In this world, there are always more than two ways to skin a cat, but the best way to skin any cat is the way you already know how to do it.

The same is true of application development from within a DevOps toolchain. When modernizing development processes on IBM i, the most efficient thing to do, always, is to make use of enterprise tools already in place within the organization and integrate these into a cohesive IBM i workflow that shepherds code from idea to production all along the way. It may seem obvious to say so, but trust me, it isn’t always obvious to companies and their IT organizations that, as far as possible, sharing the same tools across IBM i and distributed systems is always the most efficient approach to modernization.