Topic: modernization

SD Times news digest: Micro Focus’ Visual COBOL 6.0 and Enterprise Studio 6.0, Visual Studio Basic Essentials extension pack and IBM Blockchain Platform 2.5

Micro Focus announced the general availability of Visual COBOL 6.0 and Enterprise Suite 6.0. According to the company, the new releases provide versatile application, process, and infrastructure modernization tools for enterprise developers.  “Through new insight-driven tools, API development capabilities and robust deployment options, these Micro Focus solutions give developers new ways to work with complex … continue reading

COVID-19 pandemic response puts mainframes back in spotlight

Many governments and business-oriented services are running on mainframes, and the spike in mainframe activity due to the pandemic has prompted organizations to seek out COBOL skills and expedite new approaches to working with the systems and architecture.  Over 30.3 million Americans filed for unemployment insurance due to the COVID-19 throughout the six weeks of … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Experimental Mobile Blazor bindings announced, The bipartisan Modernization Centers of Excellence Program Act, Google discontinues support for JSON-RPC and Global HTTP Batch Endpoints

The first experimental release of Mobile Blazor Bindings was released with a new BoxView, CheckBox, ImageButton, ProgressBar, and Slider components.  Xamarin.Essentials were included, and several properties, events, and other APIs were added to existing components.  The release also makes it easier to get from a Blazor component reference to the Xamarin.Forms control. The full details … continue reading

A guide to legacy app modernization tool providers

Compuware: Compuware, a mainframe-dedicated software company, empowers the world’s largest companies to excel in the digital economy by taking full advantage of their mainframe investments. They do this by delivering innovative software that enables IT professionals with mainstream skills to develop, deliver and support mainframe applications with ease and agility. Splice Machine: Splice Machine is … continue reading

How these companies can help you modernize your applications

David Rizzo, VP of product engineering at Compuware Compuware delivers highly innovative solutions and integrations that enable IT professionals of all skill levels to manage mainframe applications, data and platform operations with ease and agility. As mainframe workloads continue to grow and platform stewardship shifts to cross-platform DevOps teams, providing common tools that automate, integrate … continue reading

Legacy app modernization is not a slash and burn process

Legacy application modernization may mean different things to different people. But whether that means updating practices surrounding mainframes, adopting Agile and DevOps practices or updating to modern databases, legacy app modernization is necessary to keep pace with modern industry demands.  “Legacy modernization at large means that you take advantage of enhanced operational agility and accelerated … continue reading

Industry Watch: Healing the VA through modernization

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is a mess. From a lack of leadership at the top, to poor facilities management at local hospitals and clinics, the department with the second-largest budget in government cannot get its act together. Veterans complain about the length of time it takes them to get appointments, the amount of … continue reading

Compuware’s latest Topaz release aims to modernize the mainframe with Java

Compuware, a software provider now focused exclusively on managing mainframe systems, announced the general availability release of its quarterly iteration of its Topaz mainframe software, including new Topaz for Java performance capabilities. These new Java capabilities provide visibility into the performance and behavior of Java Batch programs and IBM WebSphere transactions running on IBM z … continue reading

Heirloom looks to move COBOL apps into the cloud

Former Micro Focus devs create Elastic COBOL PaaS to convert legacy apps to Java in the cloud … continue reading

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