CA Updates Mainframe Development Tools

Troubleshooting tools get revamped

With all the hype surrounding Web Services, J2EE, and the like, it’s easy to forget about developing for the venerable mainframe. Fortunately, Computer Associates International, Inc. still has the mainframe on their minds and have updated troubleshooting tools for big iron.

Yesterday, CA released new versions of Advantage CA-Dump Batch and Advantage CA-Optimizer/II. Both tools are designed to detect and identify abend problems in batch-processed software.

Both products have expanded their troubleshooting features, including the addition of a central repository for abend reports, giving developers the ability to compare current errors with past errors. In addition, the products add symbolic information to abend notices, helping get developers on their way when they debug.

CA has also expanded the products’ integration with its applications lifecycle solutions. Both Advantage CA-Dump Batch 2.0 and Advantage CA-Optimizer/II 3.0 now mesh with AllFusion Endevor Change Manager, AllFusion CA-Panvalet, and AllFusion CA-Librarian.

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Chris McConnell is Product and Technology Editor for Enterprise Systems.