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U.S. Congressmen Witness Mainframe Modernization

By | September 26th, 2016|Agile, Agile Dev, App Development, COBOL, Featured, Mainframe DevOps|

Today’s visit from Chairman Chaffetz and Congressman Walberg exemplified the time commitment they have to investigating and understanding technology issues the Federal Government faces.

How Mainframe Innovation Can Help Modernize Federal Government IT

By | September 23rd, 2016|Agile, Agile Dev, App Development, COBOL, Featured, Mainframe DevOps|

Rather than assuming all of the Federal Government’s older IT systems are outdated or obsolete, federal technologists must consider where they can improve existing systems that still function better than alternative platforms.

How to Be a Mainframe DevOps Evangelist

By | July 7th, 2016|Agile, Agile Dev, Featured, Mainframe DevOps|

You need someone who fanatically believes in the benefits of mainframe DevOps and can drive an organization to embrace changes in people, process and technology to achieve those benefits. Enter the mainframe DevOps evangelist.

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The 2-Week COBOL Sprint: Deployment Automation

By | June 30th, 2016|Agile, Agile Dev, COBOL, Featured, Mainframe DevOps|

For mainframe agility to work, you have to move away from manual or scripted deployment and find a fit-for-purpose deployment automation tool.

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The Bloor Group Proves the Agile Mainframe Exists

By | June 23rd, 2016|Agile, Agile Dev, App Development, Featured, Mainframe DevOps|

In “The Agile Mainframe: Compuware Re-Energizes the Mainframe,” you have the opportunity to read more about how Agile and DevOps processes, modernized development tools, and integrations and partnerships forged with leading mainstream software vendors are transforming the mainframe to be a platform for agility.

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Recruiting the Mainframe Workforce: Hiring Millennial Developers

By | June 14th, 2016|Agile Dev, App Development, Featured, Mainframe DevOps, Millennials|

When our journey towards mitigating the mainframe skills shortage at our company began, we responded to the foreshadowing of a major skills gap that needed our immediate attention; we realized the next generation of developers wasn’t going to come to us, and that we needed to go to them; and we created a plan for how we should begin reaching out to them.

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The 2-Week COBOL Sprint: Agile Feedback Loops

By | May 31st, 2016|Agile, Agile Dev, COBOL, Featured, Mainframe DevOps|

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, App Development, App Performance, COBOL, Code Quality, Featured, Mainframe DevOps|

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, Agile Dev, COBOL, Mainframe 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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The 2-Week COBOL Sprint: How to Build a Scrum Team

By | April 18th, 2016|Agile, Agile Dev, App Development, COBOL, Mainframe DevOps|

Mainframe shops need Agile processes like the 2-week COBOL sprint to more quickly develop and deliver software for customers in the digital economy. To carry this out, you build a scrum team comprised of people across functional areas committed to daily interaction.

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Millennialize the Mainframe: Ending the Skills Shortage

By | April 13th, 2016|Agile, COBOL, Mainframe DevOps, Millennialize the Mainframe, Millennials|

Research shows 4 in 10 CIOs don’t have a plan for ending the mainframe skills shortage at their organization. But Compuware is passionate about hiring and educating Millennials to become the next stewards of the mainframe.

Is Compuware the Most Important Software Company in the World?

By | April 1st, 2016|Agile, App Development, COBOL, Mainframe DevOps|

Compuware’s innovative approach to mainframe visualization is particularly compelling in light of the fact that enterprises must update their core mainframe applications more aggressively than ever.

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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

By | March 23rd, 2016|Agile, COBOL, 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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The 2-Week COBOL Sprint: How Agile Mends Broken Trust

By | March 7th, 2016|Agile, Agile Dev, App Development, App Performance, COBOL, 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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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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The 2-Week COBOL Sprint: Why Mainframe Shops Need It

By | February 9th, 2016|Agile, Agile Dev, App Development, COBOL, 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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The Bright, New Future of COBOL

By | January 5th, 2016|Agile, App Development, COBOL, Featured, Java, Mainframe DevOps|

Compuware today announced ground-breaking integrations with Splunk, Atlassian, SonarSource, AppDynamics, and Jenkins. We also acquired the assets of ISPW, a leading provider of agile source code management and release automation. But what really happened is that Compuware transformed the future of mainframe applications.

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