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Achieving high code quality should be considered from the perspective of how debugged and deficiency free it, and how well meets the demands of your customers. To improve code quality, your organization should be employing solutions to keep code clean and using metrics to measure performance. In the below posts, discover what it means  for an organization to maintain high code quality on the mainframe.

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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Balancing Complexity and Flexibility: Why Not Use the Best?

By | March 9th, 2016|Agile Development, App Performance, Code Quality, DevOps|

Sometimes things like SCM products are naturally complex, but that complexity should be handled out of the view and participation of the user. The goal of a product should be what we’ve termed "elegant simplicity": a simple, intuitive and natural way to accomplish what needs to done.

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Data Access: Why Not Use the Best?

By | March 1st, 2016|Agile Development, App Performance, Code Quality|

Having now used ISPW versus Endevor, you quickly appreciate the benefits of its modern architecture. You quickly begin to value the improvements in efficiency, performance and power you get with a database. And, you quickly come to the conclusion, why did I let myself fall into the day-to-day trap of tolerating the loss of productivity from a Source Code Management that is a prisoner of the past?

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The Compuware Value Improvement Program: A New Year’s Resolution

By | December 21st, 2015|Code Quality, Customer Experience, Workforce|

As we rapidly approach yet another Christmas I am wondering where the year has gone. Perhaps it is just my age catching up with me, or maybe time just flies when you are having fun. Whichever it is, I surely had a productive and satisfying year and no Dickens’ ghosts [...]

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Outsourcers and Clients: Cultivating Common Ground with Metrics

By | September 4th, 2015|Code Quality, Customer Experience|

The Compuware Value Improvement Program, a.k.a. the VIP, can help bridge the gaps between the client and the outsourcer. Through powerful, built-in analytics, detailed product usage statistics, and elegant visualizations, customers have a full understanding of staff utilization, detailed function usage, and hence efficiencies that can potentially be gained through best practices.

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Sustaining Efficiency Through Analytics in a Changing World – Three Questions That Expose the Human Capital Threat

By | May 15th, 2015|Code Quality, Workforce|

The world wakes up every morning oblivious to the fact that the mainframe will never fail them. Whether getting cash from an ATM, shopping online or trading stocks, the mainframe plays a critical, but often under appreciated role in the customer experience. This has been made true, in great part, [...]

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Mainframe and Cloud – Oil and Water?

By | April 3rd, 2013|Code Quality|

I came across an interesting article last week entitled “Tassie retailer rejects cloud for mainframe.” It described how an Australian supermarket chain was bucking the “cloud computing” trend by upgrading to the latest Unisys mainframe technology to run its core business, including a 20+ year-old application suite. The article highlights [...]

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