Using Visual COBOL in Modern Application Development

Development has traditionally been one discrete element in the process of turning users' requirements into working applications. Modern application development processes enable you to move away from a process containing a number of (at best) loosely-connected, discrete steps, and instead adopt a process where each step is handled by a specialized tool, and a combination of these tools and automation result in a more seamless, repeatable, end-to-end process that enables you to build and deliver the right software at the right time.

This section of the documentation describes modern application development in general and summarizes the role that Visual COBOL and other tools from Micro Focus can play in modern application development.

Note: It is important to bear in mind that even though this documentation covers all of the modern application development process, you can gain significant benefits in terms of quality and productivity by adopting any of the parts of the process in isolation.