What does an Agile cadence mean for UX designers? How does that affect mainframe development teams? We at Compuware pondered these same questions when we underwent our transformation to Agile and settled on an approach that has served us well.
After adopting Compuware’s Test Data Management solution, the company could secure all its data while ensuring it could maintain a high level of flexibility and efficiency during the merger.
Twelve questions to help you rate the quality of your mainframe development, based on the "Joel Test" from Joel Spolsky, CEO and co-founder of Stack Overflow.
The best way to optimize your COBOL programs is to migrate them to the latest version of COBOL. The first part of that strategy involves roadmap planning.
After decades of building complex IMS environments, organizations running IMS applications face a new challenge: Keeping IMS development organizations efficiently staffed to continue evolving and supporting the business.
ISPW’s integration of automatic, graphical Impact Analysis is another example of how source code management can be made much more simple and Agile by automating certain aspects of the tool.
While some industries have always had narrow margins, companies are more cost-focused than ever. Soft-capping can be scary, but you still need to save money. Practice safe-capping with LPAR Sets.
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.
Before executing a COBOL to Java on z/OS conversion, there are several unrecognized pitfalls companies should be aware of that render possible savings to be of no consequence.
Companies can improve their legacy code and ensure less risk by moving away from manual processes and using automated unit testing on the mainframe for multiple benefits.
To me, the tradition of making New Year’s resolutions is very much like traditional Waterfall development: You plan your enhancements—in this case resolutions—and deliver them only once a year.
A recent study demonstrated that when you consider total costs with mainframes, UNIX boxes and Wintel hardware (hardware, support, software, people, environmentals), mainframes are cheaper.
Shifting to a mindset where CX is the epicenter enables organizations to build a culture where everyone feels empowered to improve their role in every operational, and ultimately every CX, supply chain.
What led a major credit union to adopt a new application debugging tool as it prepared to upgrade to newer releases of the z/OS operating system.
When you realize that regardless of your position in a company you can contribute ideas, collaborate creatively with others and support your peers, you realize you can help drive success.
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.
Finding inefficiencies in your applications to save CPU is something you should already be doing, especially when the mainframe is experiencing even more activity from digital engagement.