Software factory modernization

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Application development is our business, we are here to help that it becomes yours.

Let’s focus on the new challenges we have to face : quick, fast, robust and  frequent software deployment without errors. It is that simple.

It seems that in the mainframe environment, the main weaknesses resides in areas such as software development branches and automated tests, isn’t it?

In recent years, lots of people have worked on this topics in the Java world, building what is called a “Software Factory” with a lot of tools integrated, in the context of Agile methodologies.

Let’s think about the relevants benefices we could get for the mainframe environments from these experiences. In general, it is not a good idea to change what is working well for years such as build and deployement process. It is a better idea to focus on the pains and think about how to leverage these issues.

There are lots of components (open source or not, whatever) at our disposal,  giving us many ways of change. Find here a diagram showing a mainframe “software factory” with focus on development branches and testing – it does not affect the build and deployment –

Tools for specific purpose

  • Cobos is a powerful Eclipse IDE with a lot of features (see Cobos website )
  • System Code provide Application and Source Code repository for APM (Application Porfolio Management) solution, SLA delivery control from Third Party Maintenance, Code Quality improvement with Technical Debt Management (ISO 9126 and SQALE Methodology),.. System Code can analyze multiple technologies and language such as COBOL, Java, C, C++, C#, SQL, PL/SQL,ABAP, … and provide huge library of code control rules.
  • Enterprise Studio Workbench manage its own repository, capture or import existing screens flows, BMS definition, redefine screen and transactions, generate Java Code, JSP, and documentation… to build fully customized Web Applications using Mainframe Integrator Run-Time.
  • Reptide, Eclipse IDE, lean on System Code repository, is able to import a Pacbase artifacts dictionary, manage these artifacts, and generate COBOL programme “as is” from Pacbase. Reptide is a high level meta-objects database which can increase dramatically developers code writing productivity.

Moving from the mainframe to an external and modern repository is not a little change. Delivering software by merging of sources is also a Copernican revolution, we are here to help you going this way.

Tools and expertise

For a long time now, Metrixware is working for you and provides tools and expertise in these areas :

All Metrixware Solutions could be integrated or interfaced with other Development tools, SCM (such as CVS, SVN, Endevor, Dimension), debugger (XPediter, IBM,…) and support multiple legacy environments (z/OS, iSeries, Unisys, Bull Gcos,…)

Whatever you want to improve in your legacy portfolio (Mainframe Integration, Entreprise portail, single sign on, Tablets or ipad support, PDF support, document digitalization, electronic signature,…) or in your development process, Metrixware have robust, well-proven, environment-friendly solutions. You can get a lot implementing Metrixware Solutions.


For more details, see the page “Our technologies“.

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