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Latest isCOBOL release enhances framework performance, IDE productivity and introduces a technology to migrate from character-based screens to GUI
isCOBOL Evolve 2013 Release 2 now available
Veryant is pleased to announce the latest release of isCOBOL Evolve, isCOBOL Evolve 2013 R2. isCOBOL Evolve provides a complete environment for the development, deployment, maintenance, and modernization of COBOL applications. isCOBOL 2013 R2 includes several enhancements to isCOBOL IDE, to the Utilities and several optimizations in the isCOBOL Server product; isCOBOL 2013 R2 also includes many Debugger improvements, and other new features
isCOBOL IDE now offers the ability to import a legacy COBOL program into an isCOBOL IDE project. This new import facility allows migrating manually a screen section written into isCOBOL IDE Screen Designer without any effort. Also a new HTML wizard is provided to simplify the work to develop a Mobile Application.
New User Interface features
The support for regular expressions functionality has been extended to the entry-field control by setting the VALIDATION-REGEXP property. New property ITEM-HINT designed to specify a hint in the tree-view control on a single item.
Veryant is committed to continuously improve the performance of its products. In this release isCOBOL compiler was optimized to generate a faster code for many COBOL statements. Also the bidirectional RPC client server communication was improved to minimize TCP/IP traffic on some GUI controls like TREE-VIEW and W$MENU
Compatibility with other COBOL vendors
Many areas of the isCOBOL's compiler and runtime, where enhanced to better support special syntax of AcuCOBOL-GT, Micro Focus COBOL and RM/COBOL. Also starting from this release, isCOBOL's compiler is able to compile special syntax from Microsoft COBOL.
isCOBOL acts as a bridge between the old and new at Donatos, enabling us to minimize the impact of our migration to Java by allowing users to continue using a familiar application while providing the flexibility and freedom to execute a transition plan on the company's timetable.
Mike Born, software development manager, Donatos
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