It’s 2021 and if you’re looking to learn a new programming language, DevOps tool, public cloud, or infrastructure items, the big question is which one to go for? Here are my picks on where to invest your time and energy.
Seventy percent of enterprises favour modernisation as an approach for implementing strategic change as compared to the replacing/retiring of key COBOL applications, according to a survey commissioned by UK technology company Micro Focus.
AWS used a keynote presentation by Amazon.com chief technology officer Werner Vogels at its AWS re-Invent conference to announce a raft of new products and features aimed at developers, with an emphasis on serverless.
It's estimated that organisations running PL/I applications on IBM® mainframes are spending in excess of US$1 billion per annum in operating costs. As a result, enterprises are looking for alternatives to deliver the same business capabilities for less while retaining the existing intellectual property built into the PL/I applications. To help organisations address this, Micro Focus (LSE: MCRO.L), the leading provider of enterprise application modernisation, testing and management solutions, today released Micro Focus Server Enterprise Edition for PL/I, the first complete, cross-platform migration solution that enables mainframe PL/I applications to be moved, with minimal changes, from an IBM® mainframe to Linux®, Unix® or Windows Server® platforms, where they can be operated for a fraction of the cost.
Micro Focus® (LSE.MCRO.L), the leading provider of enterprise application modernization, testing and management solutions, today released Micro Focus Test Server  a unique technology that will accelerate testing processes while significantly reducing operating costs. Customers such as the largest listed Portuguese bank, Banco Espirito Santo (BES), are implementing Micro Focus Test Server to enable them to improve software quality by increasing available mainframe test capacity on a Windows platform. Micro Focus Test Server is an IBM z/OS compatible environment where application execution behaves just as it would on the target production mainframe. This makes it possible to perform a broad range of pre-production testing on readily available hardware. Testing capacity can now be easily increased to meet business-critical timeframes without incurring prohibitive costs.
The world's top banks are recognising the role of IT in supporting growth and innovation in an increasingly competitive market where customer demand is becoming ever more sophisticated. Every one of the top 10 global banks, including household names like Barclays, have turned to Micro Focus® (LSE.MCRO.L), the leading provider of enterprise application modernisation, testing and management solutions, to help them modernise their business-critical applications. These organisations and a number of other leading banks around the world - such as ABN-AMRO, Banco di Desio, DnB Nor, Lloyds Banking Group, RBS, Standard Bank and Standard Chartered Bank -- have adopted more flexible IT environments with a view to improve staff productivity, customer satisfaction and time to market for new services.
Major aXes Revamp Extends Cloud Computing for the IBM i -- Access your COBOL and RPG applications via the Cloud and via mobile devices
Micro Focus's COBOL development software can now be used to create code for the Java Virtual Machine or Windows Azure as well as the previously supported platforms.
A veteran developer has presented a highly personal retrospective covering the last 40 years, and urged his younger colleagues to have fun with their work.
Sydney, Australia - LANSA announces the release of aXes Mobile. From today, it's easy to access existing IBM i RPG or COBOL applications directly from a mobile wireless device, without making any changes to existing programs. And it's easy to design and develop brand new mobile applications using your existing RPG or COBOL skills.
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