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5 Tips to Document Complex PowerBuilder Code

Visual Expert offers five unique ways to document and understand complex code for PowerBuilder, Oracle, and SQL Server developers. 

Why Opt for an Automatic Code Documentation Tool?

The main reason for undocumented code is - Time.

Code documentation allows programmers to get a grip on the application's knowledge or transfer it to other team members or a third party. 

More importantly, detailed and reliable documentation will help understand the inner workings of an application and streamline maintenance efforts. 

However, development teams have little time to develop or evolve their applications. The slightest change involves coding, reviewing, and testing before deploying. Hence, the code documentation, perceived as a lower priority task, is often overlooked. 

In the mid to long term, this error will greatly impact development productivity and application quality. 

To avoid this, Visual Expert offers 5 ways to automatically document PowerBuilder, Oracle, or SQL Server code.

5 Tips for Automatic Code Documentation by Visual Expert

Source Code Documentation

Source Code Documentation

Automatically generate a comprehensive HTML documentation detailing objects and dependencies in your application.
Keep the documentation updated with the latest code modifications by scheduling the job on a regular basis.

 
Object-to-tables Dependencies

Object-to-tables Dependencies

Generate a CRUD Matrix showing how tables and columns are used by your objects.

 
Object-to-bjects Dependencies

Object-to-objects Dependencies

Generate an ODM (Object Dependency Matrix) to document cross-references between objects in a 2-dimension matrix.

 
Visualize Code with Diagrams

Visualize your code with diagrams

Understand the inner workings of your application by visualizing chains of calls.
Generate Call graphs, PBL dependencies, Data Model for Oracle and SQL Server.

 
Count number of components in your application

Count the number of components of your application

Generate an inventory to know the number of Objects, Lines of Code, dependencies with dll functions, web services, stored procedures, etc.

 

Learn more about Source Code Documentation

 

About Visual Expert

Visual Expert is a robust static code analysis tool created for PowerBuilder, SQL Server, and Oracle developers to review, maintain, and analyze the code. In addition to analyzing cross-references, VE automates documentation generation to facilitate maintenance, secure changes, and share knowledge with other developers.


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