Compare CA Development Environment for z Systems vs. Compuware Topaz Workbench

CA Development Environment for z Systems is ranked 7th in Mainframe Application Development while Compuware Topaz Workbench is ranked 1st in Mainframe Application Development with 7 reviews. CA Development Environment for z Systems is rated 0, while Compuware Topaz Workbench is rated 7.2. On the other hand, the top reviewer of Compuware Topaz Workbench writes "Replacing ISPF tasks with Topaz Workbench". CA Development Environment for z Systems is most compared with IBM Rational Developer for z Systems and Compuware Topaz Workbench, whereas Compuware Topaz Workbench is most compared with IBM Rational Developer for z Systems , CA Gen and CA Brightside.
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In general, Compuware tools are very competitive.It has saved our developers time and effort when working on documentation, which is now more readable and fluent.In terms of pricing, there isn't an extra charge for the parts of it we use. It comes with the licenses we purchased for other products, so no complaints there. The licensing is built in with the other products that you purchase from Compuware.The only thing I would mention related to the licensing and/or the pricing, is that they have some visualization features in there that are licensed by concurrent users. We're starting to trip up on that. We're looking to probably increase the number of concurrent licenses that we have. But those types of licensing strategies, where they license by concurrent users or the number of seats is confusing for some people. They don't understand why it works sometimes and doesn't work other times.

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Overview

Adopt an easy-to-use, enterprise-grade IDE that supports new and experienced mainframe developers.

CA Development Environment for z Systems provides modern, simple-to-use z Systems® application development tools that support the design, creation and maintenance of mainframe applications. Built on Eclipse open-source technology, it is designed to simplify and optimize application development for traditional processes and more-advanced application development. Using the services of an integrated development infrastructure, the software facilitates reuse and improves understanding and management of applications.

Topaz Workbench provides an intuitive interface that enables developers of all experience levels to initiate Compuware’s industry-leading developer tools, Abend-AID, File-AID, HiperstationXpediter and Strobe, as well as non-Compuware products and distributed solutions in the same environment.

Through Topaz Workbench, mainframe teams can:

  • Access Compuware development tools, providing the ability to visualize complex application logic and data relationships, make changes to code, test and debug, and performance tune
  • Leverage existing Eclipse frameworks and integrations with popular open-system tools
  • Manage source code and promote artifacts through the development lifecycle via integration with ISPW
  • Leverage a multi-language, multi-platform source code editor
  • Use JES functions like job submission, review, print and purge
  • Use Host Explorer for z/OS navigation, including dataset management (i.e., allocation, recall, deletion); build mainframe projects to isolate and quickly access files associated with a unit of work
  • Copy files from one LPAR to another with a simple drag and drop or right click; data is compressed and the processing is zIIP enabled for optimal performance
  • Leverage integrations with other industry-leading tools
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