Yes of course :)  Once you create a library of unittests you can script them to run automatically.  If you are using a continuous integration / build server then you can script the tests to run after the build has completed successfully.  We have some teams using Jenkins for this.  


If you haven't already done so, please contact the WRC to let them know how important it is to get the Production Class UI to respect source control hooks (I am with you all the way on this one, but Product Management needs to hear it from customers).



Jennifer - Angular 2 is not supported by Angular Material.  By picking Angular 1.x Chris was able to demonstrate the stack selection that we're using for many internal applications as well as what many of our large customers are using (REST+AngularJS 1.x + Angular Material).


The macros are intended to prevent developers from having to refactor code at the same time as they perform an upgrade, as well as make it easier for application providers who have code running on a number of versions.

I've learned from experience that it is always best to have the fewest moving parts when possible when doing an upgrade so you can quickly find the cause of any issues that pop up.  Therefore, I always try to write forward compatible code and only after all of my systems for a given codebase have been upgraded and are stable do I start to introduce backwards incompatible changes.  These macros allow that very nicely.  In addition, using the macros means that you have more flexibility to upgrade without having to schedule a concurrent refactoring project (even if it is just a find and replace refactoring project :) ).

All that being said, the macros are not intended for long-term use with-in an application.  Once the 2016.1 > 2016.2 hurdle has been cleared then my recommendation would be to pull out the macros (find & replace) and stick with Caché's native JSON access going forward.  But that can then be a project that takes place post-upgrade, thus simplifying the upgrade and lowering risk.

Fabio - does this work if you make changes via Object access as well, or just SQL?