for iSeries v100 consists of two modules: browser-based self service for end users and a full service IT helpdesk. End users can search TURNOVER® for iSeries v100's WiseDesk knowledgebase for answers to their questions, as well as enter and track their own requests. Helpdesk helps tech support personnel resolve issues quickly. It logs calls, manages end user requests and turns them into development tasks when needed, initiates your audit trail, and reports task status. Escalation queues ensure nothing is overlooked.
TURNOVER® for iSeries v100 Projects
Tracks and reports the status of all changes from initial user request to distribution on local or remote production systems. Here you can view all details related to a particular task: status, linked documents, screen shots, URLs, and more. Automated messaging keeps relevant people informed as a task progresses through its lifecycle. Includes task and time tracking and reporting for efficient project management.
Dynamically maintained database ensures that you will always find all related IBM i objects, including nested ILE modules, to include on your Worklist and promotion Forms. TURNOVER® for iSeries v100 also works with Hawkeye's Pathfinder™
and ASC's Abstract™
Source Compare and Merge Utility
Quickly identifies differences between two versions of a source member.
Change History Database
Maintains a change registry for all software under TURNOVER® for iSeries v100's control to speed up future development and audit analysis.
Support for Customizing Packaged Applications
TURNOVER® for iSeries v100's Synchronizer saves substantial time and effort in retrofitting your in-house customizations to new vendor releases. Includes full source compare and merge utilities
IBM i Software Change Management
Offers secure checkout (including from vendor-supplied source), source/object version control, and conflict resolution. Presents a complete view of the development project with a worklist of artifacts to be changed, as well as access to cross-reference, source-compare information, and other tools for fast redevelopment of objects. Provides a logical framework for safe emergency changes. Automatically handles compile sequencing and database management, including recreation of logical files over physical files — a single-step process that you schedule at your convenience.
PC/Java Version Control
Provides advanced version control, source compare and merge, release management, and change history for PC, Java, and Web development teams through its TURNOVER® for SVN module.
WebSphere Studio Plug-ins
Supports both native and non-native developers working in WDSC or any other Eclipse-based IDE. Developers get single-view access to all the tools they need, plus seamless, unified management of IBM i and Web applications.
Development Tool Interfaces
We built many APIs into TURNOVER® for iSeries v100 so that you can integrate the tools you already have into its framework. TURNOVER® for iSeries v100 works with dozens of software products such as Hawkeye’s Pathfinder™
and tools like LANSA™
and AllFusion 2E™
Automates movement of files into any number of test environments for an effortless handoff between development and testing. Fully repeatable process acts as a dress rehearsal for promotion into production.
TURNOVER® for iSeries v100’s control and automation works with your own testing procedures, to expedite defect reporting and testing. Test results are associated with the originating TURNOVER® for iSeries v100 task so you can see all task details, including test results, in one place; leading to faster development and better quality software.
When your software changes are ready to "go live", TURNOVER® for iSeries v100 can distribute them across your entire network to IBM i, UNIX, Windows, and Linux servers. Multi-platform support is provided via the IBM i IFS.
Remote IBM i Installation
Receives and installs changes
in IBM i libraries (recompiling objects, if necessary), and passes status to the source system at every step, without manual intervention.
Recovery and Rollback Options
Object archives back up your IBM i source and object code so that if your installation fails for any reason, your application can be restored automatically to its previous state.
Workflow & Other Features
Define and enforce specific workflow procedures and authorities across all collaborating departments and development teams for greater process efficiency and cleaner audits.
Administration and Setup
Control TURNOVER® for iSeries v100 users and authorities, configure applications, fix distribution settings, set global defaults, define type codes, and create and run TURNOVER® for iSeries v100 forms. Visual JPEG format means that everyone can understand at a glance how an application is defined and managed. XML output speeds technical support.
Application Configuration Wizard
Simplifies application setup and configuration. To define a new application, users simply bring up an Application Wizard and fill out the prompts. Easily override defaults for unique or more complex requirements.
TURNOVER® for iSeries v100 handles multiple versions of applications reliably so you always get the right source, distribute the correct version to each target system, and do not forget to update other versions.
You can use TURNOVER® for iSeries v100's many APIs to bridge to utilities or to manage in-house changes to vendor application packages such as those listed below: