Developer Conference 1.2 - Presenting Visual COBOL
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Developer Conference 1.2 - Presenting Visual COBOL Developer Conference 1.2 - Presenting Visual COBOL Presentation Transcript

  • Presenting Visual COBOL Michael Bleistein Micro Focus
  • Embracing Innovation with Visual COBOL Mobile Cloud New Architecture Development Skills and Efficiency Organization
  • Development Efficiency- Development organizations under pressure to provide software solutions to the pressing issues of the day.- Investment and process decisions may have led to a confused and inefficient situation today.- Need to build a more efficient software delivery process- Organizations are looking to unify development tooling and streamline the deployment approach
  • EfficiencyHighly effective development results with Visual COBOLBenefits Capability• Faster code compile, edit and debug process • Advanced COBOL development tooling – background parsing, autocomplete, smart editing, etc.• 30% improvement in developer productivity • Unified development environment supporting efficient• Greater development team collaboration cross-team development • Developer collaboration across all languages
  • DemonstrationModern IDE choices for COBOL
  • Skills & Organization• Structural barriers are major obstacles to organizational efficiency• Technology lines between development groups limit the ability for teams to collaborate• Resource skill pool has much less agility.• IT needs ways to break down barriers and to unify the skills pool.• Eliminating the obstructions• Implementing skill-sharing programs• Group wide process and technology standards. 6
  • Skills & the OrganizationBridge the Skills Gap with Visual COBOL Benefits • Address the skills challenge issue • Attract a new talent pool • Protect the value & importance of your core apps Capability • Works with industry standard IDEs - Visual Studio and Eclipse • Consistent development experience for C/C++, .NET, Java and COBOL developers • Smart editing tools make cutting “new” COBOL code easier to learn than ever
  • DemonstrationVisual COBOL bridges the Skills gap
  • Cloud Computing• IT organizations look to provide core business as a service• Reduce operating cost and complexity by outsourcing core IT (platforms, services, applications) to a provider• ISVs consolidate platforms for smaller customers with strained IT budgets 9
  • Cloud ComputingScalable, cost-effective application deployment to the Cloud Benefits • Up to 70% reduction in IT costs • Increased application reliability, availability and serviceability • Rapid service delivery Capability • Deploy existing on-premise COBOL applications into the Cloud • Access data from SQL Azure, Amazon S3 and other Cloud data storage • Supports Amazon and Azure Cloud models
  • DemonstrationVisual COBOL in the Cloud
  • Mobile Computing• Mobile world now very much part of the business world• Organizations striving to make sense of the BYOD Consumerization of IT• Additionally, as mobile services start to prevail, the impact on the back office starts to take its toll• Customers expecting mobile apps to provide access to existing services 12
  • Mobile ComputingEnhance the User Experience with Visual COBOL Benefits • Build vibrant user interfaces. Deliver a better user experience • Respond to consumer service demands • Get ahead of the competition. Capability • Access COBOL applications and data from IPhone, Android, Windows 8, and Blackberry devices • Create Web 2.0 & HTML 5 applications • Build SOA-enabled systems
  • DemonstrationBYOD to Visual COBOL
  • Architecture• New and different deployment platforms present both challenges and opportunities for IT and development organizations• JVM, .NET, or both?• New platforms such as zEnterprise, Windows 8 and tablet devices must be embraced• Integration with 3rd party services• Access to various database systems• Keeping a competitive edge requires keeping up 15
  • ArchitecturePortable, agile, application deployment with Visual COBOL Benefits • Reduce your Time to Delivery by up to 50% • Flexible application deployment & greater choice • Build once. Deploy anywhere! Capability • Enterprise-wide portability of COBOL business apps • Application deployment across 50+ platforms including Windows, Unix, Linux, z/Linux, .NET, and JVM. • Integration with modern technologies such as XML, SOA, Web Services, and Relational Databases
  • DemonstrationVisual COBOL providing the flexibility you need in your architecture
  • Summary Points• Micro Focus has continuously modernized COBOL so customers can modernize their COBOL applications• Close the gap between existing resources and skills• Embracing new platforms and development frameworks• Take on disruptive technology challenges with 18
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