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Millennialize the Mainframe: Innovation with Java and Eclipse

By | May 5th, 2016|Agile, Agile Dev, App Development, Java, Mainframe DevOps, Millennialize the Mainframe, Millennials|

At first, the juxtaposition of mainframe and Eclipse seems counterintuitive—different syntaxes, different cultures, different generations. But the introduction of Java to the mainframe is blurring the line between developers who represent these differences.

The 2-week COBOL Sprint: Developing a Process of Continuous Builds (5)

By | May 3rd, 2016|Agile, Agile Dev, COBOL, COBOL Sprint, 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.

Mainframe Versus Open Systems: The Feud Must End for Big Companies to Be Fast

By | April 28th, 2016|Agile, Agile Dev, App Development, Mainframe DevOps|

There’s a longstanding feud between mainframe application development and open systems development teams. Mainframe dev believes slow and steady keeps the company secure, while open systems dev follows a DevOps approach, celebrating innovation, agility and speed.

Compile Skeletons: Why Not Use the Best?

By | April 21st, 2016|App Development, Code Quality, Mainframe DevOps|

As a Product Manager I’m constantly looking for the win-win option of something that provides flexibility with minimal complexity. Often this balance is only achieved by starting with the right philosophy and continually learning from customer experience.

The 2-Week COBOL Sprint: How to Build a Scrum Team (4)

By | April 18th, 2016|Agile, Agile Dev, App Development, COBOL, COBOL Sprint, 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.

Five EU Data Protection Rights That Will Affect Your Company

By | April 15th, 2016|Data, Security|

Recently, the EU Parliament adopted the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) legislation. Apart from losing credibility, companies failing to comply with the GDPR will face fines up to €20 million or 4 percent of annual worldwide turnover—whichever is greater.

Debunking Four Myths of Agile Development on the Mainframe

By | April 11th, 2016|Agile, Agile Dev, App Development, Mainframe DevOps|

There’s a lot of misinformation out there about what being Agile really means. We’ve identified four myths of Agile development, and we’re happy to debunk them to keep your company from travelling down the wrong path.

Are You Making Development & IT Decisions Based on Fact or Fantasy?

By | April 6th, 2016|Agile Dev, App Development, Data, Mainframe DevOps|

As stewards of the mainframe, Compuware helps maintenance-paying customers turn awareness into action by enabling them to leverage their tools for absolute value. The VIP helps your company gauge its current and future industry position; understand how it can better leverage Compuware tools to outpace competition; and increase productivity to make room for the pursuit of other business interests.

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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 (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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Mainframe Innovation, Reimagined

By | December 29th, 2015|App Development, Mainframe DevOps|

Until recently the mainframe environment at most organizations has been treated like a black box: executives knew it accomplished significant work and it involved significant budget line items but preferred to leave it to its own devices. However, dramatic changes are afoot.

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