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Once a month we'll shine our virtual spotlight on one of the CA Plex 2E community's members. It's just a fun, easy way for us to get to know one another a little bit beyond our work-related interactions here on the site. This month, we're featuring george.jeffcock, CA Plex consultant at Resurs Bank. 1b9719a.jpg


Location: Helsingborg, Sweden.

Current Gig:

One word that describes how you work: Patterns


How do you use CA Communities?

- Impart knowledge to others

- Knowledge base for my searches

- Communicate to CA Staff

- Staying current


and any suggestions for others?

Don't forget to use

Use IDEA wall


Mac or PC?

Mac at home and PC at work


Mobile Device?

IPad and IPhone


Apps/software/tools you can’t live without? as it is my hobby, passion and vanity project but I hope it helps other CA Plex enthusiasts


Besides your phone and computer, what's your favorite gadget?

Does my children count as gadgets...


How do you balance life/work?

Wife balances it for me, if not I am one of those people who would just work until there was no work.


Best advice you can give and you have received?

Can give: Perseverance is overrated  Been given: Stop smoking daddy.


What everyday thing are you better at than anyone else?

Nothing and besides my identical twin tends to match or better anything I do


Soap Box:

Help CA help you by contributing more, CA Communities are as good as what you put in I have found. CA 2E/Plex Conference | The CA 2E (Synon) and CA ... is coming so ask yourself what you want to see and ask for it.

Join CA Technologies and CM First Group on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 11:00 AM EST describing the newest release of CA 2E 8.7 and streamlined CA Plex 7.1 Dev-to-Market deliveries.  CA Technologies Product Owner, Simon Cockayne, will summarize the newest capabilities in both products.  CA 2E 8.7 builds on decades of success in many shops with powerful migration support from DDS to SQL-style databases.

CA Plex 7.1 has already been adopted by many enterprise customers seeking Active-X controls, a .Net client generator and improved automated test support.  For both CA 2E and CA Plex, streamlined roadmap releases assisted by CA Community Users among others are here to stay; learn how you can be part of this exciting process.


Following roadmap discussions, CM First CTO John Rhodes will relate CA 2E and Plex product upgrade tips and techniques, share lessons learned on managing Technical Debt, uplift assistance and highly automated CA 2E Modernization services now available.


Bring your product roadmap questions and get a front row seat for CA’s plans to turbocharge your development efforts. Fasten your seatbelts!


Register here: New CA 2E 8.7 & CA Plex 7.1 Invigorated



CA Technologies / CM First Group


NOTE: Features and dates are subject to change and withdrawal.


CA World '14:

The CA World '14 agenda builder is now available: CA World '14 Agenda Builder

You must be registered to begin building your agenda and remember, if you're a community member you get a $200 discount off of the registration fee, which can be combined with the $200 early-bird discount. Early bird registration ends on September 19.

Don't forget to follow the CA World '14 community to get all of the latest updates and news about CA World '14!

Tuesday Tips:

CA Tuesday Tip: CA Remote Engineer Now Available for CA Plex



Upgrade to Visual Studio 2012 (or later if available)

RPGIV - Built in Functions for String Manipulation: %TRIM, %TRIML, %TRIMR

7795 - Consume a web service

Plex - web support

2E Replace *ENTRY PLIST with PI/PR

Plex version for non-commercial use

64bit version of CA Plex



Top Discussions:

Plex 7.1 Debug C#

Help with Plex UI behaviour



.Net Blob Support?

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