South Carolina Farm Bureau Modernizes Mainframe Applications With Micro … … Mainframe Solution to embark on this strategic undertaking, employing Micro Focus Enterprise Server as its new deployment environment for applications. In addition, the development team will now perform its entire batch COBOL and online COBOL/CICS … Read more on MarketWatch (press release) Compuware Announces [...]
If my new batch applications aren’t performing as well as I’d hoped, what should I do? Well, the most likely answer is go back to the original code and see what was going wrong. Another solution might be to forget all about developing mainframe-based applications all together and move to a “newer” platform. I put newer in quotes because the IBM-compatible (does anyone ever say that anymore?) PC has been around since 1981 (12th August, I’m told) – which makes it older than many of the legacy applications it’s meant to replace and older than many of the “experts” who work on it! But there’s a third alternative – one well-known to senior mainframers who still inhabit enterprise sites. I can sum it up in three letters. J, C, and L – Job Control Language.