Build better mainframe applications, faster

A modern, integrated environment for IBM mainframe application development


Micro Focus Enterprise Developer is an integrated development environment (IDE) for mainframe application delivery. It supports a range of agile development strategies, including mainframe DevOps.

Using these tools, organizations can easily streamline mainframe application development by leveraging modern Eclipse or Visual Studio technology, enabling fast application change and mainframe integration.

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  • Smart tools to edit, compile, debug, test, and run mainframe applications
  • Advanced debugging and integrated test capability
  • Full control of development activities directly on the mainframe
  • Cross-language application development with .Net and Java
  • A complete mainframe development and test environment on Windows
  • Advanced diagnostics tools including patented reversible debugging aids for RHEL Intel systems

Deliver projects up to 40% faster

Deliver mainframe application development projects up to 40% faster through modern tools integrated with Visual Studio and Eclipse.

Achieve faster time to market

By leveraging workstation power to shorten mainframe development and unit test cycles, new products and features are delivered faster, enabling a better competitive advantage and business ROI.

Improve efficiency

Improve application maintenance and development efficiency with access to a modern IDE, smart editing and debugging, instant code compilation, and testing—on or off the mainframe.

Modernize mainframe applications

Build new applications and services using a single integrated toolset. Enable your developers to easily adapt mainframe applications to work with .NET, Java, web services, REST-based APIs and cloud platforms.

Deliver faster using Agile and DevOps practices

Remove bottlenecks and escape silos by enabling mainframe and distributed teams to work tougher to deliver new release faster using Agile and DevOps practices at enterprise scale.

Support your mainframe skills strategy

Instantly address skills gap concerns between mainframe COBOL and distributed Java or C# developers with a unified modern IDE powered by Eclipse or Visual Studio.

Customer Success Stories

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Banca Popolare di Sondrio

Boosting developer productivity and delivering new customer offerings with Micro Focus

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We chose Micro Focus Enterprise Developer for z Systems 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."

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