Your first steps with Visual COBOL - COBOL Developer Day


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Your first steps with Visual COBOL - COBOL Developer Day

  1. 1. Your First Steps with Visual COBOL Michael Bleistein, Principal Architect
  3. 3. Embracing Innovation with Visual COBOL REDUCTION OF BACKLOG / IT DEBT DISRUPTIVE TECHNOLOGIES New Architecture Mobile Cloud Development Efficiency Skills and Organization
  4. 4. Embracing Innovation with Visual COBOL Cloud Mobile New Architecture Skills and Organization Development Efficiency
  5. 5. 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
  6. 6. Development Efficiency Highly 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 – background parsing, autocomplete, smart editing, etc. • Unified development environment supporting efficient cross-team development • Developer collaboration across all languages Benefits Capability
  7. 7. Demonstration Modern IDE choices for COBOL
  8. 8. • 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. 8 Skills & Organization
  9. 9. Skills & the Organization Bridge the Skills Gap with Visual COBOL • Address the skills challenge issue • Attract a new talent pool • Protect the value & importance of your core apps • 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 Benefits Capability
  10. 10. Demonstration Visual COBOL bridges the Skills gap
  11. 11. • 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 11 Cloud Computing
  12. 12. Cloud Computing Scalable, cost-effective application deployment to the Cloud • Up to 70% reduction in IT costs • Increased application reliability, availability and serviceability • Rapid service delivery Benefits 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
  13. 13. Demonstration Visual COBOL in the Cloud
  14. 14. • 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 14 Mobile Computing
  15. 15. Mobile Computing Enhance the User Experience with Visual COBOL • Build vibrant user interfaces. Deliver a better user experience • Respond to consumer service demands • Get ahead of the competition. • Access COBOL applications and data from IPhone, Android, Windows 8, and Blackberry devices • Create Web 2.0 & HTML 5 applications • Build SOA-enabled systems Benefits Capability
  16. 16. Demonstration BYOD to Visual COBOL
  17. 17. • 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 17 Architecture
  18. 18. Architecture Portable, agile, application deployment with Visual COBOL • Reduce your Time to Delivery by up to 50% • Flexible application deployment & greater choice • Build once. Deploy anywhere! • 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 Benefits Capability
  19. 19. Demonstration Visual COBOL providing the flexibility you need in your architecture
  20. 20. Michael Bleistein @MicroFocus #VisualCOBOL 20 Your First Steps with Visual COBOL