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Micro Focus Mainframe Enterprise Express

Postby EAmaingrame » Wed Dec 08, 2010 9:23 am

Dears:
I'm loking for some information about of Micro Focus Mainframe Enterprise Express and if somebody knows if MFE might work fine to develop, test and run mainframe programs in PC under Windows 7. Please, if Somebody can help me with any input about the following:
1) Is it the unified environment for mainframe development on personal computers?
2) Where can I buy this product?
3) Is MF enterprise express oriented to work for a company or private individual?
4) Is there any other Mainframe compiler/emulator that you can recommends to develop COBOL/CICS/DB2/VSAM/JCL in PC under windows 7?

Thank you very much for your time and help.
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Re: Micro Focus Mainframe Enterprise Express

Postby dick scherrer » Wed Dec 08, 2010 10:22 am

Hello,

Suggest you ask these questions of MicroFocus - they have the best info. . .

Has your organization formally approved of doing code development and testing offline? Before proceeding further, suggest you make sure this is acceptable to the organization. Many of my clients do not permit offloading of code to work on a pc. They also prohibit downloading of corporate data (such as vsam files and/or db2 tables to some test environment).
Hope this helps,
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Re: Micro Focus Mainframe Enterprise Express

Postby NicC » Wed Dec 08, 2010 1:28 pm

If you are looking for a cobol compiler for your on use on a pc then there are several options - including free ones. I suggest Googling 'cobol compiler'
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Re: Micro Focus Mainframe Enterprise Express

Postby EAmaingrame » Thu Dec 09, 2010 9:09 am

Dick and NicC, Thanks so much for your time and help. I'll keep on mind your sugestions.

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Re: Micro Focus Mainframe Enterprise Express

Postby alexlloyd54 » Fri Jan 07, 2011 5:36 am

You could try the (zCOBOL Portable Mainframe COBOL Compiler) which is an open source project

It's a Java based tool, so you need J2SE Runtime (Sun Java) as a pre-requisite

http://www.zcobol.org/

Give it a try, and don't forget to share your experience and thoughts here :)
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