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March 4, 2022

How Your Development Team Can Opt in to DevOps

DevOps is just a fad, right? Wrong. We at Synergex may have only been talking about DevOps for a couple of years, but DevOps has been […]
October 21, 2021

Test-Driven Development

Test-driven development (TDD) is a process wherein you write test cases (usually unit tests) for any features you are going to add before implementing them. After that you […]
July 27, 2021

MVVM or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the ViewModel

Have you ever walked down the street and suddenly thought, “I just can’t figure out how to decouple my application model from its view to make […]
June 21, 2021

To Delete or “Not Delete,” That Is the Question

I was recently asked the following ISAM performance question: “What is the best and fastest way to delete records from an ISAM file?” Most Synergy applications […]
February 26, 2021

Stories from Synergex: Achieving DevOps through Continuous Integration

DevOps, continuous integration, and continuous deployment are often talked about like silver bullets to solve the woes of development and operations when it comes to software […]
November 3, 2020

Accessing Synergy/DE Documentation from Visual Studio

How do I use the OPEN statement? Do I need to pass a channel number? And how would I open the channel with read/write access? Well, […]
September 25, 2020

Unit Tests, the Key to Improving Quality and Developer Efficiency

Have you ever met a software developer who has never written a bug? Of course not. Applications are big, complicated, and interconnected systems with many potential […]
July 28, 2020

Introduction to Repository

What Is Repository? Repository is a system for defining data for use across Synergy/DE products. For example, if you define a repository structure, you can use […]
June 23, 2020

isutl: The Next Generation

Over the years, Synergex has provided a few different re-indexing tools for its proprietary ISAM files. Back in the ’80s when DBL version 4 first came […]