Topic: mainframe

SD Times news digest: Infragistics Ultimate 20.2 released, BMC new mainframe enhancement, GrammaTech awarded DARPA AIE program

Infragistics Ultimate 20.2 is a complete UX and UI solution that is compatible with Microsoft’s latest .NET 5 release.  According to the company, users can speed up their app creation by using the new Indigo.Design App Builder drag and drop tool.  Infragistics Ultimate 20.2 also includes new components and features such as toolkits for Angular, … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Accusoft’s new SDK for PDF functionality, Rocket Software announces Rocket OpenAppDev for IBM Z, and Flutter Windows alpha

Accusoft announced its latest SDK, ImageGear PDF, to enable developers to add a variety of PDF functionalities into an application.  ImageGear PDF gives end-users the ability to merge multiple PDFs, rearrange pages within a PDF, add pages or remove pages in a PDF, and more.  ImageGear PDF is available with an optical character recognition add-on … continue reading

SD Times news digest: GitHub CLI 1.0 released, Google updates Coral accelerator, and Open Mainframe Project launches four new projects

GitHub CLI 1.0 reduces context switching and helps developers more easily script and create their workflows. With GitHub CLI 1.0, users can run their entire GitHub workflow from their terminal, call the GitHub API to script nearly action and connect to GitHub Enterprise in addition to GitHub.com. Additional details on the new release are available … continue reading

The path to mainframe agility

When Compuware, now a BMC company, came under new leadership in 2014, the company embarked on a mission to realign as an Agile business. It went from delivering customer requirements every 12 to 18 months to a publicly faced quarterly roadmap deeply engaged with customers. Once the company started to see some success, customers went … continue reading

Mainframe for DevOps puts an end to silos

“After the last nuclear bomb goes off and the earth cools, and the cockroaches come back out of the ground, they will all be dragging mainframes with them because it’s the only platform that will be able to withstand that,” Thomas Klinect, a senior research director at Gartner, told SD Times. While Klinect was joking … continue reading

Open Mainframe Project aims to fill COBOL skills gap

The Open Mainframe Project is looking to fill a technology skills gap by providing COBOL resources to the public sector.  According to the project, more than 10 million people in the United States have filed for unemployment due to the COVID-19 crisis, and there is an emergent need for COBOL programmers. “This pandemic underscores the … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Parasoft C/C++test, Datical updates Liquibase, and Syncsort and Databricks partner on mainframe data

Parasoft introduced the new release of its C/C++test solution this week at Embedded World. The solution is a unified C and C++ development testing solution for real-time safety- and security- critical embedded applications and enterprise IT. “With the new release of C/C++test, we are bringing unique AI and ML capabilities to help organizations with the … continue reading

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

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