Wow. Summer is half over! Can you believe it?
In this issue we catch you up on ASNA product version numbers, provide a lesson in avoiding technical debt, resolve an AVR Classic type reference issue, show a way to help identify IBM i ASP.NET orphan jobs, and tell you about five free Windows utilities that will change your life. Yes, change your life!
Enjoy the rest of your summer!
Keeping up with ASNA product versions
We’ve created a new Web page to makes it easier for you to keep up with ASNA product versions. This new page lists every member of our currently-available product families. This includes:
- Visual Studio 2019 V16x/v10x family
- Visual Studio 2017 V15x/v9 family
- Visual RPG 5.1 family
- Visual RPG 5.0 family
The page also includes an "other notes" section at the top of the page that provides current information. This page will be updated each time we publish a new generally-available family.
Don’t be overdrawn at the bank of technical debt
Technical debt is the cost a business incurs for prioritizing the present and ignoring the future. Everyone hates upgrading product versions. Even when the cost of upgraded software is covered by maintenance, upgrading has time and effort costs. It’s often easy to rationalize deferring an upgrade by thinking you can take care of it later.
This article discusses one customer’s experience with technical debt.
Resolving duplicate type library references in AVR Classic
An old AVR Classic bug-a-boo raised its ugly head the other day for one of our long-time AVR Classic customers. It had been a long since we’ve seen this error, but, like riding a bicycle, and old debugging skill magically reactivated itself.
This article shows how to resolve duplicate type library references in AVR Classic.
Using SQL to help identify ASP.NET orphan IBM i jobs
This article provides a potential way to identify orphan IBM i jobs as a result of Database connection leaks in ASP.NET Web applications. This article shows how SQL can be an ally in diagnosing orphan jobs.
Five free Windows utilities that will change your life
These five free Windows utilities will change your life, or at the very least, remove a little daily pain and suffering.