IBM i developers won’t have to leave the comfort of RDi and the LPEX editor to engage in application cross-referencing tasks, thanks to the recent integration between the ARCAD Observer cross-referencing software with LPEX.

According to ARCAD Software, the new functionality the new LPEX integration will bring “massive productivity benefits” to IBM i developers in the form of context-sensitive “where used” impact analysis, as well as dependency information, all delivered directly from within the LPEX editor.

LPEX integration is a new feature delivered in late June in ARCAD Observer version 12.1. The company, which has offices in France and New Hampshire, the integration is the result of work between ARCAD’s research and development team and IBM’s RDi development team.