August 2009

Passing COBOL strings to C:   Here is a simple example of passing strings defined in a COBOL program and manipulating them with a C function. The big trick to know here is that fixed length string descriptors are the way to go to move your strings around. (264 words, 0 comments, 0 pings)

Batch performance issues:   The OpenVMS batch subsystem is designed for running jobs at scheduled times in the background. What it's not designed for is running 60,000 jobs that last on average 10 seconds each. The overhead of process creation and deletion in this situation was severely impacting perfomance at a client site. The solution: application redesign. (125 words, 0 comments, 0 pings)

Nice try:   (0 words, 0 comments, 0 pings)