Norms repository

The Norms Repository contains rules and best practices (coding, engineering, architecture rules).

Each rule has its own level of criticity (major error, warning, …).

Coding rules encompass:

  • COBOL rules (e.g.: GO TOs outside PERFORMs are forbidden),
  • SQL rules (e.g.: scalar functions – LEFT, RIGHT, CHAR, … – are not allowed in the WHERE clause),
  • CICS rules (e.g.: “DISABLE PROGRAM” instruction is forbidden).

Norms for which compliance can be automatically controlled are verified using the suitable tool.

The other norms are written down into check-lists and compliance to them is verified through peer reviews of a subset or of the whole set (organisational choice).


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