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In the below posts, discover what it means to practice Agile dev at your mainframe software company. In the following posts, you’ll learn that by adopting a culture of Agile, your organization can more quickly develop and deliver mainframe software in the digital economy.

Agile is a cultural transformation in software and business processes that enable you to quickly react and adapt to changing markets and environments. The efficiency Agile dev brings to the mainframe is essential if organizations that rely on the most secure and reliable computing platform available wish to innovate and compete moving forward. The cultural shift from Waterfall to Agile dev is an organizational imperative, and to do otherwise leaves the field of competition open for smaller, nimbler, Agile industry disruptors to swoop in and take over from their slower competitors.

By adopting an Agile development framework, your organization will have the opportunity to use more efficient processes for developing and delivering mainframe software on a more frequent basis that meets the demands of the digital economy, thereby maintaining your competitive edge.

“I Want My MTV”—and My Continuous Integration

By | December 13th, 2016|Agile Dev|

Just like MTV made it possible for Gen Xers to watch a continuous stream of their favorite music videos or gain instant access to historic events like the tearing down of the Berlin Wall, we want continuous integration to give us a constant feed of development progress on the mainframe.

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How Shall I Compare Thee? An Overview of File-AID Compare in Topaz Workbench (part 2)

By | November 29th, 2016|Agile Dev, App Performance, Code Quality|

Part two of this series will walk you through the benefits of your setup choices (whether you gave them careful consideration or took the defaults), and help you understand the Summary and Detail displays that show the compare output.

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DevOps Test Data: Why Synthetic Is Wrong and Policy-Based Masking Is Right

By | November 17th, 2016|Agile Dev, App Performance, Code Quality, Data, DevOps, Featured, Security|

You can’t accelerate and scale DevOps unless you also accelerate and scale DevOps test data delivery. That’s why every DevOps leader should take a close look at Compuware’s Test Data Privacy solution.

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How Shall I Compare Thee? An Overview of File-AID Compare in Topaz Workbench (part 1)

By | November 1st, 2016|Agile Dev, App Performance, Code Quality, Featured|

Compare, Search and Sort are base capabilities every programmer needs in their Swiss Army knife of development skills. Let’s take a closer look at how to get the most out of comparing data, specifically with Compuware File-AID Compare in Topaz.

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Forget Mainframe Application Migration—Fix Your COBOL Programs

By | October 27th, 2016|Agile Dev, App Performance, COBOL|

The time and cost of migrating off the mainframe isn’t economically viable, but modernizing the mainframe with new tools and processes is. It’s time to stop fantasizing about moving off the mainframe and start modernizing, or at least fix, your COBOL programs instead.

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How to Strengthen Data Protection and Prevent Insider Data Breaches

By | October 18th, 2016|Agile Dev, App Performance, COBOL, Code Quality, DevOps, Featured, Security|

Without a good view of mainframe activity, what happens when an unauthorized user gets their hands on an authorized user’s credentials and gains unapproved access to sensitive mainframe applications or data?

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