CA Updates Mainframe Development Tools

With all the hype surrounding Web services, J2EE, and the like, it's easy to forget about the importance of developing for the mainframe. But Computer Associates (CA) International Inc. still has the mainframe on its mind and has updated troubleshooting tools for big iron.

CA recently 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 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 debug faster.

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.