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February 4, 2010

Micro Focus launches new developer tools integrated with Microsoft Visual Studio 2010

Allows customers to develop, analyse and test the code

By CBR Staff Writer

Micro Focus, a provider of enterprise application modernisation, testing and management services, has released four new products that enables customers to develop, analyse and test the code.

The company claims that all of the products will be integrated with Visual Studio 2010, allowing developers to improve efficiency and productivity by utilising Micro Focus’ developer tools directly from within Visual Studio 2010.

The Micro Focus COBOL enables developers to utilise existing enterprise applications on the Microsoft platform. Its Silk4J creates the opportunity to build quality applications earlier in the lifecycle and supports applications, whether currently on a Microsoft platform or not.

According to Micro Focus, its DevPartner Studio enables developers to debug, analyse, test and tune applications and offers visibility into the inner workings of applications being developed within Visual Studio 2010. In addition, it also helps organisations validate their applications before and after upgrading to Visual Studio 2010.

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Micro Focus said that the Analyser Express for Visual Studio, a visibility tool, helps developers accelerate their day-to-day maintenance activities. It traces data flow through a program from within Visual Studio 2010 and helps assess of a program, find artifacts of interest, and make needed enhancements without switching tools.

Peter Duffell, vice president of strategic partners at Micro Focus, said: “Our presence in the roll-out of Visual Studio 2010 demonstrates both the relevance of core COBOL assets within global organisations’ IT infrastructures and the demand from the developer community to exploit them on Microsoft platforms.

“As we look forward to the future, Micro Focus will continue to work closely with its customers to provide them with tools, applications and software to support their business and vision for success.”

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