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Exit Strategies: Why Not Use the Best?

By | March 28th, 2016|Agile, Agile Dev, App Development, COBOL, Code Quality, Data, Mainframe 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 (3)

By | March 23rd, 2016|Agile, COBOL, COBOL Sprint, Mainframe DevOps, Millennials|

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, Agile Dev, App Development, App Performance, COBOL, Mainframe DevOps, Millennialize the Mainframe, Millennials|

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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Balancing Complexity and Flexibility: Why Not Use the Best?

By | March 9th, 2016|App Development, App Performance, Code Quality, Mainframe 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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The 2-Week COBOL Sprint: How Agile Mends Broken Trust (2)

By | March 7th, 2016|Agile, Agile Dev, App Development, App Performance, COBOL, COBOL Sprint, Mainframe 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, Agile Dev, App Development, App Performance, COBOL, Java, Mainframe DevOps, Millennialize the Mainframe, Millennials|

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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Data Access: Why Not Use the Best?

By | March 1st, 2016|Agile, App 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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Millennialize the Mainframe: A Modern Mainframe Development Perspective

By | February 24th, 2016|Agile, Agile Dev, App Development, Java, Mainframe DevOps, Millennialize the Mainframe, Millennials|

Many Millennials still perceive working with mainframe technology as a career dead end. But the opposite is true at Compuware, a company doing well to hire and empower Millennials who view working with the mainframe as a challenge with the reward of opportunity.

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Application Testing: How Can You Ensure Secure Testing by Your Outsourcer?

By | February 16th, 2016|Agile, App Development, App Performance, Data, Mainframe DevOps, Security|

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is increasingly causing headaches for senior IT management. In the media the main focus is on consent, but there are many other areas that need attention. One of them is testing.

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The 2-Week COBOL Sprint: Why Mainframe Shops Need It (1)

By | February 9th, 2016|Agile, Agile Dev, App Development, COBOL, COBOL Sprint, Mainframe 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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