NA Developer Day - Your first steps with Visual COBOL

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  • 1. Your First Steps with Visual COBOLMichael Bleistein, Principal Architect
  • 2. The Forces of ChangeREDUCTION OFBACKLOG / IT DEBTDISRUPTIVETECHNOLOGIES
  • 3. Embracing Innovation with Visual COBOLREDUCTION OFBACKLOG / IT DEBTDISRUPTIVETECHNOLOGIESNew ArchitectureMobileCloudDevelopmentEfficiencySkills andOrganization
  • 4. Embracing Innovation with Visual COBOLCloudMobileNew ArchitectureSkills andOrganizationDevelopmentEfficiency
  • 5. • Which of the following Forces of Change is yourpriority?1. Addressing the IT Backlog– Development resources or Skills2. Dealing with Disruptive Technologies– Cloud, Mobile, or new platforms & technologies3. OtherPolling Question
  • 6. Development Efficiency- Development organizations under pressure to provide software solutions to the pressingissues of the day.- Investment and process decisions may have led to a confused and inefficient situationtoday.- Need to build a more efficient software delivery process- Organizations are looking to unify development tooling and streamline the deploymentapproach
  • 7. Development EfficiencyHighly effective development results with Visual COBOL• Faster code compile, edit and debug process• 30% improvement in developer productivity• Greater development team collaboration• Advanced COBOL development tooling – backgroundparsing, autocomplete, smart editing, etc.• Unified development environment supporting efficientcross-team development• Developer collaboration across all languagesBenefits Capability
  • 8. DemonstrationModern IDE choices for COBOL
  • 9. • Structural barriers are major obstacles to organizational efficiency• Technology lines between development groups limit the ability for teams tocollaborate• 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.9Skills & Organization
  • 10. Skills & the OrganizationBridge the Skills Gap with Visual COBOL• Address the skills challenge issue• Attract a new talent pool• Protect the value & importance of your coreapps• Works with industry standard IDEs - VisualStudio and Eclipse• Consistent development experience for C/C++,.NET, Java and COBOL developers• Smart editing tools make cutting “new” COBOLcode easier to learn than everBenefitsCapability
  • 11. DemonstrationVisual COBOL bridges the Skills gap
  • 12. • 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 strainedIT budgets12Cloud Computing
  • 13. Cloud ComputingScalable, cost-effective application deployment to the Cloud• Up to 70% reduction in IT costs• Increased application reliability,availability and serviceability• Rapid service deliveryBenefitsCapability• Deploy existing on-premise COBOLapplications into the Cloud• Access data from SQL Azure, AmazonS3 and other Cloud data storage• Supports Amazon and Azure Cloudmodels
  • 14. DemonstrationVisual COBOL in the Cloud
  • 15. • Mobile world now very much part of the business world• Organizations striving to make sense of the BYODConsumerization of IT• Additionally, as mobile services start to prevail, the impact onthe back office starts to take its toll• Customers expecting mobile apps to provide access to existingservices15Mobile Computing
  • 16. Mobile ComputingEnhance the User Experience with Visual COBOL• Build vibrant user interfaces. Deliver abetter user experience• Respond to consumer service demands• Get ahead of the competition.• Access COBOL applications and data fromIPhone, Android, Windows 8, andBlackberry devices• Create Web 2.0 & HTML 5 applications• Build SOA-enabled systemsBenefitsCapability
  • 17. DemonstrationBYOD to Visual COBOL
  • 18. • New and different deployment platforms present both challenges andopportunities for IT and development organizations• JVM, .NET, or both?• New platforms such as zEnterprise, Windows 8 and tablet devices must beembraced• Integration with 3rd party services• Access to various database systems• Keeping a competitive edge requires keeping up18Architecture
  • 19. ArchitecturePortable, agile, application deployment with Visual COBOL• Reduce your Time to Delivery by up to50%• Flexible application deployment & greaterchoice• Build once. Deploy anywhere!• Enterprise-wide portability of COBOLbusiness apps• Application deployment across 50+platforms including Windows, Unix, Linux,z/Linux, .NET, and JVM.• Integration with modern technologies suchas XML, SOA, Web Services, andRelational DatabasesBenefitsCapability
  • 20. DemonstrationVisual COBOL providing the flexibilityyou need in your architecture
  • 21. Visual COBOL: Up Close and PersonalMichael Bleistein Michael.Bleistein@microfocus.com@MicroFocus #VisualCOBOL21