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Support for Development Teams on Mainframe at CNP TI
Sep 30 2018

What is most valuable?

* The plugin ISPW integrated into Eclipse is a really valuable functionality for developers who already use it. It helps to have quick access to the components, to see versions, life cycle, and to do generation and deployment in the… more »

How has it helped my organization?

* It helps us with the changing of SCM and ALM products, and also to change the life cycle including two branches. Of course, it's still a recent migration, so we are still in progress to improve our organization and use of the product.

What needs improvement?

* The ISPW plugin could be improved to add some functionality which is already in ISPF panels and not in the plugin. * It could also be improved to better help the developer manage merging versions in the life cycle (even if he can already… more »

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We used LCM: Life Cycle Manager (ASG: Allen Software Group). We changed production because the support and evolution of the product were in risk and because it was not available in Eclipse IDE.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We had a quick presentation of Endevor (CA) and ChangeMan (ex Serena Software), and we did a proof of concept using Dimensions CM with Serena Software (now Micro Focus).

What is Compuware ISPW?

A modern, end-to-end Agile source code management, release automation and deployment automation tool that enables mainframe application developers at all skill levels to fulfill business requirements, optimize code quality, and improve developer productivity through mainframe DevOps. With ISPW, developers can:

  • Easily perform concurrent development to support Agile Development practices
  • Leverage Jenkins plugins to manage code throughout the lifecycle
  • Use REST APIs to automatically connect mainframe applications into modern DevOps toolchains
  • Collaborate with other developers through features like alerts when another programmer has checked out code
  • See versions of a program at multiple points in the development cycle to prevent incorrect overlaying and ensure smooth code integration
  • Access an intuitive relationship visualization that guides users to failure points
Compuware ISPW customers

mBank, Standard Bank

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