Posted on 13. Nov, 2013 by Melissa Burns.
It’s a question we hear a lot. And for those of you familiar with COBOL, you’ll know that the answer is ‘far from it’. In fact, just like any other business critical programming language, COBOL is continually updated, modified and enhanced to keep up with the fast-pace of demands which the industry puts on it. [...]
Posted on 19. Sep, 2013 by Jonny Crawford.
People have always tried to recycle – to get something new out of what’s gone before, right? The same applies in IT, where good ideas, technology or applications are retained and reused many times in different ways. So how does this ethos fit with the Micro Focus message of offering our customers innovative, new ways [...]
Posted on 22. Jul, 2013 by Melissa Burns.
Sound familiar? We’ve heard this from so many of our customers. They are trying to tackle the seemingly impossible – increase innovation to supply customer demand, while maintaining what already exists. To push the boundaries while keeping the lights on. This blog highlights the challenge and suggests an answer. Because we believe that Development Managers [...]
Posted on 16. Apr, 2013 by Eddie Houghton.
Application development plays a complex, vital role in mainframe IT organizations and an efficient development process is key in delivering improvements to the business. This blog – the second of five – examines the issues organizations face and how a contemporary approach can improve efficiency and productivity, unite development teams and put YOU in control.
Posted on 22. Oct, 2012 by Helen.Withington.
A problem by definition Shut your eyes. Think of what the word legacy means to you. Anyone seeing a Grandfather clock or similar? Chances are you’re getting a picture of something outdated and archaic, handed down by a predecessor. That’s where you and the dictionary part company. First things first While the entry in Collins [...]
Posted on 21. Sep, 2012 by Scot Nielsen.
The Tiobe Index has just published its results for September 2012. The headline “no change”. I beg to differ. Tiobe have been compiling statistics on programming languages for nearly a decade. Every month they publish a table of the top 100 programming languages ranked by popularity. Their benchmarking is simple; how much internet content exists [...]
Posted on 06. Aug, 2012 by Scot Nielsen.
In this blog Scot Nielsen, Product Manager for the COBOL Solution at Micro Focus, talks about one of the key reasons for the success of COBOL applications and in doing so, highlights some of the new features coming in the next release of Visual COBOL 2.1.