8th November 2019

Latest TD/OMS release delivers advanced IBM i application development features

TD/OMS and Gravity Enhancements Streamline Efficiency and Advance IBM i Application Development

Remain Software has released the very latest versions of their popular  IBM i, Windows and Unix/Linux software change management application, TD/OMS and their IBM i, Windows and Unix/Linux project management application, Gravity this week.

TD/OMS V12 and Gravity V5 demonstrate Remain’s continued investment and longstanding commitment to ongoing support for its signature application-lifecycle management, workflow and DevOps solutions.

These particular milestone releases deliver the first of three scheduled enhancements each to TD/OMS version 12 and Gravity version 5.

Annual full-version releases happen each summer.

Both application releases prove to further productivity and boost efficiency for IBM i software developers and professionals through their development, testing, integration and delivery cycles.

Among more than 40 enhancements to TD/OMS V12, notable new features and capabilities include:

GitLab support in TD/OMS

The latest version has extended support for GitLab, including:

  • Uploading IBM i and/or IFS sources
  • Workflow integrations
  • Ticket integration
  • Merge-request integration

Unit test integration in TD/OMS

Unit testing is a very important step in the development cycle. We all know that sometimes changes have a negative impact on a requirement previously coded, and utilising automated scripts and setting up unit testing helps ensure that all scenarios are tested, not only those that pertain to the current change. For added user support and flexibility, Remain has integrated unit testing into their GUI. There’s a node below the task showing the list of unit test programs. Remain also have full integration with iRPGUnit and RPGUnit.

Enhanced user ability for Xref in TD/OMS

TD/OMS’ Xref module provides the ability to search across all platforms in your enterprise for dependencies. If a database changes or you want to analyse the impact of a change, Xref will ensure that nothing is missed. Remain has enhanced Xref with the ability to directly connect search results (IBM i and IFS components) to a task.

Xref is now seamlessly integrated with TD/OMS, Xref can be accessed from the menu, from the component view, and now from within the LPEX editor (available only in the RDi). You can initiate an Xref search by positioning the cursor on a word or highlighting a number of words in your source, and with a right mouse click the menu options appear for Xref searching.

Component filter enhancement in TD/OMS

The component filter in the Component View has been enhanced to provide more flexibility when creating filters. The ability to exclude objects based on name, location and description is now available. Additionally, the user can filter based on multiple values selected for the object type, attribute, application and environment.

Other enhancements include:

  • Ability to access Xref from within the RDi LPEX editor
  • Enhancements to the API for the Fix Report
  • Added flexibility to defining details for Action Groups.

Gravity enhancements

Meanwhile, Gravity V5 focuses largely on giving customers more control over user-interface configuration. Among more than 30 updates/enhancements, users will find:

  • The number of links associated with the item is now visible
  • Browser link menu availability
  • Added user configuration: main menu, login form and footer options
  • LDAP group assign functionality
  • Xref enhancements for grouping and exact-match search.

The primary purpose for Remain’s annual version releases and quarterly milestones is to help customers advance their development potential and compound the return on their investments of time, attention and commitment to their work. Wim Jongman, CTO and co-managing partner, said:

“Customers have come to rely on this attentiveness and timeliness, relevance and consistency are key to our development, delivery and support of the solutions that meet their current and emerging development-delivery lifecycle needs.”

Consistently the emphasis lies within support for user-ease and intuitiveness; process refinement for accuracy, efficiency and reliability; and enabling developers and IT teams to remain focused on the progression and success of their work. Jongman continues:

“Our ultimate goal is to help them produce better code with greater speed and ease.”

To ensure that new releases meet those objectives, Remain bases development of the enhancements on customer/user feedback and wish lists, as well as of continuous analysis of market trends and needs.

Interested to find out more? Request a demonstration of either TD/OMS or Gravity now.

Posted by Paul on 8th November 2019.