Micro Focus has annonuced the release of its Enterprise Developer for IBM zEnterprise, a solution that enables users to optimise IBM mainframe application delivery.
According to the company, the new solution is built for customers modernising applications for deployment on the mainframe or any of the IBM zEnterprise environments. It uses either the Microsoft Visual Studio or Eclipse-based Integrated Developer Environment (IDE) with mainframe integration, and includes tools to support development and unit testing on Linux for System z, AIX and x86 environments.
“By providing a contemporary, standard IDE for zEnterprise, Micro Focus Enterprise Developer brings modern capabilities to a core IT asset. This helps experienced mainframe programmers work up to 40 percent more productively and allows less experienced developers to easily apply the skills they bring from other languages to the mainframe. This first class technology enables our customers to deliver updates, applications and new, innovative services to market earlier," says Kevin Brearley, senior director of Product Management at Micro Focus.
“The IBM zEnterprise System, a result of more than $1 billion in R&D investments over the past four years, provides our clients with significant enhancements in handling data, analytics, cloud and, security, as well as the traditional focus areas of performance, security, availability and other key enterprise features," expains Greg Lotko, vice president and business line executive, IBM System z. "We are continually working with our technology partners to help our clients maximise the value in their IBM mainframes, and this latest innovation from Micro Focus is a great example of that commitment.”