Compuware’s partnership with SonarSource and integration with two key solutions—SonarLint and SonarQube—help large enterprises increase the value and quality of their mainframe applications.

Problems Solved

Mainframe applications remain critically important to large enterprises—but the supply of expert, experienced COBOL developers is rapidly dwindling as mainframe veterans approach retirement age. Compuware and SonarSource are giving mainframe-inexperienced, as well as the mainframe experienced, developers with mainstream programming skills the ability to rapidly deliver quality COBOL code and simplifying smart management of agile mainframe development activities.

How the Integration Works

  • Automated on-the-fly QA. The Compuware Topaz Workbench—an intuitive Eclipse-based environment for mainframe source-code editing, debugging, and tuning—integrates with SonarLint, enabling the automatic discovery of defects introduced into COBOL code. Now, developers with mainstream skills can rapidly deliver quality COBOL using automated on-the-fly QA as they work in a familiar Eclipse environment.
  • Data-rich dashboards. Managers need clear visibility into individual, team, and project metrics as they seek to increase the agility of their mainframe environments and aggressively shift responsibility for COBOL development to programmers with little or no mainframe experience. Leveraging Jenkins for continuous integration and integrating Topaz Workbench with SonarQube—a popular dashboard for tracking defects, complexity and technical debt—these managers can more easily keep projects on schedule and address shortfalls in developer performance.
Mainframe Agility | Data Quality