The general pattern that I would recommend is: is a simple example of how this all fits together - see especially

I just used this toolset to build a small but meaningful IRIS-based application in about a week. I didn't hand-code a single REST endpoint in ObjectScript, and I got my OpenAPI spec and all my Angular services and TypeScript interfaces for free*.

Of course, if you already have a significant hand-coded REST API, this doesn't help much. For one application my team manages we've added a Forward in our main REST dispatch class to one using and gradually migrated endpoints over to use the standardized approach.

* ok, not totally free - there's the small price of writing better ObjectScript and e.g. having methods that return a registered JSON-enabled type rather than e.g. %DynamicArray and %DynamicObject.

@Evgeny Shvarov you're correct that no further configuration is needed - although if you want to commit direct from the IDE / Web UI you should set up the username/email for attribution.

At a technical level, see:

git-source-control doesn't reference module.xml directly; there's a method in IPM to get the package to which a given "InternalName" (e.g., Foo.Bar.CLS) belongs, so it calls that.

I agree on most of this. A few comments:

"Triple slash - Great idea. TestCoverage - Great tool. Why are they not in a single "powerful" package?"

These tools solve different, distinct problems (although both are related to unit testing). Tools that solve different, distinct problems should be separate packages. If you want to write a single "powerful" package that depends on both of them and maybe adds some glue between them, feel free!


Packages should use semantic versioning, and dependencies in IPM can be declared in a way that adheres to the semantic versioning contract. It's the responsibility of the dependency repo owner to follow this, and if you don't trust them you can just lock down to the version you tested with.

Also, I'm hoping to get around to reviewing your TestCoverage PR soon - just trying to deal with some CI infrastructure issues, and my day job keeps interfering. smiley

Here's a quick example. In short:

  • View Other
  • Click in the document
  • Click the thing that shows up in the bottom status bar
  • Enter routine + offset (e.g., copy/paste from error message) and hit enter.

It would be nice if this was available via quick pick based on the isfs context (including the routine, not just the tag+offset).

@Kari Vatjus-Anttila I'm just seeing this now. I'm a bit mystified - currently I'm using the same flags with latest-enough IRIS and the latest package manager, and it's fine.

It's possible that the mocking framework is causing issues. It looks like it has its own unit test manager; how does that play alongside the custom TestCoverage unit test manager? Have you made further changes to TestCoverage.Manager?