Smart new IDEs might make core development tasks easier. But what, says Eddie Houghton, about the rest of the developer’s tasks? A good solution needs to think about the whole story. Written by Eddie and published by Mark.
Our AMC Tech Tips blog series continues as Ted John outlines some clever capabilities to accelerate the COBOL app editing task using Micro Focus Visual COBOL, Enterprise Developer and Microsoft Visual Studio
Computers used to be simple... Just a dumb terminal that executed one and only one instruction at a time. Today, just your smart phone can do seemingly hundreds of operations simultaneously thanks to multitasking and multiple CPU cores. Yet a lot of code is still written today assuming only one operation can be executed at a single time, but that just isn't the case anymore. Any time an application reads from a file, downloads data across a network, or searches a database, is a perfect time to perform other tasks, like updating the screen, or processing another job. This has the benefit of applications getting more done, more quickly.