Topic: mainframe

SD Times news digest: CheerpJ 2.0, Splice Machine partners with Heirloom Computing on modern mainframe apps, and Aiven’s open-source cloud platform

CheerpJ 2.0 was released this week with WebAssembly support, extended file system support to read, write and delete, and a new read-only filesystem. CheerpJ is a Java complier for the Web. It is designed to automatically convertsJava applications into HTML5 leveraging WebAssembly and JavaScript. It covers all of the Java 8 language, including reflection and … continue reading

SD Times news digest: New Bluetooth audio standard, Synposys’ new Bluetooth LE audio codec for audio and voice apps, and Facebook’s privacy tool

Bluetooth SIG unveiled the next generation LE Audio standard that will enhance Bluetooth audio performance, add support for hearing aids and enable Audio Sharing.  LE Audio can operate on two operation modes including Bluetooth Low Energy (LE) radio and Bluetooth Classic Radio (BR/EDR).  “Extensive listening tests have shown that LC3 will provide improvements in audio … continue reading

Guest View: Mainframers versus digital transformation engineers

Contrary to popular belief, the world is not full of start-ups. There’s a reason the world’s top X companies lists exist – these well-established powerhouses have been around for decades. The issue is that in this competitive, start-up environment, even well-established companies are now required to be as nimble as start-ups, and, if they don’t, … continue reading

Report: Manual testing practices continue to impede mainframe modernization

Test automation is a key to today’s business success, but businesses are failing to apply it everywhere. A recent report revealed only 75% of organizations don’t have test automation in place at every stage of development, and only 7% of organizations automate test on the mainframe.  In addition, 82% of respondents don’t believe they will … continue reading

Modernize mainframe apps through Agile

Agile software development is well understood, and the benefits are clear. In the world of software development for mainframes, the benefits are there but there has been some resistance to adopting Agile practices. RELATED CONTENT:  The new age of Agile: Evolving from teams to the entire business  Enabling Agile on the enterprise mainframe “There’s not … continue reading

Zowe 1.0 released for the modern mainframe

The Open Mainframe Project has announced that after six months of development Zowe is now production ready. Zowe is an open-source mainframe framework that strengthens integrations with modern enterprise applications. By providing interoperability and offering new web technologies, Zowe is designed to enable developers to use familiar open-source tools to access mainframe resources and services. … continue reading

Modernizing the mainframe

Mainframe technology providers are refusing to be left in the dust in a digital modern world where speed is everything, and everything is moving to the cloud. While a majority of the industry views mainframes as legacy, dated, old or irrelevant technology, many companies and initiatives are turning their focus to modernizing the mainframe. “Digitization … continue reading

CollabNet VersionOne, Compuware bring DevOps to mainframe development

CollabNet VersionOne and Compuware announced the integration of Compuware’s ISPW mainframe source-code management tool and CollabNet VersionOne’s Continuum release delivery platform. This continues their effort to bring mainframe software development into the digital value chain, the companies said. The integration will allow mainframe developers to track and control projects through the development pipeline from Continuum, … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Open Mainframe Project’s Zowe framework, Apple acquires AR company, and Google redesigns Wear OS notifications

The Open Mainframe Project wants to bridge the divide between modern apps and the mainframe with a new open-source software framework. Zowe is based on z/OS, an operating system for IBM mainframes. The framework is being worked on by Rocket Software, IBM and CA Technologies. “The Zowe mission is to enable delivery of such an … continue reading

Compuware: Enabling Agile on the enterprise mainframe

There’s a thought in the world that the mainframe is not part of the new enterprise IT landscape or can’t keep up. Compuware, as a company, is proving that the mainframe can compete. As the world’s only mainframe-dedicated software vendor, Compuware uses the same tools it provides to customers to build its own software. “We … continue reading

CA’s Built to Change Summit focuses on bringing DevOps to the mainframe

CA Technologies announced a new partnership with IBM today at its second annual Built to Change Summit. Together, the companies will develop and provide new services for IBM’s Cloud Managed Services on z Systems. The companies will also provide a new suite of mainframe software solutions, such as the recently released enterprise DevOps solution CA … continue reading

New IBM Z mainframe takes on encryption

With its latest mainframe, IBM is taking on the challenges with encrypting data associated with applications, cloud services and databases. IBM today unveiled its new transaction system, IBM Z, which introduces what IBM considers to be a “breakthrough” for encryption engines. According to IBM, there is a major global epidemic of data breaches, where more … continue reading

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