Helping programmers improve COBOL code testing is an absolute necessity considering mainframe programs tend to be the oldest and most important parts of the business.
In “Mainframe programming and the modern developer," analyst Daniel Howard writes about his change of perspective regarding the ease of mainframe programming with Compuware Topaz and Topaz Workbench,
As a company that prides itself on supporting a culture of continuous learning across all strata of the organization, it’s exciting to see Little Free Library have an impact on our own culture and the city we inhabit.
Learn some of the major challenges companies face with hiring next-gen developers for mainframe, including barriers keeping Millennials away from mainframe development, and what companies can do to combat those and improve recruitment.
While becoming Agile seems like a radical, sweeping shift for a mainframe company to make, it’s historically justified as a powerful method that generates more success because of its incremental framework.
BMC's new survey gives a thorough explanation for why the mainframe plays a key role in digital transformation and should be expected to experience longevity in the enterprise IT architecture.
Gen Z mainframe developers will arrive with their own generational idiosyncrasies, à la baby boomers, Gen Xers and millennials before them. It’s the nature of the workplace, and mainframe shops should be prepared to adapt.
Today’s visit from Chairman Chaffetz and Congressman Walberg exemplified the time commitment they have to investigating and understanding technology issues the Federal Government faces.
Companies that fail to comply with the GDPR will face the greater of two fines—€20 million or 4 percent of global turnover. Given the dire consequences of failing to measure up to GDPR standards, it’s essential for enterprises to prepare for the GDPR.
During the congresswoman’s visit, Compuware executives and employees showcased the company’s ability to modernize the mainframe with the Agile culture, processes and tools necessary for success in a constantly shifting digital age.
Detroit was a new city for the Compuware interns, but it’s also becoming a new city to itself. And like Detroit, the mainframe is becoming a new platform equipped with the familiar culture, processes and tools millennials need to be successful, regardless of their experience levels.
Mainframe agility is now a competitive requirement for enterprises in the accelerating digital economy. Agile provides the development framework for IT organizations to thrive in a fast-paced environment, and Scrum meetings are an indispensable component of that framework.
As technologies of engagement increasingly access systems of record, enterprises would be wise to adopt the mainframe DevOps culture, processes and tools they need to innovate.
The Pokémon franchise logically mainstreaming its brand for the digital age via Pokémon Go. Mainframe software companies should mainstream the mainframe for the digital age, too.
The streamlined structure, rapid skills development and accountability associated with the Scrum team makes it an ideal technique for achieving mainframe agility.
In “The Agile Mainframe: Compuware Re-Energizes the Mainframe,” you have the opportunity to read more about how Agile and DevOps processes, modernized development tools, and integrations and partnerships forged with leading mainstream software vendors are transforming the mainframe to be a platform for agility.
Once people commit to change and work through the process of detaching from old constraints, with patience the benefits of Agile will unfurl for an organization.
For a perspective of how Compuware goes about finding Millennial mainframe talent, I spoke with Leigh Ann Ulrey, responsible for Compuware’s Global Talent Acquisition. Ulrey is the first and last touchpoint for candidates in Compuware’s recruitment process, giving her a unique vantage point of the generational changeover between retiring mainframe experts and Millennial developers.
At first, the juxtaposition of mainframe and Eclipse seems counterintuitive—different syntaxes, different cultures, different generations. But the introduction of Java to the mainframe is blurring the line between developers who represent these differences.