Micro Focus Offers Free IDE for Mainframe Developers

Micro Focus, a provider of enterprise application modernization solutions, is shipping a free-of-charge Enterprise Developer Personal Edition product. An integrated development environment (IDE) for IBM mainframe applications, Enterprise Developer Personal Edition is an entry-level version of the full Micro Focus Enterprise Developer product for IT development professionals and students. The toolset offers a choice of Eclipse or Visual Studio IDE to develop enterprise-class mainframe and distributed applications.

“Enterprise Developer Personal Edition significantly improves developer agility when performing day to day mainframe development activities and helps address the mainframe skills shortage by reducing the gap between COBOL, Java and C# developers in a collaborative IDE environment,” says Kevin Brearley, director of product management at Micro Focus. “Developers will also benefit from faster productivity gains in the new environment.”

The toolset includes COBOL editing, syntax checking and compilation to modernize, develop and maintain mainframe applications.

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