Modernized Mainframe Testing

Overview: A significant portion of the software delivery lifecycle is spent on tedious and often repetitive manual testing. Automated testing catches issues earlier, improves code quality, and frees developers to do what they do best—write code.   In the tenth episode of the Building a Better Software Delivery Platform podcast, Compuware Topaz for Total Test Product Manager Steen Brahe tells host Rick Slade that, depending on the circumstances, mainframe developers spend 30-80% of their time on testing. That’s a lot of time that could be spent on coding instead dedicated…

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Code Quality and Security

Overview: In Chapter 9 of the Building a Better Software Delivery Platform podcast series, Compuware’s Rick Slade is joined by SonarSource VP of Marketing Nicolas Bontoux to discuss code quality and security, as well as SonarSource’s commitment to providing value to their customers.   If you’ve been listening to DevOps-related podcasts, you may have noticed a trend emerging. Whether you’re listening to Dr. Mik Kersten and Gene Kim discuss “The Five Ideals,” CEO Chris O’Malley talk about Compuware’s recent acquisition by BMC, or Global Sales Lead Craig Hartwell talk to…

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#DevDay 2020 from the comfort of home

Recent world events regarding the pandemic of 2020 have emphasized the importance of digital readiness and modernizing core business applications now more than ever.  But where to begin? Allow me to introduce the Micro Focus Virtual #DevDay 2020 series. What is #DevDay? #DevDay is our flagship event that unites COBOL and mainframe application developers, and… View Article Read the original article

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Rapid Innovation in a Locked-Down World

Overview: In an effort to adapt to the changing needs of their customers, British bank NatWest changed their approach to how work was done and modernized their mainframe operations. This transformation is the topic of Case 4 of the podcast series Compuware CSI: Customer Success Investigators.   In the fourth episode of the Compuware CSI: Customer Success Investigators series, Compuware Global Sales Lead Craig Hartwell, DevOps Specialist Stuart Ashby and Technical Director Dr. Elizabeth Maxwell take a look at British bank NatWest and how they’ve adapted to a changing marketplace,…

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The Journey to Becoming a High-performance Organization

Overview: High-performance organizations constantly seek to improve how their software is developed and delivered. They coach their developers like high-performance athletes, setting goals, providing fast feedback and empowering them to take greater responsibility in delivering value their customers care about. Compuware’s 23rd consecutive quarterly release assists in these efforts with a new integration which allows developers to set up test data directly in automated test environments, giving them more control over testing and faster feedback while ensuring test data consistency, accuracy and security.   No matter the industry, high-performing IT…

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Better Code Understanding & Analysis

Overview: Chapter 8 of the Building a Better Software Delivery Platform podcast series covers application and program analysis. Understanding how programs interact with each other has great tactical and strategic benefits, including the reduction of technical debt and minimization of time spent training new developers.   I’ve seen several references to “technical debt” lately in podcasts, articles, blog posts and other resources. So, as Rick Slade was talking about application and program understanding in Chapter 8 of the Building a Better Software Delivery Platform podcast series, the notion popped into…

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I think, therefore I modernize: introducing Enterprise Suite 6.0

I need to change – IT needs to change Rapid and large-scale IT change is a very costly exercise. Worse still, it is fraught with risk, the IT world beset with uncomfortable stories of failed transformational programs. CIOs can ill-afford such risk. By reusing valuable, trusted core applications and data, a smarter approach is available… View Article Read the original article

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The Modern IDE

Overview: In Chapter 7 of his podcast series, Rick Slade welcomes Compuware Group Product Manager Steve Kansa to discuss the importance of a modern development environment and its role in improving the quality, velocity and efficiency of the software delivery pipeline.   Developer productivity has been a common thread throughout Compuware Executive DevOps Solution Architect Rick Slade’s podcast series, Building a Better Software Delivery Platform. Adopting Agile and DevOps methodologies and automating your software delivery pipeline can increase quality, velocity and efficiency by reducing time spent not writing code. Transitioning…

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CEO Chris O’Malley Discusses the BMC Acquisition

Overview: In a recent episode of the Modern Mainframe podcast, Compuware CEO Chris O’Malley talks about BMC’s acquisition of Compuware and how the companies’ shared corporate ideals and combined product portfolio will help mainstream the mainframe.   On June 1, 2020 BMC’s acquisition of Compuware was finalized. Recently, I had the opportunity to sit down with Compuware CEO Chris O’Malley for an episode of the Modern Mainframe podcast. Chris talks about the need for continued mainframe modernization, how the combination of Compuware and BMC will benefit customers, and how the…

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Compuware CSI Case 3: Mainframe DevOps, Online Gaming & Wine

Overview: In the third episode of the Compuware CSI: Customer Success Investigators series, host Craig Hartwell discusses the DevOps journey of a major South African bank with a DevOps lead and technical consultant.   In Case 3 of the Compuware CSI: Customer Success Investigators podcast series, Global Sales Lead Craig Hartwell talks with DevOps lead Jakes Olivier from South Africa’s Nedbank and technical consultant Lynette Kleynhans of Mediro ICT about Nedbank’s implementation of a CI/CD pipeline. The adoption of DevOps and Agile methodologies has clear advantages from a workflow point…

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