Is anyone planning on installing/utilizing NaturalOne in their production environment in addition to their Test & Dev? I’m curious to know if there is a way to lock it down completely to prevent any updates to data or program code. How difficult would this be and are other companies doing this?
We utilize N2O to migrate program changes from Dev to TEST to Production and do not allow our programmers to make any program changes without it. The only con i can think of is that a programmer won’t be able to modify the source code for an online program they are trying to troubleshoot. For example edit the code with a few write statements to look at the data that is being read but without stowing the code. This would expedite the trouble shooting process without having to migrate the code to TEST via N2O and then try to recreate the issue with similiar production data.
Without NaturalOne on production, programmers will still be able to log onto the mainframe to use the list command to view program code, DDMS, KEYS, etc. This can be useful and perhaps all that is really necessary from a production environment?