Posted on 07. Oct, 2015 by Derek Britton.
Micro Focus continues to invest millions of dollars each year in enhancing and expanding its products to meet new technology standards and market demand. The 2.3 release of Visual COBOL and Enterprise Developer in October 2015 is another example of our products’ continuing evolution to support a variety of market challenges. Derek Britton got an early view.
Posted on 05. Oct, 2015 by Derek Britton.
In simple terms, mainframe DevOps is a process of ‘joining the dots.’ But until an organization can link all the elements to create a true end-to-end application development process then this will remain an incomplete picture. In our ‘DevOps for the mainframe’ blog series we have already covered off clearing development bottlenecks – but for many mainframe delivery teams, testing requirements remain the biggest barrier to delivery efficiency. In the last of the series, Derek Britton attempts to link continuous integration testing and traditional mainframe QA…
While the DevOps methodology appears to promise significant improvements in efficiency, it relies on significant changes to internal practices in environments which are – frankly – quite hard to change. In his third blog in the series Derek Britton explores whether taking a smarter approach to mainframe DevOps might bring the goal of development efficiency within reach
John McHugh looks into 25 years of CORBA’s reliability, security and proven performance and how Micro Focus Artix can maximize existing assets and connect CORBA with Web Services, .NET, and REST to maximise and modernize your existing investment.
Posted on 29. Sep, 2015 by Derek Britton.
This month’s TIOBE.COM index ranks COBOL – the pioneering and pacesetting programming language – at number 20 in terms of global computing language activity. But why is a 50-year-old language suddenly climbing the charts? Derek Britton investigates.
DevOps is a software development methodology which promises greater efficiency and throughput of change through transparency, collaboration and flexibility. But it depends on significant changes to internal practices for many. In the second of our Mainframe DevOps series, Derek Britton opens up the discussion on a key DevOps principle: a culture of collaboration.
Posted on 23. Sep, 2015 by Ed Airey.
Ed Airey talk us through the ACUCOBOL extend 10 launch. This latest and major release of extend offers new and exciting capabilities designed to optimize ACU development and accelerate your move to new innovation
Posted on 09. Sep, 2015 by Ed Airey.
Ed Airey from Micro Focus looks at the tighter integration between Micro Focus Visual COBOL and IBM TXSeries. Enterprise developers can now build, test and deploy enterprise COBOL applications using modern IDEs – Visual Studio or Eclipse – that are seamlessly integrated within Micro Focus Visual COBOL.
That font of knowledge Wikipedia tells us that DevOps “aims to help an organization rapidly produce software products” – but can this much-lauded IT delivery methodology make light work of some of the most complex, and business-critical, mainframe development tasks? In the first of a series of blogs on DevOps, Micro Focus Product Marketing Director Derek Britton lifts the lid…
Posted on 20. Aug, 2015 by Ed Airey.
Product Marketing Director Ed Airey from Micro Focus talks about Micro Focus Visual COBOL announcing support for Microsoft’s next generation development platform, Visual Studio 2015 in his latest insightful blog.
Organizations without mobile capabilities – or a strategy to achieve them – are standing still. But with the right technology, even older COBOL applications have the potential to go mobile. COBOL has a long, rich history of innovation and is adding to it every day…