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Unexpected Impact of zEnterprise Application Modernization

Enterprise Developer

Revolutionizing IBM zEnterprise application development

The Micro Focus Enterprise Developer range is a powerful integrated development environment (IDE) for mainframe application development. It enables organizations to streamline mainframe development by exploiting contemporary Eclipse or Visual Studio technology, providing fast mainframe integration and remote development capabilities.

Offering smart editing, compilation, advanced debugging, and integrated testing capabilities, Enterprise Developer and Enterprise Developer for zEnterprise is the smart and simple way to modernize, develop and maintain mainframe applications.

Enterprise Developer

Increase productivity by 40%

Increase application development productivity by as much as 40% through best-in-class developer tooling in the very latest IDE technology.

Achieve faster time to market

By exploiting workstation power to shorten mainframe development and unit test cycles, new products and features are made available faster, delivering competitive advantage and ROI.

Improve efficiency

Improve efficiency when performing day to day mainframe development activities on or off mainframe, enabling access to standard IDEs of choice, smart editor, instantaneous compilations, advanced test and debugging capabilities.

Address mainframe skills shortage

Instantly reduce the gap between the mainframe COBOL and Java or C# developers with Eclipse or Visual Studio 2010 based IDEs, which provides a unifying, collaborative and dynamic development environment. New graduate programmers or non-COBOL developers, can quickly and easily adapt to the COBOL language, and get up to speed in no time.

“We chose Micro Focus Enterprise Developer for zEnterprise because it is the most appropriate and relevant solution to allow us to standardize our mainframe development environment and maximize programmer productivity. Moving to this Eclipse environment also means it is easier to recruit new developers and transition our existing staff thanks to user-friendly tools and a unified mainframe and Java development environment.”

– Steria

 

Features and Benefits

Powerful integrated development environment

Improves developer productivity through use of the latest IDE technology and Windows operating platform.

Mainframe Integration and remote development

Improves productivity and agility through full control of development activities directly on the mainframe via the Eclipse IDE to edit, execute, debug and unit test applications.

Easy customization

Enables fast and easy customization with major source control systems, integration with existing development lifecycle, and built-in extended IDE user interface for higher developer acceptance and productivity gains.

Platform choice

Provides the tools to allow you to edit, compile, debug, execute and test applications on all supported Micro Focus UNIX and Linux environments including z/Linux, AIX, HP UX etc. One development tool can now meet your development requirements today and in the future.

Application development lifecycle support on the desktop 

Improves both developer productivity and product quality.

Composite application development 

Cross-language application development provides better quality and increased competitiveness. 

Team collaboration

Improves developer productivity through easier sharing of development resources. 

Host connectivity

Improves development lifecycles through ready access to mainframe-based elements while removing unnecessary burden on the host.

Comprehensive mainframe compatibility

Improves developer productivity through complete replicated mainframe environment on Windows.

Product Editions

Enterprise Developer for zEnterprise

Enterprise Developer for zEnterprise supports customers modernizing applications for deployment anywhere on zEnterprise. It uses the Visual Studio or Eclipse-based IDE, mainframe integration and workflow management, and supports development and testing on z/OS, z/Linux and AIX and x86 environments.

Enterprise Developer

Tailored for customers looking to modernize their mainframe applications and move to an alternative platform. This option again uses either the Visual Studio or Eclipse-based IDE and supports development and testing across all major supported open platforms.

Enterprise Developer Personal Edition

Free product, available for download. It is suitable for anyone who wants to become familiar with Eclipse or Visual Studio and take advantage of editing and compiling mainframe applications under Windows.

Start your journey today by downloading the free Enterprise Developer Personal Edition


Product edition capability summary
Enterprise DeveloperEnterprise Developer for zEnterpriseEnterprise Developer Personal Edition
Contemporary Eclipse and Visual Studio-based IDETickTick Tick 
Support for mainframe application developmentTick Tick Tick 
Rapid edit/compile cycleTick Tick Tick 
Local and remote debugTick Tick  
Support for building and deploying across zEnterprise Tick  
Mainframe tool integration and workflow modelling Tick  
Support for deploying applications to open systemsTick  Tick 
Free of Charge for students and professionals(1)  Tick 
(1)Restrictions may apply

Enterprise Developer White Papers

CIC White paper: Unexpected impact of zEnterprise application modernization

White paper: A step change in development efficiency

White paper: Move up to Enterprise Developer for zEnterprise

White paper: Towards the modern mainframe

IDC White paper: Modern approaches to Application Modernization

Enterprise Developer Data Sheet

Enterprise Developer Data Sheet

What's New: Enterprise Product Suite

Enterprise Developer Videos

Connecting and exploring the mainframe from the Enterprise Developer Eclipse IDE

Connecting and exploring the mainframe from the Enterprise Developer Eclipse IDE

Using Enterprise Developer to develop remotely on the mainframe

Using Enterprise Developer to develop remotely on the mainframe

Moving mainframe projects to a local workstation using Enterprise Developer

Moving mainframe projects to a local workstation using Enterprise Developer

Editing, compiling and testing of mainframe applications under Enterprise Developer on Windows

Editing, compiling and testing of mainframe applications under Enterprise Developer on Windows

Using Enterprise Developer to interactively debug mainframe applications on the workstation

Using Enterprise Developer to interactively debug mainframe applications on the workstation

Editing data and the local mainframe catalogue under Enterprise Developer

Editing data and the local mainframe catalogue under Enterprise Developer

Enterprise Developer for zEnterprise Integrations

Using Enterprise Developer for zEnterprise to integrate directly into Serena® ChangeMan

Using Enterprise Developer for zEnterprise to integrate directly into Serena® ChangeMan

Using Enterprise Developer for zEnterprise to integrate directly into CA Endevor®

Using Enterprise Developer for zEnterprise to integrate directly into CA Endevor®

Using Enterprise Developer for zEnterprise to integrate directly into IBM® SCLM

Using Enterprise Developer for zEnterprise to integrate directly into IBM® SCLM

On-demand webcast - Optimizing your mainframe development environment

On-demand Enterprise Developer Webcast

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