I was asked by Mr. Peter Hastings (NH DoIT Commissioner) to document the
benefits and activities behind the Standardization and Centralization
Initiative (SACI). This initiative concerns the standardization of the
software configuration management tool, defect tracking tool and
standardizing production compiles across the enterprise of state government.
In addition this includes the storage of assets for disaster recovery
purposes, securing and controlling state source data assets, intellectual
property and mission-critical data assets across the enterprise of state
This article will cover how the State of NH is working to save money in
efficiencies related to standardizing and centralizing state data assets.
Every state wants to save money for its citizens and stakeholders but saving
money in state government can be a very challenging task. The fact th... (more)
I was asked by Mr. Peter Hastings (NH DoIT Commissioner) about my
understanding and knowledge of "End to End Solutions". I have witnessed these
solutions before but I wanted to find a good definition. So, I began my
research and found this definition: One supplier or one company that can
provide all of your hardware and software needs in a suite of tools that
meets all of the customers requirements and no other suppliers need to be
involved. I think this is a good one and makes sense to me.
I'm sure there are many other definitions that exist and this is simplistic
in nature but... (more)
Recently, I was asked by Mr. Peter Hastings (NH DoIT Commissioner) to take a
look at cloud development concepts and see if there was any benefit for our
development teams across the enterprise. After some investigation I could see
that if all users/developers were on one server that contained all the
licenses for the tool and the assets were centralized, and the SCM tool was
standardized, the state could save money in various ways on activities
related to software development and transform state government with more
status accounting and visibility into software development not o... (more)
We discovered PowerGen when we were looking for a command line utility for
importing objects into PowerBuilder. At the time (PowerBuilder V5.0) we were
struggling with a source control system whose SCC-API interface was having
all kinds of trouble with PowerBuilder (as most source control systems did at
the time). As a result we cobbled together our own check-in/check-out utility
using PowerGen's command line operations.
In the course of that exercise we invited the vendor, E. Crane Computing, to
come to our offices and make a PowerGen presentation. What we found out, of
This article will focus on the PowerBuilder Build Process using E. Crane
Computing product PowerGen with CA Software Change Manager (SCM) R12.0.2. I
am writing this article because we recently upgraded to SCM R12 and it was a
good time to visit our PowerBuilder build process and see what has changed.
I felt it would be beneficial to share this process with other users in the
field. I want users to be able to use this article as a checklist of
activities to be aware of when performing the PowerBuilder build process with
the latest version of Harvest SCM R12 and PowerGen.
Every S... (more)