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COBOL Tool Suite Updated

Veryant has released an updated version of it isCOBOL Application Platform Suite for developing, deploying, and modernizing COBOL applications. isCOBOL 2010 gives developers the capability to continue programming in COBOL, and at the same time, modernize and deploy applications across multiple platforms in a Java framework.

This version of isCOBOL continues the option of using Eclipse as its IDE, letting developers perform code editing, as well as integrated and remote debugging with the ability to debug COBOL and Java together. The isCOBOL IDE now supports Eclipse Galileo, so developers taking advantage of updates in the latest version of Eclipse can develop isCOBOL programs in the same framework.

Developers can now use CSS styles for GUI controls to customize screens for targeted mobile devices and browsers. A "quick preview" capability was also added. Now, rich Internet application GUIs developed using isCOBOL Web Direct 2.0 can be viewed inside of the isCOBOL IDE with the click of a button, as done with standalone and thin-client GUIs. This enhances developer productivity and eliminates the need to install a separate Java Server, such as Apache Tomcat, to preview end-user environments.

isCOBOL Server can run as a Windows Service on Windows servers, so it can be installed as a service, started up automatically, and run in the background. This makes it easier to use a Windows server when deploying thin client GUIs with isCOBOL. General isCOBOL Server administration has also been improved. For example, server startup has been simplified and developers can use a single command to launch a thin client with the debugger.

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