To develop, deploy and modernise COBOL apps
Veryant has unveiled a new update to its isCOBOL Application Platform Suite (APS) for developing, deploying, and modernising COBOL applications.
The isCOBOL offers users the ability to continue programming in COBOL, and at the same time, modernise and deploy applications across multiple platforms in an open Java framework, the company said.
According to Veryant, the new version continues the option of using Eclipse as an integrated development environment (IDE) and enables developers to perform code editing, as well as integrated and remote debugging with the ability to debug COBOL and Java together. It supports Eclipse Galileo and includes many improvements made to rich internet application development, especially in enhancing the appearance of COBOL applications running on mobile devices.
Veryant said that developers can now use CSS styles for GUI controls to customise screens for targeted mobile devices and browsers. It has added ‘quick preview’ capability and its server can run as a Windows Service on Windows servers. RIA GUIs developed using isCOBOL Web Direct 2.0 can be viewed inside of the isCOBOL IDE.
In addition, two ISAM file systems and the thin client deployment capabilities enabled by isCOBOL Server are included with the isCOBOL Runtime Environment. The Java-enabled portability of the products in isCOBOL APS and customer applications is enhanced by the portability of the isCOBOL license, Veryant said.