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Product News : Micro Focus Delivers Mainframe Modernization Solution
on 2013/4/15 8:53:07 (539 reads)
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Micro Focus, the leading provider of enterprise application modernization, testing and management solutions, has released Micro Focus Enterprise Developer for IBM® zEnterprise®, enabling customers to optimize all aspects of IBM mainframe application delivery and drive down costs, increase productivity, and accelerate innovation.

Micro Focus Enterprise Developer for IBM zEnterprise is built for customers modernizing applications for deployment on the mainframe or any of the IBM zEnterprise environments. The product uses either the Microsoft Visual Studio or Eclipse-based Integrated Developer Environment (IDE) with mainframe integration, and also includes tools to support development and unit testing on IBM z/Linux, AIX and x86 environments.

Commenting on its implementation of Micro Focus Enterprise Developer for IBM zEnterprise, Philippe Bailly, Director of Shared Services Centre at Steria in Nantes said: "The solution has enabled us to standardize our mainframe development environment and maximize programmer productivity. Moving to this Eclipse environment also means it is easier to recruit new developers and transition our existing staff thanks to user-friendly tools and a unified mainframe and Java development environment."

Kevin Brearley, Senior Director of Product Management at Micro Focus, said: "By providing a contemporary, standard IDE for zEnterprise, Micro Focus Enterprise Developer brings modern capabilities to a core IT asset. This helps experienced mainframe programmers work up to 40 percent more productively and allows less experienced developers to easily apply the skills they bring from other languages to the mainframe. This unrivalled technology enables our customers to deliver updates, applications and new, innovative services to market earlier."

Key benefits of Micro Focus Enterprise Developer for IBM zEnterprise include:
* Support for on- and off-mainframe development, providing a flexible approach and swifter delivery of new business functions without consuming mainframe resources
* Full and flexible customization of the IDE to support unique development processes
* Deep integration into mainframe configuration management and tooling, resulting in a more comprehensive development environment and faster developer adoption
* Improved application quality with measurable improvement in delivery times

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