Analysts Discuss Mainframes and 'Digital Transformations' -- Enterprise Systems

03/03/2017

... , who don't even know that the mainframe is there," the analysts write, "but many continue to develop on COBOL, citing skills and culture." ... "When we hire new people they sometimes think mainframe means COBOL and Assembler," Reddy said.

http://esj.com/articles/2017/03/03/idc-mainframe-report.aspx

Mainframe SCM Software Gets Better Visualization -- Enterprise Systems

04/04/2016

These legacy applications, often written in languages such as Cobol, PL/I or Assembler, must be updated in modern environments that support an increasing amount of user- and customer-facing distributed, Web, cloud and mobile workloads.

http://esj.com/articles/2016/04/04/compuware-scm.aspx

Syncsort Seeks To Simplify Big Data on Mainframes -- Enterprise Systems

03/04/2016

Syncsort Seeks To Simplify Big Data on Mainframes ... "This means you can use the Spark API to access mainframe data and the associated COBOL COPYBOOKS, to understand, translate and securely load it directly into Spark," the company said.

http://esj.com/articles/2016/03/04/syncsort-big-data.aspx

Compuware Seeks To Modernize the Mainframe -- Enterprise Systems

01/05/2016

... to its Topaz Runtime Visualizer, which helps developers inexperienced with mainframes gain insight into the inner workings of COBOL applications. ... Ensure the long-term viability of core legacy COBOL applications -- even as their most ...

http://esj.com/articles/2016/01/05/compuware-modernizes-mainframe.aspx

Compuware Tool Aimed at Updating Legacy Mainframe Code -- Enterprise Systems

10/01/2015

... code, likely written in languages such as COBOL or PL/I, is exemplified by Compuware ... 's enterprise apps still touch the mainframe, with more than 5 billion lines of COBOL code being added each year to a base excelling 220 billion lines of ...

http://esj.com/articles/2015/10/01/compuware-tool.aspx

Micro Focus Delivers COBOL Development and Deployment Capability for Windows 8 -- Enterprise Systems

11/28/2012

Micro Focus has released Visual COBOL 2.1, a COBOL application development environment that now includes enhancements that ... Visual COBOL can deploy COBOL applications to many contemporary platforms such as Windows, .NET, and the cloud.

http://esj.com/articles/2012/11/28/micro-focus-cobol-windows-8.aspx

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

11/07/2012

... skills shortage by reducing the gap between COBOL, Java, and C# developers in a ... The product comes with smart COBOL editing, syntax checking, and compilation to create a simple way to modernize, develop, and maintain mainframe applications ...

http://esj.com/articles/2012/11/07/micro-focus-free-ide.aspx

IT’s Poor Customer Satisfaction: Don’t Blame Developers -- Enterprise Systems

05/11/2012

Blog archive ... As IT has become more “consumerized” over the last several years, “business users ... Tools and approaches galore have been available to improve requirements gathering back when I a COBOL programmer in the 70s and 80s.

http://esj.com/blogs/enterprise-insights/2012/05/it-app-development.aspx

Oracle’s Updated Tuxedo Optimizes Integration with Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud to Increase Application Performance -- Enterprise Systems

12/16/2011

... control capabilities, and integration with Oracle Berkeley DB and COBOL-IT compiler. ... Additional migration options: Customers can now use an alternate COBOL compiler, COBOL-IT Enterprise Edition, to remotely access mainframe databases and ...

http://esj.com/articles/2011/12/16/oracle-tuxedo-11g.aspx

Software Quality Study Reveals Costs to Fix Software Glitches, Outages, Breaches -- Enterprise Systems

12/09/2011

The firm didn’t include costs to fix software so it performs its intended ... COBOL applications continue to enjoy their reputation for security, scoring highest in that dimension; .NET applications had the worst security scores.

http://esj.com/blogs/enterprise-insights/2011/12/software-quality-study.aspx