Micro Focus Introduces Free Integrated Development Environment for IBM Mainframe Application Modernization

Entry-level version of Micro Focus Enterprise Developer offers a choice of Eclipse or Visual Studio IDE to develop enterprise-class mainframe and distributed applications.

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Micro Focus released announced its free Enterprise Developer Personal Edition solution. A powerful integrated development environment (IDE) for IBM mainframe applications, Enterprise Developer Personal Edition is a simple-to use, entry-level version of the full Micro Focus Enterprise Developer product for IT development professionals and students. It offers a choice of Eclipse or Visual Studio IDE to develop enterprise-class mainframe and distributed applications.

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Kevin Brearley, director, product management at Micro Focus, points out that “Enterprise Developer Personal Edition significantly improves developer agility when performing day-to-day mainframe development activities and helps address the mainframe skills shortage by reducing the gap between COBOL, Java, and C# developers in a collaborative IDE environment. Developers will also benefit from faster productivity gains in the new environment. Our technology delivers all this and it’s completely free.”

The product comes with smart COBOL editing, syntax checking, and compilation to create a simple way to modernize, develop, and maintain mainframe applications.

Micro Focus Enterprise Developer Personal Edition is the entry-level development platform of the Micro Focus Mainframe Solution -- a comprehensive product suite to help organizations through the journey of delivering mainframe work load. It includes Enterprise Analyzer, Enterprise Developer, Enterprise Test Server, and Enterprise Server. More information is available at www.microfocus.com/transform.

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