The final blog in this series looks at the alternative approaches to IT leaders as they modernize their systems to tackle backlogs, launch new innovation and deal with capacity concerns. The modernization journey will be shaped by the specific challenges you face.
The fourth in a series of five, this blog investigates how organizations using the Micro Focus Mainframe Express (MFE) product range – or older PC based mainframe development technology – can resolve existing challenges in their mainframe development environment, and how upgrading to Micro Focus’ latest zEnterprise development technology can enable even greater efficiency in the pursuit of ever-changing business objectives.
Application development isn’t just about edit, compile, debug and test. It’s a lot more complex, and involves a range of tools such as configuration management and databases. In part 2 of 5 from the zEnterprise series, we explore the efficiency related issues that mainframe development teams face in the development cycle, and how these can be tackled effectively with the right technology.
One of the problems large development organizations face is a lack of communication between developers who know the original so-called “legacy” languages and those who are building other applications, using other languages on other environments. The obvious solution to this problem is to use a development environment which caters for both communities.
How do Eclipse and zEnterprise help tackle this problem and how do they enable organizations with maturing core systems to keep up, and embrace innovation?
How can your organization find the resources or capacity, let alone the budget, to innovate as well as keep the lights well and truly switched on? This is the first in a series of 5 blogs which will explore how mainframe modernization challenges can be tackled effectively, so your organization can take the smartest route towards development efficiency and innovation.
In May 2012, Micro Focus its new flagship product for mainframe application development, Enterprise Developer, part of the Enterprise product set.
Designed to provide the most productive and cost-efficient IBM mainframe development environment possible, Enterprise Developer exploits industry-leading IDE frameworks Eclipse and Visual Studio to allow the COBOL programmer community to use the same technology as other language developers, eradicating barriers to teamwork and improving the skills pool.