German Natural User Group Meeting in November 2018 – Legacy Coder Podcast #7

German Natural User Group Meeting November 2018

On November 6th and 7th, the German Adabas and Natural User Group met in Darmstadt at Software AG’s headquarter to learn about new features in the October 2018 release. Let’s find out more in episode seven of the Legacy Coder Podcast. German Adabas and Natural User Group Meeting in November 2019 in Darmstadt Overview of … Read more

Continuous Deployment with Natural – Legacy Coder Podcast #6

Continuous Deployment with Software AG's Adabas/Natural

After you have automated the build process for your application based on Software AG’s Adabas and Natural it’s time to take the next step and also deploy the changes to production after each push to Git! I’ll tell you how in the sixth episode of the Legacy Coder Podcast. Recap: Automating your build process with … Read more

Modern Natural Development with NaturalONE – Legacy Coder Podcast #3

Modern Natural Development with NaturalONE

Why would anyone dismiss the good old Natural editor and switch over to NaturalONE? Let’s find out what features NaturalONE has to offer in the third episode of the Legacy Coder Podcast. Why should you switch over to NaturalONE? Increased developer productivity Use Copy and Paste (duh!) for high quality Natural programming šŸ˜‰ Syntax Highlighting … Read more

Automating Your Natural Build Process – Legacy Coder Podcast #2

Automating Your Natural Build Process

How can you automate the build process for your application based on Software AG’s Adabas and Natural? I talk about our journey towards a completely automated build from scratch after each push to Git in the second episode of the Legacy Coder Podcast. How to automate the build process for an Adabas/Natural application Why would … Read more

Unit Testing Natural Applications – Legacy Coder Podcast #1

Unit Tests for Natural Applications with NatUnit

Unit testing with Software AG’s Natural – is that even possible? Let’s find out in the very first episode of the Legacy Coder Podcast. Unit testing Natural applications Why would I want to unit test my Natural code? You get instant feedback whether your code works. That’s fun! šŸ˜€ You get a safety net for … Read more

Introduction to the show and the host – Legacy Coder Podcast #0

Legacy Coder Podcast Episode 0: Introduction to the show and the host

Who is this guy and what the heck does he know about Software AG’s Adabas and Natural? I’ll show you in the pre-episode zero of the Legacy Coder Podcast. Introduction to the podcast and myself My experience with Adabas and Natural. I’m programming with Natural since 2003. I’m the president of the International Natural User … Read more

Exception-like error handling in Software AG’s Natural

Error handling in Software AG’s Natural can be done in a way that resembles Exception handling in object-oriented languages like Java. throw Instead of throwing an Exception, you raise an error simply by assigning a value to the system variable *ERROR-NR. As soon as a statement like the following is executed, the current program flow … Read more

How to find the physical file path of the current FUSER of a Natural runtime

Here’s a short subroutine for reading the physical file path of the current FUSER of a Natural (from Software AG) runtime. I’m not sure if it works on a mainframe, but it definitely runs on a Linux system. The subroutine returns the following information, if it runs successfully: P-FUSER-PATH /home/macke/fuser P-RC 0 Otherwise the return … Read more

How to export all mapped environments from Natural Studio (SPoD)

A colleague of mine wanted to export all the mapped environments from Natural Studio (SPoD). As we have quite a lot of different environments due to our complex staging concept, manually re-creating this list would be cumbersome. Long story short: we didn’t find a way to export the environments from within Natural Studio. However, after … Read more