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Organizations have the power to adopt new methodologies and approaches to COBOL. Leveraging the reliability and efficiency of COBOL in a new development and delivery framework is the epitome of mainframe modernization, and has proven to be the best and most economical way forward for enterprises on the mainframe.

COBOL has proven to be the most effective solution for powerful enterprise applications like those found on the mainframe.  In the posts below, learn why we firmly believe COBOL is the irreplaceable language of the mainframe.

How Mainframe Innovation Can Help Modernize Federal Government IT

By | September 23rd, 2016|Agile Development, COBOL, DevOps, Featured, Modernize Government IT|

Rather than assuming all of the Federal Government’s older IT systems are outdated or obsolete, federal technologists must consider where they can improve existing systems that still function better than alternative platforms.

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The 2-Week COBOL Sprint: Agile Feedback Loops

By | May 31st, 2016|Agile Development, COBOL, DevOps, Featured|

A word of advice: I’d make sure you have feedback between customers and development, development and operations, QA and customers, and QA and development. Having multiple feedback loops circling between these groups will yield some amazing results, enabling your mainframe shop to develop and deliver software at a remarkable pace.

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Mainframe Disinvestment Rue and Recovery: A European Bank’s “Account”

By | May 26th, 2016|Agile Development, App Performance, COBOL, Code Quality, DevOps, Featured|

As technologies of engagement flourish and access mainframe data millions of times daily, companies are reversing their neglect of the mainframe and working hard to reinstitute the talent and knowledge needed to leverage the platform as the backbone of their success.

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The 2-week COBOL Sprint: Developing a Process of Continuous Builds

By | May 3rd, 2016|Agile Development, COBOL, DevOps|

Most IT teams use a lengthy process that hides broken builds and software integration issues until the end of a release cycle. By then, identifying people responsible for breaks and diagnosing their missteps is an exhausting chore. A process of continuous builds will help your team more quickly identify the origins of broken software.

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Exit Strategies: Why Not Use the Best?

By | March 28th, 2016|Agile Development, COBOL, Code Quality, Data, DevOps|

Here at Compuware we converted from CA Endevor to ISPW for our Source Code Management (SCM). I noticed right away that ISPW used a superior way to implement exits. You simply go to a panel and select the exit you need to modify from a list of all available exits. This is important because there is no hunting around to find the exits—they are all listed.

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The 2-Week COBOL Sprint: Having a Critical Conversation About Agile

By | March 23rd, 2016|COBOL, DevOps, Workforce|

Perhaps you've realized how poisonous distrust is to your organization. Productivity is suffering, but you’ve discovered Agile can help. Now it’s time to start a conversation with business leaders about becoming Agile and adopting processes like the 2-week COBOL sprint.

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Millennialize the Mainframe: Transferring Technical Skills

By | March 16th, 2016|Agile Development, App Performance, COBOL, DevOps, Millennialize the Mainframe, Workforce|

It’s becoming easier for Millennial developers to apply their programming skills to the mainframe. Just look at Justin Lewis, a Millennial software developer at Compuware who has leveraged his technical acumen to help the company mainstream the mainframe, bringing it into cross-platform DevOps processes.

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The 2-Week COBOL Sprint: How Agile Mends Broken Trust

By | March 7th, 2016|Agile Development, App Performance, COBOL, DevOps|

The bottom line is communication and transparency lead to improved trust among all groups in an organization. Starting with the initial process of establishing business requirements, to the last stage of operating the resulting programs, high frequency communication improves the trust and speed of getting new software to production.

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Compuware’s Topaz Workbench Bridges Mainframe Generations

By | March 3rd, 2016|Agile Development, App Performance, COBOL, DevOps, Millennialize the Mainframe, Workforce|

The “age of the customer” has placed new demands on the mainframe, necessitating the modernization of this venerable platform's development tools for a new generation of developers. With products like Topaz Workbench, Compuware is mainstreaming the mainframe for that next generation.

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The 2-Week COBOL Sprint: Why Mainframe Shops Need It

By | February 9th, 2016|Agile Development, COBOL, DevOps|

The digital economy is forcing mainframe shops to change their cultures at a pace way outside their comfort zones. Many developers still believe working slow means safely preventing missteps and ensuring stability. While it’s critical for shops to establish a high-quality delivery, doing so at the pace of a tortoise gives Agile industry disruptors the time they need to bring your company to extinction.

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