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Visual COBOL - Blog

  • Announcing Visual COBOL 2.2 Update 1

    Micro Focus is pleased to announce the General Availability of Visual COBOL 2.2 Update 1. This latest release of Visual COBOL delivers even further capability for the COBOL developer - improving the COBOL development experience and enterprise deployment...
  • When Applications Mean Business

    Changing a complex IT estate for the better can be anything but easy – but the value of those applications, and smarter ways of extracting that value, can make this a sound business bet. For many organizations, the IT function has provided incalculable...
  • What’s new in Visual COBOL for Visual Studio 2.2?

    On 15 th November 2013 Micro Focus released the 2.2 version of Visual COBOL and Enterprise Developer. We’ve added lots of great new features that we hope you’ll like. Let's take a look at just a few… Expanded Copybook View ...
  • COBOL conundrum

    Development Managers face big challenges - namely innovating to supply customer demand, while also maintaining what already exists. By harnessing COBOL ’s agility, Development Managers are able to deliver more with less, faster. Read more in...
  • IT skills – solving the problem

    Skilled programmers and developers are becoming more and more important due to the increasing impact of mobile, big data, cloud and BYOD. The gap between skills will have a considerable impact on the ability of businesses to accommodate these technological...
  • Money, money, money!

    Research published by Computing shows that IT is heading towards mobile-oriented skills, with Android and iOS skills featuring highly. Results for example showed that Android, HTML5 and Java programming skills will be prevalent in the next two years for...
  • What’s your #COBOLrocks story?

    As one of the most reliable programming languages, COBOL is at the heart of the world’s business applications. There is a wealth of multi-faceted stories and personal experiences that accompany the COBOL language and its developer. We captured just...
  • Launch Towards Innovation

    The pressure on businesses to innovate is increasing. How can re-platforming help businesses on their journey towards innovation? Read more in the blog: http://blog.microfocus.com/news/turning-your-platform-into-a-launchpad/1819/
  • The Lights Are on But No-one’s Innovating

    How can businesses cope with innovation as well as “keeping the lights on”? With the same technical resources and skills needed to undertake core system updates and new technology innovations, getting it all done on time is a major headache...
  • Is Your IT Architecture Future-proof?

    How does a business adapt its architecture in order to survive in the cut-throat world of IT? This blog explores the dilemmas faced by IT managers and how reusing what works well and replacing what doesn’t could point your business in a sunnier...
  • Step towards Cloud Innovation

    In this rapidly changing world of IT, organizations must adapt to take advantage of the convenience Cloud computing brings. The benefits are clear: Cloud saves you money, time and expertise. Industry analysts predict Cloud computing expenditures as...
  • Act Fast with Mobile Innovation

    Mobile computing has made a loud entrance into the world of technology. Businesses have to act fast if they are to keep up with consumer demand. How can organizations deal with the technical challenges involved whilst keeping costs down and customers...
  • Can IT Face the Future Living with the Past?

    ‘Disruptive technologies’ and ‘disruptive innovation’ are becoming important labels in today’s IT and commercial world. Organizations are struggling to keep up with the challenges brought about by the huge demand from a technically...
  • Visual COBOL 2.1

    I'm delighted to announce the immediate availability of Visual COBOL 2.1. Visual COBOL 2.1 now supports: Web services and J2EE integration for COBOL Windows 8 Oracle Linux Visual Studio 2012 For more detailed information about...
  • Visual COBOL platform support

    One of the key attributes of Micro Focus' technology is the breadth of platform support for its products, enabling customers to build truly portable applications that can run anywhere. Take a look at Scot Nielsen's recent blog on the subject...
  • What's New in Visual COBOL 2.0?

    Visual COBOL 2.0 represents the latest product release, within our next generation of COBOL development and deployment tools. Visual COBOL 2.0 was made generally available to customers in early May, 2012 and it delivers further innovation and productivity...
  • Have you found Visual COBOL on LinkedIn yet?

    Visual COBOL now has a page on LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/company/micro-focus/visual-cobol-883496/product?trk=biz_product For the latest Visual COBOL offers and information all you need to do is 'Follow' Micro Focus (the company) on...
  • You’ve built your COBOL application and now you’re ready to deploy, but what do you do next?

    Find out by attending the sixth webinar in the Visual COBOL webinar series: Deployment and licensing systems This 45 minute webinar explains and demonstrates how you deploy the Visual COBOL runtime system and the new licensing system included with...
  • Modernizing your COBOL applications with Eclipse & JVM

    Do you want to reinvigorate your COBOL development environment for UNIX? How about bringing your COBOL business logic into the Java ecosystem? The fifth webinar in the Visual COBOL webinar series is now open for registration . Primarily intended...
  • Visual COBOL - Visualized!

    See and hear for yourself how Visual COBOL improves collaboration, time to market, enterprise software development practices, and IT skills. Watch the video here . Visual COBOL - The Future of COBOL.
  • Visual COBOL or Java? shouldn't that be Visual COBOL AND Java...

    Nothing quite beats a bit of computer language bias to get a good debate going. Nothing raises the shackles quite like a good argument about what's better than what. Recent posts in dzone on the value of (Visual) COBOL met with derision and support...
  • Still Standing the Test of Time - Relevance and Robustness

    The debate over COBOL’s continued relevance and indeed its future continues to persist in the developer community and IT world in general. But while every business has its language preferences, the re is no denying that COBOL continues to play a...
  • Visual COBOL webinar #2: Getting Started with Visual Studio 2010

    *This blog has been updated with revised dates for future webinars* We recently launched a webinar series to introduce the Visual COBOL product line, its capabilities and the benefits it can bring to your application development team and your business...
  • Visual COBOL webinar series

    *This blog has been updated with revised dates for future webinars* We’re launching a webinar series to introduce the Visual COBOL product line, its capabilities and the benefits it can bring to your application development team and your business...
  • Java - The Three-Legged Stool

    One of the biggest news items with the Visual COBOL R3 release was the unique support it offers to be able to take a single piece of COBOL source code and compile to INT code, native code, .NET or, for the first time, directly to JVM bytecode. I frequently...