Veryant, a COBOL and Java technology provider, released an update to the isCOBOL Applications Performance Suite (APS). The APS is a set of tools for developing, deploying and modernizing COBOL systems. According to Veryant, isCOBOL combines benefits of both COBOL and Java to allow organizations to improve legacy assets with rich Internet applications.
The latest release aims to improve customization and control. It includes the option to maintain separate settings for separate operating modes. Users will also be able to specify which runtime properties will be used when launching programs from the Eclipse-based isCOBOL integrated development environment.
Among other changes, isCOBOL now has a graphical user interface (GUI) which is intended to streamline migration to isCOBOL. The GUI can also be used to move data from indexed file systems to relational databases. Veryant has also made a Graphical Indexed File Editor (GIFE) available. The GIFE is designed to help developers read, modify, add, or delete individual records in an indexed file via a graphical interface.