isCOBOL Evolve

COBOL development + Java deployment = simplified software distribution and accelerated innovation

Veryant continues refining the isCOBOL Evolve suite of products.

isCOBOL Evolve 2017 Release 2 now available

Veryant is pleased to announce the latest release of isCOBOL™ Evolve, isCOBOL Evolve 2017 R2.

The newest isCOBOL refines the previuos version, with IDE, GUI, and REST web services improvements

Download the isCOBOL Evolve 2017 Release 2 Overview

Release highlights

  • IDE improvements
  • Database Bridge improvements
  • New User Interface features
  • Framework improvements
  • Application Server improvements
  • EIS enhancements

isCOBOL IDE improvements

This release of isCOBOL Evolve allows developers to set a different isCOBOL compiler version to use while compiling and testing for each of the workspace projects.
The "Set Filter" feature can now be used to show programs that have compilation errors, an extremely useful feature for very large projects.
Custom templates can be created and used when creating new screen or report programs.

Database Bridge improvements

The isCOBOL Database Bridge feature has been rewritten in Java, has been integrated in the isCOBOL compiler, and is available for all suported platforms.
It's now a one-step process, and all files are generated at compile time, with no need for external utilities.

New User Interface features

MDI (Multiple Document Interface) windows are now supported to enhance COBOL application GUIs.
Menus and pop-up menus with many items can now be scrolled for easier navigation of complex applications.

Framework improvements

XML and JSON streams handling has been improved, and compatibility with other COBOLs has been enhanced.
The C$COPY library routine is now more optimized and performance has been vastly improved.
New library routines have been added to provide higher compatibility with other COBOL dialects, such as MicroFocus®, RM/COBOL® and ACUCOBOL-GT®

Application Server improvements

Basic mirroring capabilities have been added to isCOBOL Application Server, to allow transparent client redirection when a server is not available.
isCOBOL Thin Client has been enhanced to allow multiple IP and ports to be specified in the command line, allowing the client to connect to the first available of multiple servers.
isCOBOL Thin Client can now more easily execute all the framework utilities.

EIS Enhancements

isCOBOL EIS has been enhanced with an improved REST Web Service Bridge generation, and Web Direct 2.0 has new features for grids and new routines.
A single REST web service program can now manage both XML and JSON requests and responses, instead of needing two separate bridges. The correct request and response formats are automatically detected by checking the Content-Type header of the request.
Grids in Web Direct 2.0 now have a pagination capability, web style.

Additional details on these and additional features and advances in isCOBOL 2017 R2 can be found in the isCOBOL Evolve 2017 Release 2 Overview


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