Enterprise Developer Editions and Activating Licenses

Enterprise Developer is a contemporary development suite for Microsoft Visual Studio or Eclipse that allows mainframe developers to maintain, develop and modernize mainframe applications environments regardless of whether these are to be deployed back on the mainframe or onto an alternative platform.

Enterprise Developer supports IBM COBOL, IBM PL/I, IBM Assembler, IBM CICS, IBM IMS, IBM JCL, IBM DB2, IBM z/OS file formats and common batch utilities, including SORT. This means that you can develop and maintain the core mainframe online and batch applications under Enterprise Developer. You can then deploy these applications back on the mainframe or migrate them onto one of the Micro Focus Linux, UNIX or Windows-based production platforms.

Micro Focus offers Enterprise Developer with the following licensing options that unlock different functionality:

Micro Focus Enterprise Developer Connect
Enterprise Developer Connect is for customers looking to use modern and productive Eclipse-based tooling to develop mainframe applications directly on the mainframe. Close integration to mainframe configuration management systems and the ability to easily customize the Eclipse-based IDE to include mainframe-based tools and processes means developers can take full advantage of modern development tools without having to learn new development processes.
Micro Focus Enterprise Developer
Enterprise Developer is for customers looking to develop and modernize mainframe applications in a productive and modern Windows-based development environment, targeted for deployment onto an alternate server platform. Developers have the choice of either the Visual Studio or the Eclipse-based IDE and development and test tools are provided for all target environments currently supported by Micro Focus.
Micro Focus Enterprise Developer for z Systems
Enterprise Developer for z Systems gives customers the choice to develop directly on the mainframe or under Windows. Mainframe applications can be developed, maintained and modernized regardless of where they will be deployed, either back onto the mainframe or onto an alternative server environment. Support is provided for both the Visual Studio and Eclipse-based IDEs and for all the development and test tools for every target environment currently supported by Micro Focus - including z/Linux, AIX and x86 environments. Enterprise Developer for z Systems combines all the capabilities of Enterprise Developer Connect and Enterprise Developer.

Full mainframe integration and the Application Workflow Manager are only available in the Eclipse-based IDE.

Both Enterprise Developer for z Systems and Enterprise Developer are available for evaluation from Micro Focus and both have concurrent and named user license options.

To manage your product licenses you need to use Micro Focus License Administration. The tool allows you to authorize, view and revoke licenses. You can set up your license locally or request a license from a central license server (if your site is using one).

You can also apply your license file or authorization code directly within the product from the Micro Focus Product Name Licensing dialog.

See Related Concepts for more information about how to license this product.